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Top 13 “Scary” Things To Do On Clifton Hill

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One thing you will notice on Clifton Hill is the abundance of “haunted houses” and scary-themed attractions. It goes without saying then that Halloween is a popular time of year here. Here is our Top 13 list of “scary” things to do on Clifton Hill. 

1. Nightmares Fear Factory

"Scary" Things To Do On Clifton Hill

It doesn’t matter your age, Nightmares Fear Factory is hands down the scariest attraction in the Clifton Hill vicinity. Located just off Clifton Hill at 5631 Victoria Av., it is the oldest haunted house in North America in operation. The Nightmares experience is more psychological to induce fear. There is no blood and guts, but rather focuses on what lurks in the dark…
If at any point you get too frightened to continue, simply call out “Nightmares!”, and you will be safely escorted out and added to the over 147,000 that have chickened out to date!

2. Zombie Attack

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One of Clifton Hill’s newest attractions, and arguably the most exciting that will leave you on the edge-of-your-seat is Zombie Attack. This is a 6D multi-sensory adventure ride in which you compete against everyone else in the theater with you. All you have is your gun and an army of flesh-eating and hungry zombies on your tail! Will you be the champion of mankind?

3. Movieland Wax Museum “House of Horrors”

If wax museums freak you out, than you may want to skip the “House of Horrors” towards the end of this self-guided tour. Movieland Wax Museum gives you the option to opt out of this part of the museum with a “chicken exit” for the faint of heart. The scariest of horror characters in the movies, moving animatronics, a maze of mirrors — and something special at the end will leave you with a chill in your bones!

4. House of Frankenstein

Inside the “House of Frankenstein” you will be met with many ‘monsters’ and scary ‘creatures’ who lurk in the shadows. When you climb the thirteen haunted steps, you are on your own. Find the hidden passageway and finish this journey of terror…

5. Ghost Blasters Dark Ride


If you like a bit of a fright and you have a competitive spirit, then Ghost Blasters is the ride for you! Hop into a car with an opponent, put on the 3D glasses provided, grab ahold of your laser gun — and get ready to shoot some ghosts and ghouls through “Bleakstone Manor” — a black-lit adventure of fun! Try to beat your opponent to get the highest score by blasting away the highest number of “creatures of the night” with the most accuracy. Good luck!

6. Dracula’s Haunted Castle

"Scary" things to do on Clifton Hill

This is a haunted house with three “scary” levels to choose from, with 3 being the most frightening. Choose your level and enter — if you dare!

7. Wizards Golf – Glow In the Dark Mini Putt

Wizards Golf

Clifton Hill’s “Wizard’s Golf” sends miniature golf fans on an incredible glow-in-the-dark adventure. This challenging 18-hole mini golf course showcases brightly coloured exhibits of Wizards, Trolls, and Dragons. Here there’s something interesting for everyone to enjoy. You’ll golf amongst wizards, trolls, fairies, castles and dragons; get lost in a medieval story of fantasy and wonderment.

8. The Haunted House

"Scary" things to do on Clifton Hill

Expect the usual frights as you enter the “Haunted House“. Skeletons, ghosts, and ghouls abound in every corner! Are you brave enough to enter into the darkness?

9. The Walking Dead Arcade Game

This is one of the newer and most entertaining “scary” arcade games that the Great Canadian Midway features. Based on the wildly popular TV show, you are armed with an authentic crossbow controller. Take aim to take your shot at the undead and rescue the innocent. Tip: Aim for the head!

10. Typhoon

Typhoon is a coin-operated motion simulator ride found in the Great Canadian Midway. Motion, wind, and amazing graphics are presented. There are 16 different “rides” to choose from — with some options being met by some frightening creatures…If you like this one, be sure to try out the Wild West Coaster also located in the Great Canadian Midway (and as part of the Clifton Hill Fun Pass).

11. Zombie Snatcher

"scary" things to do on Clifton Hill

Okay, so the only thing scary about this arcade game is the name, but still worthy enough to put on this list! Found in the Great Canadian Midway, it’s a great one to win tickets to redeem for prizes. Play individually or up to 6 players. There are 40 ticket prize pucks ready to be snatched by the players Zombie arm. Will you be able to skillfully hit the JACKPOT??

12. Dinosaur Adventure Golf

CANADA’S LARGEST MINI GOLF ATTRACTION!!! As one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses: “Raptor” and “T-Rex” (A Total of 36 Holes); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.

13. Halloween on the Hill Party!

When: October 31st, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

Head to Boston Pizza Clifton Hill and be sure to wear a great costume! Your favourite BP location will be transformed into a haunted house with a night full of fun, dancing, and multiple category prize packs for best costumes! We encourage everyone to dress up in your BEST costume…there’s over $700 in prize packages!

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