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Rejoice Halloween in Southern California with haunted theme parks and spooky music

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Rejoice Halloween in SoCal with haunted theme parks and spooky music

Get your costumes prepared and cue up Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Halloween is days away, and there’s no scarcity of spooky occasions and sights to get pleasure from round Southern California.

The vacation has grown larger than trick-or-treating and costume events. Some began celebrating almost two months earlier than the vacation at locations like Disneyland, which kicked off its Halloween festivities on Sept. 1 — the unofficial first day of this 12 months’s Halloween season, based on The Occasions’ Todd Martens. Halloween at Disneyland rivals — and generally exceeds — the Christmas season. This 12 months, you’ll discover an overlay of the Haunted Mansion themed to Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas,” a sold-out and ticketed night social gathering known as the Oogie Boogie Bash, and decorations and trip makeovers throughout two parks.

Disneyland didn't always embrace Halloween to the extend it does today.

Disneyland didn’t at all times embrace Halloween to the extent it does as we speak, however theme parks have arguably helped gas what’s now a multi-month celebration of the vacation.

(Joshua Sudock / Disneyland Resort)

“People have grow to be Halloween-obsessed,” Todd wrote. “By the point Nov. 1 rolls round, it’s estimated that we’ll collectively have spent a report $12.2 billion-plus to have a good time Halloween this 12 months, up nearly $2 billion from final 12 months, based on the Nationwide Retail Federation. And in a testomony to how theme parks can form and drive tradition, we now have them partly to thank — or blame.”

Nevertheless it’s not simply Disney main the cost.

Common’s Halloween Horror Nights brings your favourite film monsters to life with six mazes based mostly on standard horror franchises, three scare zones and the Terror Tram expertise. While you’re prepared to go away the park, be ready to face the ocean of chainsaw-wielding villains that guard the exit.

A man walks up to a spooky exhibit in a haunted house

Opening evening at Common Studios Horror Nights on Sept. 7, 2023.

(J. Emilio Flores / Los Angeles Occasions en Español)

In Buena Park, one of many longest-running large-scale Halloween occasions in L.A. County is the six-week-long makeover of Knott’s Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm, now in its fiftieth 12 months. The after-hours competition contains three new mazes, 5 scare zones and 4 exhibits. This 12 months they’ve new “no-boo” necklaces for attendees who need to keep away from a terror-filled night.

If theme parks aren’t for you, buckle up and deal with your self to a driving tour of among the spookiest movie and TV homes. You may also problem your self in a haunted escape room on the Ministry of Peculiarities or have a good time from the consolation of your individual house with the official De Los “espooky season” playlist.

Most native Halloween occasions finish Oct. 31, however a couple of are working by early November. At the moment celebrating 25 years of steady operation, Reign of Terror has the excellence of being the one largest indoor haunted home in SoCal. The Thousand Oaks vacation spot has 138 uniquely themed rooms that occupy 28,000 sq. ft of flooring area, open by Nov. 4.

For extra Halloween actions in SoCal, right here’s a roundup of occasions and sights to rattle and shake your bones.

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