Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Each year, Universal Studios creates attractions based on its horror movie and television properties. For 2018, Stranger Things, Poltergeist, The First Purge, and others. One special attraction throws it back to the Old Hollywood monster movie days–and has a custom soundtrack composed by Slash. We sell tickets for this event at our front desk, ask for more information!! = October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 24-28, 31. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; tickets $65-$299
Knott’s Scary Farm
This theme park haunt features over 30 attractions, including roller coasters and carnival-style rides, magic shows, art installations, and tons of mazes and environments, all populated by a cast of 1,000 costumed characters. New concepts this year include Dark Entities–a supernatural space station maze–and the Forsaken Lake “scare zone.” September 27-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 24-28, 31. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; tickets $42-$149.99.
Hauntings at Disneyland
There’s a pumpkin festival, “Villains Square,” trick-or-treating, and a special parade. New this year is a chance to interact with Vampirina, a darling little vampire character with her own Disney Junior series. Daily through Halloween. 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim; tickets $97-$135.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest has scare zones and themed haunted mazes, which this year include a Sewer of Souls and a maze based on the new movie Hell Fest. September 28-30; October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 2601 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; daily passes are $53.99 in advance.