We’re deep in the heart of summer and you might not be ready for the fall. You know what time it is? It’s time to start getting serious about plans this fall. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, about 14% of people plan their trip to Las Vegas 61-90 days in advance.
I’ve always been a planner. Hopefully that helps you. FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is a real thing. If there’s something fun happening I like to know about it so I can enjoy the fun. Halloween is one of those fun times to be in Las Vegas. This holiday is one of the few under the radar times to visit Las Vegas. It’s not the craziest weekend of the year but definitely more fun than the average weekend.
Sin City lives up to its name on Halloween weekend. Start with the costumes. The casinos don’t allow costumes that cover faces. No masks are allowed, so the costumes have to be imaginative. You can search for images yourself. We like to keep this blog SFW. There are more special events than you might expect.
The bars and nightclubs are fond of Halloween themed parties. If you want to win a costume contest you’ll have to be more creative than revealing. Beyond the holiday theme, the clubs often book better talent than usual to appease the large crowds. There are plenty of special events happening in Las Vegas. Probably more than you would expect.
While most of the events and parties are adult oriented there’s one major attraction on the Vegas Strip that’s fun for most of the family. Fright Dome has been offering scares at Circus Circus since 2003. “Hauntrepreneur” Jason Egan has created one of the most popular haunted attractions in the nation at this MGM Resorts casino-hotel.
Fright Dome is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017. The Halloween extravaganza has received accolades from the national media. USA Today called it “10Best for 2015.” It was called one of the nation’s most extreme haunted attractions by Travel Channel in 2014. Fright Dome has only become bigger and better over the years.
Fright Dome occupies over five acres of Circus Circus. This year the haunted attraction will have six new haunted houses, four all new scare zones, live shows, 4D theaters, and more. Of course, you have access to the Circus Circus rides too.
This is a family friendly haunted house but Fright Dome isn’t appropriate for children under 12. One random note about the haunted activities. You can get married at Fright Dome if you’re looking for a strange and memorable wedding.
In addition to entertaining Las Vegas Fright Dome has become a Halloween season stop for celebrities. Some of the celebrities to enjoy Fright Dome over the years include the late Michael Jackson, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, David Copperfield, Holly Madison, Paris Hilton, Missy Elliott, Kevin Hart, Vanilla Ice, Corey Feldman, Dana White, and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.
Fright Dome is open Friday through Sunday in October. The haunted house is also open on October 12, 19, 26, 30, and 31. There are three types of tickets for Fright Dome with prices ranging from $37.95 to $99.95 depending on the day and ticket. Here’s a breakdown of the ticket prices.
General Admission: $37.95 – $49.95
Fast Pass: $57.95 – $69.95
VIP Tour: $89.95 – $99.95
They’re still sorting out plans for the activities but you can visit frightdome.com for more information as Halloween gets closer.
Photo Credit: Frightdome.com
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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