Haunted Hotel Dark Ride Will Debut at Funtown Splashtown

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Here is the Haunted Attraction Industry News for November 22nd.
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Theme Parks

Haunted Hotel dark ride will debut at Funtown Splashtown USA (Saco, Maine) in 2023. The park has teamed up with Sally Dark Rides to create the Whispering Pines Hotel, an interactive ride-through attraction. In the attraction, riders enter the Whispering Pines Hotel, which a witch has cursed. Riders helm “curse eradicators” and work alongside a professional ghost hunter to free the hotel of the witch’s spell. The last of the ride’s 14 rooms will require riders to work together in what appears to be another dimension to fight the evil witch and save the hotel guests she has cursed. “Blending a magical, spooky theme with our company’s interactive technology and unmatched theming allows us to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience that is both cursed and family-friendly,” said Chairman and CEO of Sally Dark Rides John Wood. “This classic family ride, complete with black-light style décor and theming, is found in theme parks worldwide and is a proven favorite with families due to its ageless appeal and repeatability. For this special attraction, we have created an original storyline that will only be found at Funtown.” Funtown Splashtown USA is open from May – August. More information on dates, hours, and available attractions can be found on their official website

Conventions & Mixers

IAAPA Expo 2022 saw a 30% increase in exhibit space and record-breaking attendees in Orlando, FL. Aside from education and private party at Islands of Adventure, several manufacturers unveiled new products: The Thanos Fog Gun from Froggy’s Fog, the Haunted Hotel Dark Ride from Sally Dark Rides, the Castle Grayskull Facade for Mattel Adventure Park, and more many were on Display. Watch our walking tour for more.

Creep It Real FESTIVE makes its debut at the haunted and historic Heritage Museum of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA) this weekend – November 25th & 26th. New announcements made this past week add even more horrific holiday fun to the festivities with additional celebrity appearances and a creepy holiday experience. Celebrity guests include Jeff Daniel Philips (Herman Munster of Rob Zombie’s The Munsters), Butch Patrick (the original Eddie Munster), and Lisa Loring (Wednesday Addams from the original Addams Family TV series). Fear Farm has taken over the property’s historic and haunted Magg Farmhouse to create a frightfully fun walkthrough haunt. The event also features 80+ exhibitors, live entertainment, food, and more. Tickets are on sale now starting at $13 for a one-day General Admission Pass and $22 for the “Creepin’ Weekend Pass”. Admission is free for children 10 and under.

U.S. Haunts & Events

Brokepam Productions, led by Cheyenne Wright, Jason Ervin, and Courtney Bingham, has started a Kickstarter Campaign to fund “The Haunting of Bloody Mary”, a haunted house adventure. The group hopes to raise $50,000 to fund a haunt for the 2023 Halloween season. The Kickstarter page describes the project as “a haunted attraction where lore and legends collide. The story is based upon the female legend Bloody Mary. Folklore claims that if you light a candle in a dimly lit room and chant “Bloody Mary” 3x into a mirror, you will see a woman dripping with blood in the reflection… Brave souls will travel through different portals revealing the fate of those that dared to look into the mirror and summon Bloody Mary.” The Kickstarter campaign runs through December 14th at 8:59 p.m. PST. As of November 21st the project had already received over $3,000 towards its goal. 

The holiday horror Jingle Hells returns to Awaken Haunted Attraction December 9th – 10th. Join the Awaken team for a night of wicked elves, creepy decorations, tragic endings, and dark holiday secrets. Awaken will have their entire haunt dripping with Christmas “ho ho hos” and “ah ah ahs” – but that’s not all. With Krampus wandering about the haunt, navigating a snow-filled town, Christmas music only the hard of hearing will enjoy, and a somewhat adequate Santa, who tends to be a bit grumpy, smelling and rude, your imagination will run wild for this fun, exciting and terror filled special Winter time event. Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 for General Admission.

