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Old 09-25-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Just curious, which is best of these to do for Halloween for 2 adults in their 30s? I've NEVER been to ANY haunted house type place or Halloween-themed amusement park. I'm thinking of trying it this year...maybe. I do have a bad ankle & don't want to be running all over the place to run away from monsters chasing me.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Oh, please, those are for kiddies and wussies. If you want the scary adult version, you've got to drive to Thousand Oaks and see The Reign of Terror. It's the best in SoCal and has been named one of the 10 scariest in the US! It was started by a local Hollywood set designer who tricked out his own suburban tract house (the whole house...he and his family stayed in a motel until Halloween was over!), until the lines and traffic in the residential cul-de-sac got out of hand, and it was moved to a commercial location a few miles away.

Adults only.

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Haunted House in Los Angeles, California Reign of Terror Haunted House
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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That's indeed a good one, but I would still give Knott's a look. Unless they've pussed out.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks for the comments. I was just curious. I've never been interested in haunted housese before, but there's always a first for everything!
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Do you live in North Orange County/East L.A. County/Long Beach(Knott's), Los Angeles/South Bay and East SFV(Universal Studios), or North and West SFV/Santa Clarita Valley(Magic Mountain)?
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Here are a few suggestions for Haunted stuff in L.A.:

The best haunted houses and attractions in Los Angeles

This is a good one:


Old Town Haunt

This haunted house takes place in one of the oldest buildings still standing in Pasadena's Old Town. Descend, if you dare, into the basement of the historical Union Savings Bank building. Is it haunted? Perhaps: During the time the bank was open, reports of blood-curdling screams and odors of decay were reported with regularity. The basement has been sealed off for years... until now. If that isn't intriguing enough, as an added bonus the walk-through is decorated with sets from movies—such as House of 1,000 Corpses and Haunted Mansion—and TV shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and, inexplicably, Crank Yankers. Enjoy!
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Dark Harbor in The Queen Mary is pretty spooky.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Dark Harbor in The Queen Mary is pretty spooky.
Indeed!
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Knott's Halloween Haunt has been doing this for nearly 40 years so they have this all down to a science. They have several mazes in different themes and they change it up almost yearly so every year they always have something new. They also feature different shows such as the famous "Hanging" event in which they take seriously funny jabs at pop culture events and celebrities from the past year and it's very entertaining. They strongly discourage bringing anyone younger than 13 to the event since most of the mazes and "scare zones" are too intense for kids. They even redecorate two of their famous attractions, the Calico Mine Ride and the Log Ride into scarier versions for the event.

If you do decide on Knott's I highly recommend going on a Thursday night if you can and try and go early in the season. Friday and Saturday nights tend to get very crowded especially the closer you get towards the end of the month. I tend to go the second Thursday of October and the crowds are much lighter and you have plenty of time to see all the mazes and shows.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I do have a bad ankle & don't want to be running all over the place to run away from monsters chasing me.
Knotts is the best bang for money. The walking is all flat land. They have calmed the fright done since I started seeing it in the 70's. No more touching the guests. They do have a great time. My wife worked there till recently and she was even scared a few times back stage. She said nothing scares her now after seeing Frankensteins Monster smoking a cigarette and eating fries.
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