Can I tell you how good it feels to be doing an update from something I experienced on my own for the first time in 7 months. REALLY good.
Last night we experienced the Haunted Hayride 2020: Live Drive-Up Experience and had an absolute blast.
It was a perfect socially distanced, masked up night out.
Written by Gregg Condon
First, some highlights of the show. As somebody who went to the Drive-In a lot as a kid, and into my late teens, early 20's, I can say, this brought back a lot of fun memories.
Not really in "LA", but still technically LA County. And much further than our typical drive to the Hayride.
We're masked up and ready to go!! We were super impressed with the entry process, and them checking even in the back seat to make sure everybody was wearing masks.
Lots of familiar characters and voices while you wait.
Some props from previous hayrides!!
The Platinum Experience trailers. We opted for the VIP.
Lots of fun songs, movies, and oh yeah, monsters roaming around.
Just your typical stranded at the drive-in story.
Side note: Anybody else that newer cars (ours is a hybrid) don't have an "accessory" setting and you can't leave the radio on while the car is off? We had to turn ours off about 20 minutes in due to the constant warnings.
However, the sound was awesome and we didn't miss anything. We just wanted that extra "ooomph". =)
You can almost see the swing set in front of the screen. No, it's not really there, but anybody in GenX knows what I'm talking about.
Super happy with how some of these pics came out.
Lots of fun Monte Revolta tunes!!
We loved it. Make no mistake, we've had a few experiences at the Hayride in years past that weren't great, but this was. Was it your normal Halloween event, not in the least. But it was perfect for 2020 and we definitely can't recommend this enough. $100 well spent!
Get your tickets to LA Haunted Hayride soon. It's almost all sold out.
Last night, some of our Orlando crew made it out to the all new Scream N' Stream, which includes a Drive-Thru haunt and the waiting area they have set up to hang out prior to going through the experience.
You can see all the details and get your tickets here.
Written by Renée Girard
Learn it. Know it. Live it.
This is a classic Drive-In sign for sure.
The Drive-In experience was super fun.
Be sure to check out our Highlight video
The sets were great, even considering it had been a pretty wet day in Orlando.
You know I had to get some of the fog smell for my car!!
Only slightly disappointed I couldn't eat it. =)
Our group had a great time. It was definitely a decent way to do a haunt if it can't be done in the normal way.
Tickets on Sale August 25th at LosAngelesHauntedHayride.com and the 2020 Season Kicks Off on September 25th
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 24, 2020) – Do you live in SoCal and worry you're going to miss out on Halloween entertainment this year? Well, not if the producers of the annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride have anything to say about it. This year, they’re taking the hayride off the trail and bringing it to you!
Announcing Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive Up Experience. A first of its kind haunted experience from the "safety" of your vehicle. An immersive and interactive experience from the creators of LA's favorite Halloween event! Don't call it a drive thru, and don't call it a drive in, it's a combination of the best parts of both, with a unique spin. This is a one of a kind live “Drive Up” experience! Guests will venture down a dark stretch of “All Hallows Lane” that will feature some of the awesomely creepy scenic environments you've come to love at the hayride. Then 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 cancelling 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.”
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.”
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Live Drive Up Experience will take place select nights from September 25th through November 1st. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, August 25th at noon Pacific. Don’t wait! Capacity is very limited for this event, much lower than hayride has had in the past, and tickets are expected to sell out nightly. Complete details can be found at losangeleshauntedhayride.com
ABOUT THIRTEENTH FLOOR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group produces haunted houses, year-round attractions and touring events on a national scale with locations in Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Green Bay, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix and San Antonio. Designed by world-renowned haunted house designers and featuring makeup and effects from Hollywood special effects artists, their attractions take fright to a whole new level. For more information visit thirteenthfloor.com.