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Boney Island Major Expansion Set for Halloween 2017 Season in Los Angeles

As surprising as it is, when it comes to Halloween events and attractions in the Greater Los Angeles region, there aren’t that many offerings to be had. Fortunately for fans of all ages, Boney Island, which has become a Halloween staple here in Southern California, is set to return this year in a big way – a major expansion, which has just been announced by the home haunt’s owner and creator, Rick Polizzi.

For the first time ever, Boney Island is going to expand to the front yard of one of Rick’s neighbors, almost doubling the footprint of the beloved spectacle! It’s an undertaking of epic proportions, and a huge win for Halloween fans, as mounting costs and local municipality involvement in recent years have threatened to end this Southland tradition.

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Creep LA: Lore Announced for Halloween 2017 Season

For fans of the macabre and bizarre, the announcement that Creep LA and the team behind Lore podcast have teamed up for an intense walk-through experience here in Los Angeles for Halloween 2017 is nothing short of really freaking rad and exciting!

Theme Park Adventure has long admired the work of Justin Fix and his team at Just Fix It Productions, whether it be their trademark Creep LA hauntings, or their more theatrical endeavors, such as The Willlows. What JFI brings to the community is always fresh, exciting, and unnerving – all without making guests feel as though they are being put in uncertain or precarious situations – and that is something that is very important to us as fans of this type of entertainment; we appreciate knowing that Justin and his crew understand where that line between safety and perceived danger lies, never taking us beyond it into iffy territory. Each of their past Creep productions have been stunning, and The Willows was simply remarkable this year.

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SLASHED! The Musical Returns to Los Angeles for Halloween Encore

EDITOR’S NOTE: The October 2017 encore performances of Slashed have been cancelled.

The extremely popular horror comedy musical SLASHED! is returning to Los Angeles for 8 blood-soaked performances this Halloween season at the Ruby Theatre at The Complex in Hollywood beginning October 5th!

SLASHED! The Musical premiered this summer at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and received rave reviews all around, and accolades from various blogs, industry personalities, and fans for being a really fun romp, modeled after classic ’80s camp slasher horror films. Following its tremendous success at the Fringe Festival here in Southern California, the group performed highlights of their production at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach, to the delight of fans.

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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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