Fright Fest @ Wild Waves (Halloween 2023)

Prepare for scares 😱

📸: Courtesy Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

📆 Friday, October 6th – Sunday, October 29th
📍 Wild Waves: 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way
🎟 Starts @ $35

A family-friendly theme and water park by day—beware, the fright comes out at night. Popular with teens, Wild Waves’ Fright Fest has multiple terror-inducing attractions. 

The “Chamber of Souls” serves as a traditional haunted house. Make your way through ghouls, corpses, and a zombie outbreak. Then head to “Camp Whispering Pines,” a trail where tortured camp counselors and slaughtered campers abound. The “Voodoo Swamp” is a shadowy bog full of creepy crawlers and curses. The first two come with admission, but the swamp costs an extra five bucks. 

To reduce wait times, a VIP pass includes a separate line, the three haunted attractions, plus four thrill rides. Rollercoaster after, anyone? For those under 13 (or anyone who wants fun without fear), there is “Booville,” a kid-friendly, scare-free area with games, a magic show, and a Halloween costume contest. Tip: Plan to carpool due to paid parking. Buy tickets in advance because reservations are required.


Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.