Trick-or-treating, candy, costumes, what else makes Halloween such an awesome holiday? Oh yeah… the scares! We have collected for you the best Haunted Attractions in Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. Everything from amusement parks to insane asylums, we have found some great choices for the chills and thrills. If you’re tired of the same old Freddy Kruger, the list of haunted attractions in Philadelphia will make you wish it were all just a bad dream!
The Pennhurst Haunted attraction includes the Pennhurst Asylum, a hospital themed walk thru attraction featuring many items and artifacts that were part of the original State School. The dungeon of lost souls, tunnel of terror and the ghost hunt also included ranks this haunted attraction, or should we say attraction(s) a 4 out of 5 stars.
Contact: 855-HAUNT-00, email@example.com
Address: Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475
Hours of Operation: Open from: September 19th – November 2nd
Friday and Saturday: 6:30-10:30. Sunday and Thursday: 6:30-9:30
Link to Tickets: http://www.pennhurstasylum.com/index2.html#/tickets
1) It was an awesome experience and I felt the prices weren’t too bad! I drove 4-5 hrs from ct. The lines to the attractions were long but once in your either gonna get scared or have a nervous breakdown like my ex did cause the 2 things she hated was clowns and chainsaws! I’m planning on going again but with more friends so I hope they get scared lol.
2) Absolutely crazy scary!
This place is huge. 4 big attractions. But with that comes the big lines. The first attraction had a like a 3 hour wait. But after that, we moved pretty fast. But it was getting disheartening. We had a blast though. All of the attractions were so freaking scary. I’ve been to a few haunted houses before but this one was incredible. Definitely the best one I have been to thus far.
Although it is pricey (42$ a person) it was well worth it. Great time.
Eastern State Penitentiary:
Eastern State Penitentiary being ranked a hefty 5/5 proves to be one of the scariest haunted attractions in Philadelphia. With the infirmary, Night Watch and Lock down, just 3 of the 6 attractions listed, this haunted prison will be sure to open up fears from within that you didn’t event expect to have!
Contact: (215) 236-3300
Address: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours of Operation: Open from: September 19th – November 2nd
$13 online, $19 at the door: 7 pm – 11 pm
$19 online, $25 at the door. 7 pm – 11 pm
$29 online, $35 at the door. 7 pm – 12 am
$39 online, $45 at the door. 6:30 pm – 12:30
Link to Tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/b/6f1b42
1) I don’t scare easily but I found myself hiding in a corner at several points during the exhibit. They scare you from the time you are standing outside up until the end of the exhibit. They had a guy hiding in the grass (wearing a grass covered suit) and a guy who snuck up behind you. The terrifying thing about this exhibit is that the actors get really close to you. Like as close as they can get without touching you. It really catches you off guard. It is worth the experience. I went once but probably wouldn’t put myself through that again, lol. Keep an eye out for groupons and living social deals to save a few bucks.
2) I must say that this haunted house Was very well done! There was a lot of work and planning put into this attraction. This year the theme was from the video game zombie U! There were plenty of times where scary creatures jumped out from the abyss and I almost soiled myself at least twice! Which hardly ever happens! Lol
This is also a great idea when your looking to take a lady out and want to do something a little different! I still have bruises on my arm from her clinging to dear life. But for that night I was her valiant knight in shining armor!
Now there are a lot of people that go to this and u do have to wait in line. But they do have times tickets. So if u buy a ticket for 1130 then show up at 1129 and u will minimize the time standing in line! All I can say is a good time was had by all!!!
Although Jason’s woods is not the highest on the rank scale (2 out of 5), this attraction has a lot to offer. Being one of the most interactive haunted parks including Carnival of Fear, Lost in the Woods, and Chamber of Horrors, the thrills don’t just come and go. Finishing the terrifying tour off with a haunted hayride, guests will always remember the fear distilled in them from this haunted attraction.
Contact: (717) 872-5768
Address: 99 Stehman Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
Hours of Operation: September 13th – November 8th
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Sundays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Link to tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/4e3ee7
1) Wasn’t too bad. Paid 40 bucks for 6 attractions. The hayride was an absolute JOKE, hardly any actors and very limited scares. Clown carnival was pretty fun, not too many actors but you got lost a few times before finding your way out. Zombie portion was OK, pretty cool special effects. Other attractions were mediocre w limited scares. I gave an extra star bc the actors that were there gave a legit effort in trying to provide screams and staff was very nice. Will not be back.
2) I grew up coming here but haven’t been in the past few years. I was very excited to go back. I wonder if it’s under new management or something because this past trip very different than what I remember. Sad to say, Jason’s woods was a complete let down.
Six Flags Fright Fest:
Ranked a solid 3 out of 5 stars, this event features family-friendly “thrills by day,” while an amped-up “fright by night” will deliver more scare zones, terror trails and haunted mazes plus nearly 200 zombies and Halloween-themed shows and attractions. Once the clock strikes six the midways become full of the living dead, ready to scare the pants off of anyone who dares to cross their path so come prepared! Moest frequent complant from goers was about the lines, but of you plan well or splurge for the Fast Pass you’ll have no problem!
