Halloween has hit theme parks across the country, but there are only a few weeks left before all the thrills and chills go into hibernation for the winter. With zombies and werewolves lurking behind every corner, some coasters have become even scarier. We took a look around, and here’s what we found:
CedarPoint’s Mantis is a pretty intense roller coaster on a warm sunny day, but things get even more extreme as the weather turns cooler. The coaster is the park’s only stand up coaster, so even when you climb aboard you won’t have a chance to sit and relax before heading about 150-feet into the air. Don’t worry, it’ll only be a few seconds before you dive into a 119-foot loop. Be sure to hold off on the candy corns before riding this one, as we have before, and aside from your stomach dropping, your head gets banged around a tad bit too.
There’s only a few weekends left to be terrorized by the coaster within its HalloWeekends backdrop. The haunted houses and scare zones are all around the park, so it might be best to battle your fear of mega-coasters before tacking crazed clowns and creepy critters. If you can handle something additional try your luck on Terror Island. Just off the Gemini Midway is where you’ll find plenty of pirates that 'arrr' waiting for you.
Tickets will set you back $46 per person on Saturdays and Sundays, but there are some cheaper options available on Friday and Sunday evenings. The only downer is that the park isn’t running at full steam, so you might miss some of Mantis' coaster brothers and sisters. Things run through October, and the last day to enjoy the fall fun is on October 31 of course.