Who says amusement parks are the only places you can get your scare on during the Halloween season? October is primetime for spooktacular fun in Las Vegas… and I’m not referring to triple digit losses in the casinos. Sin City is home to a growing number of terrifying attractions that will haunt even the hardiest travelers:
The hotel with the magical Big Top is home to some of the scariest attractions in the nation, according to TV’s Travel Channel. The horror begins at the resort’s Adventure Dome, which has undergone a death defying transformation and now bears the name: “Fright Dome.” The area is filled with five different haunted houses and mazes inspired by popular horror flicks, including “Saw” and “Chainsaw Massacre.”
According to the folks at Circus Circus, the Fright Dome is rated “I,” for “intense,” which means if you are under 18 or have a heart condition, you should stay at home. In addition to the Fright Dome’s haunted areas, your $34.95 admission will also buy you access to other scare zones, rides and live magic shows.
If you haven’t won enough money at the slots to pay for admission to the Fright Dome, then opt for cheaper thrills and chills at Circus Circus’ Haunted 13th floor. For $13 you can tour 13 rooms on the hotel’s 13th floor that have been transformed from standard suites into horrific scare zones. The eerie adventure starts with a ride in an elevator staffed by creepy operators. Once on the 13th floor you will encounter zombies, ghosts and goblins as hotel horror stories are projected on the walls.
The popular Vegas resort is pulling out all the freaky stops to create its own “Nightmare on 54th Street.” The week-long Halloween bash kicks off on October 25th and runs through October 30th with live performances by Doug E. Fresh and Vanilla Ice. There will also be cash prizes for guests who don “the wildest, craziest costumes.” If you are in town on Halloween night, then you can get your scare on at MGM’s 44th Annual Beaux Arts Ball. According to MGM managers, the ball is the “biggest charity-based event on the Strip for Halloween.” All proceeds from the event go to the non-profit Golden Rainbow’s mission, which provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.