Halloween at Virginia’s Theme Parks

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Oct 25, 2013 | Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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Updated August 24, 2015.

If you have yet to experience the haunted parks of Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion, this is your year.


Howl-O-Scream® at Busch Gardens® is spookier than ever as it brings back the themed Terror-tories™, killer food and drink options, and more:

  • Cornered™ – a brand new haunted house for 2015
  • Lumberhack™ – a brand new haunted house for 2015
  • Ripper Row®
  • Vampire Point™
  • Demon Street™
  • Ports of Skull™
  • Wendigo Woods™
  • Cut Throat Cove™

The real thriller this year? Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge. Sneak a peek …

Howl-O-Scream® operates Friday through Sunday September 25 through November 1. The park opens at 10 a.m. but scaredy cats can queue the heebee-jeebees at 6 p.m. In fact, Busch Gardens cautions that the park “becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for little ones. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time.”

Buy Tickets Now | $62-$72; Fall Fun Card provides unlimited visits for just $72



Halloween HAUNT at Kings Dominion has more than 450 monsters roaming the park as shrieks and screams fill the night.

  • 10 haunted mazes including to new ones – Miner’s Revenge and Zombie High
  • 5 spooky shows
  • 6 scare zones
  • Planet Snoopy transforms to Planet Spooky for daytime family fun – treasure map adventure, hay maze, pumpkin painting and more.

Halloween HAUNT

Halloween HAUNT operates Friday through Sunday September 25-October 31. Friday hours are 7 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays are 10:30 a.m. to midnight. Sundays are 10:30 a.m. t0 10 p.m. Kings Dominion cautions, “Halloween HAUNT is strongly not recommended for children under age 13.”

Buy Tickets Now | $29.99-$55 (online prices, which are cheaper than gate rates)


Find more Halloween fun!

Ghost Tours
Pumpkins & Corn Mazes


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