Niagara Falls’ Haunt Manor will debut its’ newest (and biggest) expansion yet on September 24th. Since it’s inception seven years ago, Haunt Manor has become known to both locals and tourists alike as an ever-changing and growing yearly tradition, while also being named “Canada’s Scariest Haunted Attraction” by FANGORIA magazine. This year, the event has grown to a whopping 15 acres in size.
Haunt Manor will debut ten new and revamped attractions for the 2016 haunt season. The attractions will include Haunt Manor’s signature hayride, this year dubbed “Folklore Grove.” Last year’s hayride had over 10,000 riders, prompting owner Phil Van Kleef to expand the ride to ensure fans would receive an original and uniquely terrifying experience.
“It’s incredible how the haunt has grown these past few years,” said Phil Van Kleef, owner of Haunt Manor. “With all of the new faces attending each and every year, we felt it was time to step it up. We’re really excited for people to experience the biggest and scariest Haunt Manor yet. People come here expecting a good scare, and we want to make sure we give it to them,” added Van Kleef.
New to this season will be the Inn at Bates Motel, a haunted house inspired by the classic slasher film Psycho and the hit A&E prequel spinoff, Bates Motel. Dark Raven Manor will also add over 2,000 square feet of props, actors and interactive scares. The returning Body Harvest Haunted Trail, Night Feast Greenhouse and Curse Haunted House have all been given significant makeovers.
“We really wanted to spice it up for returning fans that have supported us year after year. Every existing haunt has been overhauled for a completely different experience from previous years,” added Van Kleef” This was definitely the hardest expansion we have ever attempted, but in the end, I am positive it will be one of the most terrifying experiences for our fans.”
Last year, Haunt Manor debuted the Escape From Millers Penitentiary, a haunt that featured jail cells used at the infamous Don Jail. The Don Jail, located in Toronto, was known as a poor facility that was often extremely overcrowded. The featured attraction has also been revamped as part of Haunt Manor’s overhaul.
For 2016, Haunt Manor has been redesigned, featuring ten attractions, including the all-new Inn at Bates Motel and Dark Raven Manor, the newly expanded Haunted Trail, and the rebranded signature hayride, the Folklore Grove. Haunt Manor opens on Sept. 24 and runs until Oct. 30. Tickets can be purchased online or onsite. For tickets and more information, please visit www.hauntmanor.com