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All-New ‘Halloween Haunt’ Casts Its Spell Upon California’s Great America This October


 Lightning strikes the majestic Carousel Columbia! A low lying fog begins to roll across the midways. The innocent sounds of laughter and joy turn into screams of bone-chilling terror. Hundreds of monsters roam freely searching for new blood. Consider yourself warned … there is no escaping the wrath of the all-new Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America throughout the month of October!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight, Oct. 3 through Nov. 1, Halloween Haunt will beckon brave souls to take on their worst nightmares. Complete with five spine-tingling haunted mazes, four themed scare zones, one themed attraction, three head-turning live stage shows, plus the park’s collection of world-class thrill rides, Halloween Haunt promises to be Northern California’s biggest and scariest Halloween event.

"We’re excited to unleash our all-new Halloween Haunt, an event that’s so in-your-face and terrifying, it will be unlike anything Northern California has ever experienced, " said Bill Lentz, vice-president and general manager of California’s Great America. "With ’13’ of the most terrifying experiences around, Halloween Haunt is guaranteed to make even the bravest of guests scream in sheer terror!"

Headlining Halloween Haunt are five gruesome mazes, each of which will feature a different theme. Guests can take on their worst childhood nightmares with demonic clowns and other freaks of nature at CarnEvil, dance the night and their life away at Club Blood, tour a Slaughterhouse where humans have become "dead meat, " venture through Werewolf Canyon where hunters have become the hunted and avoid a cult of evil scarecrows that lie in wait in a path of overgrown debris at CornSTALKERS. Also, Logger’s Run, the park’s classic flume attraction will transform into Camp GonnaGetcha, a summer camp that takes on a dark, twisted side once night falls!

Littered throughout the park, visitors will also encounter monsters and other terrifying creatures of the night in four themed scare zones. Tortured, scarred souls will lurk deep within the fog in The Gauntlet, the deceased will awaken from their graves at Underworld Alley, cold-blooded pirates will be in search of a different type of treasure – your soul in Dead Man’s Cove and crazed zombies under an ancient spell will be out in full force on the Witch Doctor’s Trail. You’ll be safe from everything … except your fears of what lurks in the dim shadows!

For a howling good time, Haunt guests can also enjoy a variety of ghastly Halloween themed stage shows performed several times throughout the night including Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem, Comedy Sportz Ghostly Improv and Dave Hill’s Haunted Hypnotics. Plus, take the ride of your life on the most and best roller coasters and thrill rides in the region, including FLIGHT DECK, Invertigo and The Demon all in the darkness of the night!

Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is a special ticketed event, requires a separate ticket for admission and is not recommended for wimps or children under 13 years of age. General admission is $39.99 for all ages. Advance tickets may also be purchased online at for $34.99 each. California’s Great America 2008 Gold and Platinum Season Pass holders are admitted free.

Halloween Haunt ticket holders looking to gravely enhance their experience can also take part in a Pre-Scare "Boofet" Dinner. This all-you-can-eat dining option features a specially themed meal followed by early entry into Haunt a few minutes before it opens to the public. The Pre-Scare "Boofet" is 13 bones ($13) per victim plus tax.

About California’s Great America
California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. In addition to California’s Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, five outdoor water parks, one indoor water park resort and six hotels. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

For more information, visit or call 408-988-1776.


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