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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

Bates Motel gets Extreme Makeover

The build and design crew have been working all winter to renovate and improve the number one Haunted Attraction in America. They have ripped out five entire rooms and hallways and have plans in place to make this awesome attraction even better for 2012!

Tearing out the walls inside the Bates Motel

With the mild winter, we have been able to work inside the Haunted House (no heat) for the last several weeks, removing props, sets and wall panels in anticipation of major additions for the upcoming season. Some of the ideas we have conjured up are a high-tech haunted kitchen, basement and boiler scene and a highly detailed wine cellar. All these rooms will be outfitted with amazing scares and surprises. If anyone has any ideas for room design or would like to see something different, email us at info@thebatesmotel.com

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.

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 be featured on the Weather Channel

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The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride has been selected as one of the top ten scariest Haunted Attractions in America by the Weather Channel, and will be featured on a special 1 hour show called “Top Hallow Screams” to be aired this October. The film crew from High Noon Productions will be shooting live on September 30th at the Bates Motel. If you want to be on TV, this is your chance. You can buy the Early Bird Special tickets online and save 20% on the combo ticket, and be featured on this show. Click here for the fast link. Stay tuned for more updates and info.

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.