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Here is the Haunted Attraction Industry News for September 20th.
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Our 61-day Hauntathon brings you to a different haunted house every day from September 1st through October 31st, 2022. Count down to Halloween with daily podcasts and videos from haunted houses worldwide. To top it off, get your adrenaline pumping with six exclusive haunted house experiences in various cities. More info below. 

Theme Parks

For the first time, Disney fans will learn about the creation of the sell-out event, Oogie Boogie Bash at “AN OOGIE BOOGIE AFTERNOON.” The creative team at Disney Live Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering will reveal the design and creation process on stage at The Frida Cinema (7 miles from Disneyland) on Sunday, October 9th at 3pm. Moderated and produced by “Dizney Coast to Coast” podcast host, Jeff DePaoli, the panel precedes a screening of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Scheduled to appear on the panel are Oogie Boogie Bash creator and show director Jordan Peterson, media and lighting director KC Wilkerson, and producer Jennifer Magill. With these talents covering a wide range of what makes Oogie Boogie Bash so special, it’s sure to be an entertaining and insightful conversation. Tickets begin at $30 and are available here.

Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party is coming to the LEGOLAND Florida resort Saturdays & Sundays September 24th –  October 30th. Select weekends this fall, the party kicks off as Monsters take over LEGOLAND® and host the Halloween party of the year featuring live entertainment & shows, limited-time attractions, character meet & greets, a costume parade, and – of course – trick-or-treating. Children are invited to don their Halloween best to “Brick-or-Treat” throughout the streets of LEGOLAND. Guests will be able to experience an all-new 4D movie adventure, “The Great Monster Chase”, filled with special effects as four tweens try to sneak their way into a monster party. The event will feature three new shows: “V.I.M. Dance Party Hosted by Lord Vampyre”, “The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night” (with a special appearance from the newest monster in town – LEGO Plant Monster), and “The Jammin’ Jacks”. Finally, BOO-gie down on the disco Dragon Party Coaster with a groovy monster soundtrack and party lights. Brick-Or-Treat Presents Monster Party is included with daily tickets and select annual passes. Tickets can be purchased online on LEGOLAND’s official website, with day passes starting from $89.99 per person. 

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has many new and exciting attractions for 2022 – from the 8 houses, Terror Tram, scare zones, and the Death Eaters Encounter scares abound throughout the park. Take a tour of HHN Hollywood with the Haunted Attraction Network in our recent walkthrough video, and then learn more about the design process for two of the event’s houses: Scarecrow: The Reaping and Universal Monsters: Legends Collidefrom Creative Director John Murdy and special guest Slash from their panel at Midsummer Scream. 

U.S. Haunts & Events

The “Capital City of Fear” is back as Fearlandia (Portloand, Oregon) returns for their 7th season. The haunt has a new location for this year at 10860 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, Oregon 97225 (next to Spirit Halloween) and will feature two new themes: Night Terrors and CarnEvil. Tickets are on sale now for $20 with a non-perishable food item donation for the Sunshine Division. For 2022 Fearlandia is using timed ticketing, so reserve your tickets soon as some nights are expected to sell out. 

Get ready for the 9th season of fear at NecroManor Haunted House (Bossier City, LA).The nightmares begin September 30th and continue Fridays – Sundays through October, with the final night on Halloween. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Southern California has a plethora of haunts to entertain guests this fall. In a Midsummer Scream panel, four area haunts discussed their new offerings for 2022Fright Nights at AlesmithFear FarmCastle Dark, and Bones’ Gulch. Back for its second year, a highlight of Fright Nights at Alesmith (San Diego, CA) is guests 21+ can experience interactive tasting stations within the haunt. Fear Farm (Phelan, CA) is bigger than ever, with two mazes, a ghost town, and a haunted hayride on 2.5 acres. Castle Dark (Riverside, CA) has three new mazes premiering this season: “Jinx: Fun House of Terror’, “The House Next Door”, and “Morgana’s Revenge”. They also have two new scare zones that share actors with the nearby mazes for a unique scareactor experience. Bones’ Gulch is a collaboration of 3 haunted attractions: Beware the Dark Realm, Restless Souls Manor, and The Farm Haunt. They have partnered with the LA County Sheriffs Dept. Museum to raise funds for the nonprofit. 

