Hawaii’s one of the most haunted places in the world, and during Halloween, it gets especially spooky. That’s when scare specialists come up with the latest and greatest ways to make people scream! And it seems like they’ve been pretty successful so far, with an expanding list of haunted places that are no longer limited to houses but rather plantations, athletic complexes and cultural centers.
Here’s the scoops on the island spook this Halloween (also, check to make sure children are allowed):
Haunted Plantation • 94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu (near old sugar mill) • $15 general; $30 fast pass; $30 VIP front of line access • www.hawaiihauntedplantation.com
Halloween or not, this plantation is usually haunted with ghost stories year-round as the home to many plantation workers who lived and died here. This one’s so scary that minors 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Nightmare Live • Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu • $13 general • www.hauntedhousehawaii.com
This scary attraction does a total re-haul on the traditional haunted house. In fact, it’s so dedicated to making you pee your pants that it has a year-round staff working to update its costumes, props and sets.
Hollywood Horror & Twisted Fun House • 679 Auahi St., Honolulu (Auahi Center) • $10 pre-sale general; $15 pre-sale fast pass; $15 general; $20 fast pass • www.scream808.com
This industrial area in general seems pretty spooky at night. But with this year’s theme the Zombie Apocalypse, it’s a sure bet you’ll encounter the living dead in this neighborhood.
Haunted Stadium • Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Aiea • $10 pre-sale; $13 at door • www.alohastadium.hawaii.gov
The Aloha Stadium hosts football games, a swap meet and now a haunted house? And apparently, it’s been scoring points with the scare fiends who say the Haunted Stadium is a win!
Haunted Lagoon • Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie • $10 general; $35 fast pass (adults); $30 fast pass (children) • www.hauntedlagoon.com
Take a haunted canoe ride through different villages at the the Polynesian Cultural Center. But beware of the Laie Lady!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher