Runs through November 1 – Tickets start at $49.99 per car
This is a fun, social distanced Halloween event. Guests are directed to park in front of a drive-in movie screen. A series of short videos play throughout the show while monsters roam and scare guests (that remain in their cars at all times).
I enjoyed the event immensely! I loved watching the monsters scare passengers of nearby cars as well as being surprised when they snuck up on me. I honestly didn’t watch much of the projected scenes, I was too busy enjoying the live performers. I liked that we could adjust the volume of the radio station to hear the movie screen. I’ve heard complaints about the price from other guests online, but I thought it was reasonable considering how many actors they employ and how few guests they will be able to accommodate this season due to cover restrictions and the new format.
to Take Place October 1 – November 1 at The OC Fair & Event Center
COSTA MESA, CA – The producers behind Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s annual holiday tradition, have developed an innovative and safe way for Halloween revelers and scare seekers to experience the thrills and chills of Halloween, while safely social distancing. “Urban Legends of Southern California” is a drive-thru Halloween Haunt at the OC Fair & Event Center running 24 nights – Wednesday to Sunday evenings from October 1 through November 1.
Devised from the whispered folklore that has tortured and terrorized countless generations of SoCal residents, Urban Legends of Southern California manifests the creatures and stories that have been born from the fates of the cursed and forsaken. This immersive drive-thru terror experience will have guests scrambling to lock their car doors…until they realize that they’re trapped inside!
As guests arrive during their reserved time session, their vehicles will be staged in groups through timed ticketing. Once inside the event, they will be guided in groups through five different Experiential Zones on a clearly outlined course that weaves together the tales of SoCal’s scariest Urban Legend monsters! Unique immersive scenes, coordinated lighting and sound effects, daring live performances, and dazzling special effects work together to give guests a terrifyingly fun, entertaining Halloween experience. The drive-thru experience is about 45-minutes long.
“With the challenges of being able to safely host a traditional Halloween haunt during these unprecedented times, many of Southern California’s popular Halloween haunts unfortunately are cancelling,” said Mark Entner, executive producer of Urban Legends of Southern California. “Our team felt as though we had to provide an innovative and safe solution for the thousands of Southern Californians who look forward to enjoying the Halloween season each Fall. Our Urban Legends monsters each have ties to Southern California, and we think this is going to be an incredible immersive experience for our guests, while keeping it safe for everyone.”
Entry to the event is through online ticket purchases only with limited reservations available per time session. Early bird admission tickets start at only $49.99 per vehicle on select nights and include up to five people in each vehicle. VIP tickets, group tickets for larger vehicles of six or more people and season passes to all 24 nights are also available now atUrbanLegendsHaunt.com. Guests are encouraged to buy in advance to take advantage of early bird pricing and reserve their date and time session before they sell out.
Advanced safety measures are being taken following the CDC, State and local guidelines, including daily health screenings and body temperature checks, routine cleaning and sanitizing along with regular COVID-19 testing for all team members. All team members, including monsters, are required to wear masks and social distance at all times. Guests are also required to stay in their vehicles at all times during the experience and wear masks if they choose to roll their windows down to fully enjoy the immersive experience. Guests will also be required to turn off their vehicles inside each show zone. The entire event is outside in the open air.
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their Amazing-New 20-minute Blindfolded Horror-Theatre Experience that Delves into Your Deepest Nighttime Terrors! A unique, fun and freaky theatrical-immersion that gently moves the audience through a spiraling plethora of fears, aspirations and the darkest of fantasies! Directed by Zombie Joe & Jorge Lozano. For Ages 18 and up.
(3) Weekends Only: FEBRUARY 21 thru MARCH 7, 2020; FRIDAY and SATURDAY “Late-Night” (5 Performances Nightly): 10:30pm / 11:00pm / 11:30pm / 12:00am (Midnight) / 12:30am
Walking into a Hoarder’s house hits a little close to home when it comes to biggest nightmares, so just the theme alone had me a bit frightened going in. I haven’t seen actors all season quite as passionate and determined to give it their all as this crew, not to mention it seemed like a never ending amount of them. The set design was well done and I loved the theme. They told a complete story of Willie Cleaver and Ciela Fate, which was wonderful. However, I have to admit it was really the actors that made this attraction one of the most memorable and fun. They were relentless which was incredible.