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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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SoCal Haunt Directory 2016

Haunt Directory 2016

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 2016 SoCal Haunt Directory, a haunt must have a website/fan page and a physical address. We will continue to update this page throughout the Halloween 2016 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 2016, 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

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

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (Fairplex) – 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona CA 91768

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (Los Angeles Convention Center) – 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA 90015

STAND-ALONE PRO HAUNTS & ATTRACTIONS

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

Creep Los Angeles – 2316 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles CA 90065

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

Dead Zone 805 – 5353 Walker St., Ventura CA 93003

Delusion: His Crimson Queen – 2200 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90018

Fallen Saints (The Actors Group Theatre) – 2813 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA 91505

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

Friends of CID Haunted House – 2700 Little Mountain Dr., San Bernardino CA 92405

Haunt at Heritage Hill – 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest CA 92630

Gorlesque! – 224 E. 11th Street, Suite 501, Los Angeles CA 90015

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

Motel 6 Feet Under (Anaheim Business Expo Center) – 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim CA 92805

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

Scream Kingdom (Splash Kingdom Waterpark) – 1101 California St, Redlands CA 92374

Screenshot Productions (Bardo Thodol/The Rope) – Greater Los Angeles Area

Sinister Pointe’s Fear The Mark – Orange County Area

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

The 17th Door (The Market Place) – 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin CA 92782

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 – 5702 La Palma, Anaheim CA 92807

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

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

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

The Tension Experience: Ascension (Los Angeles Area) – Ticket Holders Notified of Address

Trap House (Think Tank Gallery) – 939 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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

Wicked Lit (Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery) – 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena CA 91001

HOME HAUNTS

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

Boot Hill – 16 Goldenrod, Irvine CA 92614 – 2014 TPA Story

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

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

The Haunt With No Name… Yet – 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 Hyde Street Massacre – 30167 Silver Ridge Ct., Temecula CA 92591

The Opechee Haunt – 1307 Opechee Way, Glendale CA 91208 (Admission Fee)

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

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Frightful Attraction Design for Theme Park Audiences Brings Industry Legends to Midsummer Scream

Men in Black Alien Attack

Think about it: when you go to a theme park and get onto a ride, the response that comes next is usually either laughing or screaming. One of the most common elements used in theme park design is that of fright, or intensity. Very often, the formula for a theme park ride story is something normal suddenly taking an unexpected turn for the worst, resulting in chaos before there is any light-hearted resolution; its classic theme park attraction design 101.

When theme parks host annual Halloween events, many of them have temporary scare zones and haunted houses – also known as “mazes” – that guests walk through and experience. Whether they’re themed to a specific brand or intellectual property, or created from scratch with an original storyline, seasonal haunted attractions are created to scare the snot out of anyone daring enough to venture in. On the flip-side, when a theme park opts to spend millions of dollars on an attraction that is based on a frightening or supernatural-based story, designers are tasked with a very delicate balancing act – what is “scary enough” versus taking the experience too far, making it too intense for a large number of visitors.

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The Walking Dead Delivers Horror Nights-Style Thrills Daily at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Walking Dead Attraction_6523Universal Studios Hollywood has opened its newest attraction, a walk-through experience based on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The Halloween Horror Nights-style haunted house soft-opened to the public just a couple days before its announced 4th of July grand opening. Days before that, Theme Park Adventure was on hand for the media preview, which featured a whole herd of walkers bent on getting their 15 minutes of brains… er, fame.

If you’re familiar with Universal’s wildly-popular Halloween Horror Nights event, then you already get an idea of what’s in store once you make your way through the exterior switchback queue and enter the abandoned remains of Harrison Memorial Hospital – the location where The Walking Dead series begins. True to HHN-style attractions, this new year-round haunt takes approximately 6 minutes or so to get through. Park fans will find it a lot shorter than House of Horrors, which existed as Universal’s daily-operating haunted attraction from 2006 to 2014. That said, The Walking Dead packs a lot into each scene, putting it on par with the former experience and right up there with most Horror Nights mazes to date. Guests are leaving the attraction laughing, clapping, and yes – even crying; that’s exactly what designers John Murdy, Chris Williams and everyone else involved in this project wanted to see.

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Inside The Walking Dead Attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Walking Dead USH (2)If you’re a horror or theme park fan (preferably both) living in Southern California, chances are you are well aware that there is a brand-new walk-through attraction based on AMC’s The Walking Dead opening July 4th at Universal Studios Hollywood.

And, if you’re not or weren’t aware… now you know.

Under the creative direction of John Murdy and artful eye of Chris Williams, The Walking Dead will become the newest addition to the Los Angeles park, which is still undergoing an epic transformation that will see more exciting additions in the wake of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, which opened this spring. While involved in other aspects of creative development for Universal Studios Hollywood, Murdy and Williams are best known as the dynamic duo of terror behind the theme park’s wildly-popular Halloween Horror Nights event.

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