Get Ready to Scream This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Haunted Attractions Across the US

St. Patrick's Day
Here is the Haunted Attraction Industry News for March, 13th.
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U.S. Haunts & Events

Will you survive St. Patrick’s Revenge at Hudson Haunted House (Hudson, OH)? The haunt will open for a special St. Patrick’s Day weekend event on March 17th – 18th from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $15/adult, $10/child, and $5 for Fast Pass upgrades. Wear green and bring two new and unused pairs of socks to get a free fast pass (socks must be in the package or have a tag on them). All socks will be donated to the North Canton Jaycee Socktober Drive.

Get ready to experience the ultimate adventure at Dark Hour (Plano, TX) with Leprechaun Lights Out on March 17th. Go on a thrilling journey into the world of Banshees and Leprechauns. Will you survive and win the pot of gold, or fall to the cold touch of the blood-curdling banshee? Tickets are on sale now starting at $45 for General Admission and $100 for VIP Coven Experience Passes (including access to VIP Lounges and a special behind-the-scenes presentation).

Bennett’s Curse (Dundalk, MD) presents “The Curse of St. Patrick” on March 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. A terrifying new show celebrating the many horrific and mysterious dark legends of Ireland along with the characters throughout Bennett’s Curse. As you navigate through the dark corridors and face the many creatures within, tempt your fate by accepting golden coins from them during your tour. Find out for yourself if you have the luck of the Irish to make your way out alive or if you will remain one of them forever! Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 for General Admission, $35 for Fast Pass Admission, and $45 for Immediate Access.

Join Frightmare (Chesapeake, VA) for their “Leprechaun’s Revenge” St. Patrick’s Day haunt March 17th – 18th. The first 50 attendees will be entered into a raffle for a free Frightmare Screampass ($90 value), suitable for three visits any time, including “Xtreme”. 5 winners will be drawn each night. Leprechaun’s Revenge tickets will be available at the door starting at $15 for cash payments, $20 for credit card payments. 

Panic on St. Pat’s returns for the 6th year to Panic Point (Youngsville, NC) on Friday, March 17th. Three attractions – The Haunted Forest, The Dark Trail, and The Howling Hayride – will be open with a Celtic flair. Tobacco Wood Brewery will also be on hand serving their custom brews for patrons over 21 years old. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $30 for General Admission and $45 for VIP Admission. Online ticket purchasers will receive a free entry into a drawing to receive 1 of 6 tickets to Panic Point for the 2023 Halloween season. 

Test your luck this St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Brighton Asylum (Passaic, NJ) with “St. Patrick’s Slay”. You don’t have to be Irish to attend this one-of-a-kind haunted attraction, but you may wish you had some old Irish luck on your side as you navigate this terrifying haunt. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $39.99 for General Admission and $59.99 for Fast Pass Admission.

Get ready to scream this Saint Patrick’s Day at Bayville Scream Park (Bayville, NY). Haunted Saint Patrick’s features three spine-tingling haunted houses, a secret leprechaun bar, delicious food, and more. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $29.75 for General Admission and $39.75 for a Speed Pass. Celebrate in style with the Deluxe Leprechaun Package – which includes entry to all three houses and a three-course St. Patrick’s Irish Dinner.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Field of Screams (Mountville, PA) on Saturday, March 18th. The haunt will have a special holiday twist with a band of evil leprechauns and sinister trolls added to the mayhem of characters just dying to add some mischief to your life! Tickets are on sale now, starting at $30 for the two-attraction Fright Pass and $45 for VIP passes.

Here comes Peter Rottentail, stalking down the bunny trail – and leaving carnage in his wake at Fright Haven Haunted Attraction (Stratford, CT). On April 7th & 8th, experience “Rottentail’s Revenge”, an Egg-citing Easter event. The haunt will be decorated for Easter and crawling with murderous bunnies and hare-raising scares. No-bunny is safe from Rottentail! Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 for General Admission, $40 for Fast Pass, and $60 for Front of the Line.

Theme Parks

Chills and thrills abound this weekend as Scream Break takes over Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, TX) and Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA). Stay in the park after-hours from 9:00 p.m. – Midnight to experience 2 haunted attractions, scare zones, thrilling rides, delicious culinary treats and drinks, and exciting nighttime entertainment. All guests, including Pass Holders that attend Scream Break will be required to purchase an event-specific ticket. While this it the final weekend for the event in Six Flags Over Texas, Magic Mountain’s Scream Break runs 14 nights: Fridays – Sundays, March 18th – April 16th. Tickets for Magic Mountain’s event are on sale now starting at $39.99 for Single Night Admission and $159.99 for the 14-Night Extreme Scream Break Pass.

