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Haunted Attractions
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Description:
A haunted attraction or dark attraction is a venue which simulates the experience of visiting a structure or outside space that is inhabited by what appears to be ghosts or creatures. The illusion, created by actors, animatronics, illusions and special effects, is designed to frighten patrons who typically purchase tickets for the privilege.
Expanded Description:
These events are open to the public and commonly held throughout the month of October, leading up to Halloween. However there is a small sub-set of dark attractions that are open all year long. Over the years, dark attractions have expanded their scope beyond the "haunted house" format to include any place that is either ominous or foreboding, such as abandoned factories, old prisons or 1900s-era hospitals/asylums.

Running and owning dark attractions and haunted houses is an industry in and of itself. It is estimated there are around 3,000 operating every year in North America alone. There are also a great many haunted houses ran as non-profit charity fundraisers by such organizations as the Jaycees or Kiwanis Clubs.
Instructions for Posting a Haunted Attractions Waymark:
Since there are both permanent and short-term haunted attractions, we're more interested in knowing about the ones that you can visit all year long. However we have provided a variable for dates if the attraction is available up to and through the Halloween season.

Please be as descriptive as possible and provide photos However a photo is not a requirement for this category if you can create a decent description for the attraction.

We're really looking for attractions that will happen at the same location either all year long or during the holiday season. If the event is temporary it won't be useful for future seasons.
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Logging this category requires a photo of your visit as well as a nice review of your experience. Please rate your visit so others know how it was.
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Haunted AttractionsDevil's Den - Conneaut Lake Park - Conneaut, PA

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A basic thrill ride that can be ridden by all but the faintest of heart

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bpratt

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/30/2011

last visited: 1/7/2012

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NN52.3 km

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Haunted AttractionsWhacky Shack at Waldameer Park - Erie, PA

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Scary, but not too scary

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: 7/25/2015

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Haunted AttractionsPirate's Cove at Waldameer Park - Erie, PA

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The "Pirate's Cove" is located in Waldameer Park, Erie PA. The walkthrough funhouse is a great example of a Bill Tracey designed ride.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beerbatterbilly

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/24/2012

last visited: 7/25/2015

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