Posts Tagged ‘scariest’

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 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.

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 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.

Makeup Wars

The makeup crew at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride have been meeting every Saturday to practice makeup techniques and design new characters that will make this attraction the scariest in the region. Shawn and Cosimo are leading the way and teaching some of our best actors how to apply their own makeup and prosthetics. Our goal this year is to incorporate Hollywood-quality special FX and makeup so our Haunted House and Hayride will be as original as possible. Take a look at some of the work they have done.