With October approaching, it’s time to start thinking about all things Halloween. Maybe you’re unpacking your giant skeleton from the attic or setting up fake tombstones in your yard. Maybe you have orange lights around your door and fake spiders on the window. If being scared is up your alley, then fall is probably your favorite. If you’ve never experienced Halloween in the DFW metroplex, especially Grand Prairie, you might need to make this the year you change that. DFW is a great destination year-round, but it certainly has a lot of offerings to make your Halloween season as spooky as ever. If you are looking for an October getaway that will leave you with nightmares, here are four reasons to escape to Dallas/Fort Worth if you dare…
The Forest of Fear is a drive-thru spooky experience like no other. Campers at Loyd Park reserve their spots a year in advance and plan creepy decorations at their campsites that are sure to leave you spooked. Cram your car full of friends who don’t scare too easily and drive through the Forest of Fear this year to collect candy and Halloween frights.
Fun trip to the amusement park by day? Check! Creepy haunted houses and frightening scare zones by night? Double check! Six Flags Over Texas is an excellent destination for October fun when you are looking for both adrenaline-pumping thrills and heart-pounding chills. Not for the faint of heart, Six Flags Over Texas will leave you sufficiently spooked.
Promoted as the “Ultimate Halloween Experience,” Screams Halloween Theme Park in Waxahachie will take your breath away- and maybe not in a good way. Prepare to scream when you enter the haunted scare grounds with ghosts and ghouls and monsters lurking around every corner. Go through the haunted houses if you dare. After that, eat, drink and be creeped out to no end.
If you are looking for something a little more family and kid-friendly, you’ll want to check out Boo at the Fort Worth Zoo. Designed to be cute rather than creepy, Boo at the Zoo allows kids to dress up and experience the fun of Halloween without being scared. Kids can play games, collect candy and so much more. Plus, when they finish with their Halloween-themed activities, they can enjoy a day at the zoo with all the animals. Win-win!
For a comfortable place to enjoy happy hauntings in Dallas/Fort Worth, you’ll want to book a weekend at Loyd Park. This park, located in Grand Prairie, conveniently in the heart of the DFW metro area, is not only home to the Forest of Fear mentioned above, but it is located on Joe Pool Lake, where you can enjoy all that life on the water has to offer. Book a cabin or a yurt or pitch a tent on property depending on what floats your boat. Then get ready for all things fall and fun when you make life grand in Grand Prairie.