Halloween Haunt announcements are in full swing, and now Los Angeles’ famed Haunted Hayride is getting into the mix! One of my favorite haunts will be returning to Griffith Park starting on September 28th and running allllllllll the way through Halloween on select nights. Check out more info below!
Guests can expect a return to Midnight Falls – a strange town that’s Halloween year round, featuring fan favorite mazes including the Hayride, Trick or Treat, Midnight Mortuary, and (S)Laughterhouse – a newly revamped maze for 2022. Monte Revolta – the self appointed Mayor of Midnight Falls – will be also making a triumphant return with his highly anticipated nightly Town Square performances.
Presale tickets go on sale beginning Thursday, August 25th, with general public sales beginning Thursday, September 1st. General admission tickets start at $39.99, with limited presale tickets available at a discount while supplies last! You can go to the website HERE for more details. I personally loved the haunted mazes they had last year, so trust me – you won’t be disappointed. Scare you there!
Last year was quite the bummer for all of us fiending for Halloween activities and our usual local haunts. In Los Angeles it was especially sad because one of the best attractions, the Haunted Hayride, was not operating and not a scream could be heard…..only incessant sobbing. But it’s a new year! And 2021 has marked the return of Los Angeles’ Haunted Hayride (insert applause and cheers here), and it will run its course on select nights through October 31st!
I was lucky enough to go check everything out recently, and I definitely recommend making plans to go! One of the things that makes it different from other local LA haunts, is that the natural environment of its location (Griffith Park) adds to the spookiness. As you walk in and go through the tunnel of pumpkins, you enter a spooky little town called Midnight Falls – full of Halloween decor and scare actors roaming around. From there I ventured straight ahead to the main attraction – The Haunted Hayride Experience. Sitting on actual hay in a tractor bed, you’re driven around the grounds as you stop at multiple terrifying set pieces (the animatronic band was my favorite), until you end your journey surrounded by a bunch of killer clowns. Fun!
After that, I ate some french fries. Exciting. And then continued venturing to the area where the 3 walk-through mazes lived. First up was Midnight Mortuary, which had a ton of good detail and scares – and I was luckily enough to go through without a crowd. Next, Trick Or Treat (not to be confused with either horror movie of the same name). The Halloween decor was strong in this one and was really well done. Last but not least, Dead End Diner – which had the best opening walk-through of the bunch. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by all three of them and the effort involved! I then went and ate more french fries.
But seriously, go hit the Haunted Hayride website link HEREfor more details about everything and be sure to grab your tickets! It’s never too early to get into the Halloween spirit! Or become a spirit!!!! (maniacal laughter ensues)