Monday, September 20, 2010

Frightening Fun: Halloween 2010 Events - 2

Silverwood Theme Park resides in scenic Northern Idaho, and turns into Scarywood Theme Park during the month of October. The park advertises that the entire property morphs into a terrifying treat, and features several haunted attractions as well.

The park's river raft ride is drained to become Terror Canyon Trail, where guests are "stalked by creatures from their worst nightmares." The park's train also takes on a sinister alter ego during Scarywood when it operates as Zombie Wood Express. Passengers aboard the "zombie hunting machine" are set to take part in a battle for survival that's sure to thrill.

If all the Halloween Events I'm covering here were related, Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt would be their great grand-daddy. And he'd be one scary old guy!

The event dates back to 1973 and has since grown into one of the largest, most horrifying Halloween events on Earth. Each year is bigger and better than the last, and 2010 is no different. The event will have 13 different haunted mazes, three of which are brand new: Sleepy Hollow Mountain, Fallout Shelter in 3D, and Virus Z. Plus there's three "scare zones" including the new Necropolis.

The Haunt also features the famous live show known as The Hanging. Nothing and no one in pop culture is spared in this show! Six other live shows takes place, ranging from grown ups playing with fire to a crazy magician. Knott's Halloween Haunt is known as the premier Halloween Theme Park event for a reason!

Wild Waves Theme Parks becomes Scream Park this October when Fright Fest takes over on Friday and Saturday evenings. Like many parks, this year's Halloween event will be bigger than previous ones, featuring new scary delights for guests.

The Scream Factory, the park's haunted house, has been expanded to twenty terrifying rooms this year. The haunt's path is now so long that it extends to both indoor and outdoor sections. New scare zones will be popping up all over the park's midways making it hard to anticipate the many lurking ghouls. Naturally, the park's collection of thrill rides will also be open as well.

Beginning on September 24th and running through the end of October, Lagoon Amusement Park will present Frightmares!, the park's annual Halloween event.

Plenty of scares await guests at Frightmares!, ranging from mild to wild. For instance, Pyscho Dave's Salvage Yard is a medium scare-fest, while the haunted house named Lockdown is meant to be as scary as they come. Plenty of Halloween fun can be had by kids, too, as the park presents plenty of scare-free activities during the day.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia means the theme park will be turned into "a playground for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins." The annual event brings out the worst in Dr. Fright, who's haunted house - Dr. Fright's Frightorium - is filled with the souls of those who he has experimented on.

If that wasn't scary enough, there's also a demented CarnEvil, a freakish side show, and a Dance Party hosted by Mr. Six. Something else that sounds interesting is an extra-fee attraction named The Last Ride, "a simulated ride to the grave that will give guest the opportunity to experience being buried alive!"

Creepy enough for you? Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia takes place on weekends in October.

You know things might be a 'little off' when the name of a park, in this case Carowinds, become something sinister like Scarowinds. Adding to the scares this fall will be a new haunted house, named DefeX. Guests take a trip into a world of defective toys that have a distinctively evil side to them.

DefeX joins 10 other haunts, with returning favorites like Camp Killauee, and the ever gory Slaughter House. Also new for this year is a live show named Bad To The Bone. Described as featuring ghouls that have come back from the grave seeking revenge on the living, it's sure entertain (meaning scare!) those in attendance.

Kids will delight during the day at Howl-O-Fest's Boo Blast, featuring Peter the Talking Pumpkin, a Haybale Maze, Kiddie-oke Stage, and plenty more.

A trip to Sea World San Antonio is usually filled with exciting animal exhibits, thrill rides, and even a trip to a water park. During October, however, more sinister fun is to be had when Jack takes over the park during Howl-O-Scream. Sea World promises that the later you stay in the day the more you'll scream. Elmo and friends host a Countdown to Halloween during the day, but at night Jack's minions take over.

Haunted houses, such as Jack's Frightmare Forest and Den of The Departed will have you running for your life. There aer scarezones throughout the park, too, featuring all your favorites - werewolves, zombies, and clowns.

Kids can even have a sleepover at the park, which features Spooktacular shows, attractions and other scary activities. Sounds like a blast!