Amusement Parks get SPOOK-tified

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Amusement parks really love to get into the Halloween spirit. Check out this roundup of spooky fun for kids of all ages from not-so-scary to super scary!

Just when you think the fun of the amusement parks has ended … think again! You can still visit your favorite amusement parks during limited days and hours through the month of October, some even until Nov. 2! They’ve got so much going on in the spirit of Halloween … aside from the usual thrills of coasters and rides.

Fright Fest

Six Flags Over Georgia (pictured above)
275 Riverside Pkwy. S.W.

Austell, GA 30168
sixflags.com/overgeorgia
Tickets start at $41.99
Weekends now through Nov. 2
Approximately a four-hour drive from Nashville
Visit Six Flags Over Georgia for all the fun rides as usual, then stay late and take advantage of all the Haunted Attractions they have to offer. When you purchase a Haunted Attractions Pass for an additional $20 to park admission, you are given unlimited access to seven haunted walk-though attractions including Dracula’s Lair, Dr. Fright’s Frightorium, Terror Train, the all-new ZX-1 Maze and more. Visitors can also see spooky shows, scare-zones, treats for little ones and more. Only kids 12 and younger are allowed to wear a costume to the park, too, so please keep that in mind. And, don’t worry, there’s plenty to do for your kiddos ages 13 and younger, just check the schedule online for specific times and locations for each as the hours vary for all activities. You can also purchase your Fright Fest tickets along with your Haunted Attractions Pass at discounted rates online, so plan ahead!

Fright Fest

Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis
4900 Six Flags Road
Pacific, MO 63069

sixflags.com/stlouis

Tickets start at $44.99 for Fright Fest admission only
Fright Fest Admission plus Haunted Houses tickets start at $59.99

Weekends now through Nov. 2
Approximately a five-hour drive from Nashville
Visit Six Flags St. Louis for thrills by day, frights by night! Fright Fest plus Haunted Attractions Pass gives you unlimited access to haunted walk-though attractions and more. Visitors can enjoy interactive music and dance parties, jaw-dropping feats, and other entertaining performances as well as scare-zones for the older kids. The Thrills by Day activities let your little ones celebrate the spirit of Halloween with storytelling, fun costumes, interactive shows and musical entertainment catered just for them. Only kids 12 and younger are allowed to wear a costume to the park, too, so please keep that in mind. Be sure to check the schedule online for specific times and locations for each activity as the hours vary. You can also purchase your Fright Fest tickets along with your Haunted Attractions Pass at discounted rates online, so plan ahead!

 

 

HalloWeekends

Cedar Point

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
cedarpoint.com
Tickets start at $39.99
Weekends now through Nov. 2

Approximately a eight-hour drive from Nashville
Kids can make masks, enjoy a family-friendly parade and more during HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. The new Howl-O-Palooza has many new activities that are family-friendly. There’s a not-so-scary house with whimsical surprises for little ones. Halloween shows are plentiful and your kids can also participate in a costume contest. Older kids, don’t fret, there’s something for you, too. The new Hexed Haunted House is creep-tastic and there are outdoor scare zones and frightful characters roaming the park once the sun goes down. As with everything, check their online schedule for hours and location within the park for each activity.

 

 

Happy Halloween Weekends

Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
452 E. Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, IN 47579
holidayworld.com
Tickets start at $19.95 (depending upon height)
Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. now through Oct. 26
Approximately a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nashville
Halloween activities for the entire family take place Saturdays and Sundays at Holiday World. They offer 12 acres of corn mazes, a 3-D movie featuring Holidog (the park’s mascot) and a Carnival Chaos for older kids, a Mummy’s Treasure Maze and more. The Carnival Chaos is a maze filled with clowns … or is that just your reflection? See how far you can make it before you get really creeped out. Everyone can enjoy a live show in Graveyard Smash, too. Check the detailed schedule online for specific times and locations for each activity.

 

 

Snoopy’s Halloween Party

Kings Island

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH 45040

visitkingsisland.com
Tickets start at $37.99
Saturday/Sunday now through Oct. 26
Approximately a four-and-a-half-hour drive from Nashville
All fun and no fear for families of all ages during the day at Kings Island. Snoopy’s Halloween Party features a petting zoo, costume contest, trick-or-treat stations throughout the park and more. Don’t worry about your older kids getting bored. Later on, they can enjoy Halloween Haunts featuring mazes, scare zones, spooky live entertainment and more. Ticket purchases online also offer discounted options like the Fright Lane With Skeleton Key which gets you to the front of the line of the mazes and, with the Skeleton Key, you get additional access to secret rooms in KillMart, Slaughter House, Delta Delta Die, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror and Urgent Scare! Don’t be caught dead without it! Check their schedule online as some shows and activities have specific locations and times.

 

 

WinnepeSPOOKah

Lake Winnie

Lake Winnepesaukah
1730 Lakeview Drive
Rossville, GA 30741

lakewinnie.com/spookah
Tickets start at $10
Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 11 p.m. now through Oct. 31
Approximately a two-hour drive from Nashville
Lake Winnepesaukah gets decorated for Halloween during WinnepeSPOOKah days and is filled with hair-raising Halloween fun for all. Come dressed in your costume and enjoy all the fun in Grave Lake Feargrounds and lots of activities. On Halloween night, there will also be more than 40 trick-or-treat stations for kids to visit and gather candy.

All photos were provided by the amusement park respectively.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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