The largest Halloween event in the Carolinas, SCarowinds (located at Carowinds theme park on the North/South Carolina border) will feature six chilling haunted houses, five outdoor scare zones, five exciting shows, and plenty of fan-favorite attractions! Starting September 15, this event promises loads of scares and screams. Let’s take a look at all there is to see and do at this year’s SCarowinds:
*All haunted house, scare zone, and live entertainment descriptions are from SCarowinds’ website.*
(Side note: Wondering if this is the same retired favorite house from Knott’s Scary Farm? While I can’t completely confirm this question, Carowinds and Knott’s Berry Farm are both owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Of course, specific venue logistics and park design constraints may necessitate some changes, but I think we can expect this Paranormal Inc. to include much of the same scenery and effects we know and love from the California park.)
Unveil the eerie secrets of Hayden Hill, a forsaken hospital marred by a chilling history. Within these ominous walls, deranged doctors and nurses subjected patients to decades of torment.
Ghostly echoes of their agony haunt the corridors, mingling with malevolent apparitions. Sinister medical staff still roam, seeking new victims for their cruel experiments. Venture into this paranormal journey to unravel the enigma of Hayden Hill.
In a world veiled by the night, an ominous tale unfolds. Amid a forsaken junkyard, eerie eyes trace your steps, and silence reigns. Foreboding sets in as a sign in crimson letters that warns of a perilous fate.
Retreat beckons, but a shadow freezes you. A sinister group draws near. These are no ordinary foes; they’re bloodthirsty vampires. Escaping their clutches seems futile. Can you evade their grasp and find salvation?
Depths of Darkness
Venture into the darkness if you dare. In this eerie haunted maze, darkness cloaks all. Seek refuge in the enclosed space, but an unsettling feeling takes hold. Amid pitch-black obscurity, you’re without sight or control. Senses heighten, and thick air envelopes you. Your instincts stir, sensing a presence. Is it friend or foe? Walls seem to constrict, escape elusive. Find your way out if you can.
Silver Scream Studios: Condemned
Embark on a chilling expedition with friends to an old building tinged with darkness. Legend holds that Von Hellsburg, a failed horror director, turned his set into an absolute nightmare, claiming lives for authenticity. Decades have passed since those haunting screams echoed through these walls. Now abandoned, the studio stands in decay, but the cries still resonate. Beware, the studio’s structures are unstable, and danger lurks at every step.
Slaughter House: The Final Cut
Journey to the slaughterhouse for carnivorous delights that tantalize taste buds. Don’t mind the bloody walls, skilled butchers, sharp knives, and more. Navigate around carcasses and echoes of the process. Tune out grinding sounds and distant screams and traverse the haunted maze, but mind your manners – else you may become the added ingredient.
Believe in the tooth fairy? You should, or you might join her collection of human teeth and body parts. Step into the eerie realm of her sinister clinic, where skeptics meet a gruesome fate. Amid blood-stained walls, whirring drills, and piercing screams, victims face gassers, extractors, and grinders. Can you escape her dental horrors or share doubters’ fate? Will you break free from her clutches?
Immerse yourself in a unique autumn gathering within the adorned town square. Experience the vibrant celebration of nature’s abundance during the annual fall festival. But as darkness descends, brace yourself, for this cheerful event takes a chilling twist.
Step into the eerie realm of Ripper Alley, where an old English tale claims ghosts manifest in places of great misery or joy. Amidst the forgotten prosperity of this London locale, tortured souls linger as evil spirits. Fear taints the air, and the twisted residents target ordinary humans. Keep your distance and avoid their gaze, for curiosity could lead to a fate as murky as the Thames River.
The Harlequin Club
Step right into the realm of a dark and twisted traveling troupe featuring cringeworthy circus performers and sinister sideshow acts. The Harlequin Club has now set foot in the once-charming County Fair, introducing new spine-chilling methods to terrify and captivate.
Blue Ridge Roadkillers
Keep your eyes peeled for a chainsaw-wielding crew of maniacs determined to show you that the snakes in Blue Ridge Junction are the least of your concerns.
When pumpkins come to mind, they evoke memories of cheery, orange orbs on porches. But at SCarowinds, pumpkins take a sinister turn. These gory gourds are fed up with their kin being carved, gutted, and twisted into unrecognizable forms. In a wicked reversal, they’re set to carve, gut, and dismantle all in their path.
Conjure the Night
Your deepest, darkest fears take center stage with Conjure the Night, SCarowinds’ all-new, live Halloween spectacle. Immerse yourself in the electric pulse, rockin’ vocals and soul shattering rhythms of Halloween’s most terrifying elements in a battle of evil vs. evil.
SCarowinds’ Halloween Hootenanny presents a gang of leather-clad rebels who infuse a rockabilly rhythm into a night of ghoulish revelry.
Procession of Nightmares
Experience your worst nightmares while wide awake at SCarowinds’ Procession of Nightmares parade. A convoy of hideous, monstrous structures slithers through the park, joined by grotesque characters, mesmerizing effects and bone-chilling music.
Scenes from the underworld—perhaps from your dreaming brain—process through the midways. An evil jack-o-lantern. Witches stirring their next troubled brew. A crazy skeleton king. A creepy clown with fangs. Ghastly pirates followed by an angry sea monster. Zombies, mummies and skeletons emerging from a forgotten graveyard.
You want to look away, run away from these horrifying scenes, but no. You can’t escape your nightmares when they’ve all come true.
These heavy metal rockers take the term “heavy metal” literally! Witness the Raging Inferno as they unleash their thrashing performance on steel – but don’t get burned!
The Mane Stage
The hauntingly harmonized melodies of this Andrews Sisters-esque act reverberate throughout the park, establishing the eerie ambiance of this macabre setting. These gifted ladies deliver New Orleans jazz-infused renditions of beloved “gallows humor” songs that will indeed have you tapping your toes to the rhythm.
SCarowinds Starts September 15!
Running select evenings from September 15 – October 29, SCarowinds single night tickets start at only $44.99. If you’re worried about long lines, bypass the regular queue at select rides and attractions with a Fright & Fast Lane upgrade – starting at $89.
There’s only a few weeks to experience the fear at SCarowinds, the Carolina’s largest Halloween event. Plan your evening and buy your tickets in advance (they WILL be more expensive at the gate) at Carowinds.com.