Web Page: http://thebatesmotel.com
Location: 1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA, 19342
The famous Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is celebrating 27 years of scares and has undergone extensive renovations and improvements for the 2017 season. The Bates Motel boasts one of the most technologically impressive haunted hayrides that has massive animatronics and sets which incorporate Hollywood quality effects such as violent explosions and impressive sound effects. The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is one of the most popular haunted attractions in the country, and while not the most intense haunted attraction, the impressive set designs, use of special effects and creative character development makes The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is a must visit for the impressive, large-scale set designs, and characters found throughout each attraction.
The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride features three unique attractions;
Haunted Hayride- The famous Bates Motel “Haunted Hayride” is extremely impressive in scale and detail. This attraction relies heavily on the use of animatronics, pyrotechnics, atmospheric soundtrack and features hoards of talented scare actors.
The scale of the set pieces must be seen to believe; as the Bates Motel’s Hayride brings to life
from giant movie-quality dinosaurs to explosions, the hayride is a one of a kind haunted attraction spectacle.
Haunted Corn Maze- The “Haunted Corn Maze” is an outdoor walk-through attraction which incorporates several scenes such as a wild-west theme and mini carnival walkthrough that also includes several large-scale animatronic props. While not technically a maze, scare actors are hidden throughout the cornfields. A variety of scenes adorn the lengthy trail, including visits with evil clowns, to encounters with off-color hillbillies who set up the perfect introduction with the final confrontation with a vile butcher.
Bates Motel- “The Bates Motel” attraction is a classic haunted house walkthrough that incorporates animatronics, interactive sets, and actors who are hidden around every corner and pop out at the most unexpected of locations. The corridors and rooms found throughout the hotel are tight, and actors attack from all angles, some are hidden on the ground, within the walls, behind sets, and suspended from above. The attraction also includes detailed and interactive set designs, such as an ominous library, disturbing trophy room, unsanitary kitchen, gory bathroom, outdoor greenhouse featuring several impressive animatronic monsters, and a disturbing room strung with life-like hanging bodies. Every single aspect of the “Bates Motel” is detailed to the highest degree, encouraging guests to “explore” its various rooms which allow for effective scares.
What to look for in 2017:
The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride has added massive new scenes to it already famous “Haunted Hayride” attraction, as well as renovations to all core attractions. This one of the most famous attractions in the country and will also be featured on this year’s “Transworld Legendary Haunt Tour”.