Yes, even though some of the days are still pretty warm and the leaves are only beginning to change it is time to plan which Halloween Haunts you will visit this October. Rhode Island has quite a few haunted houses and haunted attractions for families and for adults only. I have chosen to write about three of the attractions that I find to be the most interesting and also the best executed attractions. At the end of the article I will list couple of others to check out. All of the web sites will be posted so that you may check out the schedules for each attraction.
The Black Spot located in Providence Place Mall. Opening October 1. This haunted attraction has a lot going for it and one of the best things is that it is inside. If you have ever spent a rainy night in line outside for a haunted attraction you will understand the appeal of this. The Black Spot is located inside Dave and Busters, a fun game and food place, on the third floor of the Providence Place Mall. The Black Spot is a place where pirates are haunting. Pirate ghosts are pretty scary and these look like the meanest of the bunch. No one knows why pirates are haunting Dave & Buster’s, but it will be great fun and a bit scary to find out. Like many haunted attractions, The Black Spot is not suitable for young children in the evenings, however, every weekend on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., there is a Black Spot for children. Check their schedule list. http://www.blackspothaunt.com/cms/
Jack O Lantern Spectacular at Roger William Park Zoo. This wonderful Jack O Lantern display is not a haunt, but is a truly unique Halloween attraction which is great for the whole family to go to. The opening day for this attraction is October 7, 2010 and runs every night thereafter through Halloween. Many of these attractions are mum about what they will be doing each year, but for an idea of the type of pumpkins at this attraction I will mention part of last year’s extravaganza. In 2009, the Spectacular set aside one part of their display for celebrities who had died, there was a Bea Arthur pumpkin, a Billy Mays pumpkin, and although he didn’t die in 2009, a Frank Sinatra pumpkin. I found these to be great fun and truly creative. There are thousands and thousands of these Jack O Lanterns and on a nice night it is a beautiful walk. If you have never seen this attraction, you should take time to see it now. http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/jols/info.cfm
Haunted Labyrinth Cranston, RI. Opening Day October 1, 2010. This is the 25th anniversary for the Haunted Labyrinth and every year it has been a real quality haunted attraction. It is sponsored by a youth group, The Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, and for a young group they have always done a professional job and have made this one of the best haunted attractions in Rhode Island. Once again they are not saying what actually happens inside, but their theme this year is “The Mansion of Mystery”. Check out their website for more info and directions. They are open mostly on weekends until Halloween week and then are open every night. You will find $1 off coupons at most Dunkin’ Donuts. http://www.hauntedlabyrinth.com/
Also, in your haunted travels you might want to check out the following:
Asylum Acres Charlestown, RI – http://www.asylumacres.com/
Haunted Hill Cumberland, RI –http://www.hauntedhill.net/Home.htm