10 Haunted Spook Houses in America
Halloween comes but once a year and so do the ghosts,
vampires and witches and the undead. And they are
waiting for you to visit! This is the top 10 haunted
houses (Spook House) in the United States. All were
voted on by the many visitors to Haunted America
Tours. Many web sites pick their OWN favorite Theme
ParKs and Haunted Halloween Amusements and tell
the public these are the best must see Halloween
Here at Haunted America Tours, You the visitors
to these attractions have voted thst these are
your favorites. And your votes have added them
to the Top Ten Most Haunted Spook Houses in America
A survey conducted by The National Retail Federation
showed that in excess of 24 million Americans
planned to attend a haunted house for Halloween
Chances are you
won't find a real ghost... but the thrills and chills
factor will make you want to go tour these really
spooky creepy haunted houses again and again!
The Top Ten List of Spook Filled
Haunted Houses in America
1. Universal Horror
Nights, Orlando, FL
Now in its 17th year, Halloween Horror Nights
was Amusement Today's "2006 Golden Ticket
Award" winner for the best Halloween event.
Annually drawing hundreds of thousands of horror
fans from around the globe, the event promises
to break new ground this year with all new frights
and immersive thrills never before imagined.
Universal Orlando Resort is a theme
park resort in Orlando, Florida. It is a joint partnership
between NBC Universal and the Blackstone Group.
The resort consists of two theme parks (Universal
Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure),
Universal CityWalk (a night-time entertainment destination),
and three Loews hotels. It is the largest property
owned by Universal Studios Theme Parks, and is also
the second largest resort in Orlando after the Walt
Disney World Resort. A new "island" themed
to the popular Harry Potter film and book series
was announced in May 2008
, with a scheduled opening
in late 2009.
Halloween Horror Nights is one of the largest
Halloween events in the U.S., presented annually
at Universal Orlando Resort. From 1991-2001, the
event was held at Universal Studios Florida. The
Halloween Horror Nights was expanded to Islands
of Adventure in 2002, but the event was moved
back to Universal Studios Florida in 2006.
2. Bennett's Curse-House
of the Vampyres
With unique special effects and attractions
this Haunted House is sure to leave visitors
screaming." Located near Arundel Mills
mall, Bennett's is open Sept. 28 through Halloween.
Tickets are $15 to $20. BENNETT' CURSE HONORED
AS TOP HAUNTED THRILL ATTRACTION IN THE U.S.
In operation since 2001, Bennett's Curse House
of the Vampyres is Maryland's can't-miss attraction
come Halloween. Revolutionizing fright entertainment,
its unique special effects and attractions are
sure to leave visitors screaming. From the "Dominion
of Darkness" to the "Sanctuary of
Insanity," its mazes and paranormal illusions
make for an unforgettable adventure.
3. Shocktoberfest, Reading,
Shocktoberfest is Pennsylvania's Premier Haunted
Theme Park featuring The Biohazard Haunted Hayride,
The Prison of the Dead, The Toxic Asylum 3D
Extreme, and Much, Much More. Shocktoberfest
is an annual haunted event near Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The attractions can be summed-up
as Dark Attractions, Haunted Houses, and a Haunted
Hayride. It is referred to by Shocktoberfest
as a "haunted theme park," although,
it is not a theme park in the typical sense
of the word.
The attraction opened in 1990
at Willow Glen Park and has become a staple for
teenagers and families throughout the Mid-Atlantic
states during the Halloween season. Over the years
it has grown from humble beginnings as a hayride
into one of the "Top 13 Haunts in America"
- according to Haunt World Magazine (2006).
Premier Haunted Theme Park has announced their
new Text2Scream(TM) attractions for the 2008
Executive Producer of Shocktoberfest, Patrick
Konopelski explains, "The Text2Scream(TM)
program is great because it engages our customers
in a way never done before in the entertainment
industry. It puts control in the hands of our
Theme Park visitors can interact
with a variety of animated ghouls and apparitions
in "scare zones" found across the park
via their mobile phones and devices. These scare
zones are set up where customers least expect
them (so expect the unexpected) and are devised
so that once you've been scared, you can join
in on the fun and scare another poor unsuspecting
4. Netherworld... Atlanta, Georgia
House is a walk-through dark attraction filled with
terrifying live actors, amazing special effects,
and incredible monsters. Widely considered one of
the best Haunted Houses in the nation, this intense,
Scutting edge, multi-story, multi-attraction haunted
event is full of amazing detail and thrilling scares!
5. Headless Horseman... Ulster
Park, New York
THE BLACK SPIDER
The legend of The Black Spider Sideshow varies slightly
from town to town. For over a century, the traveling
show of freaks has greatly been known for its mysterious,
yet enticing demeanor, its denial and desire.
The Sideshow caravan travels at night and only
by train. Its unknown autumn destinations are
always around the time of Samhain, the Pagan celebration,
traditionally known as the time to remember those
who have gone before us. Only on the night of
the arrival would the townspeople realize the
abnormal feeling of The Black Spider Sideshow.
