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These local Halloween attractions are full of decorations and interactive experiences for all ages. There’s tours to fill your Halloween with terror and less frightful activities for those more faint of heart. Get into the spooky Halloween spirit by visiting some of these local attractions and seeing all the ghouls and goblins of the holiday.
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(credit: Boot Hill Vengeance Reborn)


Boot Hill
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA 92614
(818) 633-0300
www.legendofboothill.com

The legend of Boot Hill is back for the 16th year with a haunted cemetery and church filled with ghastly ghosts from the Old West town of Bridgewood. There will be spooky fog, lighting, decor and ghosts to keep you on guard during the tour, and the best part is, it’s free. Donations are accepted and will go to Children’s Hospital of Orange County, but are not required. Check out some of the scary nights experienced at Boot Hill in years past here.

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(credit: The Empty Grave)


The Empty Grave
Laguna Hills Mall
23400 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 257-2279
themtgrave.com

If you dare, take a walk through the haunted house of The Empty Grave this Halloween. The elaborate experience is decked out with monsters, fog and “state-of-the-art special effects” to lead you into a fearful frenzy. Take a look at the image galleries on the website to get an idea of what to expect. General admission tickets are only $13, and if you want to skip the wait, you can purchase a VIP Quick Death Pass to head to the front of the line.

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(credit: Knott’s Berry Farm)


Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park CA, 90620
(714) 220-5200
www.knotts.com

Knott’s Scary Farm has frightful attractions such as shows, rides, “scare zones” and mazes to make you scream with terror and delight. There’s two shows to choose from, including “Elvira’s Asylum” composed of music, dance and comedy and “The Hanging” in which an array of stunts, visual effects and comedy based off pop culture events from the past year will lighten your mood. Additionally, there are twelve themed mazes, haunted streets, boardwalks and celebrations, as well as more than 10 rides to add some excitement to your Halloween this year.

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(credit: Disney Parks)


Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4636
disneyland.disney.go.com

For those more faint of heart, you can celebrate Halloween with all of your favorite Disney characters at Mickey’s Halloween Party. In addition to rubbing shoulders with beloved characters, the amusement park has a haunted mansion inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton. The mansion is “a spirited tour” with several scary creatures lurking around the vast home. Also, Space Mountain will be transformed into a Halloween galaxy consisting of eerie sounds and phantoms, and if you are staying at the Disneyland Resort, you can customize your own special Halloween party in your room.

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(credit: Queen Mary)


Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Board the historic Queen Mary this Halloween for a frightful evening. Some of the new features include “Scary Mary’s Lullaby Maze” in which Mary will play haunting tricks on all who enter, a “Sideshow of Freaks and Oddities” that will make you take a double take, “Curse of Anubis: Paintball Adventure” with tombs, mummies and monsters in LED 3D and a bar serving absinthe “potions.” If you aren’t adequately scared by the end of the evening, you may opt to stay overnight at the haunted ship. Check out the different packages available here.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, publicist, dancer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, live music, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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