In an official video released last week, Efteling has revealed the construction progress on the new Danse Macabre attraction and Huyverwoud haunted forest area. The new area replaces the former Spookslot Haunted House. Designer Jeroen Verheij has been closely following the construction, saying in a recent interview, “It’s not scary at all now. But this will soon be the creepiest part of Efteling.” Danse Macabre will be the area’s signature attraction, featuring a first-of-its-kind ride system from Intamin, however every aspect of the area will have spooky surprises. “Nowhere in this area are you really safe, it is haunted everywhere. Even in the toilets”, says Verheij. The catering area and toilets will open later this year and Danse Macabre will follow sometime in 2024.


FearWorm is seeking a Digital Content Creator & Video Editor to join their team! As an industry leader in event & entertainment advertising, FearWorm works with top-rated haunted attractions nationwide. FearWorm strives to deliver cutting-edge creative, top-notch customer service, and pivotal advertising results for all our clients. 


Spirit Halloween donated over $100,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s Child Life Program. The $108,025 was raised from store customers in the West Virginia & Marietta, Ohio area last Halloween season. “Spirit Halloween’s generous donation supports the resources necessary to provide and promote play and healing within the hospital environment,” said Megan Mezzanotte, WVU Medicine Children’s Child Life supervisor. “The donation will give the Child Life Program opportunities to grow through staffing and training specific to supporting patients and their families throughout their healthcare journey. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for their continued generosity, which allows programs like Child Life to flourish.” Since 2009, the Spirit of Children Program has raised $818,974 for WVU Medicine Children’s.

Haunted Majestic (Huntington, WV) will introduce a new charitable giving program for the 2023 haunt season. The haunt is partnering with charitable groups and non-profits around the region to offer discount cards for 2023 admission. Not only will attendees receive a 20% discount on tickets, but the charity from which you receive the card will receive a $1 donation for each purchase. If you work or volunteer for an animal rescue, pet shelter, youth sports league or team, church group, or other nonprofit interested in displaying a Haunted Majestic poster and having a supply of discount cards, please e-mail [email protected] for information on joining the program.

Home Haunts

Jeff Taylor, a homeowner in Rocky River, Ohio won a battle over a giant skeleton display in his front yard. The year-round display is decorated for each holiday – currently sporting shamrocks and a giant jug of green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. Taylor had received an order from the city to take down the giant skeleton. The building commissioner cited neighbor complaints as the reason for the order. However, Taylor said he had never directly received any complaints from neighborhood members.  After a meeting with city hall, Law director Michael O’Shea has decided not to cite Taylor for any violations of their building codes. Although the display does not violate any current laws, O’Shea said that Rocky Rivers is now studying how other cities have handled cases like this for possible future updates to city law.


The next Haunter’s Toolbox Haunt Master Class is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 p.m. PDT. Does the business planning side of starting and owning a haunted attraction scare you? It doesn’t have to. Join Haunter’s Toolbox in this 90-minute Master Class to help you simplify your journey to start a Haunt or confirm that your current haunt business is on track. 

The Tuscon Chapter of AZ Haunters (Arizona’s Halloween Haunting Community) hosts a Haunted Tiki Make & Take on Saturday, March 18th. There are 10 kits available for $5 each. 

The Phoenix Chapter of AZ Haunters is hosting a Creepy Monster Hands Make & Take on Saturday, March 18th in Mesa, Arizona. What’s a monster without creepy hands? Big hands, small hands, hands with extra long fingers, hands with 3 fingers, hands with scales, feathers, talons, suckers, eyes or teeth – once you know how to make them, there is no limit! 


Go behind the scenes with Distortions Unlimited and see what it takes to make their Pumpkin Witch prop. Their recent video explains elements of the prop making process such as the design, sculpture, molding, pouring, painting, and finishing. Distortions has been making professional quality, high-end Halloween and horror props in the USA for over 40 years.


Upcoming Events: March - May 2023

March 23 – 26Fear Expo (Owensboro, Kentucky)
April 29 – 30Spooky Swap Meet (Los Angeles, California)
May 7 – 12Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention (Savannah, Georgia)

Spring Haunts

All Saints Lunatic Asylum (Apple Valley, CA) – March 31 – April 2
Asylum 49 (Tooele, UT) – March 17 – 18, April 7 – 8
Bayville Scream Park (Bayville, NY) – March 17 – 18
Bennett’s Curse (Dundalk, MD) – March 18
Brighton Asylum (Passaic, NJ) – March 18
Castle Blood (Monessen, PA) – March 17 – 18
Dark Hour (Plano, TX) – March 17
Field of Screams (Mountville, PA) – March 18, May 6
Fright Haven (Stratford, CT) – April 7 – 8
Frightmare (Chesapeake, VA) – March 17 – 18
Hudson Haunted House (Hudson, OH) – March 17 – 18
Kreepy Hollow (Bishopville, SC) – March 17 – 18
Panic Point (Youngsville, NC) – March 17
Screamz (Hoboken, GA) – March 18
Shattered Nightmares Haunted House (Terre Haute, IN) – March 17 – 18
Wells Township Haunted House (Brilliant, OH) – March 17 – 18

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