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Bates Motel gets rave reviews

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride has been getting incredible reviews from magazines and blogs all over the country. The resounding fact is that this place is really SCARY! Check out some of them from the links below. The Bates crew are working hard on new sets for the Haunted Hayride that will put this attraction over the top. New scenes in our haunted trail are also coming together. The corn maze has been planted and will take shape soon.

Here’s a link to the Fangoria Magazine review:  http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2447:halloween-haunts-the-bates-motel-and-pennhurst-asylum&catid=36:demo-articles&Itemid=56

Here’s a link from scariesthauntedhouses: http://scariesthauntedhouses.net/scariest-haunted-houses/bates-motel-philadelphia-haunted-house.html

Look for more reviews in our next blog.

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.

Amazingly Scary Pyro

Last year the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride added some new toys to our inventory of terrifying monsters, props and sets. Jeff Cox, who owns a film special effects company, built two flame explosion units for our show. One is located in our haunted hayride, and the other was mounted on the roof of the Bates Motel. Here’s a shot of the one on our haunted house. Keep an eye out for more updates about America’s favorite haunted attraction!

20' ball of fire highlights the Bates Motel