Dallas prides itself in dishing up some of the scariest theme parks and haunted houses in the country. If you're headed to Dallas this Halloween, you won't run out of graveyards to check out and fright rides to enjoy. Some of the best in Halloween hotspots in Dallas are:
The ultimate Halloween playground could just be Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The theme for this year is "Thrills by Day, Fright by Night" and features a demented array of new Halloween rides and entertainment.
The month-long celebration will begin September 21 and run weekends through October 27. The park will also be open Columbus Day, Monday, October 14.
Kids will enjoy the Looney Tunes SPOOKY TOWN and Kid's Costume Catwalk as well as the new Scary-Oke for those brave enough to become the next "Vampire Idol" sensation.
Apart from Spooktacular street partying and HOWL's Top 10 countdown, the Fright Fest is also proud to present Arania's Nightmare and Dead Man's Party with its very own Zombie A-Rock-Alypse to keep the fear factor running until the park closes.
Halloween in Texas wouldn't be without another hotspot: the Screams in Waxahachie. Located just 30 minutes south of Dallas-Fort Worth off I-35E, the Screams theme park will let you in the five haunted attractions for the price of one ticket ($27). The park features exciting haunts such as Hotel of Horror, Castle of Darkness, 3D Pirates of Peril Point, Unkel Koy's Klown Maze, and the Ghoulish Graveyard.
Considered as the biggest haunted house in the world, Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth will blow your mind. You can check out a quick preview of Cutting Edge and ticket prices here. Haunted house reviews dub Cutting Edge as the longest adrenaline rush your money can buy -- with great attention to detail and quality special effects, no doubt visitors will never forget the thrill of setting foot on this Halloween haunted house.
Groups of 15 visitors or more get discounted rates.
Slaughterhouse in Dallas breaks new ground with the scariest experience you could ever have in your Halloween trip. The season to scare starts on Friday, Sept. 13th until Saturday, Nov.2nd. It is located next to the historic west end in downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum district. General admission costs only $13 but you can call for VIP tickets in advance.
Fort Worth's top Halloween haunted house is definitely the Hangman's House of Horrors. Apart from the half-hour tour of the house, they also feature The Outbreak and The 3-D Wonderland. Just like other Halloween theme parks mentioned above, they also add fun to the tour by setting up live bands and karaoke, as well as rides, games, and what else but food! Hangman's is charity-driven. This famed Fort Worth haunted house is open from Sept. 13 - Nov. 2.
This year celebrate the 25th anniversary by getting a free season pass at the ticket booth when you purchase a general admission ticket on opening weekend.
Halloween hotspots in Dallas-Fort Worth don't run out of ways to scare the wits out of the unsuspecting traveler. Most of these parks open from mid-September until the first week of November so you have fairly enough time to decide where to go. Just make sure you take plenty of precaution, take a deep breath, and bring your bravest self when you walk in. Happy Halloween!