With its 70 rides, including 17 of the world’s best roller coasters, Cedar Point is no stranger to screams and thrills. This fall, it’s upping the scare factor with its annual HalloWeekends. Broken into two separate events happening select weekend dates Sept. 15 - Oct. 30, 2022, everyone can join the fun at the appropriate fright level.
You do not want to skip this event. Why? We’re glad you asked. Here are just some of the many reasons to visit HalloWeekends this fall.
1. Fun for Little Boos and Ghouls
By day, there's a ton of kid-friendly Halloween fun to be had in the sun. Trick-or-Treat for candy and surprises, make Kooky Crafts to take home, walk through The Magical House on Boo Hill or pick out your own pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch, then decorate it. Kids will love wandering through the Howlin' Hay Maze or the Tricky Corn Maze, digging through the Crazy Corn Box and Monstrous Mummy Pit before going to a special sandbox to unearth skeletons at Diggin' Up Bones.
Whether pedaling around on the Harvest Tractors, enjoying meeting characters at "Camp Spooky," or seeing some of your favorites on the Main Stage for The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown, there’s plenty of festive fall fun for little ones to explore.
2. HAUNT is NSFK (Not Safe for Kids)
When night falls — get the kids out of there. Because it gets scary. Really scary.
Ditch the lame haunted houses for the truly blood-curdling experience of HAUNT. Back for another year of mazes, scare zones and even more frightful entertainment, HAUNT gives adults and older teens a chance to scream like terrified little children (without actually being judged for it), because everyone else will be, too.
The ambiance itself is creepy with dark decor, eerie music and ghouls walking around like they own the place. Heads up — no face paint, costumes or masks are allowed for guests. Leave the scaring to the pros for the night.
3. Stage Spooktacular
Are you looking for live etertainment that would even wake the dead? The Festival of Fear Main Stage is the entertainment hub of HalloWeekends featuring shows like Skin & Bones, Raging Inferno and The Shrieks. Check out the amusing Witch Sisters' Insult Emporium at the Ballroom Balcony and then head to Fort Sandusky to see them for Dreadtime Stories, Trickster Games and Spellcasting Ceremony. The Palace Theatre features Wake The Dead: A Murder Mystery Musical. That's just the beginning. Check out these and other shows throughout the parl
4. Cornstalkers 2.0: Revenge of the Pumpkinheads
The fan-favorite Cornstalkers maze is back and even scarier than before. It’s dark. It’s foggy. There are deranged farmers and animals and living cornstalks and WHY are you even in there? Get out! GET OUT! If you can… (muahahaha).
5. Halloween Ah-MAZE-ing
OK, so you’re over the pint-sized fun, but you’re a little iffy about going head-first into the horror fest. That’s cool, we 100% get it.
Three of the HalloWeekends mazes are geared for that middle-ground where you want a bit of fright, but aren’t interested in change-your-pants level scares just yet. Each of these experiences tests your brainpower for an extra level of urgency and challenge. The Mystery of Eerie Estate is like a real-life Clue experience in a ghostly mansion, while Hexed: Spellbound pits you against the wits of witches.
6. Rides are Open!
I mean, Cedar Point is kind of known for their rides. Don’t worry, during HalloWeekends you still get a chance to scream your way through favorites like Maverick, Rougarou, Steel Vengeance, Magnum, Millennium Force and all the rest.
7. Trade in Nightmares for Sweet Dreams
Listen, all that screaming and scary stuff isn’t going to make you all that excited to drive home afterward. Cuddle up in your sweats and put on some cartoons before hitting the hay at one of Cedar Point’s Resorts as part of a HalloWeekends Package deal.
Win-win, right? Then you can start the fun all over again bright and early the next day.