Spooky Fun at Popular Attractions

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These amusement parks are always fun, but they're even more festive for Halloween?!

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! They’ve got so much going on in the spirit of Halloween … aside from the usual thrills of coasters and rides.



Nashville Shores
4001 Bell Road, Nashville
Saturdays and Sundays in Sept. 30 – Oct. 29
Tickets are $9.99
Your littlest ghouls and goblins can enjoy a not-so-scary outing that features a hay bale maze, bounce houses, storytime, trick-or-treat trails, games, Monster Mash dance party, face painting, Tennessee’s tallest Frankenstein, arts and crafts, and more. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Tangled Up Spider Climb, Tommy Tonsils Carnival Maze, Scarecrow Alley Hayride, Tiny tikes Pipe Slide, Human Hamster Wheel

Fright Fest

Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Pkwy. S.W.

Austell, GA 30168
Tickets start at $68.99
Weekends Now – Oct. 31
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 it has to offer. Enjoy haunted mazes, scare zones, live shows and the Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Coaster. Visitors can also see spooky shows, treats for little ones and more. Only kids 12 and younger are allowed to wear a costume to the park. Bugs Bunny Boomtown Spookytown Harvest Festival gives little ones a chance to play on the playgrounds and enjoy some spooky arts and crafts, festival foods and paint-your-own pumpkin. You can also purchase your Fright Fest tickets along with your Haunted Attractions Pass at discounted rates online, so plan ahead!

NEW: The inaugural Fright Fest Blood Bath takes place along with eight new haunted attractions including Camp Slasher and Mariner’s Cove.

Fright Fest

Six Flags St. Louis

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


Tickets start at $41.99 for Fright Fest admission only
Haunted Houses tickets start at $22.99 in addition to regular Fright Fest admission

Weekends Sept. 29 – Oct. 31
Approximately a five-hour drive from Nashville
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. You can also purchase your Fright Fest tickets along with your Haunted Attractions Pass at discounted rates online, so plan ahead!

NEW FOR 2017: Exciting new thrills for older kids include Sycophants and “Reality?” featuring Illusionist Johnny Magic.


Cedar Point

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
Tickets start at $43 and go up
Saturdays & Sundays
now through Oct. 29
Approximately an eight-hour drive from Nashville
The older kids will enjoy the six different mazes, six scare zones, five spooky shows (some the younger kids might like) during Cedar Point Haunt. Little kids can enjoy The Great Pumpkin Fest, a family-friendly daytime event featuring Halloween-themed live shows, a pumpkin patch, a hay bale maze, trick-or-treating, a magical fun house and more. Halloween shows are plentiful, and  kids can also participate in a costume contest.

NEW THIS SEASON: Fearground Freakshow takes you in and around a sideshow unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Happy Halloween Weekends

Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
452 E. Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, IN 47579
Tickets start at $26.99 shorter than 54 inches, $36.99 taller than 54 inches, free ages 2 and younger
Saturdays and Sundays now through Oct. 29
Approximately a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nashville
This year boasts 12 acres of corn mazes, a 3D movie featuring Holidog (the park’s mascot) and Carnival Chaos for older kids, a Mummy’s Treasure Maze and more. The Carnival Chaos is a maze filled with clowns. See how far you can make it before you get really creeped out. Everyone can enjoy a live show in Graveyard Smash, too. Your child can also wear a costume, but it must be G-rated and no masks.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Kings Island

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH 45040

Tickets start at $31.99 for Halloween Haunt, $39.99 The Great Pumpkin Fest
Saturdays and Sundays now through Oct. 28 for Halloween Haunt and Sept. 30 – Oct. 29 for The Great Pumpkin Fest
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. The Great Pumpkin Fest features pony rides, trick-or-treating, mazes and more. Don’t worry about your older kids getting bored. Later on, they can enjoy Halloween Haunt featuring 10 haunted attractions, three outdoor scare zones, three live shows and evil creatures everywhere looking to make your worst nightmares come true.


Lake Winnie

Lake Winnepesaukah
1730 Lakeview Drive
Rossville, GA 30741

$26 ages 3 – 54, $13 ages 1 – 2 or 55 & older
Fridays and Saturdays now through Oct. 6 – 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29
Approximately a two-hour drive from Nashville
Lake Winnepesaukah gets decorated for Halloween during WinnepeSPOOKah. It’s filled with hair-raising Halloween fun for all. Come in costume to enjoy all the fun with lots of activities. Kids can visit and gather candy at more than 30 stations on one specific day (see site for details).


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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