Calling all ghouls, goblins, and Halloween freaks!
There are plenty of great destinations to celebrate the spooky season — but this year, you might want to head to sunny Los Angeles, California.
Why, you shudder to ask? Because the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has completely reimagined its haunted experience for 2019, and it sounds like a positively terrifying good time!
Returning to Griffith Park for the 11th consecutive year Saturday, September 28 – Saturday, November 2, this year’s attraction will transform the hills of El Lay into Midnight Falls: an eerie and mysterious fictitious village set in 1985, where time stands still and its undead citizens roam free.
Visitors will get to explore (if they dare, obvi) some of Midnight Falls’ most ghastly locations; including Midnight Falls Town Square, where the town’s Halloween Festival comes to life with glowing orange lights, Jack O’ Lanterns, food and beverage booths, and high-spirited entertainment.
(But beware of this pageant queen lurking in the shadows…)
After that, guests are encouraged to make a trip to the Midnight Mortuary Haunted House — which, according to a press release, has been “owned and operated by the Marlow family for decades.” Guests can tour this local funeral parlor and discover its “sinister secrets”… hopefully without ending up in one of the caskets.
Next, tourists can head over to Roadkill Ranch, a hair-raising open-air maze nestled the forest just on the outskirts of Midnight Falls. Apparently, this is where “mysterious ranch hands” collect The 101’s deceased varmints — but their questionable methods of body disposal will probably come back to bite them. Literally, most likely.
Aside from that, guests can go trick-or-treating inside 12 different local Midnight Falls homes. Just don’t expect to get too many treats, as the residents of these homes have far more tricks.
Then, of course, there’s the crowning attraction: the Haunted Hayride. Here, guests can embark on “a thrilling adventure of horrors afflicting the town,” which evidently came from a dark portal opening somewhere in the shadows and “spilling hideous creatures from its rotted mouth.” Um…
But that’s not all! Visitors also have the option to participate in three individually-themed, short-play escape rooms at an additional cost of $5.00 per game!
Think you’re brave enough to pay Midnight Falls a visit this year? Get your tickets as early as next week!
Tickets go on sale August 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PST at LosAngelesHauntedHayride.com. Pre-sale discounts will be available August 9-16 ($10 off), August 17-23 ($7 off) and August 24-31 ($5 off). Regular prices will take effect on September 1, which range from $34.99-$109.00 per person.
[Image Courtesy of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group]
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