Located on a back road, surrounded by empty farmland, you couldn’t ask for a better location for a Halloween Theme Park then Screams in Waxahachie! Just the drive out on an early evening in October will frighten you, and once you arrive, the chills keep coming!
Screams shares it’s excellent location with the Scarborough Renaissance Festival, which runs each Spring when the area is covered in wildflowers, the perfect setting for frolicking maids, knights and the occasional fauns to dance around the forest to the sound of flutes. But in October, it’s frighteningly fun.
Know Before You Go
You can purchase tickets at the door, or online. Check the website for additional discounts. For the best discount, purchase a group ticket for 15 or more at $22/each. Regular tickets $27.
Wear close toed shoes that are easy to walk, and run in!
No Outside Food or Drinks
No costumes are allowed
Use your discretion when bringing young children to Screams. Spooks are EVERYWHERE, not just in the haunted houses, and they often leave the houses, chasing scared visitors far out of the attraction! (It’s AWESOME!). There really aren’t any activities for younger children. Our six-year-old, who enjoyed the haunted houses at Six Flags (well, during the day) opted to stay with Grandma and bake cookies. However, there are always quite a few smaller children at Screams.
Typical rules apply, arrive early, stay late for shortest lines. Also, we try to do the other activities during the busiest hours.
Screams®, presented by Metro® by T-Mobile, is 5 Haunted Houses and a whole lot more! After being transformed over the last several years, Screams® has been further enhanced for the 2019 season to provide the scariest Screams® experience ever! There are 5 haunted houses, each with a different theme along with a haunted graveyard and Strigoi (evil souls) roaming throughout the site – they are sure to find what terrifies you! The haunted houses include:
- Cursed… the witches of TerraMythica Castle – A terrifying trip in the Medieval Myths surrounding the Magdena Sisters and their evil!
- PT Harmum’s Carnival of Chaos – Get lost and hopefully not found in this Carnival of Clowns and Freaks
- Captain Barbarosa’s Blood Harbour – Looting, murder & magic await as you enter a cursed pirate village and encounter the evil that encompasses it!
- Hotel D’Feers – Frozen in time after a brutal mass murder, meet the ones who STAYED for eternity!
- Zombie Wasteland… Apocalypse – Fight to the finish: survivors think you’re zombies, Zombies think you’re food… Good Luck!
“If you’ve never been to Screams® before or it’s been a while since you’ve been back, make sure this is the year you come!” says Coy Sevier, Screams® General Manager. “With the enhancements we’ve made to all 5 of the haunted houses, the spooky haunted graveyard, and the great cast of creepy new characters, the 2019 season of Screams® is sure to be the scariest Screams® ever. You don’t want to miss it!”
Plus, there’s a whole lot more! When you’re ready to take a break from being scared, Screams® has a DJ spinning music on the Screams® stage, Scary-Oke, games of skill, shops, face painting, waxed hands, Henna tattoos, Palm Readers, Psychic readings and more.
Expect your typical midway games at Screams, but with a ghoulish twist!
The spooks, ghouls and ghost of Screams are some of the nicest people! They are more than happy to pose for pictures!
Be sure and visit Dave at the Wax Hands booth and get your own hand cast in Wax (while in WAXahachie….). Really, this is super cool for a couple, or by yourself! Dave and the Wax Hands are a permanent fixture, so look for them during Scarborough Ren Fest, too!
Get Your Palm Read
So, I snuck away from the hubby and kids for a bit and had my palm read! She told me I was going to have 3 kids, be happily married and enjoy telling people about Texas. Hmmmm……
Food and Drinks
Screams® also has a food court and full-service restaurant. For those over 21, there is a full bar and 3 different pubs featuring a great selection of seasonal and craft beers such as ZiegenBock, Spaten Oktoberfest, Bishop Crackberry Cider, Spaten Lager, Belhaven Black Scottish Stout, Bishop Apple Pineapple Cider, Deep Ellum Blind Lemon, White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer, Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Bon & Viv Cranberry Spiked Seltzer and Ace Pear Cider along with Bud Light Platinum, Michelob Ultra and Lime & Cherry Jell-O Shots.
Screams® Halloween Theme Park, presented by Metro® by T-Mobile, is the ultimate Halloween experience running every Friday and Saturday night September 27 through October 26, 2019 from 7:30 PM and open late until 1:30 AM. The single admission price is $35 at the gate and includes all 5 haunted houses, music and Scary-Oke. $4 off discount coupons are available at North Texas Metro® by T-Mobile stores and discount tickets can be purchased on-line at ScreamsPark.com. Visitors can go through the haunted houses as many times as they like (as the crowds will allow). To cut the wait times in half, you can also purchase a VIP Fast Pass for $20 on-line or at the event. Screams® is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for small children. Costumes and masks are NOT allowed at Screams®.
Screams® is located in Waxahachie, just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth off I-35E at exit 399A on the Scarborough Faire® site. Just 60 minutes from Waco. Due to I-35E construction, the exit for Screams® has temporarily changed to exit 397 on northbound I-35E. Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Nissan. Screams® is presented by Metro® by T-Mobile and is sponsored by Dr Pepper and Waxahachie Nissan.
Screams Halloween Theme Park
2511 FM 66, Waxahachie
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