Haunt Manor, “Canada’s scariest haunted scream park,” according to FANGORIA magazine, is busy now preparing for its scariest (and largest) attraction ever. The Niagara Falls attraction announced five new haunts today with a one-kilometre expansion to coincide with its grand opening on Sept. 26.
Located on the legendary haunted Pew family property on Lundy’s Lane, Haunt Manor is entering its fifth season of haunts. Organizers have been preparing for eight months to unveil a total of five new attractions, including an all-new 3D haunt, several additions to the haunted hayride, a zombie night run, the Witch Tunnel, and the Hollywood Horror Campout.
“The goal of Haunt Manor is to create a truly unique and frightening experience,” said Phil Van Kleef, owner of Haunt Manor. “People love to be scared. With five new haunts, there is definitely something for everyone here. I’m most excited about the new addition ‘The Witch Cavern’, a new feature of our signature haunted hayride,” added Van Kleef.
The haunted hayride has been expanded to include over one kilometre of haunted visuals, sounds, and special effects. Patrons will experience haunted attractions including the all new Witch Cavern (a 70-foot long, dark, claustrophobic mining tunnel), an abandoned ghost town, a haunted boathouse and harbour, and a spooky gas station. The hayride is more than 10 times larger than in previous years.
“One of the things we wanted to expand on was that real feeling of fear. To me, nothing is more scary than that feeling of being trapped and scared, which will be heightened when people come across what we have in store for them,” Van Kleef said. “For people that love a good scare and haunted house, we have added the ‘3D Freak House.’ That’s a truly terrifying new feature for the hardcore scare fan,” Van Kleef added.
The 3D Freak House joins several other new features at the 150,000 square-foot-plus Haunt Manor property. The Witch Cavern haunted hayride, Haunt Manor’s signature attraction, returns along with new haunted houses, the corn maze, slaughterhouse, haunted pirate themed mini golf, and a theatre stage featuring illusionist Edward Stone.
Haunt Manor opens on Sept. 26 and runs until Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased online or onsite. For tickets and more information, please visit www.hauntmanor.com
About Haunt Manor
Situated on the real historically haunted Pew grounds, one of the battle sites during the war of 1812 in Niagara Falls, Canada, Haunt Manor is the largest haunted attraction in the Niagara Region.
In 2010, Haunt Manor opened to the public for its first haunt season. In 2013, Haunt Manor had over 7,000 people experience their events in person.