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Screams opens this Friday with lots of new stuff for 2022, online tickets ONLY

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Screams® Halloween 2022 Theme Park Opens September 30

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (September 26, 2022): Now is the time! The Screams® Halloween 2022 theme park opens this Friday, September 30, 2022 for its 26th season and will run every Friday and Saturday night through the end of October. Screams® Halloween Theme Park is 5 haunted houses and more, offering the ultimate Halloween experience in the D/FW Metroplex. For 2022, Screams® has a ton of new stuff in store and is bigger and better than ever with an expanded site layout!

His brand new haunted house, the brand new Bootlegger’s Bayou, is also revealed! Prepare for a twisted journey into the bowels of the awful, if you get lost in the bayou, the “Gutt Family” will find you…and the family that kills together stays together! It’s sure to be a terribly fun time!

Screams® is proud to present its brand new attraction, the Cool Ghoul Boolevard, the world’s longest Halloween tunnel of light where only the coolest ghouls reside! Exciting new live entertainment on the Screams® main stage will feature the Hell Dolls’ insanely incredible show where antennae and fire collide! The Hell Dolls will perform multiple shows each night of the 2022 season. And there’s so much more!

The all-new 13th Hour Bakery, all-new Headless Horseman Tavern and all-new Jack O’Lantern Pub will debut in 2022 and for the first time ever, Screams® will have a quiet zone where visitors can catch their breath before they face more fears.

Fast passes and tickets available exclusively online

A big change for the 2022 season is the Screams® ticket office. Tickets and Fast Passes are available exclusively online at No tickets or Fast Passes will be sold at the door.

Tickets and Fast Passes are both date-specific with prices starting at $42 for tickets and $30 for Fast Passes. Prices vary for Friday and Saturday nights and there are limited quantities available each night, so visitors are encouraged to get their tickets and Fast Passes early to save their date! The only exception is the brand new VIP Combo Pass which is valid any day of the 2022 season and includes a Fast Pass. The VIP Combo Pass (only available at is $125 and there are a limited number available.

Tickets include admission to the park and all 5 haunted houses, Rottingwood Cemetery, Cool Ghoul Boolevard, shows, and Scary-Oke. To cut haunted house wait times in half, a limited number of Fast Passes are also available each night of the 2022 season. Fast Passes are NOT admission tickets. Food, beverages, games and shop items must be purchased separately.

Each of the 5 haunted houses in Screams has a different theme: the brand new Bootlegger’s Bayou; the 3-D Klownz where visitors wear 3-D glasses to sublimate the disturbing world of clowns; The Time’s Up Maze where you fight time and the elements to find your way; the Zombie Wasteland apocalypse where it’s a fight to the end – survivors think you’re zombies and zombies think you’re food; and the medieval myths surrounding the Magdena sisters and their evil in the cursed… witches of TerraMythica’s castle. Roaming Strigoi characters (evil souls) will also find you in Screams® Park – so be careful!

Plus, you don’t want to miss the DJ tunes spinning on the Taboo Tavern stage, Scary-Oke, or games of skill for a whole night of Halloween fun!

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There are also palm readings, henna tattoos and shops with handmade chocolates, hats, horror/sci-fi/cult movie themed collectibles, jewelry, tarot cards, resin and ceramics, and much more.

When you’re ready to take a break, grab a bite to eat at the food court, Full Moon Cafe or the brand new 13th Hour Bakery which offers fresh handmade baked goods and weekly specials; have an adult drink in one of the 7 Screams® pubs (you must be 21 or over to buy or consume alcohol); or shop for great Halloween gifts at Screams® stores. Credit cards are now accepted at Full Moon Café and Screams food court, all Screams® pubs and most stores. The 13th hour bakery and games are cash only. Visitors are encouraged to bring enough cash, but there are 4 ATMs to serve customers should the need arise.

Some of the delicious offerings at the 13th Hour Bakery include cookies, sticky buns, pesto rolls, zombie fingers (specialty sausage rolls), graveyard parfaits, coffee, tea, and chocolate flavors hot. The Full Moon Café will feature Buffalo Chicken Wings, Cheeseburgers, Street Tacos, Grilled Dumplings and more. At the food court, you can enjoy Nathan’s hot dogs, long corn dogs, chili and cheese fries, nachos, pizza, hand pies, and other delicious bites. Pubs will offer a wide selection of craft beers, ciders, wines and the hugely popular Jell-O shots in giant syringes for those 21 and over (you must be 21 or over to buy or consume alcohol )!

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Here are some additional things to keep in mind when visiting Screams®:

  • Screams® is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for young children
  • No costumes, make-up or decorative masks are allowed at Screams®

Screams® is located at the Scarborough Faire® site just one mile west of I-35E at 2511 FM 66 in Waxahachie. It’s just 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.

Screams® is open Friday and Saturday nights, September 30 through October 29 from 7:00 p.m. (a new start time) and is open late until 1:00 a.m.

Screams® wants everyone to be safe and healthy! In addition to strict attention to disinfection, Screams® will follow applicable local and CDC guidelines for the 2022 season. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the elderly and guests with underlying health conditions are particularly vulnerable. By attending Screams®, visitors assume all risk of exposure to COVID-19 and agree to follow all posted instructions and guidelines.

Screams® is sponsored by Dr Pepper. For more information on Screams® 2022, visit or follow us at ScreamsPark on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube or Instagram.