The Dade City-based Horror Park, Scream-A-Geddon, decided that not one, not two but THREE brand-new attractions were needed to top how the truly terrifying and immersive horror experience they threw last year.
This year we’re seeing two brand-new themed haunted houses and Scream-A-Geddon (SAG for short) is doubling-down on their fan-favorite “zombie paintball” carnival game and turning it into a new attraction where you hunt zombies from a fully-operational bus.
For the Floridians unaware, SAG is 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.
Remember- SCREAM-A-GEDDON are the kinds of the INTERACTIVE Haunts. No one does it quite like them. Not all the attractions are interactive, but the ones that are are quite terrifying.
RAGE 3D is what everyone around here is excited for. Clowns, as you know, are utterly terrifying and SAG revving up their clown attraction from last year and making this one crazier than ever. The website asks if guests are sure they can hold on to their sanity as they make it through. The whole thing taking this weird, in-your-face and take-no-prisoner attitude towards Clowns– sounds terrifying… and a crap load of fun.
DEMON’S REVENGE looks like the kind of house that fellow haunt nerds will swoon over. It has a back story, lore and history that will color the attraction and make people with a keen eye look out for all the little details. Couple all that with being chased around by witches, warlocks and their summoned demons? Sign us up… though we might end up sticking around to learn some dark magic.
ZOMBIE PAINTBALL ASSAULT is the biggest change at SAG this year. I don’t know about you, but I watch all of these zombie movies and TV shows and just want to you know… kill some zombies! With the real zombie apocalypse nowhere in sight- this looks like it’ll take the cake.
Guests will get into a War Bus and take a trek through the Red Zone and try and try to bag and tag as many zombies as you can. It looks like a zany, over-the-top experience that might not be too scary but will immerse you into a zombie apocalypse story and world that you might not want to leave… dead or alive.
It is billed as an add-on attraction and has a minimal additional cost to your normal admission ticket, but we think it looks completely worth it.
What’s Old is New Again
Three fan-favorite attractions are returning to Scream-A-Geddon in the forms of Blackpool Prison, Infected: Ground Zero and Deadwoods. We LOVED Blackpool last year as it is one of SAG’s interactive haunted houses. We reached out to SAG and confirmed that Infected will be interactive as well. They also mentioned that all three of these returning attractions have been reimaged based on customer feedback, and improved on last year’s house.
Early reviews are saying Deadwoods has really stepped it up this year and it is MUCH more intense than previous years.
- 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 house attractions, but purchasing a VIP ticket will let you skip the lines. You can buy your general or VIP ticket + Zombie Paintball all ahead of time.