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8 Tips to Maximize your Scares at Haunt

Jenae Mims

As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

We’re all anticipating the opening of Haunt in just THREE days! Here are eight tips on how you can spend your time at Halloween Haunt efficiently!


1. Come during the first three weekends of Haunt

The last three weekends are always the busiest, especially the weekend leading up to Halloween! We promise you’ll get to experience the same amount of scares and fear even if you come in September.

2. Come on a Sunday night

Fridays and Saturdays are typically busier than Sundays.

3. Get to the park prior to 7 p.m.

The park will begin letting guests through the admission gates about 30-45 minutes prior to Halloween Haunt’s 7 p.m. opening. The opening ceremony will begin each night at 6:55 p.m. Come a little early to catch the show and be one of the first to be let into the park. That way, you can be the first in line at the mazes!

4. Grab a park map

You won’t miss a moment at Haunt with a park map!

5. Start at the back of the park

The mazes at the back of the park tend to have shorter lines in the beginning of the night due to the amount of people that begin at the mazes in the front of the park first. Start with Zombie High, our all-new Tooth Fairy and Cornstalkers first, then work your way to the front!

6. Take a break from walking and watch Ed Alonzo, the Second Greatest Showman

Ed Alonzo’s show will take place in Theatre Royale at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 p.m.!

7. Get a Fright Lane pass

A Fright Lane pass will save you time by letting you bypass the regular line one time at all of our Haunt mazes!

8. Get a ticket for the all-you-can-eat Boofet

During a long night of scares you’ll by dying for a good meal! On select nights, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal for only $16.99, or $15.99 for Season Passholders.

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Jenae Mims

As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

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