Want a little fright in your life? Check out these Halloween hotspots in the Cleveland area. Everything from cornfield mazes, haunted schoolhouses and zombie paintball – just a short drive from Ursuline’s campus.
7 Floors of Hell – 31 minutes from Ursuline
7 haunted houses & the Monster Midway
[Body snatchers, House of Nightmares, Zombie Apocalypse, Clown House, Blood Barn, Killer Theater & the Mental Ward]
General Admission $25.00
Carnival of Horrors – 36 minutes from Ursuline
Insane asylum (cage maze), the Fun House, Freak-show in 3D Terror vision, the Wicked Woods
Full admission to all four events $19.00, $23 for speed pass to jump lines (free parking)
Bloodview – produced by Legion of Terror – 31 minutes from Ursuline
Admission $15, all night pass $20
Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory – 40 minutes from Ursuline
7 floors of combined terror between in former Thomastown Elementary School and previous owned University of Akron’s aeronautical experiment laboratory
$14.00 for single haunt or $26.00 for combo ticket. Free parking
Hauntville – 44 minutes from Ursuline
$16.00 general admission for 3 haunts, $4 discounts on their website
Cellblock D, Psycho manor, Wicked Clowns in 4D
$20 for 3 haunts and Zombie Hunt in 3D (zombie PAINTBALL)
Cedar Point Hallo Weekends – 1 hr 20 minutes
Mazes – Eden Musee, Eternity Infirmary, Zombie High School, Boeckling’s Eerie Estate
Scare Zones – Blood on the Bayou, Carnevil, Cut Throat Cove, Fear Faire, Cornstalkers, Manical Mechanical Screamworks
Shows – Gypsy Fortune Tellers, Halloween Hullabaloo, Sideshow Carnival Magic, the Edgie of Madness: Infernal Nightmare, Skeleton Crew
Starlight tickets online – $38.99
Halloween is approaching. It’s time again for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and visiting haunted house. We decided to share some of our favorite Halloween memories. Share yours with us on Facebook and your post will be added to the blog!
Anne-Marie, Alumnae Specialist
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays since I was a child, I always loved to decorate our whole house inside and out and my parents were always wonderful enough to let me. My mom would always help me make the coolest most realistic costumes, I was never much into store bought costumes I always insisted on making my own, I think I just loved the idea of the transformation. Considering I graduated from Ursuline in ’09 with a degree in Fashion Design its needless to say I still continue to make my own costumes. This year was a great Halloween because I was invited to display my artwork in the Skull and Skeletons in art exhibit at Lakeland College where the artists reception was also a costume party, this year I made my boyfriend and I Beetlejuice and Lydia costumes.
Angela, Marketing Director
My favorite halloween memory was dressing my kids as characters from Toy Story. They were 5, 3 and 1-year’s old. My daughter went as Jessie, my oldest son dressed as Woody and my youngest son went as Bullseye. They had fun trick-or-treating that year and attending preschool and kindergarten in their costumes.
Becca, Marketing Specialist
I have such a strange relationship with Halloween. When I was little, I never wanted to dress up as anything too scary but I loved (and still do) being scared. My parents would take my sister and I to local haunted houses on the weekends. Being able to stay up so late was a rarity. It was dark and the haunted houses were usually in some wooded area. My Dad would carry me around. He was never afraid, so I pretended I wasn’t either. I was terrified.
Brittney, Marketing Specialist
I have many amazing Halloween memories but one Halloween that sticks out was during my third year of university. My boyfriend at the time threw me a birthday party at his house, along with his housemates. (My birthday is October 31!) All of our friends came, dressed in costume to the nines, and we ate cake, danced and laughed all night. I was Count Dracula; decked out in a cape, pointy teeth and blood-smeared lips. It was definitely an awesome all hallow’s eve.
Maggie, Marketing Intern
Halloween isn’t really an embraced day in our family. My mom absolutely, positivity despises anything with skulls/skeletons/ or anything creepy. Our house may have a pumpkin or two out front but they always have happy faces or Disney characters carved into them… Well, one year I decided to stay home and pass out candy to all the little kids in Chardon. I had never before spent a Halloween not collecting candy, but I decided this year I was too old and too cold. As my mom & I handed out candy to chipper little children, grown adults and high school kids came bounding up the drive too. I didn’t realize how my mom had handled these non-costume wearing beggars before… She took a piece of candy in her hand, told them to go long and chucked it in the air! Then the rest of the kids followed suit and played pop-fly candy like the first. It was hilarious watching my mom hurl candy in the air and yell for the teenagers to work for their chocolate.