Hauntworld Magazine, the “haunt industry’s leading trade publication,” just put out a list of the Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions in the country. With Halloween just around the corner, this could provide an interesting diversion during your business travels. Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, so I’m pretty excited about this list.
Ranging from haunted hotels and prisons to spooky hayrides, the list represents the best haunted attractions the nation has to offer, as selected by the editors at Hauntworld Magazine. In an industry that has reached the multi-billion dollar mark, these haunts are leading the way in scream-inducing innovations.
Here they are, the 2007 Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions:
- NETHERWORLD Haunted House, Atlanta, GA
- 13th Gate Haunted House, Baton Rouge, LA
- The Bates Motel, Philadelphia, PA
- Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, Ulster Park, NY (that sounds AWESOME!)
- The Darkness, St. Louis, MO
- Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, presented by LUKOIL, Philadelphia, PA (Personally, I think the Philadelphia subway is scary enough)
- Erebus Four Story Haunted Attraction, Detroit, MI
- 7 Floors of Hell, Cleveland, OH
- Kersey Valley SpookyWoods and Maize Adventure, Greensboro, NC (I like a maze)
- Universal Studios House of Horrors, Hollywood CA
- Queen Mary’s Shipwreck Annual Halloween Terror Fest, Long Beach, CA
- Dreamreapers Haunted House, Chicago, IL
- The Haunted Hotel, San Diego, CA
Hauntworld also gave a nod to the following:
- Best Home Haunted House
- Best Amusement Park Halloween Events
Have fun out there!