The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is set to become a portal to the planet’s deepest and most legendary rift, the Underworld, with the launch of the hayride’s sixth season. The theme for the new hayride, Echoes From the Rift, highlight the new experiences of the city’s best Halloween event attraction.
The neew experiences that will be featured during this year’s Los Angeles Haunted Hayride include two Apocalyptic-themed mazes (“House of the Horsemen” and “Seven Sins Sideshow”), a 40-foot long Leviathan, an interactive theatre production (“Theatre Macabre”), the world-renowned Street Drum Corps (“Blood Drums”) and the first sway polers to the United States. While guests wait in line, they will be entertained in Purgatory, a haunted village that features “House of the Horsemen,” a 15-minute experience sending guests face to face with the four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, embodying Pestilence, War, Famine and Death. Purgatory will also include the “Seven Sins Sideshow,” a maze where the most depraved and deadly lurk from flesh and furniture melting into one, a human pig-machine vomiting riches from its muzzle, to even a race of carnivorous celestial Entities thriving on the fat from human hosts.
The Purgatory main stage, which will be reintrodued as “Theatre Macabre,” will allow the audience to become the stars. The interactive theatre experience features audience participation and famous scenes from such iconic horror movies as ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Carrie’ and ‘Psycho.’
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, which will be open from October 3-31, is located in Griffith Park’s Old Zoo area. Tickets for the attraction are now available for purchase. General Admission is $30, the All Attraction Pass is $42 and the VIP pass, which allows guests to surpass any line, is $58. All Attractions Pass and VIP Pass allows access to “House of The Horsemen” and “Seven Sins Sideshow.” Each purchase supports the LA Parks Foundation, preserving parks for the people of Los Angeles. For more information on the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, visit the attraction’s official website.
Written by: Karen Benardello