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Reminder: More Los Angeles Halloween Events begin this weekend

Halloween really heats up this weekend. Things kicked off the last week of September with Knotts Scary Farm, Old Town Haunt, and a few others; now that October has arrived, more of the major Halloween events in Los Angeles are rolling out their big guns. As always, we recommend that you take advantage of these opening weekends, when lines are typically shorter and ticket prices are usually lower. If you put things off, you will have only yourself to blame when the end of the month rolls around and you realize how much you will be missing because you cannot squeeze it into one last week. 

Of this weekend’s debuts, our sights are set on Universal Studios, the Queen Mary, and the L.A. Haunted Hayride. The latter is a brand new Halloween event in Los Angeles. The Queen Mary’s Shipwreck is under new management, with props and sets purchased from the now-defunct Spooky House. And Universal has revamped its Halloween attraction, adding new mazes based on SAW, MY BLOOD VALENTINE 3D, HALLOWEEN, and CHILD’S PLAY.

Title: Halloween Horror Nights
Location: Universal Studios Hollywood – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA
Website: Click here
Description: Universal Studios Hollywood launches its annual Halloween haunt with the Chiller-Eyegore Awards. The theme park’s nightly Halloween event is open from 7pm to 1am on weekends.
Starts: Friday, October 2

Title: Haunted Queen Mary
Location: Queen Mary – 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA
Website: Click here
Description: The Queen Mary launches a new Halloween haunt, incorporating elements of Spooky House, Seaside Haunt, Fearplex, and Skull Kingdom. The Halloween attraction is open from 7pm to midnight on weekends.
Starts: Friday, October 2

Title: Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest
Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain – 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Website: Click here
Description: Six Flags Magic Mountain begins its annual Fright Fest. The park is open all day; the Halloween activities begin at dusk. The park is open from 10:30am to midinight on Fridays and Saturdays, till 10pm on Sundays. The Halloween attraction are open on weekends after dusk.
Starts: Saturday, October 3

Title: Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat
Location: Legoland California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Website: Click here
Description: Legoland’s kid-friendly Brick-or-Treat Trail is open from 11am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, plus weekdays during the last week of October. There are also Brick-or-Treat Party Nights from 5pm to 9pm on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday, October 3

Title: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Location: King Gillette Ranch – 26800 West Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 871-9486
Website: Click here
Description: This new Halloween event in Los Angeles features a scary ride through the woods, plus ghost stories and a family-friendly carnival. Hours are 6:30pm to 10:30pm on weeknights, till midnight on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Haunted Hayride makes its debut on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, then runs daily starting on Wednesday, October 7.
Opening weekend: Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3

Click here for a list of Los Angeles-area Halloween attractions that opened last week.