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.

Fright Fest

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

Austell, GA 30168
sixflags.com/overgeorgia
Tickets start at $41.99
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: This year, Fright Fest features seven new attractions, including two blood-curdling scare zones, four terrifying haunted mazes and one frightening good show.

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Six Flags St. Louis

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

sixflags.com/stlouis

Tickets start at $41.39
Haunted Houses tickets start at $24.99 in addition to regular Fright Fest admission

Weekends Now – Oct. 28
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: Six Flags St. Louis is celebrates 30 Years of Screams during Fright Fest 2018 with the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge. If you think you can spend 30 hours in a coffin, register online. It happens Oct. 13 – 14!

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Cedar Point

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
cedarpoint.com
Tickets start at $44 and go up
Fri – Sun
Now – Oct. 28
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: Three new Hallow-tween mazes are up that are appropriate for ages 14 and younger.

Happy Halloween Weekends

Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
452 E. Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, IN 47579
holidayworld.com
Tickets start at $29.99
Saturdays and Sundays now through Oct. 28
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. They also have 12 acres of corn mazes and hayrides!

NEW THIS SEASON: Venture into SCAREbnb to experience Marilyn’s Mansion, Holiday World’s new family-friendly funhouse. Other guests have already arrived – Dracula’s Den is occupied by visitors who flew in early, Frankenstein is stretched out for a nap, a werewolf plays the piano, and … what’s that smell in the kitchen? There’s also the incredible Holidog’s 3D Halloween Adventure in the Holiday Theater. Pop on your 3D glasses and help Holidog find his Halloween candy in this colorful funhouse!

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Kings Island

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH 45040

visitkingsisland.com
Tickets start at $31.99
Weekends Now – Oct. 28
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.

NEW THIS SEASON: There are two new scare zones and a new scary show.

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Lake Winnie

Lake Winnepesaukah
1730 Lakeview Drive
Rossville, GA 30741

lakewinnie.com
$27 ages 3 – 59, $19 ages 1 – 2 or 60 & older
Fridays and Saturdays Now – Oct. 27  and Thursday, Oct. 25
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.

 

All photos were provided by the amusement park respectively.

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

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