While Halloween is celebrated all over the country, southern California has a way of making things seem larger than life.
For CSUN students who want to experience the magic and gore of Halloween here are some deals to take advantage of.
Kirstie Takenaka, an 18-year-old CTVA film production major, goes to Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain every year with her friends.
‘This year we got to the park really late and the price was over $50. Luckily, we found an empty soda can and it gave us a cheaper price of $30. Buying your tickets online is actually cheaper than all the deals you have available to you at the park ticket booth,’ said Takenaka.
Depending on the promotion, a Coke can could save a group of six as much as $20 at the ticket counter.
While Six Flags Magic Mountain hosts their version of the scariest theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood boasts of an equal if not better experience.
Every year they present Halloween Horror Nights where the ‘un-dead’ populate the studio back lot on weekend nights in October until Nov. 1.’
Admission ranges from $34-$54 depending on the date. The closer to Halloween the scarier the price, but special rates are available when tickets are purchased online.
Discount coupons for Knott’s Scary Farm’s rendition of Halloween can be found at Burger King restaurants and Albertson’s supermarkets.
Roller coasters aside, there’ are other ways to get the scared’ so good feeling. Queen Mary Shipwreck Halloween Terror Fest in Long Beach features seven spooky mazes on land and through the ship’s engine room and living quarters at $34 a person. Entrance fees include two all age dance parties and live band performances.
If the previously mentioned are too intense, there are Halloween options that are more fun, with less spook.
The Spooky House Haunted Theme Park in Chatsworth features 25 rooms in a 2 story manor set up as an insane asylum. Their attractions include claustrophobic secret passages, torture chambers and zombies. For those with young children, the Spooky House also hosts a matinee version from noon to 4 p.m.
By visiting Spookyhouse.com visitors can enter their e-mail address and receive a printable coupon. Parties of 10 or more are given a $2 per person discount at the door.
Chord Hicks, a 22-year-old business major, takes part in a different Halloween celebration each year. He likes to see people dress up and enjoys the exciting environment of being scared.
The Haunt and Fall Festival located at the Northridge Fashion Center features three PG-rated haunted attractions for $20 and a Fall Festival with kiddie rides in the parking lot.
As an alternative to trick-or-treating consider going to local theme parks or attractions at a discount price.