With its age and a history of miners, you can bet that the Sacramento area has plenty of haunted houses and other haunted attractions. However, the haunted houses that are being discussed here are not really haunted, at least I don’t think they are. The haunted houses in this article are the best haunted attractions in the Sacramento area.
Fright Planet World Of Fear in Citrus Heights
Fright Planet is located at 6130 Birdcage Center Lane in Citrus Heights California. Fright Planet has many ticket options. You can buy just the haunted houses for $17 on the weekdays with VIP tickets that are good to skip the lines for $25. On the weekend the same tickets cost $20 and $28. They also have tickets that cover all attractions which are $24 and $26 for the haunted houses and $32 and $34 for the VIP. The haunted houses are not the best in Sacramento but what they do have going for them is the extra attractions. They have a forty minute 3-D movie as well as a mystery shack. I would go during the weekday if you can and then you should not need to get the VIP tickets. Fright Planet opens October first and is open until October 31, it is open every weekend and weekdays vary so check their site out if you plan to go. The parking here is the best of the Sacramento haunted locations parking.
Heartstoppers Haunted House in Rancho Cordova
Heartstoppers Haunted House used to be in Roseville but has moved to 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova California. It is open starting October 8th and is open Friday-Sunday nights from 7-10PM until the week of Halloween when it is open Wednesday to Sunday. They offer an adult and kid (12 and under) combo ticket that gets you into the haunted house and a ride on the train for $25 and $20. You can just ride the train for $8 and $5.kids. It is recommend that children not go into the haunted house but all ages can ride the train. Either ticket also get you entrance to a themed area as well. Parking here is good but when it is crowded you may have a long walk. This is another location that is not that scary. In terms of the lamest haunted attraction in the area I think that it is a toss up between this one and Fright Planet but Fright Planet offers more but is more expensive. Heartstoppers is good for younger people who may not be able to go to Fright Planet and there is food available as well.
Callson Manor in Roseville
Callson Manor is located at the Placer County fairgrounds at 800 All American City Blvd. Roseville California. Callson Manor is the best haunted house location in the Sacramento area. It is open from 7:30-10 on October 8-11, 15-18, and 22-31. Ticket prices are $10 for any haunted attraction, $20 combo letting you into all three, and a $30 combo that lets you in to all three twice with no line and go into the interactive VIP lounge. Being at the fair grounds the parking is good. Everything at Callson Manor is higher end from the thememing, props, makeup, and costumes. Callson Manor is pretty good for such an attraction and I would recommend it to others. I think of Callson Manor as the Disney of haunted attractions and is a refreshing and chilling change of pace.
These are the best haunted houses in the Sacramento area. To be honest I like haunted house rides but rarely walk through attractions because I don’t like people getting close to me and in my face and they are rarely scary but more often either use cheap startling tactics which I can see from a mile away or they try to gross you out which is not necessary to be scary. Many people seem to enjoy this kind of thing though. You should be warned that Hearstoppers is the only attraction that might not scare young children and some kids will be able to handle these attractions while others may not. My family has been doing haunted houses at home for over half my life and my older brother is an engineer who has made props that are like what you would get from a theme park even making animatronics so I know how things are done and have experience scarring people but many of these attractions use volunteers with no experience and it really shows for someone who has the expereince. Callson Manor is the only attraction I would recommend for people that want a scary haunted attraction experience.