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DESTINATION EXPERT: YOUR GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN HAUNTS HAPPENING IN ORANGE COUNTY

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The start of October means pumpkin spice lattes, crisp weather, the changing of colors, and all things spooky! With the air getting crisper and the leaves starting to fall, now’s the perfect time to experience Halloween in Orange County! Whether you’re looking for a good fright, want to go pumpkin picking, or simply looking to create amazing fall memories, you’ll want to head out to Orange County this Halloween season. 

Knott’s Scary Farm: Knott’s Scary Farm is the country’s largest and longest running Halloween event in Southern California! Knott’s “scare-masters” transform the old Knott’s Berry Farm into the famous theme park Halloween event. All 160-acres of Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into a spooky haunt filled with themed mazes, lives shows, and scare zones with hundreds of monsters roaming free around every corner of the park. Enter if you dare!

WHEN: September 19 – November 2 (select nights)

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch featuring Hello Kitty & Friends: Tanaka Farms has partnered with global brand, Sanrio to bring an exclusive experience to fans! Guests can enjoy Sanrio photo ops throughout the farm as well as daily activities and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. Limited edition Sanrio-Tanaka Farms merchandise will also be on sale during this event. Attendees may purchase admissions for the pumpkin patch, wagon rides, petting zoo and Corn Maze or pick vegetables in the U-Pick veggie garden. The Fall Harvest Festival will take place every weekend during the month of October and includes games and activities.

WHEN: September 21 – October 31 | 9AM-6PM

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor: Sinister spirits are taking over the Queen Mary ship this Halloween! The Queen Mary is celebrating ten years of bringing horror to the harbor. For 23 select nights throughout October, over 200 monsters will haunt six terrifying mazes.  For the first time ever, guests will have access to never-before-seen areas of the Queen Mary and can now walk through the infamous Door 13 (one of the most haunted areas on the ship). This event includes live entertainment, secret bars (submerged in the notorious Boiler Room) and exciting rides.

WHEN: September 26 – November 2 (select nights)

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo: Join the Santa Ana Zoo for their annual “merry not scary” celebration in a fun and safe setting. Hop on board the “boofari” train and make your way through 10 prize stations throughout the trick-or-treat trail. Other activities include Halloween-themed games, a costume parade, storytelling, visits with nocturnal animals, and more! Everyone is encouraged to come in costume! This event is a safe place for children (ages 2-12) to enjoy trick-or-treating and Halloween goodies.

WHEN: October 19, 20, 26, 27 | 5:30PM-8PM

Grand Legacy At The Park Presents FIFTH Flicks: For select Monday nights in October, guests can enjoy a Disney Halloween movie and snacks at our Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, The FIFTH. Complimentary candy and popcorn will be provided and beer and wine only available for purchase. Couches with fire pits will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your family and friends for a night of Disney Halloween magic! FIFTH Flicks is a COMPLIMENTARY event for our guests and families to enjoy!

DATES & MOVIES:

Monday, October 7th:  Casper

Monday, October 14th: The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Monday, October 28th: Hocus Pocus

WHEN: October 7, 14, 28 | Doors at 7:30PM

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and get your jack-o-lanterns ready! Orange County offers an array of exciting Halloween activities filled with tricks and treats that you won’t want to miss out on! Whether you’re a pumpkin carving pro, trick-or-treating ghoul, or a harvest season enthusiast, there’s something for everyone in Orange County to get you in the Halloween spirit. With some spooky events only being a short drive from Grand Legacy At The Park, this is the perfect opportunity to make us your home-away-from-home!

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