COVID-19 DRIVES NEW HAUNTED HOUSE IDEAS
Halloween isn’t canceled, it just got more creative. Social distancing practices across the country have forced seasonal attractions to reimagine their experiences. In Southern California, one popular alternative is changing traditional haunted houses / mazes into drive-through experiences.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride not only made this adjustment, but also changed locations to Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA. Urban Legends Haunt in Costa Mesa is a new entry in the horror scene promising “immersive and terrifying sets.” Speaking of new blood, even Netflix’s Stranger Things is joining in on the action with their own “Drive-Into” experience in Downtown Los Angeles. Stranger Things’ event has the widest range of event dates stretching all the way to late February. Those looking for family-friendly Halloween can visit Haunt-O-Ween in LA for drive-along pumpkin picking and trick ‘r treating.
Pricing is also changing this year, as these attractions are charging per car instead of per person. Horror fiends can expect to pay at least around $50 per experience, so fill up that car with your quarantined household! We’re hoping to see diverse stories, performers, and creatives behind-the-scenes at each of these Halloween extravaganzas.