Halloween is a bizarre day. It is often associated with spirits, ghosts and other creatures of darkness. Kids dress up in weird costumes and go from one house to another in their locality, trick or treating. People buy and store different sorts of candies to give to the kids who visit their home and they decorate their front yard with carved pumpkins and frightening statues. Many fancy dress parties are thrown around the town where the grown ups go dressed in strange costumes. Even the theme parks organize special Halloween themed events to draw more visitors on the eve of October 31. In the following five of the best theme park events have been listed so that you can enjoy your Halloween some more.
Halloween Horror Nights:
The Halloween Horror Nights event is organized every year in Florida, Orlando by none other than the famous Universal Studio. The popular event draws huge crowds of eager people. Universal Studio has been making Halloween creepier for more than twenty years. They celebrated their XX Halloween Horror Night party in 2010. They believe in doing something new every year. You can visit the eight different haunted houses and six different street side fright-inspiring events. They also arrange fun horror shows. Do meet Fear, dressed like a gigantic figure straight out of a nightmare who has been arranging the whole event for all these years. The entry fee per person is $74.99.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:
If you want to enjoy with your kids without freaking them out then Mickey’s Not-so-scary Halloween party is ideal for your family. Walt Disney organizes this event at their Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando. You and your family members can dress up in bizarre costumes and stop at the many well arranged trick or treat stations. Visit the castle of Cinderella to meet all the frightening Disney villains together. Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade is one of the main attractions of this event. Before the parade begins you will get to behold the headless horse rider of Sleepy Hollow pass. Ticket per person will cost $59.95.
Halloween Haunt, Knott’s Scary Park:
Organized by the Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, the Halloween Haunt event has been thrilling and entertaining us for over 40 years. The authorities of the theme park change the themes of most of the rides to make them creepy and exciting especially for Halloween. Adults can enjoy the seven interesting Halloween shows and walk through fun mazes. There are more than 1,000 monsters and other scary creatures waiting at every nook and corner to frighten you seriously. This theme park Halloween is not for the toddlers. Only adults and teens should visit this place. You will have to pay $50 per ticket in advance but get many discounts later on.
Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida:
The Howl-O-Scream event is arranged every year by the Sea World Parks & Entertainment at different places like Williamsburg, Virginia, San Antonio, Texas and Tampa. The event organized at Tampa Bay in Florida is probably the most interesting and enjoyable one. Many youngsters visit Busch Gardens on Halloween night to be a part of the Howl-O-Scream event. They always organize a pre-story to excite the public. In 2010, they chose the main singer of the band My X and built up a story that she is going to take bloody revenge on her ex and anyone who dares to stand between them at this event. There are five scream zones and eight haunted mansions for the guests to get as much thrill and chills as possible.
Hershey Park in the Dark:
This one is a kid-friendly Halloween event that you can enjoy with family. Warm and tasty food and ghost themed fun rides will make your Halloween very special. Kids who are under twelve can have fun trick or treating in the designated areas.
Halloween is a very weird festival, which probably has Celtic roots. Many theme parks celebrate this event in different styles.