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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive-Up Experience is a scary ride

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The producers of the annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride are making sure SoCal residents won’t miss out on any of their favorite Halloween scares. But this year, they’re taking the hayride off the trail. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive-Up Experience, a first-of-its-kind haunted experience from the “safety” of your vehicle, will take place on select nights from Sept. 25 through Nov. 1, 2020.

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Images courtesy of Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

The immersive and interactive experience from the creators of L.A.’s favorite Halloween event isn’t a drive-thru, and it isn’t a drive-in; it’s a combination of both with a unique spin. Guests who dare to enter the one of a kind live “Drive-Up” experience will venture down a dark stretch of “All Hallows Lane” past some of the creepy sets and scenic environments from the hayride. But that’s where the ride takes a terrifying turn – and right into a haunted show. The original multimedia story displayed on a 40-foot screen is accompanied by horrifying sets, lighting, sound, effects, and, most importantly, live characters from the town of Midnight Falls.

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“With all 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. “I’m so excited that this reimagined hayride experience will be entertaining people this season and to show our fans what we’ve created for them.”

The Haunted Hayride Live Drive-Up was designed to be a “scary safe” Halloween experience and meets all local and state health and safety standards. Of course, everyone will be wearing masks—it’s Halloween after all—but staff will wear protective face coverings under their theatrical masks. Guests must remain in their vehicles at all times, and face coverings are required if they must exit their vehicle for any reason. In addition, guests must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from anyone who is not in their immediate party, and should not attend if they are sick or have recently had a fever or any COVID-related symptoms. 

“As a huge fan of the fall season in SoCal, I couldn’t be happier to share this experience with everyone,” said creative director Jon Cooke. “The hayride has become a Halloween tradition, and although it may be a little different this year, I think people are really going to love it.”

Capacity is very limited, and tickets are expected to sell out nightly, so click here to make sure you don’t miss a scare.

Warning! This event may be too intense for children 12 and under.

LA Haunted Hayride: Live Drive Up Experience | 2020 Trailer
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