Halloween Fun at Amusement Parks


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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! Check them out below, shown in order of distance from Dulles International Airport.


Six Flags’ Frightfest | Upper Marlboro, MD
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 select days September 21-November 3, 2019, a combination of haunting shows, terrifying mazes, and creature-dwelling scare zones take over the park at night 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.

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Adventure Park USA’s Not-So-Scary Family Halloween Party | New Market, MD
About 51-miles from Dulles International Airport

Save the date for a completely kid-friendly and delightful 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 26, 2019!

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Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt | Doswell, VA
About 91-miles from Dulles International Airport

Nightmares come alive and ghostly creatures await you this year at Kings Dominion! On select nights September 21-November 2, 2019, the park’s infamous evening Halloween Haunt will be the place for horror, hair-raising rides, and frightening attractions! Get lost in one of the many mazes or 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 can enjoy a foam pit, pumpkin painting patch, and more. Kings Dominion suggests that adults with little ones leave the park around 6 to 6:30 pm to avoid being spooked by the Halloween Haunt!

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Hersheypark in the Dark | Hershey, PA
About 126-miles from Dulles International Airport

Weekends October 18-November 3, 2019, join Hersheypark for your favorite rides and coasters, a chocolatey trick-or-treat adventure, a walk on the wild side at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, festive fall food, and so more!

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Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream | Williamsburg, VA
About 162-miles from Dulles International Airport

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the place for spooky fall adventures! On select evenings September 20-November 2, 2019, 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! 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.

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Diggerland’s DiggerFest | West Berlin, NJ
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, select days September 14-October 27, 2019, a super fun fall festival, adults and children can operate heavy machinery, play some games, and even enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin launches, and more!

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Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spectacular | Langhorne, PA
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 live shows, and trick-or-treat stations! The fun is on select days September 21-November 3, 2019. Get a sneak peek at the park’s transformation on September 20, 2019.

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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