Halloween — From a masked demon chasing guests out of a haunted house with a chainsaw to exploring genuine paranormal activities in the oldest city in America, to a family friendly trick or treat trail at a Canadian indoor waterpark resort, when planning your October Halloween celebration, check out Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, multi-million dollar, high-tech, year round haunts featuring live actors.
Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Fright Nights throughout October. The celebrity guest for this year has not been announced. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Fright Nights throughout October. The celebrity guest has not yet been announced. San Antonio, Texas; Fright Nights throughout October. Among the new scream makers are 3D effects. The Haunted Adventures in Pattaya, Thailand; and Genting Highlands, Malaysia also have special Halloween shows and events.
Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure – St. Augustine, Florida (The oldest and most haunted city in the country, so say paranormals). Ripley’s provides free cameras and a meter to help in the ghost search. Guests ride the black train around town and get off to visit specific areas known for paranormal activities.
Ghost Walking Tour – St. Augustine, Florida. Guests begin their journey at Warden’s Castle, a well-known site of ghostly activity, which is also the home to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Expert guides on the hour-long tour take guests to the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos, darkly rumored to be the home of restless spirits from the siege of 1702.
Mourning Adventure – St. Augustine, Florida. Brand new tour! For those who are afraid of the dark, Ripley’s offers a morning walking ghost tour through St. Augustine. Guests follow “the widow” around town as she enlightens them in the fine art of mourning.
Nightmare at the Wax Museum (In Louis Tussauds wax museum)– Grand Prairie, Texas. Highly-themed, interactive haunt amidst well known wax figures.
Not So Scary kid-friendly Howl-O-Ween – Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Can. (Owned by Ripley Entertainment) Features scary storytelling, face painting, spooky bingo, and a haunted trick or treat trail inside the lodge.
Midnight With The Monsters – Featured only at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg. It’s a supervised sleepover inside the haunt where guests are treated to a late night snack, horror make-up lessons, a special tour and breakfast.
*Celebrity guests in the past have included Gunnar Hansen who has starred in classic horror films and Bill Moseley who has been in the films of horror-master Rob Zombie.