Afterlife Haunted Attraction’s door has creaked open for thrill-seekers this Halloween season.
“I’m always excited about opening every year, so really this year was no different,” owner and operator David Crossland said.
This year, Crossland said the haunt will feature a new, 3D clown attraction.
“Like every year, I challenge myself to build something bigger and better than last,” he said. “I believe this build was the most challenging we’ve ever done but also the most rewarding. We set out to build a 3D funhouse with our crazy twists and scares added in. We achieved that and more.”
Tickets for the haunted house start at $20, but they offer a fast pass for $30 to skip ahead of the line.
Other tickets prices and attractions include:
- Room 7 escape game, $5;
- Lockdown escape game, $5;
- The Heist escape game, $5;
- Combo ticket, includes the three escape rooms and a ticket for the haunted house, $30; and
- Combo fast pass ticket, includes the three escape rooms, a ticket for the haunted house and skip ahead of the line, $40.
Located at 5176 U.S. 82, Afterlife Haunted Attraction begins its season Friday night from 8 to 11 p.m. The haunt will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m. leading up to Oct. 17. On Oct. 23 through Halloween night, the haunt will open from 8 p.m. to midnight. Afterlife Haunted Attraction will also offer a kids’ day from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Nov. 7 the haunt will have a blackout night from 8 to 10 p.m. In previous years, participants would be given a glow stick and walk through the haunted house with no other lights.
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As the pandemic has affected several businesses throughout the world, Afterlife is no different. However, Crossland said they have prepared for the changes to ensure the publics’ safety takes top priority.
“I know for myself as well as a lot of others this year has brought on many obstacles and the unknown,” Crossland said. “I’m the type of person who always looks for the positive in a bad situation, and that’s what gives me the drive to continue forward with whatever plans we had in place before everything was shut down.”
Crossland said the attraction has implemented a few changes this season to help follow state guidelines, such as limiting group sizes. The organization asks for social distancing and when unable, they recommend masks.
“We have placed hand sanitizers throughout our midway and que areas,” Crossland said. “We will also keep our groups entering the haunted house to six or less and you will only be sent with the people you came with.”
In-house changes, Crossland said staff will be screened each night prior to opening and there is a dedicated team to routinely sanitize touchpoints throughout the night.