Haunted Attractions

Each year during the month of October, Ohio has many renditions of haunted attractions. Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. Approximately 90% of all households with children will participate in a Halloween activity. The most common demographics for this season are teens and young adults 18-34.

About 10% of attractions get between 12,000 and 20,000 guests. Research shows that people enjoy being scared while in a safe environment such as attending a movie, on a thrill ride or at a haunted house and they are willing to pay for the experience.

Over seven billion dollars is spent yearly on candy, costumes and activities in the United States alone. There are over 1,200 haunted attractions charging admission fees to their events. There are over 300 amusement facilities producing some sort of Halloween or haunted house event.

Today, some haunted houses charge as much as $45.00 while most average around $25.00 per event. Major amusement park haunts charge as much as $75.00 for entry into their events. Over 80% of haunted attractions in America charge less than $20.00 per person, while only 3% charge more than $20.00 per ticket. Roughly 60% of haunted attractions charge less than $15.00 per person.

“I really want to go to a haunted house or something this year,” graduate from Findlay High School, Tori Clark says.

Cedar Point is an amusement park in Ohio that does a lot of different things for Halloween. They have things from fun fall activities for kids like to the indoor haunted mazes like Fearground Freak Show and the NEW Bloodbath, HalloWeekends brings daytime delights and nighttime frights to all who seek them.

“It wasn’t very scary to me, but I didn’t go into any of the haunted houses,” freshman Zack Zinna says.

A few different places people could go are Haunted Hoochie, formerly a haunted hayride, is a top-rated haunted walk-through attraction. Walk-through features include an underground cellar, swamp bridges adorned with monster fish, and rooms on fire. The Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Mansfield Reformatory, is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio in the United States.

Panic in the Pines is a yearly Halloween haunt at Country Lane Tree Farm. There are 3 haunts which are all included in the price of your admission ticket. Putnam County’s Haunted Cornfield was one of the first cornfields in Northwest Ohio to be taken over by Ghouls and Goblins. Dayton Scream Park located one mile behind Stebbins High School & three miles east of the Dayton Children’s open for the 2022 season Friday and Saturday nights starting September 9 through October 29.

Riverside Jaycees – Haunted Castle of Carnage & Trail. The haunted trail is approximately a half-mile long and was extended this year with new scenes. There’s a “plane crash” in the middle of the field that birthed military zombies. Ghost Town is a replica of an 1880’s era ghost town. Since opening in the 1950’s it has been renovated to be used for craft shows and flea markets in the Summer before being converted to a Haunted Ghost Town for Halloween.

“It was very fun even though my brother was crying the whole time,” freshman Sophie Huitt says.