Castle Dark Theme Park Haunt
Hollywood Gothique Says:
Castle Dark’s doesn’t have the production values and elaborate mazes of more famous Halloween theme parks, but the interactivity and performance of the free-roaming monsters in the scare zones has become quite impressive.
3500 Polk Street
Riverside, CA 92505
Note: Since shutting down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Castle Park has reopened with new guidelines in place.
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October, 1-9pm. Park hours are subject to change; hours of operation for miniature golf, games, and trail of terror may vary, so check before purchasing tickets.
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During October, the family-friendly Castle Park transforms into Castle Dark on weekends. After the sun goes down, terror arrives, courtesy of mazes, monsters, and revamped rides, and the Ghost Blasters shooter game. Castle Dark is recommended only for children 13 and over. Though the scares are less intense than those in the Southland's other Halloween Theme Parks, Castle Dark has been improving the interactivity of the free-roaming ghouls haunting its scare zones.
Castle Park also presents Happy Hauntings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in October. Park opens at noon; Halloween activities run 3-5pm, including costume contests, pumpkin carving, a House of Halloween maze, and interactive trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under. Included with regular admission.
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