September 24-October 31, 2021, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
September 24, 25, 2021 & October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 2021
Also: Great America's The Great Pumpkin Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 Saturdays 11a-5p & Sunday, Oct.31, 2021
California's Great America Haunt
$34 online-up, cagreatamerica.com
4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cedar Fair operates 13 theme parks in the U.S. and three in California (Knott's Berry Farm, California's Great America and Gilroy Gardens.) Nearly all their parks offer a Halloween event and if you peruse their websites you'll see the Haunts are eerily similar. Knott's Scary Farm was operating its haunt before it was acquired by Cedar Fair and the mega-theme park corporation has wisely borrowed elements of this highly-successful annual festival of the macabre to make their localized events such as CA's Great American Haunt and Pumpkin Fest popular with both adults and kids. With Peanuts & Snoopy cartoon characters part of their brand, Halloween is a natural, and the kids' (Pumpkin Fest) events are fun for both youngsters and adults. They're featured as daytime festivals, while Haunts take over the park at dark.
Kids age 12 and under can wear costumes and Trick-or-Treat with the Peanuts Gang, race through a hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, color Peanuts pictures and dance in a foam pit. The Great Pumpkin Fest returns select weekends in Planet Snoopy
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.