International Haunts & Events

From October 7th – November 1st Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, West Sussex will mutate into Scream Bay this October with the help of TAG Live®, a Live entertainment and events company, and scare attractions experts from R Space Productions and Unlocked Vision. Scream Bay features two haunts: “The Nightmare Project” and the more family-friendly “Dr. Stein’s Monster Laboratory”. In “The Nightmare Project”, enter AEC (the Alternative and Energy Commission) and join a covert team of scientists as they aim to transform nightmares into energy. This immersive maze experience explores how AEC can collect negative ions produced by nightmares and turn them into a renewable power source, supplying homes and businesses across the UK with this extraordinary new form of energy. Is all as it seems? Find out with live actors and special effects that will leave you screaming. Will you be next to have a nightmare collected? In “Dr. Stein’s Monster Laboratory”, world-renowned monster maker Dr. Stein is all out of ideas in his quest to create the ultimate monster. Step inside his creepy laboratory and find clues to help him in his mission. Be prepared for some spooky surprises in this family-friendly scare trail. Other activities at the resort include the “I Put a Spell on You” musical bonanza, pumpkin carving, face painting, and live entertainment with a spooky Halloween twist. Guests can also dine in spooky style with a Halloween menu and specialty Halloween cocktails. Book your holiday today starting at £385 for the whole family. 

Top Haunts

Hauntworld Magazine, a directory of haunted houses and horror attractions, unveiled their 2022 Top 13 Scariest Haunted Houses list this past week. Hauntworld has published this yearly list for nearly two decades to showcase haunts from around the country. This year’s list includes: Pennhurst Asylum (Spring City, PA), 13th gate (Baton Rouge, LA), HellsGate (Lockport, IL), The Darkness (St. Louis, MO), Eloise Asylum (Westland, MI), The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati, OH), Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore County, MD), Kersey Valley Spooky Woods (Archdale, NC), Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions (Ulster Park, NY), Hundreds Acres Manor (Bethel Park, PA), Georgetown Morgue (Seattle, WA), Salt Lake Fear Factory (Salt Lake City, UT), and Factory of Terror (Canton, OH). 


Upcoming Events: September - November 2022

October 14 – 16Son of Monsterpalooza (Burbank, California)
November 14 – 18IAAPA (Orlando, Florida)
November 25 – 26Creep It Real Festive (Santa Ana, California)

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Get off the couch and join us for exclusive haunted attraction experiences in various cities. Mingle with the creators, explore with the lights on, and then get a VIP seat when the lights go out. These ultimate fan opportunities are available nowhere else and offer unparalleled access to these select haunted experiences.

Sept 30: Undead in the Water, Tampa FL
Oct 8: Castle Dark, Riverside, CA (Get Tickets Here)
Oct 14: Zombie Joe’s, Hollywood, CA (Get Tickets Here)
Oct 15: Bones Gulch, Santa Clarita, CA (Get Tickets Here)
Oct 29: The Willows, Hollywood, CA (Get tickets here)
Oct 30: Cemetery Lane, Hollywood, CA (Get tickets here)

Podcast Episodes You Might Be Interested In

Day 19: The Vault of Souls in Tampa Florida
The Vault of Souls is BACK and this year – not all the spirits are cooperating. The Vault of Souls is an experience we’ve covered since Year 1. Written and developed by Scott Swenson, it’s an elegant evening of fear in the Historic bank vault in downtown Tampa. We’ll discuss how the event has evolved and what’s planned for this year.

Day 18: Nightmares on the Rogue Haunted Mines & Carnival of Chaos
Nightmares on the Rogue Haunted Mines is a relatively new haunt in Medford, Oregon. After only a few years, they’ve moved into a new building AND added another location (Carnival of Chaos) 25 minutes away. We’ll hear from owner Devin Price about why he plunged full speed into haunting and is so dedicated to immersive storytelling. 

Day 17: Haunted Hotel Haunted House in Louisville, KY
Today, Nora and Tyler are taking us to The Haunted Hotel in Louisville, KY. First, you’ll hear Tyler entering the haunt and a little bit from the actors. Then, we’ll transition to an interview with the GM. 

