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This Haunted House Near Philly Is One Of The Scariest Ones In The Country

By Secret Philadelphia October 14, 2020

Boo-ckle up for a totally terrifying Halloween adventure!

Check in to the famous Bates Motel and get transported to the golden era of haunted Hollywood for a terrifyingly fun night that you won’t forget–Like, literally, we wouldn’t be surprised if you dreamt of it for several nights, after all it has been voted America’s Most Entertaining Haunted  Attraction for a reason!

Devilish scare crows, haunted motels and a Psycho path full of — you guessed it — psychos await you at Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride located in Arasapha Farm just outside Philly.

Although technically not a haunted hayride anymore, The Bates Motel has reinvented itself to become COVID-friendly and has turned its oh-so-famous haunted hayride into a new haunted trail, The Psycho Path, through the woods that promises to be equally as terrifying and not for the faint-hearted. The 25-minute, half-mile trail through the forest of Arasapha is peppered with state-of-the-art animatronics and also features giant new sets straight out of Hollywood. These include a 100 foot long drive-thru insane asylum, a 200 foot long cave a full scale reproduction of a New England trail and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert!

The spooktacular Bates Motel also has two other attractions so if you thought you’d be free to leave hell after 25 minutes you best think again. Along with the new Psycho Path, the haunted house also features a trip through their famous Bates Motel and its brand new  Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Corn Trail, a cursed corn field full of devilish scare crows and other ghoulish creatures.

Even the most terrifying beings are mindful of social distancing guidelines in this day and age, so the Bates Motel has implemented new safety measures to keep you and its creatures safe while visiting the hotel from hell. The new measures include attractions being set up in a linear fashion, obligatory use of masks and temperature checks for both guests and staff and frequent disinfecting of all touchable surfaces in the attractions among others.

The haunted house has also changed its ticketing system to a timed ticketing platform to reduce the number of people onsite. Tickets are $40 ($35 for children) and can be booked online.

For more information on The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride check out their site here.

Practical information

Sun-Wed, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Adult combo - $40

Children combo - $35

VIP Ticket - $75

See also: This Awesome Map Shows When Philly’s Fall Foliage Will Hit Its Peak

[Featured image: @batesmotelandhauntedhayride , Instagram]