Spooktacular Family Fun
At Southern California's Attractions

Halloween at theme parks means haunted houses, mazes, scary shows, and other macabre fun.

Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park
Knott's Scary Farm is the granddaddy of theme park Halloween events. As the oldest and one of the biggest, it sets the standard for park scare-fests. This year's event features 11 mazes, including "Malice in Wonderland" and "Blood Bayou." Among the 6 stage shows is the always wildly inventive "The Hanging," which takes an irreverent look at current events through blood-coloured glasses. Be forewarned: Knott's Scary Farm is so popular; it frequently sells out in advance. For more information, visit www.halloweenhaunt.com

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
Disneyland has revamped its classic Haunted Mansion attraction with scenes and characters from Tim Burton's film "Nightmare Before Christmas." This seasonal highlight at Disneyland is a hilarious madcap mix of Halloween and Christmas.

Seaworld Adventure Park, San Diego
SeaWorld’s “Terror of the Deep” presents a schizophrenic front with its menacing sharks and "killer" whales juxtaposed against its lovable seals and elegant dolphins. For the month of October, the marine park gives in to the dark side with haunted mazes like "Terrortanic" and shows such as "Creepy Creatures." The park provides scare ratings to help parents use their discretion. While there make sure you catch the lastest 4D Haunted Lighthouse. State-of-the-Art visuals and multi-sensory surprises immerse guests in a spellbinding adventure. For further information www.terrorsofthedeep.com

Legoland, Carlsbad
Legoland in Carlsbad has a Brick or Trick celebration with Halloween theme shows and attractions, spooky characters, a limited edition Lego Explore building brick, daily costume contests, and lots more. Visit the website at www.legoland.com

Anaheim Resort is a ideal area to base yourself while experiencing these Halloween events.