3500 Polk Street, Riverside, CA 92505
2016 Dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30.
Hours: 7-10pm on Fridays & Saturdays, 7-9pm on Sundays.
Tickets: $8 Deluxe Doom tickets available in advance (offer ends September 29). Regular ticket prices range from $13.99 to $19.99 at the gate, depending on which activities are included.
2016 Halloween Attractions: Demented Doom Mine (new); The Vortex (new); Shiverton Manor; Ghost Blasters.
During October, the normally family-friendly Castle Park transforms into Castle Dark on weekends. When the sun goes down, the terror arrives, courtesy of mazes, monsters, and revamped rides. Castle Dark is recommended only for children 13 and over.
Castle Park also presents Happy Hauntings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from October 8 through 30. Starting at 3pm, activities include costume contests, pumpkin carving, and a safe, interactive trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under. Included with regular admission.