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Things To Do If You’re in the Mood for Some Scares

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Some of the best places in Florida to go during the spooky season:

  • Universal’s Hollywood Horror Nights- with 8 haunted houses with different themes, 3 scare zones, rides, and, of course, Halloween-themed treats and merchandise.
  • Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream- with 5 haunted houses with different themes, 3 creepy shows, 6 scare zones, and, of course, the rides.
  • Scream N’ Stream- A drive-thru haunted house and a scare zone.
  • Scream-A-Geddon- with 6 attractions, you can mark yourself as an interactive, which means you can be touched and may go through special rooms, and they also offer paintball and food options.
  • A Petrified Forest- Access to three scare trails, offers special days where you can be touched.
  • Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail- offers a haunted hayride, 3 haunted trails, 2 escape rooms, and ax throwing.

If you want to take part in any of these scares, I have some suggestions:

  • Buy your tickets in advance- Some of these events have tickets that sell out early.
  • Plan your transportation- They all take place late at night, so plan out if you’re staying in the area or not.
  • Wear comfortable clothes- Most of these places do not allow costumes, and you want to be comfortable because most contain a lot of walking.
  • Have fun- Go with your family and friends, or make a date night out of it; not everyone gets to experience events like these.
Haley Drury is a member and a part of the Social Media Team at the Her Campus at Tampa chapter. She writes articles. Her articles cover lifestyle topics focusing on books and the college experience. Outside of Her Campus, Haley is a sophomore at the University of Tampa, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Digital Media. She is currently ANAD Coordinater for her sorority Delta Phi Epsilon. Haley enjoys reading, film, and going to the gym in her downtime. She is often lost in a book and will stay up all night to finish it. Haley is probably rewatching or rereading the After series or looking for the latest installment or arguing how #teamJeremiah is the only team that matters.