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How to Survive Haunt if You’re Terrified

Danny Messinger

As area manager of digital marketing, I get to tell the incredible stories of our park to the world—and take our biggest fans Between the Lines. I’ve been an incurable amusement park fanatic since I was a kid and have worked at two other parks (shout-out to Cedar Point and Valleyfair!). Now, I can’t wait to share my passion with our readers! Find me @DannyMessinger on Twitter.

Let’s admit it. Not everyone who comes to Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is a fearless hero. Sometimes, people who are considering coming to Haunt are completely terrified of monsters, goblins, startles and everything spooky. Don’t worry. We’ve got you.

Unbelievable Shows without the Scares

This year, the Haunt team spent some extra time looking at the event through the eyes of someone who may be on the fence about visiting. Do you love the fall atmosphere but don’t want to get spooked? This year’s entertainment lineup will surround you in jaw-dropping performances that are in the spirit(s) of the Halloween season without requiring you to ever set foot in a haunted maze or scare zone.

We’ve completely transformed three giant areas of Great America into immersive stages, surrounding you on all sides with exhilarating acts, talented dancers and performers, and jaw-dropping stunts. Don’t forget to check out the Dia de los Muertos area, which places you in the middle of a glow-in-the-dark party with thumping music.

 

Perhaps best of all: timid guests will be able to navigate between all three transformed midway areas without needing to walk through a scare zone!

Get Scare Immunity with a No-Boo Necklace

Let’s say you’re suddenly feeling a little bit more brave and are considering exploring more of Haunt but still aren’t sure if you can handle all the monsters.

This year, you can purchase a No-Boo Necklace that flashes and blinks bright blue, letting our ghouls know that they need to leave you alone. The No-Boo Necklace will keep you scare-free as you pass through the outdoor scare zones.

Halloween Photo Ops

There are amazing decor displays scattered all around the park this fall. Near the front of the park, don’t miss the undead horse-and-carriage just behind the carousel or the 20-foot-tall skeletons standing throughout the Dia de los Muertos area. At the back of the park, Killer Clown Town’s twisted carnival setting provides some comical props that double as Insta-worthy material.

Give in to the Scare

There’s something to be said for the friend who comes to Haunt knowing they’ll be a mess by the time they leave but who is willing to sacrifice themselves for the scare. If you’re scared and still come to Haunt, you’re instantly your friends’ hero. With every ear-piercing scream, you’re giving your friends an unforgettable experience. Be a true champ and tell your group about our killer discounted Haunt tickets available online.

See you on the haunted midways.

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Danny Messinger

As area manager of digital marketing, I get to tell the incredible stories of our park to the world—and take our biggest fans Between the Lines. I’ve been an incurable amusement park fanatic since I was a kid and have worked at two other parks (shout-out to Cedar Point and Valleyfair!). Now, I can’t wait to share my passion with our readers! Find me @DannyMessinger on Twitter.

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