Gay Friendly Halloween Haunts – 2016
IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – SCARE US, PLEASE!
We here at Gay Travel Information LOVE Halloween. I’m talking Hocus Pocus watching, flickering orange Edison light hanging, fog machine blowing, cauldron bubbling, LOVE Halloween. Our decorations go up the second September turns into October and we start eating candy months in advance! 😉
One of the best parts of the Halloween season are the haunted attractions. We will travel all over for the right haunted houses, hayrides and events.
Each year we share with you a list of our top recommended, gay friendly haunts.
Drum roll please….
- Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Orlando – (6000 Universal Blvd | Orlando, FL)
This is the granddaddy of Halloween events. This should literally scare the bajesus out of you (yes, we all have bajesus waiting to be scared out of us!) This is Universal Studios and they know how to do horror right. Every fall, the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. Explore nine all-new terrifying haunted houses, brave multiple creature-filled scare zones, enjoy outrageous live shows and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions. This year’s haunted houses include: American Horror Story, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, Halloween, The Walking Dead, Krampus, Lunatics Playground 3D, Ghost Town: The Curse of Lighting Gulch and Tomb of the Ancients. Not only are their haunted houses, their are scare zones, shows and many of the rides are open! Trust us, you DO NOT want to miss this event. Buy your tickets early! TIP: We strongly recommend purchasing the FAST PASS which will get you to the front of the line, which, on busy nights is a MUST!
Learn more at: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/.
- The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce – (186 Enterprise Drive | Bristol, CT)
The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compoune amusement park is New England’s LARGEST Halloween attraction. It was started 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 New England’s largest Halloween attraction.” To date, The Haunted Graveyard has donated more than $1,000,000 to various diabetes organizations. That alone is reason enough to check out this Halloween haunt, but the cherry on top is that it is a frightfully good time (you know I was dying to to say that)! There are over a dozen attractions! Get your tickets now and be sure to arrive early!
Learn more here – http://hauntedgraveyard.com/.
- The Haunted Scarehouse – (105 West Dewey Ave, Wharton NJ)
Regarded by Halloween enthusiasts as Jersey’s most original and innovative haunted attraction, The Haunted Scarehouse features two floors of heart-stopping entertainment and the wildly popular Escape Rooms. Inspired by the imaginative genius of pioneer Walt Disney and his theme parks, The Haunted Scarehouse team strives to match Disney’s awe-inspiring levels of craftsmanship, detail, and live performance. From the moment you enter the building the award-winning show is full of excitement and intensity. Navigate two gigantic maze-like haunted houses and numerous rooms, interacting with special effects, movie-level props, veteran actors, and fearfully realistic scenes—everything a professional haunted house should be, and impressively more. Come and experience for yourself why The Haunted Scarehouse has been nominated for and won multiple industry awards.
The Haunted Scarehouse has hosted a number of celebrity appearances, and its top-notch sets have been featured in horror films. Scenes from the horror anthology film “Abandoned in the Dark,” for example, starring horror legend Kane Hodder, were shot on location at The Haunted Scarehouse. “Abandoned in the Dark” is based on the book of the same name by David Boyle. More information at IMDb: Abandoned in the Dark (2014).
The Haunted Scarehouse will be hosting a PRIDE NIGHT on October 9th! Hey, we all have the right to be scared EQUALLY, right? Come out and support this awesome LGBT friendly haunt and you may just run into some Gay Travel Information staff! ::BOO::
Learn more here – http://hauntedscarehouse.com/.
- The Dark Manor (25 Main Street, Baltic, CT)
Continuously voted Connecticut’s #1 scariest haunted house!
Step into The Manor and experience the ghastly entities that haunt its tormented halls. Many are driven mad by the terror lurking in every shadow; their desperate screams echoing endlessly down twisting corridors, heard only by the desolate Connecticut countryside. Should you manage to escape the darkness within The Manor, you will be left no choice but to face the terrors of The Graveyard. The remains of the evil residing within The Dark Manor patrol the Graveyard in search of victims to repair their plagued souls. Those who have made it this far say your only hope for escape is a hidden exit deep beneath The Dark Manor itself. Plunge into the shadows of The Catacombs, surrounded by undead creeps and chainsaw freaks, remorseless in their torment of anyone unfortunate enough to wander into their cold grasp. Those who can navigate The Catacombs may just escape with their lives, but for many their sanity remains lost forever. Few who escape the Dark Manor suffer to tell the tale. Will you be one of them?
We get shivers just reading that! ::EEK::
Learn more here – http://thedarkmanor.com/.
- Lake Eerie Fearfest (3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH)
Anything with the name EERIE in it’s title gets bonus points in our book (just sayin!)
Lake Eerie Feafest is rated #1 haunted attraction in Ohio by Haunted Attraction Magazine and has been featured on The Travel Channel, and listed as a Forbes Magazine top 10 Halloween attraction.
Located just minutes from Cedar Point’s Halloweekends, Kalahari’s Waterpark and Great Wolf Lodge Hotel, Lake Eerie Fearfest is one event you do not want to miss.
