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Robert Niles
Editor

New on the site: Rate and review Halloween events at the world's top theme parks

Published: October 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I know, this is way overdue, but today we're debuting our page where you can rate and review Halloween events at the world's top theme parks. I've gotten things going by listing the events at the top parks we cover - Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld/Busch Gardens. But I've included a few other events in the SoCal and Central Florida areas as well, including the original theme park Halloween event - Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

This isn't a complete list, so if you're passionate about an Halloween event you think should be included, please let me know, or go ahead and add it yourself using the "Add a Missing Attraction" link at the bottom of the page. (As usual, I have to approve any new listing submissions before they go live to keep the spambots at bay.)

If you have any event photos you'd like to submit, you can do that using the "Submit a Photo" link on any listing page. And if you'd like to help by fleshing out some of the event descriptions, please do by clicking the "Update this description" link. Keep in mind, though, that the description is not the place to leave your review or impression of the event. The description should be the "just the facts, ma'am" overview of the event, which could include this year's dates, admission fees and attraction and event line-ups.

When you are rating these events, please don't just give everything a 10 because you love Halloween. Consider how each of these events stacks up to the competition, and rate accordingly. The 9 and 10 events should be the industry standards, with professional, Hollywood-quality make-up and effects and outstanding show quality. Kids in make-up they put on themselves, jumping out from behind hay bales while a strobe light flashes, should get somewhat lower scores. ;^)

Also, I know it's a little tough to compare haunts with kid-friendly events, so consider the kid-friendly trick-or-treat events against other such events, not against the horror-themed ones.

I hope that you'll enjoy this new feature, and that Halloween fans will take advantage to create a great resource of reviews and opinion on Halloween events, the way you all have with all the other theme park rides, shows, restaurants and hotels you've rated on the site.

Let's get started rating and reviewing!

Replies (3)

David L.

Published: October 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Robert, are top notch non-theme park events allowed like Netherworld allowed? Great new feature by the way!
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: October 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

They're kinda outside the focus of the site, so I'm not inclined to include them in the ratings since I want to keep the ratings about theme parks.

But trip reports and comments in the discussion forum? Great! If theme park fans would find it interesting and helpful in vacation planning, it's fair game there.

Rod Whitenack

Published: October 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM

"Kids in make-up they put on themselves, jumping out from behind hay bales while a strobe light flashes"

Robert, you must have visited the same haunted house I did last weekend! Your description was spot on!

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