Day 16: Writing Blood Beckoning for Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando
Today, the new maze for this year’s Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando is Blood Beckoning. Now in its 2nd year, Howl-O-Scream at Orlando has an overall theme and the main villains are sirens. This year, Scratch the Blood Siren has a dedicated maze – Blood Beckoning. Scott Swenson wrote the new maze, and today he’ll discuss what that process was like. 

Day 15: Planet Doom in Idaho Falls, ID
Planet Doom is a 32,000 SQFT indoor attraction in Idaho Falls, where 100% of the profit goes to the local DARE program. We’ll learn all about the plans for this year’s event from owner Brent Wilson. 

Day 14: Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail 2022 in Plant City, FL
Today, we’re visiting Zach Glaros at Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail to learn about their 2022 Season. Now in their 9th year, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail has been growing every year (and we’ve had them on the show several times. This year’s new ‘Headless’ trail comes complete with a live horse and actor – we’ll hear all about it. 

BONUS: Haunted Attraction Industry News for September 14th
Read more here.

Early Closure at Lost Island Theme Park
Scott and Philip celebrate their 2 year anniversary by reflecting on Lost island’s early closure and the opening of Halloween Horror Nights

Day 13: Land of Illusion in Middletown Ohio
Tyler and Nora went to Land of Illusion’s opening night and spoke to CEO Brett Oakley about this year’s renovations and new safety procedures. Land of Illusion’s Haunted Scream Park offers 6 haunts, entertainment, food, and roaming characters. Tyler and Nora are from and are one of our content partners for this year.

Day 12: Thirteenth Floor Haunted House Chicago
Thirteenth Floor Haunted House Chicago has a new building and a redesigned show to go with it; we’ll learn all about it. Bryan Kopp explains the two new themes, expanded midway, and how the team is navigating around managing The Old Juliet Haunted Prison.

Hauntathon 2022 Archives

Day 1: Previewing Halloween Horror Nights with John Murdy
We’ll hear from John Murdy about the design process for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Day 2: Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse at The Winchester Mystery House
After a two-year hiatus, Winchester Mystery House presents a new terrifying chapter, Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse. 

Day 3: Shaqtoberfest, Delusion, & the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group has a large footprint in SoCal. This year, Delusion and the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride are returning, plus the team has a new event in Long Beach – SHAQTOBERFEST. We’ll learn all about it in this panel presentation recorded live during Midsummer Scream. 

Day 4: Reign of Terror Haunted House: A Retrospective
Reign of Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks CA is one the longest-running independent haunted attractions in Sothern California. Their journey has been anything but easy. In this presentation recorded during Midsummer Scream, founder Bruce Stanton shares the trials of their 23-year odyssey in haunting.

Day 5: The Scare City Experience opens at Camelot Theme Park
Scare City Experience is a 2-hour long, 2KM horror trail set within the abandoned Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire. This episode is courtesy of our partners in the UK – ScareTrack – and you’ll hear Mikey interviewing Paul Butterworth & Georgia Ramsey discussing the new event. 

Day 6: 4 Hot & New Haunts Coming to SoCal
Today – 4 SoCal haunts will present their 2022 plans – Bones GulchFright Nights at AlesmithCastle Dark, and Fear Farm

Day 7: Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin, IL
Evil Intentions In Elgin, IL is Planning For A Killer 2022 – What Do They Have Up Their Sleeve? We’ll find out. 

Day 8: The Fear PDX in Portland, OR
What does The Fear PDX have planned for their 10th season? We’ll find out. 

Day 9: Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL
Coming up, We’re going on-location to Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery IL, to learn about their 2022 season. 

Day 10: Santa Ana Haunt
Home haunts are a huge part of Halloween, and today we’ll learn what Santa Ana Haunt has planned for their Halloween Season.

Day 11: Previewing Knott’s Scary Farm 2022
We’re previewing this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm offerings. Specifically, we’ll hear about the two new mazes, Bloodline 1842 and Grimoire, the food, new merchandise, Into The Fog exhibit, and the new daytime tour experience. These interviews were conducted live at Knott’s by Elsie from Sharp Productions, one of our content partners. Eric Nix, Christopher Do, Karl Busche, and Wilf Seymour are featured in this episode.

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