I will be going to Cedar Point this Halloween season. Besides the coasters, are there any "Haunts" worth experiencing? Please help. Thanks.
No haunt is worth it to me- but that's just me.
Some details have already appeared on CP’s website so check that out. Halloweekend attractions come and go there, with a typical life span of three or four seasons, so there's always at least a few new things to experience.
Keep in mind too, that the crowds for the fall event are typically at an all-time high for the season- it’s as busy as they ever get, especially if the weather is nice. A lot of rides can be hard to get, even with the (even pricier) FL+. Try to go earlier in the season rather than later, it’s at least a little more manageable.
Is Friday a good day?
Cedar Point’s Haunts are sub-par at best. Often minimally staffed with people who can often be seen on their cell phones, talking to each other, etc… Some of them look cool, theme wise, but that is about it. I think the quality of the event in general has dropped over the years, personally. Haunted House and Scare-Zone wise.
I would say if anything, a must would be to see the Midnight Syndicate show near the main entrance. Then just walk through zones around the park.
Friday is probably the best day to go. Saturday is a disaster, avoid at all costs. There is a chance it will be epically busy, so I’d plan on budgeting for Fastlane, just in case. Friday’s used to be dead, but now is usually busy to extremely busy. Last year we arrived at the park only to turn around and go home when we saw the line to get into the park was across the entire causeway on a Friday in September. Halloweekends is the busiest time at CP anymore.
Double Dip said:
Is Friday a good day?
Friday and Sunday are incredible. Avoid Saturday.Last edited by eightdotthree, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:47 AM
I generally go for a whole weekend in Sept every year, Friday’s are sadly no longer dead. Sundays continue to be great though. I enjoy the haunts and think they’re fun, I usually will spring for a Fright Lane on Saturday and will do on Friday if the lines are too long. Not that I’ve needed it but CP has been offering a free FL+ on Sunday for Season Pass renewals the last few years which has been great. Saturday’s are packed, I will ride some coasters during ERT and at the end of the night but will spend most of my day enjoying flats, shows, and haunts (via my Frightlane pass)
Friday and Sunday are incredible. Avoid Saturday.
I'd switch that to Friday and Sunday are manageable. The days of Friday night and Sunday afternoon walkons seem to be long gone, save for terrible weather.
If your expectations are to walk around and enjoy some Halloween props and ride coasters, it can be a fun time to go. If you are looking for incredible haunts and scare zones, it's a solid average. My favorite is the haunted version of the Frontier Trail on a night where the weather allows the fog from the fog machines to just sit over the midway.
I usually go in late September and it's consistently been my experience that Fridays are slow, especially if you stay until close. Sundays get busier in the afternoon but if you have early entry you can lap Maverick and Millennium Force.
Blood on the Bayou is usually my favorite although last year on one of our walks through there was practically nobody scaring through the entire walk. Had my mom with me so I was a little disappointed she didn't get to experience the usual. I'm not huge on haunts in general I just like riding coasters without sweating to death and dehydrating and I enjoy the general theming around the park.
What does Fright Lane usually cost? And it’s a once-per-maze deal, right? I’ve gone to HalloWeekends for many years and I’ve only ever done Toxic Tunnel of Terror and Lair of the Vampire. Oddly enough, they were both in the same building.
If I remember right, last year it was $50 Friday, $65 Saturday, $35 Sunday.
Oh that’s not terrible then... Works out to what, roughly $10 per maze on a Saturday? If I ever get to HalloWeekends without the kid, who is a huge fan of the No Boo Neckalace (not a typo), I’d pay that to do all the houses one time.Last edited by ShaneDenmark, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:44 PM
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