Due to overwhelming demand for last year’s sold-out holiday event, Fear Columbus (Columbus, OH) has tripled the number of days it will offer this year’s Krampus: A Haunted Christmas Experience. The event will run two weekends – December 9th – 11th and December 16th – 18th – and will feature two-holiday haunts, “The Tale of Krampus” and “Aftermath: Frozen”. Tickets will go on sale in the coming days and will only be available online in advance. Sign up to the event’s newsletter to receive early access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group continues its 30th anniversary season with a special one-weekend engagement of “Turkeys! The Musical”. This smash-hit musical-comedy from Ian Michaels centers on a village of turkeys in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. From true love to true terror… can these singing turkeys handle the truth about Thanksgiving? “Turkeys the Musical” is directed by Gina Rizzo Bishop and Ian Michaels and Produced by Zombie Joe. The show takes place in North Hollywood, California November 25th – 27th at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available now for $20 ($25 at the door). 

Join the co-executive producers of the cult classic holiday horror movie Silent Night, Deadly Night for a special screening and panel at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. After the panel, you can find that perfect gift for a special someone on your list with officially licensed merchandise. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Silent Night, Deadly Night co-executive producers Scott Schneid and Dennis Whitehead. Joining them will be “Silent Night, Deadly Night: The Game” creator, Anthony Masi. All special guests will be available after the panel to autograph any purchased merchandise at no additional cost. “Silent Night, Deadly Night” was originally released in 1984 and sparked a lot of controversies. The film outperformed “A Nightmare on Elm Street” at the box office during their same opening weekend. Still, it was pulled from cinemas after one week due to its controversial promotional material and graphic violence. Since then, viewing it during the holiday season has become a tradition for many horror movie fans. Tickets are $12 for the screening & panel. Individuals who would also like to reserve a copy of the game, can purchase a bundle ticket for $57. 

International Haunts & Events

Nottingham, UK is about to get a little spookier this January with the opening of The Haunted Museum Nottingham. The museum’s website describes the attraction as “home to evil spirits, 1000’s of haunted items, possessed dolls, and a mirror room said to turn visitors mad”. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the museum any day from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. After the tour, they can either go to the cinema to watch a paranormal show or head to the café area for snacks, drinks, or hot food. Tickets are £8 per person. Brave guests can also book a paranormal investigation at the venue through UK Ghost Hunts. Tours range in price from £40 -£59. 

Home Haunts

A homeowner from Parma, Ohio made the news with their Halloween-themed Thanksgiving yard display. The display included a 12′ Home Depot Skeleton wearing a pilgrim hat sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal while a skeletal bartender (known as “Dean the Deathologist) pours a sparkling green brew. 

