If you’re looking for a go-at-your-own-pace haunted attraction to really get your blood flowing, check out one of the many haunted houses happening from Niagara County to the Southern Tier.
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1. The Haunted Forest
2860 Beebe Rd, Newfane, NY 14108 / More Info
Brand new to town in 2021, its sounding like the hike to Newfane will be worth your while for the ultimate frightful experience this season. Feel the thrill of this immersive, three-fold experience consisting of a haunted hayride, haunted barn, and haunted corn maze.
What was once the home of the twisted Gogan family is now the Haunted Barn. Your fight or flight instincts will be kicking in as you learn the gruesome tale behind how the Gogan family disappeared. While you venture through the eerie barn there is something wicked in the air- a sense that murder happened right where you are standing. The startling return of the Gogan family comes to fruition as you experience the undead like never before.
Plus, the fun doesn’t end in the woods! Fire-pit rentals are available for any occasion – groups of friends, birthday parties, or just relax by the fire – day or night. The reserved areas seat up to 20-30 people.
2. Frightworld, America’s Screampark
1001 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207 / More Info
Opening October 1, Frightworld has an all new, extremely central location for 2021 at the Old K-Mart on Hertel Ave. Featuring 5 award-winning haunted attractions, these guys have been recognized by Buzzfeed, Travel Channel and Frighttour.com as one of the top haunted houses in the country. Frightworld is completely indoors, sells tickets until the times listed and remains open until you go through each attraction. Pro tip: grab the VIP Frightpass to skip the general admission lines for each attraction!
3. Everhaunt Haunted House
144 Lake St, Angola, NY 14006 / More Info
Available to visit on weekends during the month of October, Everhaunt is riddled with haunted attractions. Everywhere you turn, theres a different harrowing experience to be had, from a haunted photo booth to a local horror history exhibit show. When it comes to the main attractions, new this year is Delaware Creek Estate, a cursed plot of land infested with victims souls from the farmhouse to the overgrown yard and old barn. You’ll also come across Rosewood County Asylum, a once prestigious hospital that took a turn for the worst after testing went too far. With patients are now in charge of the asylum, you’ll wonder if you’ll escape with your sanity in this newly renovated terrifying attraction.
There are also several additional experiences to add on to your basic ticket option including Escape from Frankenstein, a VR experience and WNY’s first ever motion simulator Halloween ride, Escape From Holland Road, a 5 minute escape game, Back Alley Games, a former booming casket factory now in disarray set up with some of the strangest and most twisted games you could imagine, and Buried Alive: The Last Ride…. a pitch black motion ride to your grave after being tossed into a hearse and dragged away on a thrill ride where you experience what it’s like to actually be buried alive.
4. Fright Fest at Six Flags
9993 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036 / More Info
Opening September 24, Fright Fest is back and spookier than you might remember. This ongoing Halloween event features family-friendly attractions during the day and thrills and chills once the sun goes down.
At Fright Fest you can look forward to haunted attractions like Hotel Terror where you’ll wind through Camp Scumshine with surprises around every corner scare zones with zombies, witches, or things that goes bump in the night, and entertainment and shows like all new feats of danger and disgust performed too close for comfort. Plus, theres always a chance you’re seated next to a monster, clown or zombie on your favorite roller coaster. You really never know.