Gay Friendly Halloween Attractions

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Starting the end of September, when the temps cool, leaves change colors and sweaters resurface, we here at Gay Travel Information have one thing on our mind — HALLOWEEN. We are major fans of all things “spooky” and love being scared! 

There is no shortage of haunted houses, hayrides, corn mazes and events, but we narrowed down our list of scariest attractions, spotlighting the most gay friendly companies. The people BEHIND these attractions make us all warm and fuzzy inside and deserve the support of the LGBT community. 

Here is our list of top Gay Friendly Halloween haunts for 2014.

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Halloween Horror Nights is the best of the best in our opinion. You really have experienced a TRUE Halloween haunt until you experience HHN. These folks at Universal Orlando are the experts and will guarantee you need a change of underwear (sorry, but it’s true). 

On select nights September 19 – November 1, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights®. See if you can survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more. There’s no better way to “end” your day at Universal Orlando® than with the winner of Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award.

Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks all across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say that Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.”

“Truly a frightening experience. doesn’t have the title ‘horror nights’ for nothing”

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  • The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce (186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT | 1-860-310-4746) –  The Haunted Graveyard is New England’s largest Halloween attraction and has been featured on the Travel Channel. The Haunted Graveyard got its start in 1991, when Ernie and Carol Romegialli’s daughter, Johanna, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. According to Ernie, “We started decorating our yard in Middletown, Connecticut for Halloween, thinking it would keep Johanna’s mind off candy. Every year, the displays of decoration just kept getting bigger and bigger. It outgrew our yard and has since evolved into Southern New England’s largest Halloween attraction. Today, Johanna, at age 28, is an active member of the Graveyard team.” There are over 20 attractions sure to leave a chill in your bones and best of all, you will be helping a great cause. To date, The Haunted Graveyard has donated more than $1,000,000 to various diabetes organizations! 

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  • Terror in Rhode Island presented by Spooky World (1000 New London Ave, Cranston, RI).  Terror in Rhode Island is a horror “amusement” park of sorts (sans rides) and offers a big bang for your buck, not to mention it is scary as hell! With 3 terrifying attractions, carnival games, places to grab a drink or bite, a live DJ and roaming scare actors, Terror in Rhode Island is pretty spectacular. You can read our review HERE

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  • Spooky World-  Nightmare New England (454 Charles Bancroft Highway | Litchfield, NH 03052 | 1-603-424-7999). Spooky World is the largest and most terrifying haunted destination in the Northeast. Situated outdoors along the banks of the Merrimack River, visitors of Nightmare New England venture in to the sinister countryside as a central character in our twisted trails of terror! Located a quick ride over the Massachusetts border, this scream park offers something for everyone! Nightmare New England is home to FIVE SEPARATE haunted attractions on location, but is offers so much more. On-site you will also find the Naticook Fish and Grill Restaurant, a full bar, multiple sideshow attractions, living entertainment, Zombie paintball, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, carnival concessions, Tarot Card readers, fire-pits, and keg stands. Nightmare New England aligned with Spooky Work in 2009 to create America’s # 1 haunted destination in the Northeast. The attractions are truly terrifying and not for the faint of heart. WE DEAR YOU TO GO! 😉 

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  • The Dark Manor Haunted House (26 Main Street / Baltic, CT) – The Dark Manor is consistently voted Connecticut’s # 1 Scariest Haunted House! Enjoy two haunted attractions in one. The Manor – 2 floors of special effects and heart stopping terror and The Graveyard and Haunted Village, an outdoor attraction with creeps and chainsaw freaks that will have you BEGGING for your life! They ARE “The Haunting in Connecticut!” and only for the BRAVE OF HEART!

