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Screams Halloween Theme Park Opens This Weekend!

24.09.2023 (9:18 pm) – Filed under: Screams

Screams Halloween Theme Park begins it’s 2023 season on Friday, September 29, and will be open Fridays and Saturdays through October 28, from 7pm-1am. Tickets and fast passes are available online now, and will be available at the ticket booth on event nights. The ticket booth closes at midnight. For the first time, Screams is offering a season pass. Season passes are available online only. Discount tickets are on sale now online, and discount coupons are available at Legacy Chevrolet-GMC in Waxahachie starting September 15. Parking is free, courtesy of Legacy Chevrolet-GMC. Buy tickets here.

Screams features five main haunted attractions, with two additional walk through haunted attractions, nightly stage entertainment from Hell Dolls, Scary-oke, 5 pubs, a large food court, the Full Moon Bar, 13th Hour Bakery, games of skill, plus a wide variety of Halloween related merchants. The price of admission gets you into all haunted attractions, as many times as you want. Fast passes are available, and are advisable on Saturdays, as well as Fridays later in the season.

The main haunted attractions at Screams are: Terra Mythica Castle, Bootlegger’s Bayou, Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse, Klownz in 3D, and the Time’s Up Maze. Two additional walk through haunted attractions are Rottingwood Cemetery and Cool Ghoul Boulevard.

Screams has four ATMs onsite. Most places offering food and drink take credit cards, but not all of them.

It’s best to arrive as early as possible at Screams. Be there about 15-20 minutes before the park opens (6:40-6:45) if possible. Screams is open for six hours, but time flies when you are having fun. You can easily spend an entire evening at Screams and not do the same thing twice. You can find everything here, haunted houses, eating, drinking, shopping, nightly shows on the main stage, plus games of skill. If you are only going to go to one haunted attraction in the DFW area, I recommend Screams because it is so all inclusive. Another great thing is that the ticket price gets you into all of the haunted attractions as many times as you want. Basically, you get into a total of seven attractions for the price of one.


General info:


Screams is on the Scarborough Faire grounds and is natural terrain, so remember to wear comfortable shoes, and don’t wear high heels. If the weather cools down, you may want to take along a light jacket, just in case. Wearing costumes, Halloween type masks, or face paint into Screams is not allowed.

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Phone (972) 938-3247

Location: Screams is on FM 66, 1.6 miles east of I-35, in Waxahachie. The address is 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie TX, 75167. Screams is about 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas and downtown Ft Worth. Directions to Screams are here.


Press release from Screams:

The Time is Here…

Screams® 2023 Opens This Friday!

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (September 25, 2023):  The time for the 27th season of Screams® Halloween Theme Park is here! Screams® 2023 opens this Friday, September 29th and will run every Friday and Saturday night through Saturday, October 28th. Screams® Halloween Theme Park is the ultimate Halloween experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot More including walk-through attractions, exciting live stage entertainment, Scary-Oke, shops, food, pubs, and games of skill for an entire night of Halloween fun!

At Screams® 2023, visitors will discover all new twists and turns along with terrifying characters and new sights and sounds in all of the 5 haunted houses. There are new locations for the Times Up Maze, the Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse, the Cool Ghoul Boolevard, and the Spider’s Web Pub. Screams® is also introducing a season pass for those who want to return to Screams® every night of the 2023 season for the best Halloween fun in D/FW.

Screams® is sure to find what makes you scream with the different experiences offered at each of the 5 haunted houses: witches and evil spells throughout a medieval castle; a post-apocalyptic world of zombies and the undead; a maze where you’re time may be at its end; depraved family members from the depths of the bayou who don’t want you to leave; and clowns in horrifying

3-D… it’s a night filled with frights of all kind!

And there’s a Whole Lot More! The Rottingwood Cemetery and the Cool Ghoul Boolevard walk-through attractions, the Screams® Stage featuring the return of the Hell Dolls with their wicked shows where aerials and fire collide, and Scary-Oke (Screams® unique version of Karaoke) where everyone is encouraged to join in the fun.

When visitors are ready to take a break, they can grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Food Court or the 13th Hour Bakery. Those 21+ can partake in an adult beverage at one of the 5 Screams® pubs (must be 21+ to purchase or consume alcohol) that will feature mixed drinks, a great selection of craft beers & seltzers, and the ever-popular Jell-O Shots in a syringe!

There are also palm readings, henna tattoos, and shops with hand crafted chocolates, horror/

sci-fi/cult movie themed collectables, jewelry, tarot cards, resin and ceramic art, horror themed crochet plushies, and so much more.

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the park. However, games and some other locations are cash only. Visitors are encouraged to bring sufficient cash but there are 4 ATMs available should they need them.

Tickets prices at the gate (on event nights only) start at $45 and Fast Pass prices start at $33 with prices varying for Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets include admission into the park and all 5 haunted houses along with the Rottingwood Cemetery, Cool Ghoul Boolevard, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke. To cut the wait times into the haunted houses in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night as well. Fast Passes are NOT admission tickets. Food, drink, games, and shop merchandise must be purchased separately.

Discount tickets are available on-line at www.ScreamsPark.com and discount coupons are available at Legacy Chevrolet/GMC in Waxahachie. A limited number of the all-new Season Passes that provide admission into every night of Screams® 2023 are available only at www.ScreamsPark.com for a cost of $165 plus tax & fees. The Season Pass does not include a Fast Pass. Parking at Screams® is Free compliments of Legacy Chevrolet/GMC – Waxahachie.

A few additional things to keep in mind for your visit to Screams® are:

  • Screams® is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for small children
  • No costumes, face paint, or decorative masks are allowed at Screams®

Screams® is open Friday and Saturday nights, now through October 28, 2023, from 7:00 pm and is open late until 1:00 am. The ticket office and admission close at 12:00 Midnight on event nights. Screams® is located at the Scarborough Faire® site one mile west of I-35E at 2511 FM 66 in Waxahachie, Tx. That’s just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas & Fort Worth. Screams® is sponsored by Dr Pepper and Legacy Chevrolet/GMC.

For more information about Screams® 2023 visit ScreamsPark.com or follow us at ScreamsPark on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram.


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