Halloween Hayride, Maze & Carnival
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (818) 871-9486
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2013 HAUNTED HAYRIDE DATES: October 4-6, 10-13, -17-20, 24-27, 30-31.
HAUNTED HAYRIDE HOURS: Arrive early to avoid lines and sell-outs.
- 7pm to 10:00pm on weekdays
- 7pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
2013 HAUNTED HAYRIDE TICKETS: Cash only at box office. May be purchased in advance online with credit card, but you must bring your credit card and i.d. to pick up the tickets at the box office.
- General Admission: $30 for Hayride only
- Double Attraction Pass (Hayride and the “In Between Maze”): $39
- VIP Admission (a double attraction pass with front-of-the-line privileges): $55
- Group Rates (20 or more): $27 each for General Admission, $36 for Double Attraction Pass, $50 for VIP Admission
- Private Wagon (up to 30 people, includes All Attractions VIP Pass): $1,325
- $5 off advance sales for Wednesdays and Thursdays, while supplies last
- $5 off with purchase of any, Ralph’s, Sunkist or Squirt soft drink package. Valid at box office only. Limit 1 per person. Not valid on Saturdays. Bring product and original coupon with Haunted Hayride offer to box office (no facsimiles accepted).
GRIFFITH PARK PARKING: free
2013 HAUNTED HAYRIDE ATTRACTIONS: The 2012’s “The Congregation” has been exorcised in favor of a new back story, allegedly inspired by actual events. As in the past, The L.A. Haunted Hayride offers three separate attractions.
- HAUNTED HAYRIDE (The Main Event) New and Improved for 2012! The 2012 version of the eponymous haunted hayride has been extended, with even more scenes of horror. The proprietors promise a 360-degree experience that will get you wet! (Panchos will be provided for those who neglect to bring a raincoat.) The Hayride is real Halloween treat for fright fans who want to enjoy their scares in the open air. Climb aboard a tractor-pulled trailer that winds its way through woods haunted by monsters of every size and shape, some ten feet tall. Travel past cemeteries, corn rows, and old dark house; even go inside a dark carnival filled with crazy clowns. See demented maniacs, mad doctors, zombies cannibals, werewolves, and living scarecrows. Is that Sadako climbing out of the well, looking for victims? And is that Jason Voorhees atop the hill, ready to attack? What other strange, unseen things lurk in the shadows, unseen but ready to attack at any moment?
- THE IN-BETWEEN MAZE: Enter a labyrinth of darkness with nothing but a low-voltage lantern to guide you and your friends past the sinister, unseen denizens lurking around every corner, waiting to strike fear into the hearts of the unwary. Virtually pitch black inside, this attraction earns the name “maze” more than most so-called Halloween mazes: you really can get lost in the dark (which is rather unfortunate if the “person” standing next to you turns out not to be your friend but rather some…thing else). In past years, this maze hardly held a candle to the hayride, but the 2012 version promises to be bigger and taller than ever.
- PURGATORY: After you purchase your tickets and begin walking toward the entrance to the hayride, you will pass through this sideshow of entertainment, offering Halloween variations on familiar carnival fun and games: the “Scary-Go-Round,” House of Mirrors, a special effects fabrication booth, and more. Demented clowns wander the pathway, menacing young and old, but not enough to scare off families who bring kids too young for the hayride itself. Expect, a short (in terms of height) “Hay Maze” for kids, pumpkin carving, and booths selling coffee, coco, and ice cream. Purgatory activities are included with your Hayride admission, except for food, merchandise, and games (ring toss, bowling for skulls, etc).
The folklore and legend of “the real” births more terror than any horror mastermind can fabricate. The grounds of Griffith Park and beyond have been home to murder, torture, paranormal activity, serial killers, and abduction. The area surrounding the “Old Zoo” and “B Rock” has been called one of the most paranormally active sites in all of California. Now these and other actual events will come back to life, opening the portal to a river of lost souls that scream for revelation. They are dark. They are vicious. They are all around you.
Tonight, we call on the hauntings of the real terror in history to rise from the darkest corners of hell to take possession OF YOU! Welcome to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2013: “Based On Actual Events”.
- They Haunted Hayride is not recommended for children under 10.
- No smoking or fires on the premises
- No alcohol on the property
- Do not touch oak trees; do not touch actors; stay in wagon at all times
- No costumes allowed.
- The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is committed to scaring its victims without scaring the local wildlife.
HAUNTED HAYRIDE HISTORY: This Halloween attraction made its Los Angeles debut in 2009 at 26800 West Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302. For 2010, it moved to Griffith Park. In 2011, the Haunted Hayride’s theme was ”Through the Eyes of a Child.” The carnival element of the attraction was reduced: some sideshows remained, but the traditional fairgrounds-style rides were removed. (Needless to say, the hayride remained.)
VIDEO: Check out our video of the 2009 version of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.
Click here for the archive of the L.A. Haunted Hayride