10 Haunted attractions to visit by private jet charter this Halloween
Need some spine-tingling ideas for Halloween 2018? The USA boasts some of the world's top Halloween attractions, from haunted houses and hayrides to jack-o-lantern displays, hot air balloon rides and music festivals. Here are 10 of the country's best haunted attractions and how to visit them by private jet charter.
Monster Ball 18
Attend NYC's hottest Halloween party for a night of music, dancing and wild costumes. The Monster Ball will be held at Stage 48 in Hell's Kitchen, a venue that covers 50,000 square feet over four floors. The most creative Halloween costumes win a cash prize and there are multiple dance floors, bars and DJs. Couples and groups can book VIP tickets with reserved tables for the city's largest Halloween attraction.
When: October 27th
Where: Stage 48, 605 W. 48th Street, New York City
Ticket price: Between $29 and $49. VIP packages are available from $400 for couples and groups, including priority admission, reserved banquet seating and drinks.
Nearest private jet airport: Book a private jet charter to La Guardia Airport, which is just 10 miles from the Monster Ball.
Halloween Horror Nights
Love a good scare? Then don't miss Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. As well as the usual rides, there are 10 haunted houses with special effects where you can scream yourself senseless. Top picks include horror favorites from the screen, such as Stranger Things, Poltergeist and Halloween. Look out for monstrous creatures wandering the park in five separate scare zones and catch Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk, a dance, acrobatics and theater show.
When: Select nights until November 3rd
Where: Universal Orlando Resort, Florida
Ticket price: Single night tickets start at $62; multi-nights cost from $106. Universal offer hotel and attraction packages from $215 per adult, available online from Universal's official website.
Nearest private jet airport: Fly to Orlando International Airport, 16 miles from Universal.
Experience an immersive, multi-sensory theater performance at this unique walk-through attraction. Tipped as LA's most creative Halloween haunt, Creep explores the fears that seep into the dark corners of your mind while you sleep. You'll be guided by a cast of characters in incredible Halloween costumes who will lead you into twisted encounters. There are just 25 audience members per show, so it'll feel like you've just stepped into your own private scary movie.
When: Select nights in October through to November 4th
Where: ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, California
Ticket price: $89, available online
Nearest private jet airport: Fly to LA International Airport, just 19 miles from Creep LA.
This fun, family-friendly Halloween event has been running for 30 years and features over 5,000 intricately carved jack-o-lanterns. Up to 140,000 people come to Roger Williams Park Zoo to walk the pumpkin trail and marvel at the illuminated lanterns, which feature fairy-tale scenes, myths and legends. The team go through 20,000 pumpkins, carving fresh additions throughout October. Children will love the new superhero, wizard and fairy-tale theme nights and there's a Soaring Eagle Zip Ride for extra adventure.
When: Throughout October to November 4th
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, Rhode Island
Ticket price: $15 for adults, $12 for children up to 12 years old. Tickets available online.
Nearest private jet airport: T.F Green State Airport is just five miles from Roger Williams Park Zoo.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus
Boasting high-tech effects and animatronics as well as creepy actors, the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus attraction has been voted one of the scariest haunted houses in the U.S. Get ready for plenty of screams as you make your way through a haunted big top, then take on the 90-foot-long Tunnel of Foam where all kinds of scary clowns lurk. You can also solve puzzles and find clues to flee the ringmaster's quarters in a 10-minute escape room game and even try some paintballing.
When: Throughout October to November 3rd, the escape room runs year-round
Where: 625 E 1500 S, American Fork, Utah
Ticket price: $25 per person or $35 for VIP tickets with skip the line access, available online.
Nearest private jet airport: Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport, which lies 38 miles from the Haunted Circus.
For something a bit different this Halloween season, head to New Orleans for the Voodoo festival. Enjoy a long weekend of music, art and food in City Park featuring 65 bands on four stages. Headline acts include Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys and Childish Gambino. There are plenty of bars and food on offer, as well as a carnival, trick-or-treaters and large-scale interactive art installations. Don't miss The Mortuary Haunted House experience.
When: October 26th to 28th
Where: City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
Ticket price: $75 for a one-day pass or $115 for a three-day ticket, available online. VIP passes cost between $450 and $1,400 and boast free spa treatments, stage views, food and drinks, VIP lounges and unlimited carnival rides.
Nearest private jet airport: City Park lies just 13 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
If you're looking for a classic haunted hayride, head to the Witch's Woods in Massachusetts. Ride a wooden wagon through a spooky, haunted forest filled with witches, ghouls and howling werewolves. Along the way, watch out for zombies and the spirits of dead lumberjacks who haunt the forest. Witch's Woods also boasts a Haunted Mansion, Castle Morbid; and Crypt 3D experience, where the living dead have risen from the graveyard. Enjoy the Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree and Horrorwood Chamber of Chills.
When: Thursday to Sunday throughout October and every night from 28th to 31st
Where: Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Powers Road Westford, Massachusetts
Ticket price: From $38, available from the Witch's Woods official website
Nearest private jet airport: Boston Logan International Airport is 35 miles from Witch's Woods.
Terror Behind the Walls
Terror Behind the Walls has been rated the number one haunted attraction in the U.S.A by Forbes. The Halloween 2018 event is set in the spooky Eastern State Penitentiary, one of the world's most famous prisons, where Al Capone was once incarcerated. There are six terrifying haunted houses in the historic cell-blocks, including the Infirmary, Break Out, Quarantine 4D and Lock Down, where rioting zombie inmates have taken over the prison.
When: Selected dates from October to November 10th
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ticket price: Between $19 and $45, available online. An after-dark VIP tour costs $115 and includes a guided flashlight walking tour.
Nearest private jet airport: Philadelphia International Airport is just 10 miles from the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Owl-o-ween hot air balloon festival
Atlanta's largest hot air balloon festival and costume party is fun for the whole family. This not-so-scary event is filled with colorful hot air balloons and nightly glow shows, competitions for the best Halloween costumes, balloon rides and trick-or-treating. There are entertainment stages with live music, food vendors galore, a kids' playfield and beer garden. Adults can dance the night away at the DJ Halloween party.
When: October 19th and 20th
Where: 3200 George Busbee Pkwy NW, Keenesaw, Georgia
Ticket price: Adults $14, under-12s $6. Tickets are available online or at the door. VIP tickets cost $79 and include drinks, dinner, express line for balloon rides and VIP parking lot.
Nearest private jet airport: Fly to Cobb County International Airport, just three miles from the event.
The month-long Haunted Happenings festival takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, site of the infamous 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Thousands of revelers flock to this Halloween haunt in October for the grand costume parade and the Salem Witches' Halloween Ball. Other events include film screenings at the Horror Film Fest, parties, the psychic fair and Witches' Market. There's plenty of opportunity for kids to trick-or-treat and three chilling haunted houses.
When: Throughout October
Where: Salem, Massachusetts
Ticket price: Varies; see the official website for individual events and Halloween ideas
Nearest private jet airport: Fly to Beverly Municipal Airport, just six miles from Salem.
Once you've decided which thrilling Halloween haunt you want to visit and picked out your Halloween costumes, why not arrange a private jet charter to whisk you there in style?