Your Theme Park Halloween

Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2016




Your kids’ favorite theme park is pumped up and candy-coated this month, on the countdown to Halloween.

Even if you just went this summer, you can treat your kids to a brand-new experience, with spooky shows, holiday decorations, surprises on your fave rides, trick-or-treating through the park and (for older kids) hair-raising horrors.  Check out the offerings!


Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

Through October 31: During the most bewitching time of the year, both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are decked out in their Halloween best, with special shows and surprises around every corner. Festivities include the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, with a giant grinning pumpkin and hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lined up along the thoroughfare, plus special costumed characters in Halloween attire, Disney’s Happiest Haunts tours, performances by the Cadaver Dans quartet, trick-or-treating through the park, the Frightfully Fun Parade and the Halloween Screams Fireworks show to close your night. Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror have also been spruced up with spine-tingling additions.  Daily. Tickets starting at $97.50.

(714) 781-4636
1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim


Knott’s Spooky Farm in Buena Park

The daytime park-wide, family-friendly Halloween celebration, geared for kids ages 3 – 11, Knott’s Spooky Farm, returns on weekends in October and Halloween Day, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join in the fun, with hands-on activities and all-new experiences in Ghost Town, Fiesta Village, Boardwalk Ballroom and Camp Snoopy. The special limited-time event serves up live entertainment, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and exclusive festivities honoring the 50th anniversary of the classic Peanuts animated TV special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets starting at $42.

(714) 220-5200
8039 Beach Blvd. , Buena Park


Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 22 – October 31: Meant for big kids and adults, Scary Farm (13+) features 11 horror-filled mazes, live shows, three scare zones, five skeleton key rooms and thousands of costumed monsters roaming the park. Thursday (some Wednesdays) – Sunday, 7 p.m. $39.99-104.99.

(714) 220-5200
8039 Beach Blvd. , Buena Park


Brick or Treat at Legoland

October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement and extended park open hours. Live entertainment, new shows, character meet and greets, costume contests, treat stations with more than 1 million pieces of candy, Heartlake City Fall Festival with Pumpkin Patch Build and craft time, Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party and SEA LIFE Pirate Booty Boogie. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. $35-60.

(760) 918-5346
One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad


Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 16 – November 5: With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles for brave souls ages 13+. Halloween Horror Nights 2016 offers a haunting new slate of nightmares featuring the most authentic scares from some of the biggest horror properties in film and TV. $60-130.

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.


Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 17 – October 30: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids. New scare zone includes Suicide Squad. Thrills by day and Fright by Night! Fridays – Sundays, see website for times and special ticket pricing.

(661) 255-4111
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia


SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends, September 24 – October 30: Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo opportunities with wacky characters. Grab gobs of ghoulish goodies and so much more! Come in costume with the kids and have fun trick-or-treating! Saturdays and Sundays only.

(800) 257-4268
500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego



One thought on “Your Theme Park Halloween

  1. The “trick-or-treating through the park, the Frightfully Fun Parade and the Halloween Screams Fireworks show to close your night” all take place exclusively for guests that attend the Mickey’s Halloween Party (special ticketed event separate from regular park admission) and I think it’s important to note that ALL Halloween party nights at Disneyland are SOLD OUT.

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