Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survival Guide is a bonus book in the Goosebumps HorrorLand book series. The book was released between books 12 and 13 (serving as a divider between the two arcs). This book is unnumbered, but is sometimes referred to as book 12.5 or book 0. And in the Goosebumps Horrorland 1-20 Boxed Set, it is referred to as book 20.

The cover shows Slappy the Dummy and a female HorrorLand Horror riding together on a roller coaster in HorrorLand.


The set up of this book is very different from others in the book series. Instead of being split into three parts, there were just chapters/sections, like an actual guide to a park. Each section described a different thing of the park, like restaurants, rides, or hotels. In each section, there are advertisements and information about things in the park.

Most of the locations, people, Horrors, and attractions named in this book are examples of puns or word-play. (For example; Howard U. Likeapunchindanose)

The last few pages of this book contain bonus material and several interviews with characters from the Goosebumps series and Goosebumps HorrorLand. It also foreshadows the second arc of the series with an article about Jonathan Chiller.


There is no consistent plot in this book. It is just a humorous book that describes the creatures and attractions of HorrorLand.

International releases


  • This book makes no mention of R.L. Stine on the cover or copyright page, meaning that he likely didn't write any of it. The only author credited on the copyright page is Matthew D. Payne, who is credited as the writer of the "Behind the Screams" section of the book.
Goosebumps HorrorLand series
#01 Revenge of the Living Dummy#8 Say Cheese — and Die Screaming!#15 Heads, You Lose!
#02 Creep from the Deep#9 Welcome to Camp Slither#16 Weirdo Halloween
#03 Monster Blood for Breakfast!#10 Help! We Have Strange Powers!#17 The Wizard of Ooze
#04 The Scream of the Haunted Mask#11 Escape from HorrorLand#18 Slappy New Year!
#05 Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz#12 The Streets of Panic Park#19 The Horror at Chiller House
#06 Who's Your Mummy?#13 When the Ghost Dog HowlsN/A Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survival Guide
#07 My Friends Call Me Monster#14 Little Shop of Hamsters
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