*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is literally a Halloween haunted hayride located in the middle of a huge metropolitan area, but somehow maintains the charm of an event you’d expect to find on a farm in the middle of nowhere. This unique event stands out for its creativity and fun factor. There are three main attractions at the event, two walk through haunts and the hayride. There is also a stage in the midway, roaming monsters, food, mini escape rooms and more. Both of the walk through haunts were filled with scares around every corner by actors that appeared to be having a wonderful time scaring the guests. The midway monsters were wonderful. They all had very strong personalities that made for fun interactions. The hayride was well done. There were several impressive scenes with larger than life effects such as giant animatronics, stunts, and impressive sets. I especially enjoyed the scene on the old zoo cages. I find the old zoo to be a bit unsettling and intriguing on any given day, so it’s even more fascinating during LA Haunted Hayride. I’d highly recommend this event and would like to thank LA Haunted Hayride for inviting me to their media event. Be aware that as the season gets closer to Halloween the lines can be very long and the weather can be a bit more chilly for LA. Also remember you will be sitting in a wagon filled with hay, so consider wearing long pants and close toed shoes or boots. Dress appropriately and consider upgrading on busy nights for the best experience.
I love going to haunts and Halloween themed events all year, but I go a little crazy during haunt season (late September through early November). Here is a list of the events and haunts I attended in 2016 in no particular order.
Universal Studios HHN
Knott’s Scary Farm (Skeleton Key)
Motel 6 Feet Under
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
All Saints Lunatic Asylum
The Haunt with no name
Terror Behind These Walls
Field of Screams
Pennhurst Haunted Asylum
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion
Chambers of Terror
Hysteria Conner’s Farm
Gallows Hill Theatre (performance)
Below is a list of Halloween events and haunts in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas in no particular order with links to their sites.
Delusion (initial run sold out)
Way of the Shadow Haunted House (2016 dates: 29, 30, 31)
CookHaunt (New Location: Anaheim at the Pumpkin patch – catty corner from Cinema City)
FAMILY EVENTS (not scary)
Boney Island (magical yard display)
Crown City Theatre Company Nosferatu (theatre)
Maverick Theatre Night of the Living Dead (theatre)
OUTSIDE OF LOS ANGELES
COMPLETE LIST OF 2016 HALLOWEEN HAUNTS & EVENTS (LOS ANGELES AREA) above is a list of all of the haunts I know of in the area, not just the ones I attended