By Alina Kelly
Halloween is just around the corner and people are ready for all the scary activities to commence. Going to haunted houses is a popular activity this time of year, and there are plenty to choose from across Long Island. However, if you’re looking for a truly ghoulish scare, head to Bayville Scream Park.
Bayville Scream Park is in close proximity to Oyster Bay, so it is easy for residents to get there. There are six haunted attractions available at the park. The haunted attractions are fun for teens, but there are also “not so scary days” designed for families with younger children. The scream park is open every night until Halloween, as well as November 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The newest haunted attraction is called the “Haunted Asylum.” The other haunted attractions include “Evil in the Woods,” “Temple of Terror,” “Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear,” “Bloodworth Haunted Mansion,” and “The Cage.”
Visitors can purchase different tickets depending on which attractions they want to experience. The six-attraction combo, which allows you to go to all six attractions, costs $49.75. The three-attraction combo is $42.75, and the two-attraction combo is $34.75. If you want to go to only one haunted attraction, you can purchase a single ticket as well. Both the “Haunted Asylum” and the “Bloodworth Haunted Mansion” cost $25.75 for a single ticket. “Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear,” the “Temple of Terror,” “Evil in the Woods,” and “The Cage” all have single tickets that cost $21.75. You can also purchase a VIP speed pass version of all of these tickets for an additional cost.
I recently went to Bayville Scream Park with friends, and it was a frightfully fun experience. I purchased the three-attraction combo for the “Bloodworth Mansion,” “Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear” and the “Temple of Terror.”
I went on a Saturday night, which is a popular evening, so the lines were very long. I arrived at the scream park at 6 o’clock but didn’t get on the line for the first attraction, “Bloodworth Mansion,” until about 6:40. They didn’t open the attraction until around 7:30. I was on the line outside the mansion for about an hour and a half, and then I had to wait on a line inside the mansion for about another 30 minutes.
After we finished the Haunted Mansion, we went right to the line for the Funhouse. The line for this attraction was a much shorter wait because we went directly there from the mansion, and it had just opened.
Since the wait for the first attraction took so long, we were not able to go to the third attraction. So, we were there for a total of five hours and were able to go to only two attractions. I would suggest going early on a Saturday so you can be the first on the lines and not endure such a long wait. Or, better yet, purchase a speed pass so you can save time.
Although the wait time was long, the attractions were both frightening and fun, so the wait was worth it! I would recommend this park for people who love to be scared by realistic monsters and creatures alike. Overall, Bayville Scream Park was an enjoyable (and terrifying!) experience, and I would definitely go again.
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