Zombies, Monsters and Goblins, Oh My! It's Halloween Time in SoCal Theme Parks
Fall is upon us, and you know what that means? Zombies, monsters and goblins have invaded Southern California theme parks! Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the frightfully fun and recently transformed theme parks this season.
Knott’s Scary Farm
This event is not for the faint of heart! After 40 years, Knott's Scary Farm has perfected the art of "scare," with monsters that stalk you throughout the park, and hair-raising mazes of terror. If you are brave enough to try one of the thirteen mazes, prepare yourself to be terrified! With names like Dia de los Muertos, Uncle Willy’s Slaughter House and Evil Dead, Knott’s Scary Farm has managed find something that will frighten anyone.
If you have your heart set on going to Knott’s Scary Farm, but you have little ones, you can always check out Camp Spooky (a.k.a. Camp Snoopy) during the day, on weekends in October.
Knott’s Scary Farm runs through Halloween night. Tickets are $36-$40.
Insider Tip: On October 17, Knott’s Scary Farm is celebrating Scion Night. The first 10,000 people to the park wearing a seat belt will be issued a wristband and get in to the park FREE!!
Check out this video to get an idea of what to expect at Knott’s Scary Farm this year.
Halloween Time at Disneyland®
For something a little more kid-friendly, you may want to check out Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort. Now through October 3, Disneyland has been transformed into a spooky wonderland. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ includes an encounter with the tower’s phantom patrons; Dia de la Muertos displays cheerful skeletons, colorful alters, festive music and face painting booths; and the Main Street Pumpkin Festival has more than 300 beautifully carved pumpkins with some Halloween treats and surprise Disney character appearances. The Haunted Mansion Holiday combines Halloween and Christmas, and brings to life Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Mickey’s Halloween Party
If you have little ones, make sure to check out Mickey’s Halloween Party, offered on select nights in October. This Halloween party has limited admission and is extremely popular. At Mickey’s Halloween Party, you receive a complimentary parking pass for one vehicle, access to Disneyland Park, an exclusive parade, a spectacular fireworks display and trick-or-treating. There is also a dance party with food and drinks.
Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party range from $54-$69.
Don’t forget that LEGOLAND® stacks up to the competition with Brick-or-Treat. For the month of October, LEGOLAND has some of the best child-friendly Halloween fun in Orange County. They have the Brick-Or-Treat trail every Saturday and Sunday in October. This boasts seven LEGO® themes treat stations that offer candy, snacks and even a few surprises. On Saturday nights in October, there is a costume contest for children under 12. The winners receive a four resort membership and a gift basket!
Have you ever wanted to break a world record?
On Friday, October 12, LEGOLAND is holding the World Record Vampire Attempt. LEGOLAND is trying to break the world record for the most vampires in one place at one time. For more details, including how to dress like a vampire, please click here.
Whether you want to be frightened with goblins and monsters, or have a more kid-friendly Halloween experience, Southern California’s theme parks have something everyone can enjoy. Halloween is that time of year when you can dress up in a costume, eat treats, be scared and have a blast doing it all. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a spook-tacular time!
Which theme park is your favorite to celebrate Halloween? Leave your answer in the comments section below!