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Great America’s Halloween Haunt Opens September 27

September 17, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America will begin frightening and scaring guests Sept. 27 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and keep the evil running until Oct. 27. Scare times run from 7pm-Midnight on each eerie evening.

Operation-SmileHalloween Haunt’s sixth horrifying season will debut two new sinister mazes, raising the frightful walks of terror count to eight.Dia de los Muertos lures victims into the forbidden jungle of El Chupacabra – where blood rains from the sky. La Llorona, the Weeping Woman, delivers horrifying screams as creatures of the night crawl from their crypts. In the bloody halls of Zombie High, students experience a horrific homecoming with demonic hellions roaming about.

Great America’s six returning haunted mazes include: Slaughterhouse AnnihilationCarnEvilWerewolf CanyonCornStalkers,Madame Marie’s Massacre Manor and Toy Factory.

“Halloween Haunt is the Bay Area’s premier fright event,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General ManagerRaul Rehnborg. “Haunt provides terrifying mazes and in-your-face experiences, mixed with the added fun of all our thrill rides.Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is the perfect place to confront your fears.”

Also new for 2013 is Fun House Express in the Action Theater, a haunted attraction featuring a hilarious and wild underground ride filled with clowns, chaos and surprises.

Three exhilarating Scare Zones return for 2013 to keep guests on edge throughout the night. In Dead Man’s Cove – dastardly dead pirates pursue your souls, while The Gauntlet area features tortured spirits lurking in the fog. Underworld Alley is a forgotten graveyard where the undead awake to wreak havoc.

Halloween Haunt’s five Live Shows bring additional frights, shrills and campiness to Great America. New for 2013, Blades of Horror transports screen images to life and guest can only hope to depart safely in Halloween Haunt’s inaugural ice show.

The Halloween Haunt experience begins each evening with the Overlord unleashing his fury from atop Carousel Columbia.

Tickets can be found online at with free admission for 2013 and 2014 Gold Pass holders. Students can receive up to $17 off the regular admission price by showing their valid student ID. Halloween Haunt is intended for guests 13 and older.

California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.”  In addition to California’s Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

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