What Options Remain In Covid-19 Halloween?

We always knew what we were going to do for Halloween, as there were more than enough events to attend. However, with the pandemic’s occurrence, things have changed a lot this year. Some of our favorite events, like Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights, Queen Mary Dark Harbor, Knott’s Scary Farm, and Disneyland’s Halloween Time are canceled this year due to safety reasons. We are sad by it, but we commend them on refusing to allow themselves to become a part of the problem.

So what is to be done, with Trick-or-Treating canceled, Trunk-or-Treet still not an option, and some of the major events canceled in favor of social distancing, what is a Spook-a-holic to do? Well, these events have stepped up in unique and interesting ways to bring that experience to heart.

Before we go into the details, we want to remind people that we are still within the thralls of a pandemic, and recommend people check out our article on ”If You Should Go Out” Here. In keeping with our promise within that article though, each event we are talking about will have an Is It Safe section discussing steps taken by the organization to keep the attendees safe. Please consider that though before making your ticket purchases.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Drive-Up Experience
What Is It:
Not to keep a good haunt down, the Haunted Hayride of Los Angeles is bringing a Live Drive-Up Experience that is much akin to a stage performance. As you stay parked in your car in a row of 7 vehicles in front of a 40 foot screen. The event will have an original show set on the screen as real performers act around you bringing the story to life before your eyes.

Is It Safe:
The event is distanced, as long as the people inside the vehicle are your family, but the employees of the event will be wearing masks, and not just Halloween masks. They will even be wearing safety masks underperformance masks.

How Much Is It:
The pricing for this event is a little interesting. Depending on the row, ticket prices vary starting at $24.99 a person (minimum payment of two per car totalling $49.99) for the back row. Each additional person after the first two is an extra $9.99. However, if you are planning on filling an SUV the max is ten people, and you might as well pick up the Platinum experience for $199.99 which covers the whole car, and allows you the front row seating.

Tickets are available from September 24th, 2020 through October 1st, 2020.


Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience
What Is It:
A myriad of sets and experiences that guests will drive into with their cars, and park to see an interaction with performers, before moving on to the next staged scene. If you’d like to know more about the event, please check out our detailed article on the event Here.

Is It Safe:
As stated in our article, the activation takes place in your car, and as long as the people in your car are your family which you have been in isolation with, you should be fine.

How Much Is It:
Ticket pricing is by people in the vehicle. The cost for two in one vehicle is as low as $59, but can go up to $125 for a car full of 5 or more people. They, of course, have VIP experiences for a higher cost.

The event is already pretty sold out in October but will be continuing on through February 2021.


Urban Legends Haunt
What Is It:
A 45 minute drive-thru event at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The will give participants the chance to experience 4 interactive show zones, with lights, sounds, sets, and live actors portraying monsters and horrors.

Is It Safe:
The monsters in the shows will not even touch the vehicles as a safety precaution. While participants are allowed to have their windows rolled down, all members in the vehicle must remain in the vehicle and be wearing a mask at all times. Additionally, team members will be regularly scanned and checked for symptoms and must wear masks.

How Much Is It:
Prices for this event are based solely by the vehicles, and start at $59.99 for Wednesdays, $69.99 for Thursdays and Sundays, $79.99 for Fridays, and $89.99 for Saturdays. Ticket prices will go up as the event gets closer.

Tickets are available from October 1st, 2020 through November 1st, 2020.


Hauntoween LA
What Is It:
Partnering with FX and Party City, Hauntoween is running in Woodland Hills for a family friendly experience. Each car will received 1 pumpkin, with the option to purchase more, “door to door” tricker treating in a socially distant candy delivery. Drive through the Jac-O-Lantern tunnel, and take many photo-ops!

Is It Safe:
Guests are required to stay in their vehicles, and while ticket holders are allowed to lower their windows, masks are required by all passengers. With regards to the candy, and pumpkins, they will be sanitized, and delivered via a drive-up container (the candy) and in a plastic bag (the pumpkin). Staff will remain six feet from the vehicles at all times.

How Much Is It:
Tickets are priced by size, at $70 for traditional vehicles up to 8 passengers, and $90 for larger vehicles with over 9 or more passengers. A very affordable option for those looking for a unique experience for the holiday.

Tickets are available from October 9th, 2020 through October 31st, 2020.


Welcome To Hellfest
What Is It:
Two traditional mazes, of monsters and wandering through horrors. Their DJ will be performing live through the event. Guests are allowed to dress in costumes.

Is It Safe:
First and foremost if you are sick as a result of COVID-19, the event will 100% refund you for your tickets. However, anyone attempting to enter the event will be tested, and if their temperature is over 100.4 they will not be allowed into the event. If you attend you will be required to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from other members at the event. However no specifics about the staff have been given, or regular cleanings of the location.

If you want to take the risk, this is an event for people wo want to, but this might be a bit to risky for anyone who doesn’t want the possible contamination.

How Much Is It:
Tickets for this event is $55 for the general admission, granting one-time entrance into mazes. If you pay $80 you can get unlimited access to the mazes.

Tickets are available from October 22nd, 2020 through October 31st, 2020.

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