If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably already know I’m all about the fall & of course, Halloween!
Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends starts this week & I am super excited! 🙌
If you aren’t familiar with HalloWeekends, Cedar Point keeps the park open late in the fall for Halloween themed events & activities. The park itself is open which includes all the regular rides & such but they go all out with decorations (my personal favorite are all the giant skeletons in different poses), live shows, & all sorts of fun things to do.
There are two major components to HalloWeekends at Cedar Point.
I’ll break it down for you since it could get tricky if you’re not familiar with it.
Last year, they called the kid friendly activities Trick & Treats Fall Fest but this year they are sticking to just HalloWeekends in celebration of their 25th year. During the day is when Cedar Point is typically family-friendly for those with little ones. There are not-so-scary fall activities, all the access to the regular rides, live entertainment, & lots more! This is when your kiddos can go trick-or-treating around the park through Kiddy Kingdom & Lakeside Midway. Children 12 & younger can even wear their costumes! Here are just some of the kid-friendly things to do: corn & hay mazes, pint-sized tractor rides, the return of The Magical House on Boo Hill, a foam pit, spooky selfie stations, super-cute crafts, & more. Keep in mind, once the sun goes down, the scary part starts (previously known as Haunt) which gets a bit spookier for little ones. Last year, I suggested leaving the park before 8pm because that is when the outdoor walk through fright zones opened up or going on a Sunday which is when they’re closed but this year Cedar Point seems to have put most of the scary things in one section of the park (Frontier Town) so it’s easy to avoid if you’re not interested in it. Days/hours for kid friendly attractions are Friday – Sunday: 11am-7pm.
The other portion of Halloweekends is the scary part. If you have older kids that love Halloween (or are looking for a super fun date night), this is for you. This is where you’ll find haunted houses & walk throughs. These attractions are no joke so this would not be suitable for young children (unless of course you personally believe your child can handle it.) There are several indoor haunted houses that open at various times each day & outdoor scare zones/mazes. The indoor houses typically open earlier than the outdoor walk throughs. HalloWeekends in general is extremely busy so be prepared for long lines. For a list of all the attractions this year, tap HERE. Pay close attention to hours as they do vary.
Outdoor Scary Attractions – closed on Sundays (referred to as Scare Zones)
Blood on the Bayou
Cornstalkers 2.0: Revenge of the Pumpkin Heads – this is the only outdoor attraction you have to wait in line to experience
Cut Throat Cove
Indoor Scary Attractions (referred to as Mazes)
Bloodbath – new for 2022!
Hexed: Black Magic
The Haunting of Eerie Estate – reimagined for 2022!
When: Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 15 – Oct. 30.
Thursdays: 6pm – midnight
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – midnight
Sundays: 11am – 8 pm (11am -10pm on Oct. 9 for the long weekend)
Drop any questions you may have in the comment box below!
What ages can kids go alone into the haunted houses?
They don’t have specific guidelines so you’d have to use your own discretion; however, they strongly recommend any kids under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult.