As September draws to a close, one of my very favorite time of year begins to arrive.  Halloween!  I’m all about this holiday, I love the decorations, the season it falls in, and of course, I love the fun activities that take place during the month.  My favorite thing to do is go to haunted houses.  This past weekend, I was able to spend some time thoroughly enjoying the kick off of Halloween, as we were invited* to attend the Dorney Park’s Halloween HAUNT.

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This super fun event is geared towards teenagers and adults and offers the opportunity to explore some haunted attractions at an amusement park setting. It is opened from 6pm to midnight, allowing plenty of time to explore the park. During the day, however, it is less scary and geared towards young children or those who don’t like to be scared but do enjoy the fun aspects of the holiday.

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Open weekends throughout the month of October, Haunt boasts many different scare zones or maze experiences to put you in the Halloween spirit. Due to the high volume of visitors at night, a definite plus was getting Fright Lane passes, which allowed us to cut to the front of the line for each haunted attraction. I would highly recommend this, as I don’t love waiting in line. Another cool feature were skeleton rooms.  You can select a skeleton key that allows you to participate in  bonus scary experience.  For example, I got to see what it would be like to be put in a coffin and sent into a fire…..not something I’d ever thought I would do, but was thrilling.  We loved being able to jump ahead for each exhibition. Inside the attractions were different themes. A bloody bayou, psychotic clowns, spooky corn mazes, other worldy graveyards, and backwoodsy scenarios were just some of the spots we were able to visit.

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They were all really well done! Our favorites were the haunted mansion hotel and the graveyard (Grave Walkers), and Blackout, although they were all very fun. Fog machines, special lighting, props, thematic music, and costumes created an incredible atmosphere throughout the entire park. In addition to the haunted features, regular roller coasters and rides were open for the enjoyment of all present, with very short lines. There were also special shows playing throughout the park, which were very well done.  Acrobatics, pyrotechnics and music were on display. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the park and my boys can’t wait to come back to visit next fall!

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You can purchase your own tickets for Dorney Park’s Haunt by visiting their website.

 

*we were invited to visit to facilitate a feature.  All opinions are my own.