With summer in full swing, theme parks make for popular vacation destinations unto themselves. However, the heat, noise, crowds and lines don’t deter devout ghost enthusiasts from turning theme park excursions into Haunt Jaunts.
Take Jessica from Ghost Stories and Haunted Places, for instance. She’s a perfect example. She’s definitely a Haunt Jaunter at heart. She’s down in Orlando looking for ghosts. On a visit to Islands of Adventure she ended up finding an unexpected haunted attraction in Posiedon’s Temple.
Posiedon’s Temple is an awesome haunted attraction. However, I’m not sure there are any claims of actual paranormal activity of the non-FX variety.
If you’re searching for a haunted theme park, though, I do know there have been claims of activity in the following:
- Disneyland – Julie at Above the Norm wrote a great post called “The Happiest Haunted Place on Earth” detailing the paranormal activity in Mickey’s Kingdom. (I have to add, I just loved that title. I thought it was so clever!)
- Disney World – According to an article posted on Unexplainable.net, there have been reports of apparitions hanging around attractions in EPCOT Center (Spaceship Earth) and haunting Disney’s MGM Studios Tower of Terror. People have died on some of the rides, so I see how it’s possible they might still be sticking around.
- Six Flags Over Georgia – Shawdowlands lists not one, not two, but three alleged ghosts within the park: one at the gas station in the parking lot, another at the Crystal Pistol Music Hall, and also at the railroad running within the park. Paranormalknowledge.com also shared a creepy story about the park. If you see a little girl following after you who gets you to follow her into the woods but then disappears, congratulations. You’ve met one of the park’s ghosts!
- Six Flags over Texas – According to a list of haunted locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, an apparition of a girl has been seen near the candy store by the park’s entrance. It is thought to be the ghost of a girl who drowned in Johnson’s Creek in the early 1900s.
- Kings Island – I found a couple of great articles about Kings Island’s haunted history, including one by Jennifer Eblin about the ghosts of Kings Island and a more detailed one by Scary for Kids about two of the park’s more legendary ghosts, Tower Johnny and Tram Girl. Eblin’s article also referenced a little known cemetery within the park’s property with markers dating back to the 1830s. Something you gravers out there might like to search for if you hadn’t already previously found it.