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The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride

1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342 USA

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Tue 6:30p-9:30p
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“America's most horrifying motel”

Don’t forget to check into the Bates Motel, for the most incredible display of terror and mayhem this side of Hollywood. Filled with high tech special effects, digital soundtrack and lighting, the Bates Motel takes Halloween to a new level of horror…up close and personal! With incredible detail and stellar acting, it is no wonder why the Bates Motel is considered one of the best Haunted Houses in America. The realism in this attraction is astonishing, and is guaranteed to wow the experienced haunted house enthusiast. From the moment you enter you will feel that you have been transported to another time and world. As you creep through this show, you see levitating spirits, floor boards that come alive, pictures that follow you, and incredible, custom animatronic props that you will not see anywhere else. The actors interact with you on a personal level and the screams echo throughout the building! What’s new for this year? You will have to come out and see for yourself! The Bates Motel is a high startle, high action haunted attraction and not recommended for children under 8 or people with heart conditions. For over 20 years, the Haunted Hayride at Arasapha Farm has been scaring its visitors with amazing props, digital FX, great actors and extraordinary professional makeup. The Hayride has been featured several times on the Travel Channel and has now been rated as the Number 1 Haunted Attraction in America by Haunteworld Magazine, USA Today and many other national publications. The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, located just outside of Philadelphia PA, and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. With scenes like a 100’ foot long, 40 foot tall drive thru insane asylum, a full scale mock up of a New England church and a 200 foot long cave, the Haunted Hayride is an amazing example of Hollywood style sets and props. And then there is the scares. With over 75 actors and 25 scenes, it is no wonder why this event is always on the “top 13” national lists of the best haunted attractions. This year we have added a new section to the trail which will put it over the top. New sets include a huge drive through slaughter house with incredible animated props, custom sound and computerized lighting. This jaw dropping scene is guaranteed to strike fear in the bravest of souls! This is the scariest haunted hayride in the country. You will be scared. The third show in this Trilogy of terror at Arasapha Farm is the Haunted Corn Trail. It is a terrifying walk through a tall corn field and filled with walk thru buildings and sets, tons of animatronic monsters and over 30 actors in full makeup and custom costumes. What evil lurks just around the next turn? Is someone or something watching you? Can you feel their bloodshot eyes your every move as creep along the trail? Experience the terror of the Tall Corn as you walk through our Haunted Trail. High tech animations and digital sound effect make this not for the faint of heart! Among the highlights are a full size western ghost town, a 500 foot long abandoned gold mine and a swamp with alligators and dead fishermen. The last scene has 6 realistic feeding werewolves and a big surprise ending. This event is like no other corn maze in the country and has fast become a favorite at the Bates Farm.

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Tatiana Danger

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October 18, 2014
Rated 3.0

The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride was voted the #1 haunted attraction in America by the Travel Channel. It takes horror haunts to the next level by giving scare-goers a taste of Hollywood-style designs of the gory, gruesome and grotesque variety. In addition, there's loads of high-tech special effects. So, be prepared for an immersive, frightening experience. In fact, the proprietors recommend that children under 8 not attend, or people that have heart conditions. Priding itself on realism, it's guaranteed to strike fear in even the most experienced, hardened haunted house fan. I'm talking levitating spirits, floor boards that move on their own, pictures following you, and a slew of scary characters whose sole job is to give you nightmares for a month.

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The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride

1835 Middletown Rd
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
19342 USA


Open now until 9:30 pm
  • Sun - Wed: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Thu - Sat: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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