Posts Tagged ‘Haunted hayride’

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 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

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 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.

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