October 2021 Haunted Attractions
By Gavin Filippini
Spooky season. The weather changes, the leaves change colors, Halloween decorations, and haunted attractions. Want to get scared this Halloween season? Here is a list of Halloween attractions near Pittsburgh to make sure you and your friends get the best frights this Halloween season.
One attraction that’s coming a little past Pittsburgh in Uniontown is Haunted Hills Estate Scream Park. It starts from September 10-November 6th 2020. This ultimate Halloween attraction has seven terrifying themes one can go through. These include a variety of mazes and hayrides. If one doesn’t like all the scary walks one can go to the midway that features axe throwing on select nights, a concession stand, a gift shop, and giant monsters one can take pictures with. One can get more information at https://www.hauntedhillsestate.com/
Another popular fright for Halloween every year is Scare House. Scare House has been operating since 1999. This year it will be held at the Pittsburgh Mills. Scare House this year will have one maze with an admission price of $20.95-39.95 depending on the ticket https://www.scarehouse.com/tickets/. Scare House’s Basement event will return in 2022. One can get into Scare House from September 17th-November 6th.
Kennywood will be returning this year with Phantom Fright Nights. Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights combines our world-renowned rides with the haunting horror of seven haunts and three scare zones, each featuring their own terrifying theming and scare actors. The park is cloaked in darkness and fog, while ghouls, goblins and ghastly clowns walk the grounds. For more information about the nighttime Halloween event, Phantom Fright Nights. One can get more information about this event at https://www.kennywood.com/HalloweenBlogger.
In an interview Lenape student Aliyah Hillery’s response to, “Are you planning on attending any of the following Halloween events (Haunted Hills Estate, Scare House, or Fright Night) and which one if not all three and which one are you most excited for?” was, “I’m planning on going to Fright Night for sure! Every year I usually do haunted hayrides as well but I’m most excited for Fright Night at Kennywood.” Another student response was by Kenzie Delp, her response was, “I am hoping to go to Fright Night because I went last year but it was kind of disappointing but hopefully this year it will be more eventful. Halloween is my favorite holiday so I will more than likely go to more events.”