A bloodcurdling scream cuts through the dark shadows. Menacing creatures loom through the thick, murky fog. Petrifying surprises await around every corner…
This is what people voluntarily sign up for.
There’s quite a lure when it comes to haunted houses and spooky attractions – especially this time of year. Despite the terror that comes along with entering a Halloween attraction, many of us love the bone-chilling thrills and exciting adrenaline rush. The National Retail Federation estimates that 33 million people will visit a haunted house attraction this year, and according to the Haunted Attraction Association these daredevils have more than 2,500 haunted attractions to choose from worldwide. The business of scaring is a growing industry!
To get into the spirit of Halloween, I gathered my courage and went to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida. I get spooked quite easily, and usually try to avoid these scary holiday attractions, but Halloween Horror Nights is such an iconic event that I couldn’t miss out! Although I was in a constant state of fear while going through the houses and scare zones, I’m so glad that I went and surprisingly had a blast! Here are 5 reasons you should check out a haunted house (even if you’re a scaredy cat like me).