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Halloween Fun at Amusement Parks


It seems that even our most beloved amusement parks can’t escape getting into the Halloween spirit each year! From local destinations to regional family hotspots, many of your favorite theme parks open their doors each fall to let the spooks, ghouls, and frights in — all while offering you a chance to get into the spirit, too!

Six Flags’ Frightfest
13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20721
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (301) 249-1500

About 50-miles from Dulles International Airport

Be prepared for the most heart-pounding, bloodcurdling, and chilling adventure of your life at Six Flags’ annual Frightfest! On weekends September 23-October 29, 2017, a combination of haunting shows, terrifying mazes, and creature-dwelling scare zones take over the park during this Halloween-themed fest! Not for the faint of heart, even the well-loved rides are ramped up for the season!

The smallest of Halloween lovers can still enjoy Six Flags throughout the day, without getting spooked with the season’s mischief. Enjoy family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment, and more as you welcome fall at the park during the day.

Adventure Park USA’s Not-So-Scary Family Halloween Party
11113 Baldwin Rd., New Market, MD 21774
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (301) 865-6800

About 51-miles from Dulles International Airport

Save the date for a completely kid-friendly and totally enjoyable Halloween party! Celebrate this ghoulish night with Adventure Park USA’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year and keep all the spooky stuff at bay! On October 28, 2017, 6-9 pm, Adventure Park USA invites children of all ages and their families to enjoy dinner, visits with cartoon characters, and entertainment on select attractions! Tickets will be available soon, so be sure to check the event page to snag your all-inclusive party pass and make this Halloween one to remember.

Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (804) 876-5000

About 91-miles from Dulles International Airport

Nightmares come alive and ghostly creatures await you this year at Kings Dominion! September 23 to October 29, 2017, the park’s infamous Halloween Haunt will be the place for horror, hair-raising rides, and frightening attractions! Get lost in one of their many mazes or get spooked in a scare zone before, or after, the park becomes engulfed in fog and darkness!

Little ones will love the park’s regularly operating kid-friendly rides during the day, along with the highly anticipated Kings Dominion Great Pumpkin Fest! With surprises appropriate for the littlest of trick-or-treaters, children will enjoy a petting zoo and pumpkin painting patch. A spectacular time — without the spooks Saturdays and Sundays until 7 pm. Kings Dominion suggests that adults with little ones leave the park around 6/6:30 pm to avoid being spooked by the Halloween Haunt!

Hersheypark in the Dark
100 West Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA 17033
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (800) 437-7439

About 126-miles from Dulles International Airport

Opening on October 13, 2017, Hersheypark is ready to combine sweet and spooky with all of their haunting Hersheypark in the Dark themed adventures! Watch Halloween-themed, live entertainment and take a flashlight tour through ZooAmerica!, Hersheypark’s very own 11-acre walk-thru zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Adventure, an exciting and satisfying trip from Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction all the way through Treatville! Mark your calendars as Hersheypark in the Dark is Fridays through Saturdays October 13-29, 2017!

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream
One Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (800) 343-7946

About 162-miles from Dulles International Airport

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the place for spooky fall adventures! On select evenings September 23-October 29, 2017, this family-friendly amusement park becomes the playground for creatures of the night! Visitors will find haunted houses, frightening live shows, and scare zones perfect for creating the ideal holiday experience!

Your little ghouls and goblins will enjoy the fun Halloween décor throughout the park during the day, with access to all of their favorite rides, kid-friendly roller coasters, and attractions. A great mix for the young and young-at-heart, Howl-O-Scream seeks to deliver your most favorite Halloween treats this year!

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091
Connect: Online | Facebook| Twitter | (856) 768-1110.

About 170-miles from Dulles International Airport

North America’s only construction-themed adventure park is full of fall escapades each year! Diggerland USA, your favorite destination featuring life-sized construction equipment, celebrates fall with multiple events perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit! From Diggerfest (Saturdays and Sundays, October 1-29, 2017), a super fun fall festival, to a super cool Night of the Living Machines (Fridays, October 6-27, 2017), adults and children can operate heavy machinery, play some games, and even enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin launches, all while wearing their most favorite Halloween costumes!

Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spectacular
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (866) 464-3566

About 186-miles from Dulles International Airport

Everyone’s mysterious and silly vampire is ready to celebrate Halloween this year, and you’re invited! Trick-or-treat on down to Sesame Place for The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular and take part in the awesome Halloween-themed fun! Don’t miss the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade holiday-themed shows like Abby Cadabby’s Magical Halloween Maze, and of course, a hayride for everyone, including your favorite Sesame Street gang! The fun is on weekends from September 22-October 29, 2017, so plan your trip today.

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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