Enjoy five haunted houses including: Ghostly Manor, Quarantine, Eerie Chainsaw, DarkMare and Caged.
Learn more here – http://lakeeeriefearfest.com/.
- Frightmare Farms – (4816 State Route 49, Palermo, NY)
Frightmare Farms has been voted the #1 most scary haunted attraction in Central New York, voted in the Top #20 must see haunts in the country and voted #1 haunted trail in Central New York by Syracuse.
Frightmare Farms is a theatrically detailed Haunted Attraction that creates a true sense of fear through realistic sets and trained actors.
The attraction is quite large and scary so wear comfortable shoes and depends. #KiddingNotKidding.
Learn more here – http://frightmarefarms.net/.
- Fear Forest Haunted House & Hayride (6780 Tod Ave SW, Lordstown, OH)
Endure 68 acres of terrifying fun!
Take a ride through 68 acres of the area’s most terrifying hayride and then get dropped off at the Insane Atarium, the area’s most intense haunted house in Youngstown Ohio. The Insane Atarium is a mental institution where the patients here experience the most bazaar treatments and some stay permanently due to the experiments gone completely wrong. Who knows… you might become a patient yourself!!! The Haunted House is loaded with tons of blood, guts and gore! The Fear Forest has also created a walk through path outdoors where the crazies from inside where exiled to the outdoor trail… you will meet them face to face while walking the Psyco Path. If that’s not enough, walk through our all NEW Forbidden Cornfield. This 10 minute walk-thru attraction will wind and twist you through the corn stalks where you will bee the evilest of evil. This attraction has no dead ends, one way in and one way out! If they will let you OUT!
Fear Forest’s Haunted Hayride is loaded with live actors, animatronics and has the LARGEST drive thru Vortex Tunnel in the country. All new attractions to help celebrate our 10th anniversary! Don’t worry about rain… our wagons are covered so we can operate in light rain. Located in Lordstown Ohio on Route 45 Tod Ave., just minutes from Youngstown and Waren and a short drive from Akron and surrounding communities. Our Attractions are not recommended for children and must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more here – http://www.fearforest.com/
- St. Lucifer’s Screampark (5290 S. Dort Hwy, Flint, MI)
The name alone sends shivers down my spine. Give me a second to recoup. Whew….thank you.
Rated the # 1 haunted house in Michigan, top 20 in America by The Travel Channel and one of the top 5 haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s Screampark will have you screaming for mommy, or is it MOTHER (said in creepy Norman Bates voice)?
Here is their story:
When the military convey rolled through town. There were hundreds of trucks full of scared men. They had heard the reports. Hoards of zombies had escaped from the underground tunnels of Saint Lucifer asylum. Breaching the security in section 13F, and spilling Americas most feared serial killers into the hills. In an effort to revive many of the hospitals catatonic patients a new drug was found. The side effect, caused the dead to reanimate, rip out of their body bags and come back as zombies.
I may have to walk through this haunt with a blindfold on! Mommy….
Learn more here – http://fearfest.net/.
- Fear Hallow Haunted Attraction (1600 Church Road, Mountaintop, PA)
Enjoy two attractions for the price of one! Mayhem on the Mountain (an indoor, interactive walk-through haunted house) and Deadwoods Haunted Trail (an outdoor, intense, walking trail through the backwoods of Mountaintop, PA).
Both attractions use the latest in technology along with traditional scare actors to provide an intense, terrifying Halloween experience not intended for the faint of heart.
Learn more here – http://www.fearhollow.com/index.html.
- Field of Screams (191 College Avenue, Mountville, PA)
Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA gives you more than you can handle. One visit to this world-renowned Halloween Horror Fest and you will quickly learn why the horrifying Haunted Houses, Haunted Hayride, and Haunted Trail earn Field of Screams the title of America’s #1 Haunted Attraction.
Field of Screams boasts four heart-stopping attractions that take you on a horror ride through your worst nightmares. Along the way you will experience bone-chilling screams, demented creatures, and bloody sights unlike anything you have ever witnessed before. Each attraction has new and different scenes and your experience of terror changes around every corner.
Each of the four attractions is uniquely different and most importantly each one is filled with horrifying thrills, and heart-stopping terror. Every step is echoed by blood-curdling screams, and the twisted laughter of the creatures who stalk you. For the ultimate experience, be sure to conquer all four attractions-the Haunted Hayride, the Den of Darkness Horror Barn, the Frightmare Asylum Haunted House, and the Nocturnal Wasteland Haunted Trail.
Purchase a ticket for any, or all of the above attractions, and you will receive FREE access to the Field of Screams Entertainment Area. Each night there is something new and exciting occurring in this area such as live bands, special events, and competitions. Stop by the scream shop to purchase souvenirs from America’s best, and scariest, Haunted Attraction or enjoy the custom built games that Field of Screams has to offer.
Learn more here – https://www.fieldofscreams.com.