12 Spookiest Halloween attractions across USA and London


In conjunction with the British Airways promotion in this Halloween festival, we would like to share with you guys the spooky Halloween attractions happening across the USA and London. It’s time to bag up your broomstick and let British Airways fly you and your family off an a spooky adventure at one of the world’s top theme parks, scare attractions or themed events this year… if you’re feeling brave enough!

12 Spookiest Halloween Attractions across the USA and London

1. Fright Nights, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England
Just a short 20 minute bus ride from the British Airways base at London Heathrow Terminal 5, a world of thrills and chills await at Thorpe Park. This year’s freaky theme is the circus as guests are invited to brave the Big Top and a brand new scare maze set in an abandoned carnival which has come back from the dead! Also ride three of the park’s coasters – Saw, The Swarm and Stealth – in the dark! From 16–18 October and 23 October–1 November from 10:00–22:00. Fright Nights attractions open from 15:00.

2. Brick or Treat, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, England
Take your little monsters along to enjoy this year’s Brick or Treat Halloween spook-tacular at a site which is also just a 20 minute ride from Terminal 5. Guests are encouraged to don fancy dress outfits for the daily events. As well as the park’s 55 rides, guests can check out special Halloween-themed fun in the Enchanted Forest, plus a Frankie Character Meet and Greet and LEGO pumpkin patch building. Puppet shows will also get a spooky makeover. Open daily 19 October – 4 November from 11:00–17:00.

3. Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, Philadelphia
Hollywood-style spooks come to Philly in this dark house which is alive with the dead. The Hayride is even more spectacular, with 75 actors in chilling costumes ensuring all 25 minutes of your ride are just as nerve-racking. It was even voted the No1 Haunted Attraction in the USA by Hauntsworld Magazine.

Visitors have been coming for more than 20 years to enjoy the ride, which weaves through the dark forests of Arasapha Farm and includes a 100ft long, 40ft tall drive thru asylum. Fly to: Philadelphia International Airport from S$1,832 in World Traveller economy and S$3,470 in World Traveller Plus premium economy on ba.com

4. The London Dungeon, Southbank, London, England
Mix horror with a history lesson at The London Dungeon where live actors will regale the city’s darkest tales with chilling realism. The venue promises to bring London’s “goriest past” to life with the help of thrilling rides and special effects. Also, new for 2015, is the dungeon’s Séance! attraction, which is set in 1873 at a gathering hosted by the most celebrated medium of the day in the most notoriously haunted house of the time.

Based on REAL events, guests will find themselves transported back to 50 Berkley Square as Florence Cook prepares for her latest sitting. Runs from 1 October to 1 November but you must book in advance online.

5. 13th Gate, Louisiana, USA
Crawl through a crematory oven, get lost in dark underground tunnels or find yourself standing above a pit containing hundreds of live snakes! These are just some of the joys that await at the 13th gate; a collection of 13 terrifying themed indoor and outdoor areas.

During the Halloween season 100 actors, 12 special effects artists and a team of costume specialists work to make the 13th Gate one of the scariest places to visit in the USA. Fly to: Louis Armstrong International Airport from s$1,967 in World Traveller economy and S$3,626 in World Traveller Plus premium economy on ba.com

6. Museums at Night Festival, various across London and UK
Take a cultured look at Halloween with these late-night exhibition viewings and Halloween-themed events. London highlights include a talk on human remains at the Benjamin Franklin House under which 10 bodies were found buried in 1997, a Handel by Candle tour of the Handel House Museum and Ye Olde Tavern Quiz at the Museum of the Order of St John.

7. Creepyworld, Missouri, USA
Calling itself America’s biggest, longest and scariest haunted scream park, Creepyworld features 13 haunted locations. New for 2015 are the grizzly graveyard filled with zombies and the macabre haunted dolls house. The tour takes an hour to complete and includes a zombie paintball hayride. The site also boasts the world’s largest outdoor movie screen, which will be showing scary flicks to watch while you queue for the rides. Fly to: Lambert-St Louis International (MO) (St Louis) from S$2,344 in World Traveller economy and S$3,626 in World Traveller Plus premium economy on ba.com

8. Witch Academy and Trick or Treat Cocktails at The Coca-Cola London Eye, London, England
There’s something on offer for both children and adults at the Coca-Cola London Eye where wannabe witches can join the quest to unlock the Book of Spells with a school for little witches and warlocks looking to unleash their magical powers. The interactive tour takes place 135m above the city so it’s best for those who aren’t scared of heights.

Grown-ups can get involved by sampling frighteningly tasty cocktails created exclusively for the Coca-Cola London Eye. Runs from 24 – 31 October – but be sure to book in advance.

9. Spookyworld, North Carolina
Grit your chattering teeth as you take on 55 hellish acres of heart-pounding horror, which includes a scary circus, terror trams, a nightmarish mansion and a creepy corn field haunted by the cursed soul of a murderer. The baddie now inhabits the body of a scarecrow and is out to catch as many of you as he can! Fly to: Raleigh-Durham International from S$2,344 in World Traveller economy and S$3,983 in World Traveller Plus premium economy on ba.com

10. Kiss Haunted House Party, Wembley Arena, London, England
Music fans head to Wembley for a line-up of top acts in a Halloween-themed gig. Starring artists including Rita Ora, Rudimental, Jason Derulo and Little Mix, this event for over 14s promises to give the crowd goosebumps rather than scare them out of their skin. It all kicks off at 18:30 on Thursday 29 October and the party runs until 23:00. Tickets are £25 but you’ll need to buy online beforehand.

11. Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios, Florida
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Universals Halloween Horror Nights and to celebrate, they’re bringing back their infamous tormentor Jack the Clown! Tour nine terrifying houses across five scare zones.

There are also two heart-pounding live shows to catch on nights between 18 September – 1 November. Fly to: Orlando International Airport from S$1,813 in World Traveller economy and S$3,451 in World Traveller Plus premium economy on ba.com

12. ‘Chills in the Chapel’ horror movie screenings, North London, England
Following a sold out event last year, London’s Union Chapel will be screening classic slasher horrors for two nights – ‘Escape from New York’ on 30 October and a medley of the ‘Halloween’ series on 31 October. A live orchestra will perform moving musical accompaniments to make the atmosphere extra special. Fancy dress is encouraged and the bar will be serving all evening.

British Airways operates a twice-daily service between Singapore and London from S$1,582 into London Heathrow Terminal 5, which is British Airways’ home base. Passengers can begin their scary stay before they’ve even landed by watching a selection of creepy movies during their flight via the in-flight Highlife Entertainment system, such as Mad Max with its creep characters or Jurassic World featuring all manner of beastly baddies.

Travellers can also book flights, hotel and car hire together through British Airways to save more money on air fares, or opt for a fly-drive trip to visit more than one park during their visits. Buy your tickets in advance online! Read more about British Airways Lounge here.