Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a California haunt tradition that has seen its share of scary moments. This year with the pandemic all but wiping out the “heritage” haunt events, however, isn’t afraid. In fact the Hayride is stepping it up. This year, they’re taking the hayride off the trail and bringing it to you with the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive-Up Experience.
Claiming to be a first of its kind haunted experience, guests will experience the haunt from the “safety” of their vehicle. A combo drive-thru/drive-in, the “Drive Up” experience will begin with guests will venturing down a dark stretch of “All Hallows Lane” that will feature some of the awesomely creepy scenic environments. Next patrons will drive into horror where you will experience a haunted show featuring an original multimedia story displayed on a 40′ screen, accompanied by horrifying sets, lighting, sound, effects, and most importantly live characters from the town of Midnight Falls!
“With all of the other heritage Halloween events canceling in Southern California, it drove us to find a way to bring a safe and unique experience to Halloween fans,” says Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group CEO, Chris Stafford, whose company produces the annual event, “I’m so excited to show our fans what we’ve created for them, and that this reimagined hayride experience will be entertaining people this season.”
New Location, Same Scary Fun
Another change this year is a new temporary location for the event. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive-Up Experience will take place at Bonelli Regional Park, in San Dimas next to Raging Waters. “There was just no way to bring cars into the hayride location at Griffith Park. We had to find the right spot, one where we could implement the new drive-up experience and an outdoor environment that gives you the right fall feeling,” says Jon Cooke, Creative Director. “When I saw the space we’re using at Bonelli, I knew that it would be perfect,” Cooke continued, “the hayride has become a Halloween tradition for people, and although it may be a little different this year, I think people are really going to love it. As a huge fan of the fall season in SoCal, I couldn’t be happier to be able to share this experience with everyone.”