Attainable Attractions For Halloween


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Promotion flyer for Los Angeles Zoo Movie Nights.

Cristian Nares, Staff Writer

With Halloween only days away, the pandemic has essentially cancelled all our traditional attractions. Nevertheless people are still looking for some kind of thrill while maintaining safe practices and obeying social distancing rules. Several pop up attractions have started in and around Southern California in order to provide people with safe scares. 


Masked Smilin’ Jack

Smilin’ Jack’s smile is hidden by a huge mask to protect all the visitors this year and if you head over to their drive through Halloween event you’ll be able to receive caramel corn and some extra gifts! This spooky event will be going on on Halloween day at 1660 West Anaheim Street in Wilmington and is completely free. So go to the drive through and pick up your sweets and gifts and enjoy the Halloween decorations with your family.


Urban Legends of Southern California

This time of the year all we want is a quick scare with Halloween being in the middle of the pandemic. The Urban Legends of Southern California event is full of enough spooks and scares to give your friends and family all a great Halloween. This event includes three interactive shows you can go to and while you’re in the safety of your car you’ll be able to see a lot of scary characters creeping up on you. This fun drive-in event is located at the OC Fair and Event Center until November 1st and tickets can be purchased here. So drive into the spookiness of the event and get your adrenaline pumping.

LA Zoo Halloween Movie Nights – Halloween

Do you hate walking on Halloween or are worried of overcrowding while on foot? The LA Zoo is hosting Halloween drive in movie nights from October 29 – November 1st. The movies include “Clue the movie,” “Goosebumps,” “The Addams Family,” and “Poltergeist.” Admission also includes extra goodies like props for your car and other items. The event is at the LA Zoo and you’re able to buy the tickets for the Movies hereWhile it does seem expensive it does seem to be promising and worth the bang for your buck.

While they aren’t comparable to traditional events like Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights or Knott’s Scary Farm, they still give us some festive sense. Many people still look for the thrill of being scared and are looking outside of their homes for it. Scary movies do somewhat  of the job but we crave more. This pandemic has affected all of us, but it will not stop us from celebrating Halloween in spooky fashion.