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  • PennHurst Haunted Asylum (Church Street & Bridge Road | Spring City, PA 19475 | 1-855-Haunt-00). America’s Scariest Haunted Attraction!The Pennhurst Haunted attraction includes the Pennhurst Asylum, a hospital themed walk thru attraction featuring many items and artifacts that were part of the original State School. Located on the upper floors of the old Administration building, which dates to 1908, this attraction features a combination of high tech animatronics, digital sound and motivated actors, as well as fine detail and realism.Enjoy 4 Haunted Attractions:
      • Pennhurst Asylum
      • Dungeon of Lost Souls
      • Tunnel of Terror
      • Ghost Hunt

Are you brave enough to check it out?

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  • Haunted Scarehouse (105 W. Dewey Ave, Wharton, NJ 07885 | 1-732-485-2653). 
    Two Floors of Fear! With two terrifying attractions, the House of Nightmares and The Attic there is Terror at Every Turn!!!

    Regarded by Halloween enthusiasts as Jersey’s most original and innovative haunted attraction, Haunted Scarehouse features two floors of heart-stopping entertainment. Rooms decorated like movie sets, jaw-dropping props, disorienting noises, actors heightening your tension, ratcheting up your fear—it’s all here for your enjoyment.

    Your night of nonstop shock begins once you set foot on the eerie premises. The lobby, featuring horror memorabilia, TV screens, photo ops, and enticing merchandise, boosts your excitement for the award-winning show. Navigate the darkness, explore two gigantic haunted houses, journey through numerous rooms created by expert set builders, interact with special effects, animated walls, fearfully realistic set pieces and scenes—everything a professional haunted house should be, and much, much more.

    Inspired by the imaginative genius of pioneer Walt Disney and his theme parks, Scarehouse’s creative team strives to match Disney’s awe-inspiring levels of craftsmanship, detail, and live performance. Come and experience for yourself why Haunted Scarehouse was rated Scariest Haunt in North Jersey by Fright Tour 2013.

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  • Canobie Lake Park – Screemfest (85 N. Policy Street | Salem, NH 03079 | 1-603-893-3506). Haunted houses, Rides, LIVE Shows, Petting Zoo, ROCKtoberfest & So Much More! Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST is where fear meets fun for everyone! All rides, shows and haunted attractions – PLUS entrance to ROCKtoberfest – are included in one
    low admission price, And parking is always FREE!

    Want to learn about the HISTORY of  SCREEEMFEST?  Click here.

    Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST is right on the shores of  beautiful Canobie Lake in Salem, New Hampshire, conveniently located at Exit 2 or 3 off Route 93. They are a quick, gas-friendly trip and just 35 minutes from Boston.

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  • Scary Acres Haunted Corn Maze and Hayride (2150 Scituate Ave | Cranston, RI 02831 | 401-823-3327). 

    Rhode Island’s Premiere Haunted Corn Maze & Hayride

    Two attractions with one goal . . . to terrify you at every turn!

    First you’ll travel by rickety wagon into the eerily dark and mysterious woods where zombies and bloodthirsty werewolves have been prowling for months. They’ve left a trail of horror behind them, craving human flesh.

    They wait, hiding in the dark shadows of the corn maze and they’re waiting for you! Evil lurks in the darkness as you desperately try to find your way out of the maze. All you have is light from the moon and your flashlight to guide you. You may enter Quarantine, but you won’t be safe from the evil creatures for long. Next is the Fun House of Fears, twisted terror like you’ve never seen!

    There’s nowhere to hide… nowhere to turn! If you weren’t afraid of the dark before, you will be now!

    For more information visit http://scaryacresri.com/

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  • The Fear Factory (4403 Black Horse Pike | Mays Landing, NJ 08330). NJ’s largest and scariest haunted attraction. 30,000 sq ft of pure terror. Free parking. Food concession stand. 100% Indoors…we are open in all weather!Providing safe family fun. Yes it is really scary…”This isn’t your Daddy’s old haunted house!”

There is still plenty of time to enjoy the above attractions, but don’t say we didn’t warn you! 😉

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One Response to “Gay Friendly Halloween Attractions”
  1. linni508 says:

    everything sounds awesome! I wish I could visit them ALL!!!

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