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
2022 Status: On Hiatus. Haunt of Halloween informs us they “will remain 6 feet under for this 2022 Halloween Season.” However, they plan to return for Halloween 2023 with “exciting new elements.”
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. The attraction included elements from Zombie Fest, but instead of a one-weekend festival, Haunt of Halloween offered a month-long haunted house attraction. The centerpiece was 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 was a scare zone that turned the tables, providing guests an opportunity to do the scaring.
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