The end of Summer is growing near, and as the end of Summer grows nearer, haunts prepare to terrorize their visitors. Haunt season for many starts at the very end of September, leading into Halloween or just a few days after. Many haunts have already laid out their plans for this coming fall, including Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, which is offering even more scares and fun than last year.
Beginning October 3rd, LA Haunted Hayride will terrorize their visitors every single weekend through Halloween and on select weekdays. Each night that LA Haunted Hayride is open, the scares will begin at 7pm and closing time will vary based on dates. LA Haunted Hayride is located in Griffith Park’s Old Zoo area.
“Each year is a challenge to develop something completely unique that we know our attendees haven’t seen before…a challenge to out-do ourselves,” explains Melissa Carbone, CEO of Ten Thirty One Productions. “This year, we’re going to dizzy our attendees with mind blowing content that has never existed in this space by tapping techniques and skill sets that we had to import from other countries because they do not exist in the U.S. Even my jaw is to the ground!”
This year, LA Haunted Hayride celebrates their sixth season with several experiences, including two brand new apocalyptic-themed mazes,a 40-foot long Leviathan, an interactive theater production, and world-renowned Street Drum Corps, and more.
This year, Purgatory is a haunted village that will entertain guests while they wait in line. Experiences include:
- House of the Horsemen – A 15-minute experience that will put guests face to face with the four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, embodying Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death.
- Seven Sins Sideshow – A haunted maze where the most depraved and deadly lurk from flesh and furniture melting into one, a human pig-machine vomiting riches from its muzzle, to even a race of carnivorous celestial Entities thriving on the fat from human hosts.
- Theatre Macabre – Audience members will become the stays as they participate. The interactive theater features famous scenes from several iconic horror flicks such as The Lost Bous, Psycho, and more.
- Street Drum Corps – A high energy, drum and percussion show.
- In-Between Dark Maze – A crowd favorite and a black labyrinth that sends victims into darkness with nothing but a single light source
- Death Row – An interactive room that puts guests up close and person with a look at death devices used throughout history
- Haunted Hayride – A terrifying 25 minute experience and an iconic Hollywood tradition. This year features the extended trail, bringing an entirely new experience. Demonic and dark presences will be lurking and looking for hayriders.
- Other experiences include: Scary-Go-Round, House of Mirrors, Jack’s Carving Shack, Psychics, Freak Shows, Demonic Stilt Walkers, and more
Tickets for Los Angeles Haunted Hayride are available for purchase now. Pricing varies depending on the package purchased. General Admission is $30 per person, an All Attractions Pass is $42 per person, and a VIP pass (which allows you to surpass the lines) is $58 per person. Access to “House of The Horsemen” and “Seven Sins Sideshow” is included with the All Attractions Pass and the VIP Pass. Every single purchased supports the LA Parks Foundation which helps to preserve parks for the people of Los Angeles.