Posts Tagged ‘Arasapha farm’

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!

Top 10 Scariest Haunted Attractions being filmed this Friday night

The Bates motel and Haunted Hayride has been chosen to be featured on the “Top 10 Scariest Haunted Attractions” and the production crew will be filming at the Bates Motel Friday night, September 30th. This is your chance to be on national TV as this show will be aired throughout the month of October. Come out and see all the new sets, props and amazing actors we have added this year and scream your heads off for the cameras! Gates open at 6:30 and our attraction will be up and running at 7 pm. Here’s a link to showing us ranked as the best in the country!

No other haunted House produces screams like the Bates Motel! Click here to purchase early bird tickets for this weekend only.

Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to Host Livestrong Hope Ride and Challenge Run

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride proudly announces we will be the host of the 2011 Hope Ride and Challenge Run benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This event will take place on October 2nd, 2011 at Arasapha Farm, in Gradyville, PA. Bates Motel will be the starting line and finish line for the bike ride, with a distance of your choice. The Challenge Run will start at the entrance to our famous Haunted Corn Maze. Runners will have to navigate the huge maze, with all the scary obstacles, then run through the Haunted Hayride trail. After leaving the hayride trail, the course will take you over the rolling hills of Arasapha Farm, and past the Christmas tree stands. The run will finish back where it started, just outside the infamous Bates Motel. Food and drinks will be available along with a great picnic area where you can relax with friends and family.

The festival for National Armstrong Day will open at 10:00 AM with family games, challenges, costume contests, crafts, and other family fun activities. Contact Ashley Spurlock at spurlocka@comcast.net for more information and registration.

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.