Halloween Haunt at Great America
California's Great America in Santa Clara is joining the ranks of such notable theme parks as Knotts "Scary" Farm and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom by converting their park into Halloween Haunt, a park-wide haunted attraction featuring 13 bone-chilling experiences.
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October from 7 pm until midnight, Halloween Haunt will feature five haunted mazes, four themed scare zones, one themed attraction, and three live stage shows. The park's thrill rides will also be operating, including the Logger's Run water ride, which will be transformed into Camp GonnaGetcha, a summer camp that takes on a dark, twisted side once night falls.
"We're excited to unleash our all-new Halloween Haunt, an event that's so in-your-face and terrifying, it will be unlike anything Northern California has ever experienced," said Bill Lentz, vice president and general manager of Great America. "With '13' of the most terrifying experiences around, Halloween Haunt is guaranteed to make even the bravest of guests scream in sheer terror!"
The five mazes, the centerpiece of Halloween Haunt, will each feature a different theme. Take on your worst childhood nightmares with demonic clowns and other freaks of nature at CarnEvil; dance the night and your life away at Club Blood; tour a Slaughterhouse where humans have become "dead meat"; venture through Werewolf Canyon where hunters have become the hunted; and avoid a cult of evil scarecrows that lie in wait in a path of overgrown debris at CornSTALKERS.
In the four themed scare zones that will be scattered throughout the park, you will encounter monsters and other creatures of the night. In The Gauntlet, tortured souls will lurk deep within the fog; in Underworld Alley, the deceased will awaken from their graves; in Dead Man's Cove, cold-blooded pirates will be in search of the treasure of your soul; and on Witch Doctor's Trail, crazed zombies under an ancient spell will be out in full force.
Halloween-themed stage shows will be performed several times throughout each night, including Ed Alonzo's Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem, Comedy Sportz Ghostly Improv, and Dave Hill's Haunted Hypnotics.
Halloween Haunt requires a separate ticket for admission and is not recommended for wimps or kids 13 years or younger. General admission is $39.99 for all ages at the door or $34.99 in advance from Great America. The Santa Clara Convention and Visitor's Bureau is offering discounted tickets at $32 on their website.