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"One Day at HorrorLand" is the eight and ninth episode of season three of the Goosebumps TV series, and the fifty second and fifty-third episode overall. Part one and part two premiered on October 25, 1997 and November 1, 1997 on Fox during the Fox Kids block respectively.



Out on a fun-filled road trip to Zoo Gardens, the Morris family' amusement soon turns to amazement when bright lights flash across the sky. They suddenly find themselves in HorrorLand—where admission is free, but the fun never starts. After a narrow escape from the house of mirrors and a chilling whitewater coffin cruise, Luke and Lizzy rejoin their parents at the front gate, but it's locked! Now their only hope is to compete in a gruesome game show that proves what the world has feared all along: monsters really do exist... and they have their own cable channel.

Differences from the book

  • Despite being one of the main characters in the book, Clay is omitted from the episode.
  • The Doom Slide and Bat Barn are never shown or mentioned.
  • There is no game show in the book.
  • The ending is completely different. In the book, the family escapes HorrorLand with a van and when they get home, they discover a Horror has stowed away and it gives them passes for next year. In the episode, they attempt to escape using their car only for it to be revealed that the game show host is controlling the car. He makes it start to go off a cliff. Then the whole episode is revealed to be a show that two Horrors are watching, complaining about how they are sick of scary human shows.
  • The Horror that tries to warn the family is fleshed out further, revealed to be named Blek who wanted to be host of Raw Deal until Retch Sniff got the gig. He attempts to help the family but is attacked by Ripper.
  • In the book, the kids go on the coffin cruise with their parents. In the episode, they go on their own.
  • In the book, it is mentioned that a few other families are seen in the park. In the episode, the only other humans are a few people that are seen being pushed into a building. Later, some torn clothes are discovered, implying that they were killed by Ripper.

Home media

"One Day at HorrorLand" was released on VHS on September 15, 1998 in the US, and October 11, 1999 in the UK. It was first released on DVD on September 16, 2008. It was included in a 3-Pack Thriller on August 26, 2014.

Title Release date Media type

One Day at HorrorLand

September 15, 1998 VHS

One Day at HorrorLand

September 16, 2008 DVD

3-Pack Thriller

August 26, 2014 DVD