Sunday, September 25, 2011

Frightening Fun: The Haunts of 2011 - 1

It's that time of year again... the leaves are starting to change, temperatures are cooler, the days are shorter - and what do parks do with those extra hours of darkness - Halloween celebrations of course!  Like last year, NPN will be taking a look at haunts around the country to see what devilish new attractions are being offered.

It appears as though a lot of changes are being made to Six Flags Fright Fest events across the board for 2011.  Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is advertising their event as "all new," filled with new levels of fear.

This year there are haunted attractions with titles such as Scrapyard of the Dead, Slaughterhouse Pig Farm, and Shipwreck of Horror, among others.  There's plenty of entertainment as well, such as the family friendly Super Spooky Sea Lion Show.

Bigger, Better, Scarier?  Seems so!

Last season's debut of Nights of Horror at Coney Island's Luna Park must have been a success, because the event is back again this year and it means business.

This year in addition to all the park's rides and attractions are the Coney Carnival haunted house as well as the Cudie Farm haunted mazes.  Both sound quite sinister and it seems that the Coney Carnival is having quite a problem with disappearing guests!

Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not part of the event, which is focused on just Luna Park.

Worlds of Fun is extra creepy this time of year, when The Haunt takes over the entire park.  The 2011 season features nine different haunts that'll scare you to pieces... over and over again.

This year's big new attraction is London Terror - based off the quite popular and significantly gory maze that originated at Knott's Halloween Haunt.  A good idea should be shared, right?

All the evil that London could produce are focused on creating havoc in this maze.  Jack the Ripper, anyone?

Add the new attraction to returning favorites such as Blood Shed and Lore of the Vampire and you have yourself a great sounding event!

This years marks the first time that Morey's Piers will be holding Terror on the Boardwalk, their all new event.  Inspired by the success of their summer-season haunt, Ghost Ship, they've expanded with two new haunts.

CornStalkers and CarnEvil are both names we've seen before, but not for haunts at Morey's.  Both will be presented in addition to an intensified Ghost Ship, sure to get your blood pumping more than ever before.

On top of the mazes many of the rides and attractions on Mariner's Landing will also be open during the event.

Wild Waves' annual Fright Fest will be returning again this year, ready to scare droves of visitors to the theme park.

Brave visitors can take a tour of the Scream Factory haunted house, where someone is always watching you.  If you'd like a little VIP service, try booking a Haunted Hut - where you get your own space for the night, an included meal, hot chocolate and more.

And make sure not to miss the wave pool dance party, quite a unique offering.  When you're done dancing and getting scared, you can still take a spin on many of the park's rides.