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Celebrate Spooky Season at These Theme Park Haunts

Roller coasters aren't the only things making guests scream at these theme parks.

Halloween is right around the corner, and attractions everywhere are getting ready to scare your socks off. If you’re looking for a local haunt to visit this spooky season, check out the scary (and not-so-scary) thrills waiting at these theme parks.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Looking for scares close to home? Fright Fest is coming back to Six Flags locations, bigger and spookier than ever! During the day, you can experience family-friendly shows and attractions, but as soon as the sun goes down, the nightmare begins. Enter Fright Fest’s spine-tingling scare zones, explore haunted houses and experience a range of other haunted attractions. Fright Fest will be terrifying guests at different Six Flags parks on select dates from September through October. Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will hold their Fright Fest from Sept. 10-Oct. 31. Six Flags New England in Massachusetts will hold their Fright Fest from Sept. 24-Oct. 31.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

Do you have some very small Halloween fans at home? Little goblins and ghouls will love celebrating Halloween at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place. Come in costume to Sesame Place for some silly seasonal fun with Halloween-themed shows, a scarecrow scavenger hunt, not-so-scary photo ops, Halloween floats and more! You’ll even see your favorite residents of Sesame Street dressed up in costume. Don’t miss the costume contest! The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular runs from Sept. 18-Nov. 7.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

If you’re a true horror fan, don’t miss this haunt. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is the gold standard for theme park haunts – and it’s not for scaredy-cats. At Halloween Horror Nights, you can find immersive haunted houses, heart-pounding scare zones, live entertainment and select park attractions. This year, you’ll find scares themed after The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Haunting of Hill House, Beetlejuice and more. This haunt is not for younger guests, and it’s not recommended to bring children under the age of 13. The scares are just a little too intense. Celebrate the 30th year of screams on select nights from Sept. 3-Oct. 31.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is getting creepy with their killer Howl-O-Scream event. Guests can experience five haunted houses, four scare zones, four live shows, two party zones and more. This bone-chiller features brand new haunted houses, scare zones and shows, so even longtime fans will find something new to keep them up at night. Check out attractions based on the stories of Edgar Allen Poe, the legend of Jack the Ripper and more. Younger guests can visit for trick-or-treating during the day, when Busch Gardens holds their version of The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. Howl-O-Scream is held on select dates from Sept. 10-Oct. 31. Be there, but beware! This event is not suitable for small children.

If you’re headed to one of these spooky events, remember to save with AAA Tickets. You can get savings of up to 40% at concerts, theme parks, virtual events, museums, attractions and more! Go to AAA.com/Tickets for exclusive tickets and savings.

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What are your favorite theme park haunts? Have you been to any of the above haunts before? Let us know in the comments below – we’re dying to hear from you.

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