I love living in New England. We have so many fun fall traditions that make living here so special. Aside from the obvious (the gorgeous colors of changing leaves), a few of the thing that make living here so amazing are the corn mazes, pumpkin picking, apple picking and last but certainly not least, Spooky World.
Spooky World features five haunted attractions as well as food vendors, a paintball game where you get to shoot zombies, a small bar, a bonfire, dance floor, and much more. Spooky World is located at Mel’s Funway Park in Litchfield, NH, which is about an hour north of Boston.
Chris & I went to Spooky World last Friday night and had a blast going through all of the haunted houses. Because it is the first one you come to when you walk into the park, we started with the Freak Show in 3D.
We were handed 3D glasses before we entered and once we set out through the house, we were scared out of out wits several times. Complete with neon paint, strobe lights and monsters jumping out at us, this house was by far our favorite of the night. And as an added bonus, it had one of those spinning tunnels at the end that makes you feel like you’re walking on the ceiling. It was awesome.
Our next stop was Carnage, which was right across the way. Carnage is a haunted, outdoor junkyard filled with old abandoned cars and trucks. You have to navigate your way out all while trying not to be scared silly by the monsters inside. With all the cars & trucks, there were lots of good hiding places for the “monsters”, so Chris and I may or may not have screamed really loud on a few occasions as we made our way out.
We hit up The Colony next. This was my second favorite out of the five attractions and I definitely screamed the most while going through this one. The Colony is set in the woods and you have to walk along the trails of the back woods of Nightmare New England to make your way out. While in The Colony, you’ll have to make your way through cabins and outrun guys with chainsaws. Good stuff.
Our fourth stop was Bringham Manor. We came across members of the fictional Bishop family that lurk in the hallways of their house. It was definitely scary!
Our last stop of the night was Raven’s Claw. You know, just your typical haunted cemetery. As soon as you walk in, you’re surrounded by crypts, tombstones, mausoleums and freshly dug graves. Corpses and zombies lurk in the shadows. It was all kinds of scary fun.
Know before you go:
1. Be prepared for Long Lines! If you are buying a general admission ticket (which most people probably will), you will be in the line for at least 45 minutes to an hour.
2. While you’re walking around or while you’re standing in the lines, scary people will pop out of nowhere and try to scare the daylights out of you.
3. When you first enter the park, they are going to take your photo with a backdrop & some props. You are not obligated to purchase, but if you do want to – you can view and buy your picture on the way out.
4. You can buy food at Spooky World. There are a few food carts there in which you can buy things like hot dogs. burgers. fries and fried dough. They all appeared to be cash only, but there is an ATM on the grounds if you need cash.
General Admission is $35 per person Friday/Saturday and $30 all other nights. VIP / Fast pass tickets are $60 Friday/Saturday and $50 all other nights.
Parking is $5.
General Admission includes access to the Carnival Midway and one-time admission to all Five Haunted Attractions.
VIP Tickets include UNLIMITED admission to all Five Haunted Attractions. Receive rock-star treatment and skip the long lines! This special ticket also provides access to the Carnival Midway and unlimited access to Go-Kart rides, Mini-Golfing, and Batting Cages at Mel’s Funway Park!
Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England
454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH 03052
Spooky World is open until November 8th! I highly recommend Spooky World if you love Halloween, or are just looking for something fun and different to do!
**I was provided a pair of VIP tickets at no charge in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**