Contact: (732) 928-2000
Address: Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Hours of Operation: September 20 – November 2
Friday: 5:30pm – 12:00am, Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00am
Link to tickets: http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatadventure/store/tickets
1) I had a pretty great time here. I have to give it to them, considering I am under the impression that most of the staff are probably getting paid around minimum wage, they’re all really friendly. The operators have to say the same thing over and over, but some of them were really enthusiastic every time they said the same darn thing. Also for Fright Fest — although it is an extra charge on top of your ticket — I think it’s well deserved. They did a great job. The make-up is so well done, do they have movie make up artists doing it? Seriously, really impressive. Also in one of the houses, the lady was legit hanging on a wall, we were staring at her.. def thought she was fake, and then she jumped off and started crawling backwards .. amazing. They put a lot of effort into it, and I appreciate that lots!
2) Went for Freight Fest for the 1st time. It was amazing. Fun. Lots of teens but still lots of fun. It was definitely worth paying for the trails and haunted mansions. I actually want to go back before Halloween. I suggest purchasing your tickets online (b/c it’s cheaper) and look for a promotional code if you can. Using a promo code can cut the tickets in half.
Freight Fest starts at 6pm and ends when the park closes at 10pm. Get there as soon as you can.
The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, located just outside of Philadelphia PA, and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, this attraction is waiting to scare you this year and bring that rating up (in the most terrifying way).
Contact: (610) 459-3212
Address: 1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Hours of Operation: September 26th – November 2nd
Sunday – Wednesday – 6:30 pm – 9:30pm / Thursday – Saturday – 6:30 -10pm
Link to Tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/b/053269
1) It’s my first time of hayride with my brother, since last year we went as walk in haunted house, so we tried this one at 2012. It was worth it experience, the decoration was very professional, make you feel like you’re in the Disney world besides this is a haunted scene. I am not afraid of the dress up ghost, so when they jump on me I just ignore and laugh at them, so later they will not even try to scare me. But anyway, it’s a lots fun! if you like haunted house, I recommended this one!
2) I LOVE BATES!! My friends and I go every year. In the past I’ve always been too afraid to go into the Motel, I would just do the Hayride and Corn Maze. For the past two years I plucked up the courage and went in. I was TERRIFIED but not disappointed! The Hayride has the most amazing sets. I think the person loading the wagon must have a headset and radio to the actors, because I was talking about what would creep me out the most while I was waiting in line and nearly every actor made a comment about it when they targeted me. The Motel is decorated so thoroughly and there are actors EVERYWHERE. So many startles! And as usual, the Corn Maze was so scary. One of my friends got to a set and almost turned around to leave instead of going through it.
My only complaint is that they don’t space out groups enough when you’re walking through. My friends and I were walking right behind another group, so all the actors and props were scaring the first group and we’d just see them all reset. So we started walking slowly to give them time to get ahead of us, then started walking at a good pace, trying to actually look at and enjoy the sets, and we ended up with a huge group of people behind us.
Ranked only 2 out of 5, this haunted attraction is adding onto its thrills to scare their ratings up! The fright factory is a 25,000 square foot, high startle haunted house located within a 105+ year old building in South Philadelphia, and so if you’re in the area, stop threw to check out their new ways to bring the fear!
Address: 38 Jackson St Philadelphia, PA 19148
Hours of Operation: Click here to view the hours of operation, dates and times for this spooky event!
Link to tickets: http://frightfactory.ticketleap.com/fright-factory-2014/
1) The staff is great. The price of admission is very reasonable! It’s a lengthy attraction which I certainly appreciate because I feel that a lot of other attractions are a rip off. Thanks for scaring me again this year!
2) I went the other day because livingsocial was offering a deal and every year I go to Eastern State pen and I wanted to try something new this year. It was actually really good. This is a haunted walk through in a factory hence the name fright factory lol. The costumes were really good! The decorations were really good as well, you can tell they took their time in creating this attraction. The actors did a really good job, they kept walking with people who were scared. There is parking right next to the fright factory and street parking all around that is easy to find.
Ranked an incredible 5 out of 5, this New Jersey attraction has a scare waiting for every person. With attractions such as the 3D fun house, Slaughter Cave, Ride of terror and the Cornfield Maze, this haunted attraction is one worth the drive over the bridges for. Changing things up as well, the Haunted Paintball Hayride is a sure way to keep things interesting, fun and scary!
Address: 448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill New Jersey
Hours of Operation: September 26th – November 2nd
Click here to check the times as they change from weekend to weeknights.
Link to tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/1c224c
1) We’ve been making the rounds of the haunts this year and well, this place gets my top rating! For 30 bucks (25 with a 5 dollar off coupon which is what we got) you get a haunted hay ride, plus 4 walk through attractions and a corn maze! They really do it up and it is more than worth the drive from Philly.
2) Not just a Ride of Terror – this is a full NIGHT of Terror. (I believe that’s the official name). $35 gets you access to 6 attractions including four walkthrough houses, a haunted hay ride, and a corn maze. I’d put this place above average for a large haunted attraction. Pretty par for the course in that it’s not scary, but fun and well put together.