Holiday Haunts

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago (Chicago, IL) – December 9 – 10
13th Floor Haunted House Denver (Denver, CO) – December 16 – 17
13th Floor Haunted House Houston (Houston, TX) – December 16 – 17
13th Floor Haunted House Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL) – December 9 – 10
13th Hour Haunted House (Wharton, NJ) – December 17
7 Gates Screampark (Niagara Falls, NY) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction (Apple Valley, CA)  – December 9 – 11
AMS Haunted Attractions (Maryville, TN) – December 16 – 17
Asylum 49 (Tooele, UT) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
The Asylum OK (Nowata, OK) – December 10, 17
Atrox Factory (Leeds, AL) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10
Awaken Haunted Attraction (Leslie, MI) – December 9 – 10
Bennetts Curse Haunted House (Baltimore, MD) – December 2 – 3
Blood Prison (Mansfield, OH) – December 9 – 10
Brighton Asylum (Passaic, NJ) – December 17
Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington, OH) – December 3, 10
Carnage Haunted House (Monessen, PA) – December 9 – 10 + Christmas Horror Village on December 23
Chambers of Hell (Hauppauge, NY) – December 9 – 10
Cinema of Horrors Haunted House (Kelso, WA) – December 16 – 17
Containment Haunted House (Lithia Springs, GA) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10
Crooked Descent Haunted Attraction (Herkimer, NY) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Dark Hour (Plano, TX) – December 2 – 3, 16 – 17
The Darkness (St. Louis, MO) – December 17
Demon House (Monongahela, PA) – December 2 – 3
The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, OH) – December 9 – 10
Desoto Asylum (Needles, CA) – December 10
Doomsday Haunt (Athens, AL) – December 10
Dread Hollow (Chattanooga, TN) – December 31, January 7
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (Zion, IL) – December 16 – 17
Edge of Darkness Haunted House (Berea, KY) – December 10, 17
Factory of Fear (Moline, IL) – December 9 – 10
Factory of Terror (Canton, OH) – December 9 – 10
Factory of the Dead (Saginaw,MI) – December 17
Fear Columbus (Columbus, OH) – December 9 – 11, 16 – 18
Fear On The Farm WV (Winfield, WV) – December 9 – 10
Field of Screams PA (Mountville, PA) – December 10
Foukelore Slaughterhouse (Gravesville, AR) – December 16 – 17
The Funhouse Haunt (Bluff City, TN) – November 25 – 26, December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 30 – 31
Fright Factory (Philadelphia, PA) – December 2 – 3, 9 -11
Fright Haven (Stratford, CT) – December 10, 17
Fright Kingdom (Nashua, NH) – December 2 – 4
Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs (Daniels, WV) – December 10, 17
Frightmare (Chesapeake, VA) – December 3 – 10
FrightWorks (Powell, TN) – December 3, 19
Hacker House (Pilot Mountain, NC) – December 2 – 3
Hackney Haunts (Westminster, MD) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
The Haunted Forest at Panic Point (Youngsville, NC) – December 10
The Haunted Hotel KY (Louisville, KY) – December 3, 10, 17
The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House (Mathis, TX) – December 16 – 17
High Desert Haunted House (Apple Valley, CA) – December 16 – 17
Hillside Horror (Roaring River, SC) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10
Hinterland Haunted Attraction (Ashley, MI) – November 25 – 27, December 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 17 – 18
House of Torment (Austin, TX) – December 9 – 10
Insanity Haunted House (Peru, IL) – December 9 – 10
Jail of Terror (Newark, OH) – December 9 – 10
Kims Krypt Haunted Mill Scream Park (Spring Grove, PA) – December 16 – 18
Maineiac Manor (Mangor, ME) – December 3 – 4, 9 – 11
Malice Haunted Attraction (Belfast, TN) – December 2 – 3
Malice Manor (Clarksville, IN) – December 9 – 10
Maniac Mountain Haunted House (Buckhannon, WV) – December 2 – 3
Massacre Haunted House (Montgomery, IL) – December 16 -17
Midnight Terror (Oak Lawn, IL) – December 16 – 18
Nashville Nightmare (Nashville, TN) – December 16 – 17
NecroManor Haunted House (Bossier City, LA) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Necropolis Underground Haunted Attractions (Indianapolis, IN) – December 10, 17
New Orleans Nightmare (New Orleans, LA) – December 9 – 10
Nightmare Acres (South Windsor, CT) – December 17
Nightmare Harvest Haunted Trail (Ripley, MS) – December 3, 10, 17
Nightmare on Edgewood (Indianapolis, IN) – December 10, 17
Nowhere Haunted House (Inver Grove Heights, MN) December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Paranoia Haunted House (Canton, GA) – December 10
Pinhead’s Graveyard (Canton, NC) – December 9 – 10
RED VEIN Haunted House (Ashland, VA) – December 9 – 10
Reign of Terror (Thousand Oaks, CA) – December 9 – 10
Rotten Manor (Holly, MI) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Scare USA (Two Rivers, WI) – December 2 – 3
ScareHouse (Tarentum, PA) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park (Smithville, TX) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail (Plant City, FL) December 9 – 11, 16 – 18
Spook Haven (Mill Hall, PA) – December 2 – 3
Spooky Bottom Haunted Trail (Seagrove, NC) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Tales of Terror (Orlando, FL) – December 9 – 11
Terror Manor (Roanoke, VA) – December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Terror on the Coast (Gulfport, MS) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Twelvepole Manor (Wayne, WV) – December 2 – 3, 9 – 10


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