Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get an all-access pass to Arizona's Original Scream Park in Scottsdale (a $27 value). An all-access pass includes one-time entry into the park's four haunted attractions plus 3-D glasses for the Fear Factory and can be used across multiple visits. The all-access pass is only valid through October 31.
For the last 13 years, Arizona's Original Scream Park has grown and transformed, creating new shocks and scares in its four separate haunted venues. Alice's House of Nightmares takes petrified patrons on a journey through a twisted Wonderland complete with tea and torture rooms on the way to visit the Queen of Hearts. Don special glasses to roam the 3-D Fear Factory, where devilish décor leaps forth like a pirouetting grizzly bear, exponentially amplifying frights to the ninth plane of hexistence. Mummified dungeon denizens terrorize intruders in the Castle of Darkness for disturbing their homes without calling ahead. The Goldminer's Revenge stalks, traps, and then preys upon fear along an outdoor trip through an abandoned Old West ghost town.
The Scream Park features 70 actors scattered throughout a pulse-pounding, 15-acre landscape of haunted venues, coffin rides, mazes, retail store, and more, and is not recommended for those under the age of 12. The park's terror experts recruit live monsters instead of terror-blind animatronics, ensuring that all fear experienced is organic. Concessions and tarot readings provide breaks to recoup lost pride expelled by particularly high-pitched bouts of shrieking.
Last year's haunted production from Arizona's Original Scream Park frightened (in a good way) reviewers from the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times. It was also named one of 12 Arizona haunted houses to check out by ABC 15:
- This cluster of haunts, which bills itself as Arizona's oldest horror park, changes each year. This year's line-up is an eclectic mix of self-explanatory houses: "Alice's House of Nightmares" (think Wonderland gone awry), "3-D Fear Factory," "Castle of Darkness" and "Goldminers Revenge." – Amy B. Wang, Arizona Republic
- The Scream Park really is a throwback to the haunted houses of yesteryear, where animatronics were secondary to live monsters and where no one bothered you with elaborate back-stories of why the house was haunted, they just threw you in for a dude in a Jason mask to come after you. – Martin Cizmar, Phoenix New Times
AZ Scream Park
AZ Scream Park is more than a haunted house. It's a haunted village—four themed haunted houses clustered together in a terrifying outdoor sprawl. In the Zombie Infirmary, for example, visitors come face-to-face with brain-eating monsters. In Gold Miner's Revenge, they wander through a haunted mine that's home to ghosts with more sinister goals than pawning off fool's gold as the real thing. The other attractions toy with making many people's greatest fears—homicidal clowns or teenagers who don't ignore you—into a reality. While taking a break from being terrified, visitors can learn their futures through palm and tarot-card readings and nosh on snacks from the concession stands.
8823 E McDowell Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257Get Directions