Monthly Archives: June 2012

New Werewolf prop for the Haunted Corn Maze

Our build crew is working on a new custom Werewolf prop that will be featured in the Westworld Haunted Trail this season. All the animatronics have been made and programmed, and all we need to do is complete the stone facade and paint the structure.

Werewolf shakes girl and drags her into his lair

The action on this prop is amazing. The Werewolf shakes the victim violently back and forth, then looks up and growls at you. Then he bites the girl and drags her back into his cave.Very cool!!

Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride Build Updates

The Bates Motel gang has been putting in overtime getting ready for the 2012 season. Our website has been updated and we will now open in late September and will be open the first weekend in November. Our castle sculpt is complete and has been distressed and ready for paint! Chris sculpting the stone lines on the west tower

New Arches for the entrance to our Hayride

We are adding to the grand entrance of the Haunted Hayride with two huge arches towering above the wagons as they enter the trail. Watch for special effects as you pass them!

Bates Motel Owners Present a check to the American Cancer Society

The Bates family has always supported various charity organizations throughout the year. One of the main charitable groups is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, held at Penncrest High School this May. For the last 12 years, Anne and Randy Bates have donated time, materials and money to this worthy cause. Last year they hosted the Run for Hope on their farm, and have supported various Relay for Life events throughout the region. Here you see Anne and Randy Bates on the right presenting a check to Kim Wienches of the American Cancer Society at the recent event in Middletown, Delaware County

Bates Motel Castle gets an Extreme Makover

New framework for the Hayride Castle

 

The Bates Motel build crew have been hard at work upgrading the Hayride Castle. We have added taller parapits, longer walls and new surprises! Here you can see Joe working on the framework to strengthen the structure.

 

Once the framework was completed, the entire structure was shot with a rigid foam coating to help preserve it and act as a canvas for carving the blocks and bringing the castle to life