When most people think of Florida, they think of beaches, or maybe the overcrowded theme parks of Orlando. But there’s a different kind of Florida out there, one filled with forests, swamps, and dark corners.
That’s Scream-a-geddon’s Florida. Although it’s only a few minutes north of Tampa, its location is decidedly rural and right on the edge of an enormous forest. The haunted houses are spread out over 60 acres of land, and they make the most out of it with six large attractions chock full of horrific realism.
Our Favorite Parts
The hub of Scream-a-geddon is their Monster Midway. Monsters with exceptional makeup wander around food stands, beer tents, carnival games, bonfires, and gift shops. It has just the right amount of creepiness to set the mood and get you slightly on edge before you head off to the other attractions. Two are indoors, three take you out into the forest and the dark.
Bedlam 3D takes you through a twisted, mind-bending maze filled with cannibal clowns. The winding sets are expertly constructed to get you completely turned around and mess with your senses. And then the clowns come, chasing you through 3D effects designed to make running almost impossible.
The other indoor attraction is Blackpool Prison, a prison filled with the criminally insane. If you want true terror, then put on your glowing necklace and mark yourself for the interactive experience. That means prisoners will grab you, pull you away from the group, and put you through a next-level kind of horror. Even if you don’t go interactive, the sets, SFX, and actors do their job to make things terrifying.
For their inside attractions, Scream-a-geddon is known for their expert use of cramped spaces and mind-bending effects. Outside, they take full advantage of the space to build an enormous, realistic world of horror.
The first outside attraction is Deadwoods. A path winds through the dark forest and takes you from horrific scene to horrific scene. Scares along the path are timed perfectly to frighten you just when you think you’re safe with a great combination of talented actors and realistic effects.
Infected takes you out of the woods into a winding maze of farmland and abandoned army installations. The realism here sets a chilling mood even before the infected horrors begin. The combination of atmospheric and startle scares made this attraction a favorite, and new improvements for 2017 promise to make it even scarier.
The amazing set-building abilities of Scream-a-geddon crew are on full display in Cursed Hayride. The journey goes through an old west town cursed with immortality and filled with horrors. The attention to detail and realism is incredible, bringing these undead monsters and their battles to life.
What We’re Excited About for 2017
Sream-a-geddon is going to renovate Infected and turn it into Infected: Ground Zero in 2017. The biggest change? The attraction will now be interactive. We expect the same high level of horror, new scares, and a next-level version of terror for those who mark themselves as willing participants.
Know Before You Go
Scream-a-geddon uses variable ticket pricing. Get your tickets early to make sure you get in, since they will sell out later in the season.
Despite its rural setting, ATMs are available and credit cards are accepted.
A single ticket gets you unlimited access to all attractions, but purchasing a VIP ticket will let you skip the lines