HAA 2024-2027 Strategic Plan: Join the Haunt Industry’s Growth Journey

HAA 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) unveiled its bold new 2024-2027 Strategic Plan, promising a brighter future for the industry. Highlights include new membership tiers for home and charity haunts, a nationwide actor training program for consistent scares, and a code of ethics for responsible operations. Dive into the details and discover how these exciting changes can benefit your haunt business!

Embark on Epic Journeys at Universal’s Newest Theme Park

Epic Journeys

Embark on epic journeys at Universal Epic Universe, the newest theme park in Orlando. Explore magical realms like Celestial Park and How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, where every moment promises thrilling adventures. Immerse yourself in a world of wonder and excitement, where epic journeys await at every turn.

A Haunted Mansion Tribute Reunion Comes to the Ghostly Retreat

Ghostly Retreat

A spooky celebration awaits fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion! On February 25th, the immersive Ghostly Retreat near Disneyland welcomes former Imagineers, animators, and illustrators who crafted the beloved attraction. Meet & greets, autographs, and exclusive access to the Retreat await, along with limited-edition Haunted Mansion artwork and a chance to create your own ghostly photo memories. This unique event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so come dressed for the occasion and let the spirits guide you to an unforgettable afternoon!

Spooky Love! Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Haunted Attractions for Couples

Valentine's Day Haunted Attractions

Forget boring chocolates and candlelit dinners! This Valentine’s Day, dive into spooky romance with unforgettable haunted attractions across the nation. From California’s “WELCOME FOOLISH MORTALS” reunion celebrating the iconic Haunted Mansion to SoCal’s creepy axe-throwing gathering for horror content creators, there’s a unique thrill waiting for every adventurous couple. Ditch the clichés and embrace the chills – your unforgettable Valentine’s Day haunt awaits!

Farewell, Spooky Thrills! Inside the Closure of Legendary Reaper’s Realm Haunted House

Reaper's Realm Haunted House

Hammond, Indiana’s iconic Reaper’s Realm haunted house is facing an uncertain future. After 34 years of chilling thrills, the beloved attraction sits precariously on the chopping block as the City of Hammond seeks to replace it with a riverfront development. Citing underutilization and a deteriorating building, the city filed an eminent domain lawsuit, but Reaper’s Realm owners cry foul, claiming the move would “devastate” their family business. With tensions high and emotions running as raw as the haunt’s spookiest scares, the question remains: will Reaper’s Realm rise from the ashes or be permanently laid to rest by progress?

Monthly “Haunted Happenings” Livestream Series Launches 1/18/2024

Haunted Happenings

Calling all haunt and horror fans! Join Ashland Library’s “Haunted Happenings” with “That Halloween Podcast” host Jeff DePaoli! Every 3rd Thursday, starting Jan 18th, dive into chilling talks with haunt creators, animatronics experts like Chucky creator Tony Gardner, and more! Free, interactive, global – register now and get spooked year-round!

Magic Awaits at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

Immerse yourself in the dazzling colors and spicy flavors of New Orleans at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Mardi Gras! Catch a vibrant parade teeming with costumed characters, snag a cascade of Mardi Gras beads, and groove to the beat of a live brass band. Indulge in delectable Cajun treats like gumbo and beignets, sip on signature cocktails, and experience the festive spirit with the whole family. Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates January 13th – March 3rd!

TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show 2024 and Spooktacular Events for Haunt Enthusiasts

Halloween & Attractions

Calling all haunt enthusiasts! Get ready for a season of screams and scares with the spooktacular lineup of Haunt conventions 2024. From TransWorld’s Halloween Show in St. Louis to Creep It Real OC in California, these events offer educational seminars, costume parties, vendor booths, and networking opportunities galore. Learn industry secrets, discover new products, and connect with fellow haunters to make your next haunted attraction the most terrifyingly thrilling yet! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost Haunts Florida! | Disney World Welcomes Spooky Specter

Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost

Disney’s Hatbox Ghost has materialized at the Haunted Mansion in Florida, unnerving guests with his signature parlor trick! Brace yourselves for spooktacular fun as the iconic specter joins the endless hallway, bringing enhanced lighting and fresh paint to the queue and attraction. This marks his first visit to the East Coast haunt, while Disneyland’s version welcomes back the beloved ghost for another chilling season. Don’t miss your chance to encounter this eerie entity – he’s sure to add a wicked twist to your Haunted Mansion adventure!




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