Halloween Haunted Attractions

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The local Halloween haunted attractions are opening here this weekend. Did/do you go to them? Are there many in your area? What's your favorite memory of visiting these attractions?

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We went on a haunted walk, a while back. This is my fave memory, because we visited haunted locations in a nearby town, and held candles in holders while the guide explained each spot to us. It was a very cold and windy evening, and it made things very spooky. The candles all went out and the guide had to carry a lantern. It was very enjoyable! Afterward we stopped for soup and sandwiches.

There aren't many haunted attractions in our area but I am always on the lookout!
 
I think I live in the perfect spot for these types of things. It is far enough in the country to have the large open fields to work in and close enough to the city for people to show up. These attractions are a big business here and there are several within 5 miles of my place. They are not for me, but I do understand that a lot of folks love them. I personally don't like to be scared or have things jump out at me.
 
We have corn mazes here. Some are really complex! I also know that they are holding a beer festival IN a cornmaze this year. Now that could prove to be interesting if one has had too much to drink and they have to call in the rescue team to find them...lol
 
My daughter and I have been going to various haunted attractions for 32 of the last 35 years, her pregnancy and COVID got the three years we missed. Best one we've ever been to is one in Columbus (Oh), it is for adults only. Lots of vulgarities and horrific visuals, very violent. What I heard a little old lady playing a nun say in the "Chapel of Horrors" would have caused a longshoreman to blush.

My most memorable visit occurred one of the few times Mrs Duke went with us. Midway through you had to slide down a long slide, you had no idea what you were sliding in to as there were no lights on the way down. Turns out it was a huge ball pit, and Mrs Duke lost one of her moccasins in amongst the thousands of balls. They had to shut everything down for nearly 15 minutes until we found the shoe.

The advances in the state of the art for the props and displays are amazing, especially the pneumatic animatronic items. I have found myself holding up the people behind us as I study some of those things with an engineer's eye. What a cool job that must be designing those displays.
 
As a kid, I once got lost in a corn maze. To my credit I did not panic...but used my ears to hear where someone else was and blazed my own trail through the corn to an adjoining path. This was how I learned corn leaves are sharp and will cut you! Despite some minor injury, I found someone who led me out. I do believe that was my last maze. lol
 
We went on a haunted walk, a while back. This is my fave memory, because we visited haunted locations in a nearby town, and held candles in holders while the guide explained each spot to us. It was a very cold and windy evening, and it made things very spooky. The candles all went out and the guide had to carry a lantern. It was very enjoyable! Afterward we stopped for soup and sandwiches.

There aren't many haunted attractions in our area but I am always on the lookout!
Pennsylvania is where its at!!
 
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We have corn mazes here. Some are really complex! I also know that they are holding a beer festival IN a cornmaze this year. Now that could prove to be interesting if one has had too much to drink and they have to call in the rescue team to find them...lol
You laugh but that just happened somewhere last week. A lady and her baby got lost and she called 911!