October 04, 2011 06:22 ET Delivers a Real Scream This Halloween

Turn This Halloween Into a Real Holiday and Head Off to Enjoy a Haunting at the World's Top 10 Spookiest Amusement Parks

LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - As All Hallow's Eve and half term approach, there's plenty to look forward to this October. Whether you're after a family break or an adventure with friends,, the UK's leading website for flight deals comparison, serves up the world's spookiest amusement parks for a fun-themed holiday this Halloween.

"With several TV shows dedicated to it, searching for a good spook is all the rage," says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for "So why not make a holiday of it, enjoying some of the spookiest rides of your life in some of the world's best destinations."

The world's Top 10 spookiest amusement parks encompass the most ghoulish attractions from Singapore to Texas. Below we explore five of the scarefests:

Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Singapore - Singapore
The scream-inducing spectacle that is Halloween Horror Nights -- seasonally at Universal Studios in both Orlando and Hollywood for years -- is opening this year in Singapore. Universal Studios Singapore is prepping the fake blood capsules now, because soon crazed clowns -- our worst nightmare -- and mutated zombies will take to the themed streets. The debut features six scare zones and borrows terrifying ideas from the vets over in the States; Universal Orlando's been scaring visitors for 20 years now. Dates: Oct 21-23 & 27-30

Terenzi Horror Nights, Europa Park - Rust, Germany
Winner of the much coveted Screamie Award for Best International Attraction in 2010, Horror Nights at Germany's popular Europa Park offers devilish treats and gory characters for visitors 16 and older. The cornfield labyrinth and five haunted houses are maddening mazes for visitors to lose themselves in. Top that off with the Night Coaster, Vampire's Club and wonderful live performances, and it's easy to see why Horror Nights wedged out its creepy competition. Dates: Sept 23-Nov 6

Halloween, PortAventura - Salou, Spain
A whopping 12,000 pumpkins are on display this year at PortAventura's Halloween-themed spectacle -- a seriously heavy commitment indeed. The world-renowned park pulls out all the haunted stops it can with eight live shows, including La Muerte Viva (Living Death) and Templodel Fuego (Temple of Fire), plus a nightly parade, featuring scary celebrities like members of the Addams Family and Beetlejuice. Fantastic rides, frightening festivities and the Mediterranean coast -- what more could a thrill-seeker want? Dates: Sept 24-Nov 20

Halloween, Disneyland Paris - Paris, France
Walt Disney's imaginative vision is executed unbelievably well at Disney Paris, Europe's No.1 tourist attraction. And during its month-long Halloween festival, the park doesn't let up. Bring the kids to Mickey's Halloween Treat in the Street and then shake hands with Jafar at Meet and Greet with Disney Villains. For the less faint of heart -- older than 12 years old, that is -- be sure to catch Terrorific Night for two nights only. After the sun sets, the entire park transforms into your worst nightmare -- roaming monsters and all. Dates: Oct 1-31

Scarefest, Alton Towers Resort - Staffordshire, England
For those who only have time for a staycation, the UK's most visited theme park turns eerie for its annual Scarefest, a combination of devilish attractions and family activities that together make for a bloodcurdling -- mind you, wonderfully so -- holiday retreat. The Boiler House draws visitors underground to meet psychopathic serial killers while the Zombies! Scare Zone recreates a post-apocalyptic earth, sans humans. If the little ones are in tow, avoid the aforementioned attractions and Terror of the Towers, and instead head straight for Franklin's Freaky Farm or Patch's Trick-or-Treat Party, slightly less horrifying attractions. Dates: Oct 15-31

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