Haunted Attractions

One area of themed entertainment that is near and dear to our hearts as fans has always been haunted attractions. Since 1994, Theme Park Adventure has devoted much of its time and energy on showcasing haunts, from yard displays to major theme park productions; we love it all, and always tell our readers that Halloween isn’t just a holiday for us – it’s a lifestyle…

First Look: Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Preview From Universal Studios Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood always snags the hottest films in the horror industry for its maze and attraction themes; 2017 is no exception, with IPs that include SawThe Shining, and the hit FX show, American Horror Story. HHN brings our favorite films and characters to life in dimensional, fully immersive maze experiences that keep fans buzzing with anticipation. On the afternoon of August 22, Theme Park Adventure had the pleasure of visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, to get a sneak peek at two of this year’s HHN mazes with the event’s Creative Director, John Murdy. Our Horror Nights 2017 preview included Insidious: Beyond the Further, and The Shining.

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Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 Lineup Reveals Strong 45th Haunt

On the evening of August 31st, thousands of fans flocked to Knott’s Berry Farm for its annual Scary Farm reveal event, where the veil is lifted and every aspect of Halloween Haunt is discussed in detail by the designers and park management. The Scary Farm 2017 lineup was met with great enthusiasm and genuine excitement; as well it should be, because what Knott’s has planned for this year is very impressive.

Theme Park Adventure was there, and we have all of it right here for you – the event in its entirety as it appeared on our Periscope live stream, a media-only Q&A discussion following the presentation, and our own exclusive discussions with many of the key creators of Knott’s Scary Farm in a 40-minute one-on-one video that no fan is going to want to miss!

Let’s get right into it as we reiterate what Knott’s announced and share our own thoughts along the way!

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Ghost Train Screams Back Into Service for Halloween 2017 in Los Angeles

In 2016, the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum announced that its beloved Ghost Train event would not be returning as one of the city’s only family-centric Halloween attractions after 15 years of operation. Theme Park Adventure covered this unfortunate turn of events closely, raising the ire of the club’s then Board of Directors when public outcry ensued. By all accounts, it seemed like a most unfortunate – and unwanted – end to a spooky event that people across the Southland absolutely adored; the Ghost Train had made its final whistle stop before rolling into oblivion.

We are thrilled to announce that the LA Live Steamers Railroad Museum has a new Board, and under the direction of its new leadership, Ghost Train is returning to Griffith Park once again, beginning this year!

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SoCal Haunt Directory 2017

This is a comprehensive listing of haunts throughout Southern California. It features theme park/attractions, stand-alone events, and home haunts. If you own a haunt that should be included on this list, please contact us at TPAComments@gmail.com. To be included in our 2017 SoCal Haunt Directory, a haunt must have a website/fan page displaying this year’s information and a physical address. We will continue to update this page throughout the Halloween 2017 season, so it is never too late to contact us. If your favorite haunt is not on this list, they either have not updated their information for 2017, or may not be returning this season. When visiting these haunts, be sure to tell them you found them on Theme Park Adventure!

THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS

Castle Dark (Castle Park) – 3500 Polk St., Riverside CA 92505

Dark Harbor (Queen Mary) – 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach CA 90802

Fright Fest (Six Flags Magic Mountain) – 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia CA 91355

Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios Hollywood) – 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City CA 91608

Halloween Spooktacular (SeaWorld San Diego) – 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego CA 92109

Knott’s Scary Farm (Knott’s Berry Farm) – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA 90620

Mickey’s Halloween Party (Disneyland Resort) – 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim CA 92802

ZombiEmpire (Splash Kingdom) – 1101 California St., Redlands CA 92374

 

STAND-ALONE PRO HAUNTS & ATTRACTIONS

All Saints Lunatic Asylum – 22521 Shawnee Rd., Apple Valley CA 92308

Boccali’s Haunted Hayrides – 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023

Coffin Creek (Crossroads Riverview Park) – 14600 Baron Dr., Corona CA 92880

Creep LA: Lore (Magic Box LA at The Reef) – 986 Hill St., Los Angeles CA 90007

Cross Roads Escape Games – 4245 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim CA 92806

Escapade Games (Escape Rooms with Increased Halloween Content) – 624 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton CA 92832

Fallen Saints: Dia de los Muertos (Generation DCD Studio) – 1001 W. Olive Ave., Burbank CA 91506

Field of Screams – The Haunted Stadium (Storm Stadium) – 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore CA 92530

Ghost Train (Los Angeles Live Steamers – Griffith Park)  – 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Into the Black (Pomona Fairplex) – 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona CA 91768

Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin – Warehouse Location Mid-city Los Angeles, Location Details Revealed with Ticket Purchase)

Long Beach Zombie Fest and Zombie Walk (Rainbow Lagoon Park) – 400-403 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach CA 90807 (October 20 – 22)

