11 Scariest Horror Theme Parks In The World - Updated 2021

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Halloween is only a couple of months away. Soon we will be seeing horror parks open to the public and kids playing trick or treat. In light of this, let us give you 12 of the scariest horror theme parks in the world. Now you have something to do for Halloween!

1. Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern (USA)

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Terror 260 feet underground, the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern is an intense, high startle experience located in Chattanooga, TN. Once you are underground, no one can hear you scream!!

Posted by Dread Hollow on Monday, September 21, 2009

The first on this list of scariest haunted attractions is Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. This haunted cave is 26 stories below the ground. Inside you’ll find terrifying monsters and other creatures that will make you want to scream from the top of your lungs! Unfortunately, no one can hear you!

Ruby Falls opens in September. Check out their website for your tickets!

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern

Address: 1720 S Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Website: Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern

2. Farmagedon (UK)

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

In October, just in time for Halloween, you will never want to be inside another scary amusement park ever again after your Farmaggedon experience. They have four scary and unique attractions - Contagion, Terror of the Farm, The Foundry, and The Meat Locker - enough to make you say, “No more please. I want out!” Farmaggedon also has a really cool zombie game where you can hunt and shoot zombies! The park is both terrifying and fun!


Address: Farmaggedon, Flatman’s Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7HW

Website: Farmaggedon

3. The Bates Motel (USA)

Bates motel
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The Bates Motel have been scaring people for 27 years! They are the #1 haunted attraction in the entire America. Why? Bates Motel will take you to a different level of terror. The special effects and superb acting will truly terrify you. And they have added more monsters this year. If you want to have the scare of a lifetime, consider The Bates Motel.

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

Address:: 1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, United States

Website: Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

4. Pasaje Del Terror (UK)

el pasaje del terror en la Perle du Lac
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Visited by 14 million people, Pasaje Del Terror have been in business for 28 years already, just a year older than the Bates Motel. They will give you an interactive horror experience with real live actors. It’s scary because the audience suddenly becomes the victim! Watch it live this Halloween!

Pasaje Del Terror

Address: 525 Ocean Boulevard, Casino Building, Blackpool Pleasure Beach FY4 1EZ Blackpool, UK

Website: Pasaje Del Terror

5. Fear Overload Scream Park (USA)

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Voted as the scariest attraction in California, the Scream Park features two haunted houses full of monstrous creatures. It’s not your usual scary park. You will never want to sleep alone again after this attraction. They also have a special event on November 10 and November 11 for those who like shooting aliens. You will have a chance to kill them using Nerf guns. Tickets are available for 30 USD for Recruit Mission and 40 USD for Special Ops Mission.

Fear Overload Scream Park

Address: San Francisco Bay Area, 15555 E 14TH St., San Leandro, CA 94578

Website: Fear Overload Scream Park

6. Fright Dome (USA)

Fright Dome
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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to experience real horror? Fright Dome is the equivalent to a house of pure terrror. They have over 20 scary rides and 6 haunted houses! They also have new scare zones that you should watch out for this Halloween. You can also watch out for some celebrities who will be at Fright Dome. This is their favorite scary park!

Fright Dome

Address: Circus Circus Hotel & Resort, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: Fright Dome

7. Nightmare in Budapest (Hungary)

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Are you a brave soul? Test yourself with this interactive thrilling ride in Budapest. The light and the sound effects coupled with great acting and makeup will scare the heck out of you. They also have a zombie apocalypse available only on select dates. Check out the website for their calendar and schedule.

Nightmare in Budapest

Address: Rákóczi út 30 Budapest, Hungary 1072

Website: Nightmare in Budapest

8. Dent Schoolhouse (USA)

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In 1894, a real public school opened in Cincinnati. Charlie, the school janitor murdered several kids in this same school and left the dead bodies of the children in his basement. This is why Dent Schoolhouse is very popular. It’s a real haunted house. Charlie is real and the deaths of the children are real. The Dent opens every Halloween for those who want to explore the corridors of the school. The staff, highly trained and professional, are the real heroes. They sure know how to make the place even more haunted. If you want to experience a real haunted house amusement park, then go to creepy Dent.

Dent Schoolhouse

Address: 5963 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45248, United States

Website: Dent Schoolhouse

9. Freakling Brothers’ The Victim Experience (USA)

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Do you crave for an intense and extreme horror experience? The Sepsis Doctrine isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s deeply hellish, disturbing, and traumatic. Definitely not for the kids. If you want to have the scare of a lifetime, go buy a ticket and join the Victim Experience. Just make sure you’re at least 18 years old and in good shape, both physically and psychologically.

The Victim Experience

Website: The Victim Experience

10. The 13th Gate (USA)

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Joining this list from downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana is The 13th Gate! Owned by Dwayne Sanburn, this highly acclaimed attraction prides itself on having the best set builders, making it one of the most realistic experiences in the world of scary theme parks. Not only is the 13th Gate a haunted house, but the establishment also started offering an escape game in 2015. We don’t recommend going alone at any horror theme park, let alone the 13th Gate. Bring your friends for a night of unforgettable horror!

The 13th Gate

Address: 832 St Philip Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, United States

Website: The 13th Gate

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 6:30pm - 11:30pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

11. Scare Kingdom (UK)

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Another haunted house from the UK is Scare Kingdom! Nowadays, this haunted attraction is only open on Sundays, which means only one thing - they’ve invested a lot of time in making Scare Kingdom one of the best horror amusement parks in the world. Tickets always seem to be sold out immediately, so you’ll really have to work yourself to get in! As with all the other theme parks mentioned on this list, Scare Kingdom is not for the faint of heart. Make sure that you are truly up for a night of adrenaline rush!

Scare Kingdom

Address: Longsight Road, Blackburn BB2 7JA, United Kingdom

Website: Scare Kingdom

Opening hours: Sun: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

Look for Freddy

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Do you remember Freddy? Who can ever forget him. He’s scary and evil. Guess what, he lives in one of these haunted house theme parks. Go check him out!

Prepare yourself for a Halloween season like never before!

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