Halloween Fun at Amusement Parks

by Nikki Doyle | September 18, 2018 1:30 pm


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[1]
13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20721

About 50-miles from Dulles International Airport

Be prepared for the most heart-pounding, blood-curdling, and chilling adventure of your life at Six Flags’ annual Frightfest! On weekends, September 22-October 28, 2018, 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[2]
11113 W. Baldwin Rd., New Market, MD 21770

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 27, 2018, 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[3]
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047

About 91-miles from Dulles International Airport

Nightmares come alive and ghostly creatures await you this year at Kings Dominion! September 22-October 28, 2018, 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 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA 17033

About 126-miles from Dulles International Airport

Opening on October 19, 2018, Hersheypark is ready to combine sweet and spooky with all of their haunting adventures! Watch Halloween-themed live entertainment and take a flashlight tour through ZooAmerica, Hersheypark’s very own 11-acre walk-thru zoo! Children ages 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 takes place Fridays through Sundays, October 19-November 4, 2018!


Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream[4]
1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

About 162-miles from Dulles International Airport

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the place for spooky fall adventures! On select evenings September 15-October 28, 2018, 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[5]
100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091

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! At Diggerfest (Saturdays and Sundays, October 16-November 11, 2018), a super fun fall festival, 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

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 The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show, and trick-or-treat stations! The fun is on weekends from September 22-October 28, 2018, so plan your trip today.


Disclaimer/Terms[6]: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

Endnotes:
  1. Six Flags’ Frightfest: https://www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/fright-fest
  2. Adventure Park USA’s Not-So-Scary Family Halloween Party: https://adventureparkusa.com/events-and-specials#events
  3. Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt: https://www.kingsdominion.com/play/haunt
  4. Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream: https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg/howloscream
  5. Diggerland USA: https://www.diggerlandusa.com/2018/posts/diggerfest-2018/
  6. Terms: http://dullesmoms.com/terms-conditions/

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