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Griffith Park Old Zoo) – 4730 Crystal Springs Dr.,  Los Angeles CA 90027

Mable’s 6 Feet Under – 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim CA 92805

Reign of Terror (Janss Marketplace) – 197 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks CA 91360

Savage House (Westfield Mission Valley) – 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego CA 92108

Sinister Pointe’s Hex – 120 W. 5th St., Santa Ana CA 92701 (Limited Engagement – Check Website for Details)

Talladega Frights (Talladega Ranch) – 3825 Riverlakes Dr., Bakersfield CA 93312

The 17th Door (West Fullerton Shopping Center) – 1851 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton CA 92833

The Basement – 12909 Foothill Blvd., San Fernando CA 91342

The Bunker Experience – 20 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91103

The Curiosity Shop Escape Room – 3466 University Ave., Riverside CA 92501

The Fleshyard Haunted House (The Pumpkin Patch) – 5702 E. La Palma, Anaheim CA 92807

The Happy Haunts of Emelita – (Emelita Academy Charter) 17931 Hatteras St., Encino CA 91316

The Haunted Hotel – 424 Market St., San Diego CA 92101

The Haunted Lodge (El Cajon Elks Lodge #1812) – 1400 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon CA 92019 (A Scareventures Production)

The Haunted Trail (Balboa Park) – 6th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

The Lust Experience (Los Angeles Area) – Ticket Holders Notified of Address

The Scream Zone (Del Mar Fairgrounds) – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar CA 92014

Urban Death Tour of Terror (Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group) – 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601

West Los Angeles Police Station Cadet Haunted House – 1645 Corinth Ave., 2nd Floor, West Los Angeles, CA 90025 (Free Parking to Rear of Location)

Zombie Hunter Train (Fillmore & Western Railway Co.) – 364 Main St., Fillmore CA 93015

Zombie Town Los Angeles – 34481 Ridge Route Rd., Castaic CA 91384

 

HOME HAUNTS

Beware the Dark Realm – 28621 Sugar Pine Way, Santa Clarita CA 91390

Boney Island – 4602 Morse Ave., Sherman Oaks CA 91423

Boot Hill – 16 Goldenrod, Irvine CA 92614

Grimm’s Hollow – 5649 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach CA 90805

Hallows End Cemetery – 1801 N. Britton Dr., Long Beach CA 90815

Haunted by Memories Manor – 9914 Alesia St., South El Monte CA 91733

Haunted Groundz – 13243 Mission Tierra Way, Granada Hills CA 91344

Maniac Mansion – 476 S. Rancho Del Sol Dr., Covina CA 91724

Manhattan Beach Haunted House – 1648 10th St., Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Mourning Rose Manor – 5250 Aurelia St., Simi Valley CA 93063

Perdition Home – 5181 Manor View Dr., Yorba Linda CA 92886

Restless Souls Manor – 38143 52nd St. E., Palmdale CA 93552

Rosehill Haunt – El Cucuy: The Boogieman – 11560 Acama St., Studio City CA 91604

Rotten Apple 907 – 907 N. California St., Burbank CA 91505

Spooky Hollows – 16418 Gilmore St., Van Nuys CA 91406

The Backwoods Maze – 1912 N. Pepper St., Burbank CA 91505

The Dreich Society – 1472 E. Highland Ct., Ontario CA 91764

The Farm Haunt – 1252 Norton Ave., Glendale CA 91202

The Haunt at Daisy Avenue – 16887 Daisy Ave., Fountain Valley CA 92708

The Haunt with No Name – 19351 Hatteras St., Tarzana CA 91356

The Haunted Rose – 12116 Groveland Ave., Whittier CA 90604

The House at Haunted Hill – 4400 Saltillo St., Woodland Hills CA 91364

The Pirate’s Cave – 2548 E. Garfield Ave., Orange CA 92867

The Opechee Haunt – 1307 Opechee Way, Glendale CA 91208

VanOaks Cemetery – 5822 Norwich Ave., Sherman Oaks CA 91411

Wicked Pumpkin Hollow – 5421 Wortser Ave., Sherman Oaks CA 91401

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Fans Are a Devoted Community, Preparing to Gather at Midsummer Scream 2017

The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorIn just days, thousands of Halloween and horror fans will pour into the Long Beach Convention Center to experience Midsummer Scream 2017 on July 29 and 30. One of the most-anticipated presentations of the weekend will kick the event off at noon on Saturday – Beyond the 5th Dimension: Creating The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This hour-long presentation will feature several individuals key to the design of the original attraction in Orlando, as well as the subsequent versions that were installed at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo DisneySea.

What will drive guests to this particular presentation? Their undying love of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and the fact that Midsummer Scream is going to give Southern California fans a truly fantastic way to come together as a community to listen to the attractions creators, and give it a proper farewell together as a group.

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