Every year theme parks seem to be ramping up their Halloween events. In the past decade they’ve proved to be new streams of revenue while attendance starts to wane as cooler weather moves in. This edition of Top 3 Thursdays will list the Top 3 Theme Park Events according to the popular travel blog Gadling’s article: Top Ten Halloween Theme Park Events
3 – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando,Florida
As the name suggests, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of those family-oriented Halloween events that’s gaining in popularity at theme parks. It includes a parade, fireworks, and a live show at Cinderalla’s castle.
2 – Halloween Haunt: Knott’s “Scary” Farm, Buena Park, California
Apparently Knott’s puts a different twist on their Halloween event as they actually re-theme 13 rides and turn the queues into “walk-through mazes.” I’d definitely check this out if I lived out West.
1 – Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, Florida
Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights has been consistently ranked as a top event for years. For Horror Nights XX, guests can experience eight all-new haunted houses, six scarezones, two live shows, hundreds of frightening scareactors. They’ll also encounter Fear, the mastermind behind Halloween Horror Nights for the past 19 years.
The full top ten includes: Six Flags Great America’s Scream Fest, Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream, Legoland San Diego’s Brick or Treat and more. Read the full post written by Leigh Caldwell (Theme Park Mom).
What’s Your Take?
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