Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween Haunt 2019

It's that time of year again! Halloween Haunt is going on right now at Great America and they made a few changes this year. One of the more popular haunted mazes, Wax Museum, is now a blackout maze. All the lights are turned off, so you have to go through it with a tiny flashlight. There is a new Dia de los Muertos area with an impressive music and dance show. Lastly, the clowns are back in a new scare zone called Killer Clown Town. As in previous years, they went all out with the decorations throughout the park.

There is so much to do and see, that I would recommend getting a Fright Lane pass to skip all of the lines for Halloween attractions. It's early October, and some of the lines were already up to an hour long. Practically all of the rides are also in operation during the event. I really like Trailblazer, a new single-file roller-coaster with a 90 degree drop. I think it is the first new coaster in the park to top Flight Deck (I'll always remember it as "Top Gun" from my childhood).

For details and links to get to tickets, head over to the full press release below or click here.




HALLOWEEN HAUNT RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2 
New Haunted Maze, Scare Zone and Interactive Entertainment Area Provide Fresh Frights in 2019

SANTA CLARA, CA – Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America, the Bay Area’s premier  Halloween event, will begin terrifying guests on Sept. 27. Scares take place on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Nov. 2, including Halloween night. Tickets are on sale now at www.cagreatamerica.com/haunt.

Halloween Haunt offers eight haunted mazes, each with its own frightening theme, plus two scare zones, where guests encounter transformed midways, ghoulish monsters and rampant scares. Guests will enjoy several new experiences 2019, including:

  • A thrilling interactive entertainment zone, Dia de los Muertos, will offer a lively party in the land of the dead, where free-spirited hosts lead exciting music and dancing on the midway.
  • The all-new Killer Clown Town scare zone will bring a twisted carnival world to life with deranged circus acts and disgruntled clowns who want to see guests scream. 
  • The lights have been turned out in one of Halloween Haunt’s most popular mazes, Wax Museum Blackout, which will feature a nearly pitch-black experience where guests are only given a flashlight to illuminate the museum’s lifelike wax figures—some of which might even be alive. 
Halloween Haunt’s returning mazes include Backwoods, Chaos House, CornStalkers, Madame Marie’s Massacre Manor, Roadkill Roadhouse, Tooth Fairy and Zombie High. The popular scare zone Ripper’s Revenge will also return in 2019. The popular show Blood Drums, complete with percussion, music, blood, fire and sparks, returns on a brand-new stage.

“Halloween Haunt is not only a guest favorite event, it’s truly the Bay Area’s leading Halloween experience,” said Manny Gonzalez, vice president and general manager of California’s Great America. “This fall, a new maze, new scare zone, and an interactive midway party ensure Halloween Haunt continues to offer intense scares and fun for all who come through the Great America gates.”

For younger kids who want to enjoy Halloween in the park without the scares, The Great Pumpkin Fest takes over Great America during daytime hours on select Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28–Nov. 3. Featuring trick-or-treating with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang, pumpkin decorating, a hay maze and coloring, this event brings Halloween activities to life for the entire family. Great America will also entertain with “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” movie showings and book readings throughout the day.

Tickets for Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest are available online at www.cagreatamerica.com. The best way to enjoy Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest is with a 2020 Gold Season Pass, on sale now. The Gold Season Pass includes unlimited visits to California’s Great America and South Bay Shores waterpark on every public operating day for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020, including Halloween Haunt, The Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest, plus passholder-only perks like free parking, special events, early ride times, in-park discounts and more.

About California’s Great America and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
California’s Great America is a 100-acre theme and waterpark located in Santa Clara, Calif. As Northern California’s premier amusement park, featuring thrill rides, live entertainment, and the South Bay Shores waterpark, California’s Great America is the top destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, an indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. For more information, visit www.cedarfair.com.

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