Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
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Far from those kid-friendly rides through a pumpkin patch, this hayride unleashes all sorts of demons and bogeys on Griffith Park.
Like seemingly all pop culture horror experiences right now, this year’s Haunted Hayride will set the action in the mid-’80s in the ficticious town of Midnight Falls. Based on the early concept images, we’re getting vibes that fall somewhere between road culture of Sons of Anarchy and the isolation of Twin Peaks.
The Old Zoo tradition, now in its 11th installment, has always borrowed and reworked a bunch of props and costumes from previous years, but organizers insists that the design elements of this year’s event are entirely new. Though details are still light on the hayride itself, we know that it’ll take riders through the town’s foothills, where hideous creatures are spilling forth from a portal.
The event’s various attractions will be centered around the jack-o'-lantern–filled Midnight Falls Town Square, with a creaky old funeral parlor set up in the Midnight Mortuary Haunted House and an open-air maze at Roadkill Ranch. You’ll also find a dozen spots to go trick-or-treating an three escape rooms ($5 each).
Tickets, which go on sale August 9, range from $35 to $109 per person, with discounts as significant as $10 off if you secure your spot before September 1.