This unusual feeling remained in each town until
the night the train pulled out with all the freaks
Little has been
written by past generations of a Concierge, who
was the first of the Sideshow to greet the bewildered
citizens in each town. The hypnotic enthusiasm of
the Concierge drew crowds of skeptics, turning them
into desiring customers, some who would remain forever.
Not all is known of the inner workings of The
Sideshow. Much, however, is yet to be unknown.
Old flyers found, as well as old reports written
in newspapers, show no normalcy present during
the operation of The Black Spider Sideshow.
Hypnotists, Weight Guessers, Rides and Games for
the Brave at Heart. The main emphasis always directed
towards the stars, such as The Freaks, Maggot
Babies, Man Eating Chicken, Dog Face Boy and many
more unpleasant spectacles of life.
All tales mention a time of gloom when entire
townships stopped what they were doing. During
visits of The Black Widow and her show, businesses
would close, schools would not open, households
would empty into the streets and seem to be devoured
by and called to The Sideshow by the Barkers,
the Banners and Human Oddities inside.
The Black Spider's
sudden departure is remembered by the few who avoided
its tempting atmosphere. Everyone else is said to
have vanished. As for The Sideshow itself, legends
agree on one thing, at the bottom of each posting
a haunting scripture read: Hope You Join Us Again!
6. Thrillvania, Dallas, TX
Thrillvania is the nationally-acclaimed thrill
park featuring six different haunted attractions,
a midway with fun and games, food and beverages
and a haunted store. Founded nearly 20 years ago,
the renowned park is based on 50 acres of haunted
property approximately 30 miles east of Dallas.
Attracting over 25,000 visitors each Halloween
season, Thrillvania is the top area attraction
for discerning thrill seekers.
7. Frightfest and The Darkness
Frightfest, St. Louis, MO
Every October, Six Flags in St. Louis hosts FrightFest,
a Halloween celebration that is hard to stay away
from. The celebration features haunted houses,
frighteningly entertaining shows and beloved Warner
Brother's characters. Entertaining for young and
old, Frightfest provides fun and terrifying excitement
all in one place.
The Darkness, Saint Louis, Missouri
for Saint Louis and Southern Illinois are found
here at Scarefest.com. Scarefest.com is home to
the best Halloween haunted houses in the Midwest
including The Darkness, Silo-X, Crematory, The Creature
and Tombstone Haunted Ghost Town. If you have dial
up internet please use our low band version or use
our high band version if you have high speed internet
access. Scarefest.com will also offer you links
to find haunted houses across the nation and more.
Welcome to your worst nightmares now please enter
if you dare.
8.Terror on the Fox, Green Bay,
Haunted Attractions in one location!
Terror on the Fox—the Main
Event-- is completely re-themed to deliver a whole
new level of thrills and screams! Deep within the
chambers and catacombs you’ll come face to
face with our most crazed and insane characters
to date! New scenes designed to confuse and horrify
while tapping into your deepest fears await you
at Terror on the Fox.
Face your fears in our brand new second event
Torment: Clowns, Vertigo, Claustrophobia, Chainsaws,
Darkness, Electricity, Snakes, Rats, Heights and
more await you as you make your way through this
harrowing test! Can you overcome your deepest
fears to make it through to the end? “Torment………….Face
the Fear within!”
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New in 2008
, a Wisconsin Haunted
House exclusive!: a themed Mirror Maze that will
disorient you at every turn, hallway and dead-end.
Will you panic as you wind your way through the
illusions that the mirrors create and find yourself
back where you started? Will you ever find the exit?
9. Fright World, Buffalo, New
Frightworld's back and bigger than ever for 2008
Buffalo's scarriest screampark returns with 5
terror-filled houses at one low price: Reaper's
Revenge, Return of Mummy's Curse, House of the
Dead, Carnevil, and a soon-to-be-announced mystery
house! SEPTEMBER 21 - OPENING NIGHT!The wait is
over. Come see what all the fright's about as
we open our doors for the all new 2008
at FRIGHTWORLD - AMERICA'S SCREAMPARK. Opening
night hours: 6:30pm to 12:00am and the terror
and horror will continue to reign until our season's
close at midnight on Saturday, November 3
The Nest, Phoenix, AZ
Located just outside
Phoenix, Arizona, The Nest is a journey through
the barn of Arizona's most notorious serial killer,
Jacob Kell. Visitors first venture through the graveyard
where all 35 of his victims are buried and later
experience The Carnage, 5,000 square feet that represents
the torture "Killer Kell" reaped upon
Acres, Columbus, Ohio www.deadacres.com
OPEN: SEPTEMBER 28 THROUGH HALLOWEEN EVERY THURSDAY
OPEN THE LAST SUN, MON and TUES (HALLOWEEN) and
GET $2 OFF
Haunted House, Pontiac, Michigan www.hauntedpontiac.com
World's Largest Haunted House! Erebus, the 4 story
Haunted House is located in Pontiac, Michigan and
was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records
as the World's Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction
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