Haunt of Halloween
Hollywood Gothique Says:
Back when the creators were doing Long Beach Zombie Fest, they offered an all-day festival of fun for the whole family, including zombie makeup applications, a reptile house, a marketplace, and a 3500-square-toof haunted maze with an exterior zombie outbreak area. Haunt of Halloween ports over many of those elements, but the new nighttime event bills itself as a haunted attraction with an emphasis on scares, particularly in the new and larger Outbreak 13 maze.
Kaleidoscope Mall – Plaza Level
27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Unit 225
Mission Viejo, 92691
2021 Update: The crew behind the defunct Long Beach Zombie Fest returns with a new attraction. Haunt of Halloween includes elements from Zombie Fest, but instead of a one-weekend festival, Haunt of Halloween offers a month-long haunted house attraction in Mission Viejo.
Haunt of Halloween Highlights: The centerpiece of Haunt of Halloween is Outpost 13, a 5,000-square-foot haunted maze “designed to shock your senses, test your limits, and bring out your deepest fears.” Also noteworthy is a scare zone that turns the tables, providing guests an opportunity to do the scaring. Recommend for Teens and Adults, except for the kid-safe version on weekends.
Dates & Hours: Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 31, 2021. Kid-friendly version on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5pm
Tickets: $12-$25. Visitors are given an opportunity to donate a pumpkin to the families of Marines, 1st Division at Camp Pendelton.
Haunt of Halloween & Long Beach Zombie Fest: History
For several years, the Long Beach Zombie Fest offered a weekend of Halloween fun, including a zombie walk through Shoreline Village. Other activities included workshops, scare zones, a maze, a sideshow museum, laser tag, a costume contest, and more. The festival’s last year was 2018; the attraction was cancelled at the last minute in 2019, and the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 prevented a return. In 2021, a new attraction took its place, Haunt of Halloween in Mission Viejo.
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