With swaying palm trees in the backdrop and unseasonably warm weather, what are people in Florida doing when the Halloween season hits? They are going to the local haunted houses and other events meant to scare, terrorize, and fascinate. In this article, you will encounter a couple of places to consider when you’re looking for a good scare in Florida.
Terror of Tallahassee , Mystery Playhouse
Head to North Florida, where 826 West Gaines Street (at the Woodward Ave stoplight) opens their doors for an unforgettable hair-raising experience during the Halloween season. Some of the encounters awaiting your arrival includes the transformation of a beautiful woman into a wild beast, high-tech special effects, as well as what they like to call ‘psychic surgery.’ On the premises, Gordo (the ‘resident freak’) will be on hand to enhance your visit.
This event is only open in October, from 8pm to 11pm. Please note that they do tend to stay open later on Fridays, Saturdays, and when there is a long line waiting. Ticket prices for teenagers and up is $10, while children 12 and under only pay $6 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. The show has been given a rating of PG-13 so please keep that in mind. A sneak peak of the haunted extravaganza is on October 11th. Other dates to mark on your calendar are Oct 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th, 31st, and November 1st. It is also advised to come at an earlier time to beat the crowds, as well as indulge in the scene when the zombies and ghosts are a bit more attentive.
Annual Haunted Halls of Horror , Palm Springs
Step onto the grounds of an estate known for its creepiness, bizarre antics, and unexplainable attractions. Usually held as a charity event with past recipients being the YMCA, the location offers an interactive, walk-through that lasts for about 25 minutes. This South Florida fixture has even won awards for its efforts. Tickets are bought at the door for $10. The dates of operation are the 24th, 25th and 26th of October. If you pay a visit to their site, you can download a discount coupon worth $2 (http://www.Hauntedhallsofhorror.com). All of the fun is taking place at 2085 S Congress Ave, marking the sixth year of this annual event.
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream , Tampa
Known for its animals and amusement park themeland, Busch Gardens is known to get into the spirit of Halloween by providing this event, which includes three haunted houses: Til Death Do Us Part, Corporate Nightmare and Chaos. As a 3-D experience you’ll never forget, you will also get the chance to enjoy three other returning haunted houses, as well as four scare zones. Also, there are two scary shows ready to entertain visitors. For more information on the times and dates of this event, call 888-800-5447 for additional details. The admission to enjoy Howl-O-Scream is $53.95. The website also provides information at http://www.BuschGardens.com.