Monday, August 28, 2017

California's Great America Brings New Fears for 10th Anniversary of Halloween Haunt

Starting September 22nd, visitors will find California's Great America celebrating 10 Years of Fears at their annual Halloween Haunt event.  The annual scare-fest will be kicked up a notch for the 10th anniversary, featuring several new attractions and live shows.

New this year are two haunted houses, Backwoods and Chaos House.  In Backwoods, guests move through a creepy bayou to a decrepit hunting lodge that has been taken over by werewolves... and they're set on making visitors their prey.  Chaos House will be as disorienting as the name sounds, using "mirrors, strobes and fog to confuse and confound guests" as "faceless creatures" attack from all sides.

The two new haunted houses join six returning attractions, including Roadkill Road House, Toy Factory and CornStalkers, among others.  There will also be three separate scare zones around the park as well.

Live entertainment will include Ed Alonzo's Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem, a dark comedy magic show hosted by the famous magician.

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Outside of the haunted houses, Halloween Haunt at California's Great America will also feature Demon: Re-Ignited, which "returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster."

"Returning the original sights and sounds of Demon will be especially rewarding for long-time Great America fans," said Raul Rehnborg, California's Great America vice president and general manager. "For the 10th anniversary of Halloween Haunt, our entertainment team is taking fear and fun to a new level at the Bay Area's premier Halloween event."

For families looking for scare-free fun, the park will offer the Great Pumpkin Fest during the day, filled with fun activities like pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating.