California’s Great America is one of the premier adventure parks in the country. With tons of rides, great food, and eye-popping attractions, millions of families have a wholesome, good time every year. But what if you were into something a bit… edgier? Great America’s Halloween Haunt in Santa Clara is an event that thrill-seekers, horror fans, and Halloween heads look forward to attending each year. If this sounds like you or someone in your family, you need to look into taking a trip there. It’s the opportunity to experience the ghoulish holiday in a new and exciting way. To better prepare for your trip, keep this short but informative guide available to reference while planning all the details.
Dates of the Halloween Haunt
Halloween Haunt takes place September 27th through November 2nd, 2019. Season pass holders are able to go to the park as often as they want to without additional cost. Daily tickets cost as low as $42 per person. Admission and Fast Lane status will set you back $89.99 per person or more depending on what add-ons you’ve opted for.
There are other deals specifically meant for Wednesday and Friday nights as well as for large groups. You can check out the pricing options on Great America’s website to see which ticket is best for you. If you know a Season Pass Holder, you can get tickets for yourself for as low as $19.99 per day. That’s a bargain by any estimation!
Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss Out On
There is a jam-packed schedule for you to take part in during the park’s Halloween celebration. You’ll find programming that isn’t available during other times of the year. Some of the options include special rides like the Berserker, Celebration Swings, Demon or Drop Tower. You’ll get chilled to the bone at Backwoods, Madame Marie’s Massacre Manor, Roadkill Roadhouse, and Zombie High. You’ll also want to take photos with all the costumed ghouls, ghosts, and creatures you encounter throughout your visit.
What to Eat in the Park
You’re going to work up hunger pains walking around and dodging all the creepy crawlies in the park. That’s why it’s important that you explore the food options available. You’ll find casual restaurants as well as sit down restaurants to choose from. If you have more time to spare and want to rest your aching feet, the latter can be very appealing.
Some of your most toothsome food options include American Café, Auntie Anne’s, Churro Factory, Crocodile Canteen, Food Festival, Great American Pizza Company, Panda Express, Sierra Creek Lodge, Snack Shack, and Subway. Many names are familiar because you’ve eaten at their restaurants before. Others are a brand new experience for you to try, enjoy, and remember for the rest of your life.
Hotels Near Santa Clara CA
The Hyatt House Santa Clara is among the nicest places to stay in the area. Not only is the accommodation close to the location of the Halloween Haunt, but it puts you close to tons of other attractions and events in the area. The Santa Clara Marriott is also in the heart of the action. Like the Hyatt House, it offers a pool and fitness center. You can’t go wrong staying at either.