Posts Tagged ‘2011 Season’

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!!

Discount Tickets to the Bates Motel

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The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride has once again been rated the best Haunted Attraction in America by Hauntworld.com . To celebrate we are offering a 25% discount on all V.I.P. passes and Combo tickets. Click here to get the discount or go to http://www.thebatesmotel.com/, click buy tickets now, then put “blog25″ in the promo code location. This offer ends Friday September 9th at midnight. We have undergone major renovations to the Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel that will offer you the best Haunted Attraction experience ever! Even the Haunted Trail has new monsters and a huge new pond surrounded by alligators.

Don’t forget to check out Pennhurst Asylum, our other major Haunted Theme Park, located just 45 minutes away in Spring City, PA. Click here to get the 25% discount tickets for the V.I.P. and Combo tickets. Rated as the scariest haunted Attraction in the country, Pennhurst now has 4 major haunted houses; Pennhurst Asylum, Dungeon of Lost Souls, Ghost Hunt, and the Tunnel of terror.

Bates Motel to hold open auditions next week for the 2011 season

Here’s your chance to get a job at the scariest haunted attraction in the country! On wednesday, July 27th, we will be holding open auditions for acting and make up positions for the Bates Motel, the Haunted Hayride and the Haunted Corn Maze. Auditions will be held at Arasapha Farm, at 7:00 pm right outside the Bates Motel. We will also have auditions on Sunday, July 31st at 4:00 pm 

Our dates of operation are Friday, September 30th thru Sunday, October 2nd and Friday, October 7th thru Monday, October 31st.  We are open dusk till 9:30 Sunday thru Wednesday and dusk till 10:30 Thursday thru Saturday.  Call times for employees will range from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.  Some weekend nights may go well past 10:30pm.  We will hold open auditions/interviews on Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm and Sunday, July 31st at 4pm.
Requirements to be part of our team are:

  • Individuals MUST be 18 or older
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Have good work ethic (arrive to work on time, respect for managers, fellow employees, and costumers, etc)
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Have energy, enthusiasm, and be open-minded
  • Be available during our operation dates and times
  • Be of good health and physicality

2011 Paid Positions Available:

  • Actors for our haunted hayride, haunted corn maze, and haunted house
  • Parking lot attendants
  • Security
  • Tractor Drivers
  • Makeup Artists

 

Please contact Angela at batesmotelandhayride@gmail.com to set up an interview during the above audition dates and times.

The Bates Motel gets a new Website!

The Fire Eater on the roof of the gift shop at the Bates Motel

Our fire-eater on the roof of the gift shop at the Bates Motel

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride website has been totally revamped. Our webmaster at Rogues Hollow has added imbedded video and a new menu bar that really rocks. All the new information for the 2011 season is on the site and the online ticket sales button is now turned on. Keep checking back as we will be adding more scary videos and photos from past seasons. We will also be adding a “sneak preview” page with info and photos of new sets and props that the hauntmasters at Arasapha Farm are working on this summer. Let us know how you like the new website and any suggestions for improvement that you would like to see. Check out www.thebatesmotel.com to see one of the scariest haunted attractions in the country.

New Haunted Hayride Scene

Here is a sneak peak at what will be our newest scene at the Arasapha Farms’ Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride. It’s a 30′ x 50′ drive through barn filled with amazing, scary animatronics and live actors that is guaranteed to strike fear in all who enter. We added a 40′ long conveyor that will hold about 30 bodies and will surround the wagons as they pass through. This scene is just one of the new sets being designed and built at Arasapha Farm for the Halloween season in 2011. Stay tuned for more shots and videos of this amazing, scary ride.