Queen Mary Dark Harbor, Old Town Haunt, and The Empty Grave open this weekend.
At long last, October has arrived, and this means even more Halloween horror haunting Los Angeles and the surrounding environs. Friday, October 1 sees three major attractions: The Queen Mary Dark Harbor debuts in Long Beach (more here). The Old Town Haunt reopens its catacombs in Old Town Pasadena (more here). And The Empty Grave throws open its coffin lid in Anaheim (more here).All three run on weekend nights for the rest of October, plus some weeknights later in the month. Check the links for more info.
Also opening this weekend is the new Forbidden Haunt in Sherman Oaks, whose theme for 2010 is Haunted Carnevil. According to the haunt's website, the doors opened last night (Thursday, October 30); a previously announced debut on Friday, September 24 was delayed while safety permits were secured. We know little of this haunt but are hoping to check it out this weekend and report back. Meanwhile, read more here. Oops: more permit problems: Forbidden Haunt now will not open until October 6.
Those seeking a less intense form of fear need not despair. Legoland in Carlsbad (a bit of a drive for Los Angeles residents, but why not?) offers is annual Brick or Treat Trail and Party Nights beginning on Saturday, October 2. The Halloween theme park even continues on Saturdays for the rest of the month; Legoland is open 10:00am to 9:00pm
Also beginning Saturday is Snoopy's Costume Party at Knott's Berry Farm, which runs from 10:00am to 5:30pm throughout October. Of course the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt began last Friday, and continues on weekends and some week nights for the rest of the month.
Needless to say, several Halloween events and attractions that launched in September will continue to the end of October: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland Halloween Time, the Halloween Harvest Festival and Fright Fair Screampark.