The Scoop: Bayville Scream Park opened in 2004 and is now recognized as the largest haunted house theme park in the Northeast. The six haunted houses have attracted diverse crowds of Halloween lovers seeking a late-night dating activity or family-friendly entertainment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bayville Scream Park has launched a drive-in horror show and instituted new safety measures to foster a safe environment for a good scare.
You can really impress a date by visiting Bayville Scream Park in Long Island. This popular attraction features several haunted houses that are nightmarishly dark and creepy.
This seasonal theme park can offer a hair-raising and heart-pounding good time exploring things that go bump in the night. The costumed characters and cobwebbed corridors can set the mood for a dating adventure like no other. Basically, it’s a scream.
Bayville Scream Park has celebrated all things macabre for over 16 years now, and it is a beloved attraction in Long Island.
The theme park has six haunted houses that frequently change their look to fit the season. For instance, you may see a lot of bleeding hearts around Valentine’s Day or a lot of Krampus masks around December. However, the team rolls out the bloody-red carpet during Halloween season.
Bayville Scream Park fills its houses with ghouls and monsters to give people a good scare.
Although 2020 offers some challenges for Bayville Scream Park, the haunted houses will open as usual in the last week of September — but with added safety measures in place.
Dating and married couples can visit Bayville Scream Park throughout the fall to explore the haunted houses in person or stay in their car and watch a live theater horror show. Both options pack a spooky punch and can give couples a good reason to hold each other’s hand.
“The haunted houses at Bayville Scream Park are great for date nights, just as going to a horror movie is a great date night,” said D. R. Finley, owner of Bayville Scream Park. “It usually involves the couple embracing tightly because either or both are scared and need the protection or reassurance of the other.”
The Largest Halloween Event in the Northeast
Haunted houses may not seem like ideal dating spots at first glance, but it’s a great opportunity for couples to go on an adventure and face their fears together. They can laugh, banter, and scream their way through the frightening terrain, and then toast their bravery over drinks at the on-site pub.
Bayville Scream Park boasts having the biggest and scariest Halloween event in the Northeast, so it’s a major draw for Halloween-loving couples, friends, and families. People can savor a unique fun-loving and thrill-seeking atmosphere among the six haunted houses.
“We also have so many different attractions, bars, and other entertainment so there is so much for them to do beyond just going into a haunted house,” D. R. Finley said. “Couples are a very big party of our business.”
Over the years, Bayville Scream Park has perfected the art of the jump scare and provided a ton of creepy, spooky, and downright terrifying attractions that visitors won’t forget anytime soon.
The owners of Bayville Scream Park also run the Jekyll and Hyde Club in New York City. This restaurant and bar sets a spooky atmosphere for a date night or party, and it has been entertaining horror lovers for almost 30 years and counting.
People come from all over the country to experience the frightening power of Bayville Scream Park. It’s a must-see destination for horror lovers of all stripes. Couples with young children can attend Not So Scary Days to get into the Halloween spirit in a family-friendly setting.
Over the years, Bayville Scream Park has been the setting for many parties and dating excursions. Some people road trip to Long Island every year to visit the haunted theme park. Some locals stop by out of curiosity and end up staying for hours. Bayville Scream Park can be a fun all-day and all-night diversion for couples, families, and friends who enjoy exploring the spooky side of life.
“Some people come multiple nights,” D. R. Finley said. “We are more similar to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando than we are to typical local haunted houses.”
Bayville Scream Park is a one-of-a-kind dating venue with lots to see and do. Couples can put their nerves to the test when going from one haunted house to another, and they can talk over their favorite jump scares while sharing drinks or snacks at concessions stands.
New Drive-in Haunted Houses Facilitate Social Distancing
Bayville Scream Park has made a name for itself as a scary place to come together with friends, family, and significant others, and that will not change in 2020. However, the theme park has implemented COVID-19 safety measures to give visitors greater peace of mind during the pandemic.
For one thing, all visitors and staff members must wear face coverings — yes, a scary mask counts — while on the property. Bayville Scream Park will also limit its capacity to ensure people can keep their distance from each other.
Most notably, Bayville Scream Park is adding a drive-in haunted house experience in 2020. Visitors will stay in their car the entire time, keeping a safe distance from the scary action. The live horror show is expected to be popular among safety-conscious thrill seekers in the area.
Drive-in visitors can enjoy a fun ride in an intimate setting at Bayville Scream Park. The live show will be 45 minutes long. As a stand-alone attraction it will cost $29.75 per person, or park goers can get it as an add-on to the Six Attraction Combo for $19.75 per person. There is a two-person minimum per car.
Bayville Scream Park has adapted its age-old scare factory to follow the health recommendations of local government officials and the CDC.
“All our regular haunted houses will be open as well as the drive-in experience,” D. R. Finley assured us. “We’ve got a new timed ticketing by reservation in advance in order to reduce crowds and make social distancing possible.”
Thanks to Bayville Scream Park’s new policies, visitors can let go of their fears of the coronavirus while embracing fears of monsters and ghouls.
Bayville Scream Park Gives Visitors a Heart-Pounding Thrill
Bayville Scream Park isn’t your typical dating venue. It has excitement waiting around every corner, and couples can strengthen their bond through the shared scared experience.
No matter what the season, you don’t have to look far to find entertainment at Bayville Scream Park. It delivers a lot of unique attractions that leave a haunting impression — in a totally safe environment. Whether you’re tiptoeing through a haunted house or watching a drive-in horror show, you can cozy up to a significant other for comfort and security while the mayhem brews about you.
“Getting scared increases excitement and adrenaline which are all good foreplay,” D. R. Finley said. “It also gives couples something to talk about during and after the experience.”