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With its 70 rides, including 18 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. 13-Oct. 27, 2019, 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 eight of the many reasons to visit HalloWeekends this fall.
By day, Camp Snoopy turns into The Great Pumpkin Fest, a super cute kids’ party where the little ones can run around with Snoopy, trick-or-treat, engage in spooky arts and crafts, or enter a costume contest (note: only kids entering the costume contest can wear costumes, face paint or masks). The Great Pumpkin Fest is monster-free and all about the giggles.
Every Saturday and Sunday during the event, they’ll be surrounded by pumpkins, the PEANUTS gang, and rides decked out in their best Halloween decorations. There’s plenty of festive fall fun, including the Great Pumpkin Parade and kid-friendly mazes to explore.
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.
New this year, Battleground HalloZone is the entertainment hub of HalloWeekends featuring music, flames, food and shows. Fuel up at Dead End Kitchen Alley then see if your stomach can handle the death-defying stunts of Toxicity, all while you’re serenaded with lovely heavy metal music.
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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).
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. If you get through those, take on Zombie Jr. High School, which takes Sunday Scaries to a new level as you wind your way through teenage angst and a lunch lady that will haunt your dreams.
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 Top Thrill Dragster, Magnum, Millennium Force and all the rest.
In celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2020, Cedar Point is now offering a scary-good deal (couldn't resist). The Gold Pass is $99 and gets you free parking, admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark for the entire 2020 season.
But wait, there’s more! Buy now and you get unlimited visits in 2019 including HalloWeekends. It’s literally less than the cost of two visits at regular price, and you get all that plus early ride times and special discounts.
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.
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