So Fun, It’s Scary: 7 Family-Friendly Halloween Attractions


A family that screams together stays together! Whether you are looking for a spooky time or a fun day with the family, major cities across the U.S. offer a variety of family friendly Halloween attractions.

Here are seven attractions for you to explore during your next big trip:

Destination Haunt (Lebanon, ME)

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Voted as the scariest haunted attraction in Maine, this haunted trail will take you through various creepy locations with names such as “the Execution Center” and “the Buried Alive Cemetery.” To add to the excitement, the trail has a thrilling back story about a government-run facility overrun by demons as a result of deadly experiments. Recommended for children ages eight and up.

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Terror Behind the Walls (Philadelphia, PA)

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As featured on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, the Eastern State Penitentiary is a massive supposedly haunted prison where ghosts and ghouls terrify you, grab you and even attempt to separate you from your group in a truly interactive experience. Is the event too scary for your kids? You won’t have to worry about that on Sunday nights when the Penitentiary hosts family nights until 7:30 p.m. where kids can say, “Monster, be good!” to make the terrifying performers stand down. No kids under the age of seven are permitted.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Orlando, FL & Anaheim, CA)

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Each fall at the Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey Mouse and his crew treat families to days worth of entertainment featuring Disney Villains, Halloween-themed parades, firework celebrations and a live show featuring the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus! Additionally, resort guests can add more excitement with Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration where you can have your room filled with treats, activities and spooky decorations to create an experience your family will never forget!

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Monsters’ Museum of Houston (Houston, TX)

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For three weeks, the Children’s Museum of Houston gets taken over by monsters and they turn the museum into total mayhem! This family event features pumpkin painting, arts and crafts projects and other creative activities. Additionally, families can even learn the “monster” language and examine slime blobs left by slobbering monsters. Don’t forget about Moe’s Monster Mash Bash on Oct. 31st where kids can dress in costume and enjoy fun tunes!

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Dungeon of Doom (Hollywood, CA)

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If anyone in your family loves classic horror movies, the Dungeon of Doom at the Hollywood Museum will be a fun attraction! Guests can walk through the actual prison corridor used in Silence of the Lambs and even take a peek into Hannibal Lecter’s jail cell! Additionally, the museum’s basement includes props and costumes from The Walking Dead, Frankenstein, Freddy Krueger and many other iconic horror movies and shows. This exhibit is sure to thrill the film buffs in your family!

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13th Floor Entertainment Group Events (Various Cities)

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Interactive experiences will make you feel like you’re living a real-life horror movie! Events from 13th Floor range from a game where you have to escape a room in an hour to terrifying chases from chainsaw-wielding psychopaths. These events are held in several major cities across the U.S. and are perfect for your older kids. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.

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Six Flags Fright Fest (Various Cities)

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You don’t have to necessarily travel far to have a good time. With so many Six Flags amusement parks around the country, you can be sure to find one in a city near you! Fright Fest provides a slew of entertaining events including scary-themed rides, live entertainment, parades and employees dressed in terrifying costumes. Check out your local Six Flags for a complete list of activities, which vary by city.

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If October is a crazy month for you and you can’t make your way out to one of these awesome attractions, Costume SuperCenter can help! With props and decorations from our extensive inventory, you can make your own house haunted this Halloween!