Looking for some Halloween fun but don’t want to go to a low budget “Haunted House” in a neighbor’s backyard? Then check out Costume Discounter’s Comprehensive List of this year’s top 10 Halloween Themed Amusement Parks!

1. Halloween Horror Nights  Universal Studios in (Orlando, Florida)
2. Fright Fest  Six Flags Theme Parks (Nationwide)
3. Halloween in Hershey  Hersheypark (Hershey, PA)
4. Knott’s Halloween Haunt  Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)
5. Halloweekends  Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
6. The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular  Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA)
7. Howl-O-Scream  Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL)
8. The Fright Dome  Circus, Circus (Las Vegas, NV)
9. Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld (San Diego, CA)
10. Brick or Treat @ Legoland LEGOLand (Winter Haven, FL)


1. Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Including multiple haunted houses, “scare zones,” and live shows, Universal Studios makes the top of our list for scary theme parks. Featuring AMC’s The Walking Dead, Alice Cooper, Penn & Teller and Silent Hill, Universal Studios brings big motion picture names to life during September and October throughout their theme park. Open at 6:30 each night, Halloween Horror Nights is a must for every fright lover.

Live in Florida?  Universal Orlando Studios offers great discounts for residents!  Check them out at here.


2. Fright Fest @ Six Flags Theme Parks
Every year, every Six Flags theme parks across the U.S. host their annual Fright Fest. Opening up new attractions, such as haunted houses, Six Flags’ Fright Fest is sure to be fun for the whole family. Filled with various shows, music and spooky characters/events, you’re sure to have a haunting experience no matter which Six Flags location you visit.


3. Halloween in Hershey @ Hersheypark in Hershey, PA
The most important part of Halloween is… CHOCOLATE! So celebrate your Halloween in style in the land of candy. This Halloween, Hershey has two major attractions for the family. The Hersheypark in the Dark puts a twist on your typical theme park, including “roller ghosters,” live Halloween entertainment and spooky attractions. Hershey also includes a Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica during the Halloween season at which individuals can discover and learn about the lifestyles of nocturnal animals.


4. Knott’s Halloween Haunt @ Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)
25 nights of horror! The Knott’s Halloween Haunt is the world’s largest Halloween celebration. Including 12 different mazes, 6 live shows, 4 “scare zones” and over a thousand monsters throughout, Halloween Haunt is sure to be a Halloween experience you’ll never forget. Have children? Not a problem! During the day, Knott’s Halloween Haunt has a Snoopy’s Costume Party for children ages 3-11.


5. Halloweekends @ Cadar Point (Sandusky, OH)
Looking for a fun experience for the whole family? Then the Family-Friendly and Horrifying Halloweekends at Cedar Point has it all for you! Including 10 haunted houses, a spooky parade, scary attractions at night, tons of rides and amazing Halloween entertainment and decorations, Cedar Point’s Halloweekends has it all! Come for the day or stay for the night!


6. The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular @ Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA)
Including 2 themed mazes, a hayride, 3 Halloween themed shows and all of the Sesame Place characters in Halloween costumes, the Count’s Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for young children. The family friendly atmosphere of Sesame Place transforms for Halloween, offering parents a fun, fall-themed park to bring their children.  Sesame Place also celebrates Halloween by allowing guests to dine with the Count – giving them an up close and personal experience with the spooky Sesame Street character and his Halloween friends.


7. Howl-O-Scream @ Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL)
The Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream includes 7 Haunted Houses (the Circus of Superstition, Blood Asylum, Nevermore, Zombie Mortuary, Ultimate Gamble, Nightshade Toy Factory & Alone) that will scare your socks off! Using 13 years of scary films, Howl-O-Scream’s “scare zones” terrify those who enter. In addition, to these horrifying adventures, Howl-O-Scream features a Fiends live show, a shop of horrors gift store and the Club XIII for adults.


8. The Fright Dome @ Circus, Circus (Las Vegas, NV)
Ranked one of the top five scariest haunted attractions in the nation, the Fright Dome is anything but your average Halloween experience. Working with Day of the Dead director, George A. Romero, to celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year, the Fright Dome includes multiple scare zones, various spooky rides tons of live horror shows by professional actors and 25 various attractions.


9. Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld (San Diego, CA)
Transforming the classic underwater world into a Halloween event, Halloween Spooktacular turns SeaWorld into a silly and spooky place to visit. Including multiple Halloween themed aquatic shows, the Halloween Spooktacular is a family-friendly event where children are encouraged to come in costumes and participate in Halloween events. Also, kids can trick or treat through SeaWorld with Sesame Street characters and SeaWorld’s various friendly characters.


10. Brick or Treat @ LEGOLand (Winter Haven, FL)
During Halloween, LEGOLand transforms for Halloween. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, children can walk through the Brick-Or-Treat Trail and stop at any of the 7 LEGO treat stations to pick up snacks, candy and surprises. On Saturdays and Sundays, LEGOLand holds a LEGO Monster Fighters Scavenger Hunt in Miniland along with a Costume Contest where kids can win prizes in various categories. In addition, the Brick-or-Treat event includes a dance part on Saturdays, a LEGO Pumpkin build in the mornings and various other LEGO themed Halloween Events. Their sister park in California also hosts great Halloween events similar to Florida’s – check them out here.


Which park should you attend? Why not try them all!
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