Haunted Houses and Attractions to Visit this October

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Everyone’s favorite spooky month is here and that means it’s time for the best Halloween dates. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of date night spots for you to spend your evening and get your scare on. From Tampa to Orlando to everywhere in between, here are the best haunted houses and attractions to visit this Halloween season.

Tampa Haunted Houses You Can’t Miss

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Tampa
September 9-October 31
Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens’ annual scare-fest is back! On select nights throughout October, you and your significant other can head to Busch Gardens for an unforgettable experience. You can’t miss this event that’ll give you a night of haunted houses, scare zones, horror shows, and thrill rides! Haunted houses this year include Death Water Bayou: Blood Moon – The Final Phase, The Residence: Home for The Holidays, The Forgotten, and Witch of The Woods. This event is a separate ticket event from admission.
$44.99 per person

 

UNdead in the Water: SOS

Tampa
Select Friday and Saturday nights in September and October
09/23/2022, Opening Night
09/24/2022, Event
09/30/2022, Event
10/01/2022, Event
10/07/2022, Event
10/08/2022, Event
10/14/2022, Event
10/15/2022, Event
10/21/2022, Event
10/22/2022, Event
10/27/2022, Event
10/28/2022, Event
10/29/2022, Event (Closing Night)
Doors open at 730pm and have to be in line by 1030pm. All tickets will be sold online

Hop aboard a WWII ship for this haunted attraction on the water. Immerse yourself in the action aboard the ship, where few surviving members of the crew talk of a haunting female ghost aboard the ship. Also new this year is the location, which has moved to Sparkman Wharf. This is truly one of Tampa Bay’s most unique Halloween experiences.
$20 per person

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail 

Plant City
September 30-November 5
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail was ranked the Top Haunted Attraction in Florida by TheScareFactor.com. I-4’s premier fear park includes 3 haunted trails, an escape game, laser tag, live entertainment, food vendors, merchandise and more. You can take your date to Sir Henry’s in Plant City any Friday, Saturday or Sunday in October for a fun Halloween experience you’ll remember.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
$25 and up

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail 2022 Graphic with grotesque figures
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail 2022 / Image credit: Sir Henry’s

Scream-A-Geddon 

Dade City
September 9-October 31
Tampa Bay’s premier horror park returns for its 8th season! This year, SCREAM-A-GEDDON is back to haunt guests with bone-chilling and personalized experiences, as well as numerous upgrades to the park’s Monster Midway including brand new food and beverage options. In addition to these park enhancements, SCREAM-A-GEDDON will offer six fan-favorite haunted attractions including last year’s debut of the terrifying house, Bloodwater Bayou as well as interactive elements including roaming sinister characters and more.

Field of Screams 

St. Petersburg
October 29-31
Challenge yourself to make your way through the village in the woods and escape to the safe house hoping to find sanctuary! Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. Taking place at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
$10-$15

Scarehouse Pinellas 

Largo

2022 Dates:

  • Fri Sept 30th & Sat Oct 1st – $20
  • Fri Oct 7th & Sat Oct 8th – $20
  • Fri Oct 14th & Sat Oct 15th – $20
  • Fri Oct 21st & Sat Oct 22nd – $25
  • Sun Oct 23rd – $20
  • Thurs Oct 27th – $25
  • Fri Oct 28th & Sat Oct 29th $30
  • Sun Oct 23rd – $25 Tickets are $15-$20 ($5 off with military discount or a pet item donation)

The largest Haunted House in Pinellas County is back. This 10,000 square foot air-conditioned warehouse in Largo promises tons of new thrills and scares. Encounter classic horror film characters like Pennywise and Caroline. Scarehouse Pinellas is proud to partner with SPCA Tampa Bay again and will be donating a portion of proceeds and collecting pet food and supplies at the haunted house. Each donation will get you $5 off a single ticket. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.

$26.95 and up

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash

Various locations
October 28-31
Yes, you read that right. A haunted CAR WASH. Every year, Tommy’s Express Car Wash transforms several of their national locations into a haunted car wash for two days only and this year, four of them are in Florida (two of them in Tampa Bay!). On October 28-31, guests can get their cars washed while being spooked by ghouls and ghosts as they drive through the Tunnel of Terror. So, go get your car all squeaky clean…if you dare. Prices vary.

Locations, dates, and times:

  • Largo (1240 Missouri Ave North
    Oct 28 – 29, 7pm-10pm
  • New Port Richey (4205 US HWY 19)
    Oct 28 -29, 7pm-10pm

Haunted Houses and Trails Near Tampa

A Petrified Forest 

Alamonte Springs
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from September 30-October 29
If you and your significant other are fans of some outdoor thrills and scares, then A Petrified Forest is the perfect date night choice for you! There are three trails for you and your date to explore. Experiences include an all-night ticket on October 9th during the Blood Moon, a Special Needs (wheelchair-friendly) night on Wednesday, October 12, and a Kids Day on Saturday, October 15.
Ticket prices TBD

Photo Credit: apetrifiedforest.com

Mortem Manor

Kissimmee
Year-Round
This haunted house is a year-round attraction for scares and thrills! Although it’s open all year, there’s no better time to enjoy the 2 story Mortem Manor than during the month of Halloween. You can explore the Haunted House first, then go through the Last Ride simulator that will give you the experience of riding to your burial place. At just a short drive from downtown Orlando, the Mortem Manor is convenient for a date night spent celebrating Halloween in Orlando.
$18 plus tax

Photo Credit: mortemmanor.com

 

By the way, if you’re venturing to the Orlando area for any of the haunted experiences there, check out these Halloween events in Orlando.

This year, new and old couples alike have their pick of fun attractions to choose from to celebrate Halloween. Whether you’re looking for something near or far, you’re sure to find something perfect for your October fright night.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 

Orlando
Select nights September 2-October 31
Located at Universal Studios in Orlando, Halloween Horror Nights will give you the scare experience of a lifetime! Scare your way through 10 terrifying haunted houses including The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, Halloween, The Horrors of Blumhouse, Spirits of the Coven, Bugs: Eaten Alive, and Hellblock Horror. There are also scare zones, shows, and other horrifying attractions waiting for you to make it an unforgettable experience.
$73.99 and up

Image Credit: Universal Studios Florida

If you’re planning a date night at Halloween Horror Nights you’ll save lots of time and have more fun by reading How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Date Night from our sister site, OrlandoDateNightGuide.com.

Face the Fear 

Winter Springs
October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2022

If you’re in the Orlando area during the weekends near Halloween and need something to do, take a trip to Face the Fear for a fun themed experience! This year’s them is NOPE & NEVER. Guests are invited to check out the restricted area of the site of a plane crash in 1974. Unexplained experiences and strange activity have been reported there throughout the years and now you can investigate the area yourselves to see what really took place all those years ago…

 

Want more ways to get your scare on? Check out Halloween in Tampa 2022: 20+ Spooky Halloween Events

Tampa Bay Date Night Guide is a free guide to the best of the Tampa Bay area! We're supported by our advertisers when they buy digital ads & listings, sponsored content, and through affiliate links, so some things you read might be paid for or if you buy something thru a link on our site we might get a commission.


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