If Halloween in 2020 means anything, it’s the drive-through haunted house.

Across the nation we are faced with the same predicament: do we celebrate this holiday season or play it safe? If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that safety must be at the forefront of all decision making. I think I can attest for the majority of the population, that while safety remains prevalent, a little holiday spirit could do some good.  

In recent months, we’ve had to redefine what it means to celebrate. We’ve adopted car parades, Zoom calls, and socially-distanced functions. It’s not quite the same, but many celebrations have been made special on the account of tireless parents, teachers, family, and friends. 

Things may be very different this year, but that does not mean that all the holiday joy will be erased. There is still some hope for this holiday season thanks to the production of drive-through haunted houses. With Halloween approaching in just a few short weeks, it is one way that friends and families can gather together (safely) to experience a one-of-a-kind spooky attraction. 

Find out below about the highly anticipated drive-through haunted house in South Florida this year. 

Horrorland, the ultimate drive-through Halloween experience 

It didn’t seem possible that 2020 could get any scarier, but thanks to the creative minds behind Horrorland Halloween experience in Miramar, FL, visitors can enjoy the fright of Halloween from the safety of their cars. It is the perfect pandemic-friendly attraction to take your friends or family to this holiday season without the added stress or worry that your safety will be jeopardized. 

The Horrorland will be the first drive-through haunted house attraction in South Florida, featuring seven distinct paths of terror: Alice in Horrorland, Creepy Carnival, Zombie Apocalypse, Christmas Nightmare, Farm of Horrors, Asylum of Darkness, and Scream’s Cemetery. 

Vampires, ghosts, zombies, oh my 

Halloween enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the elaborate costumes, characters, and eerie special effects. More importantly, visitors will get to feel the thrill of being part of a live-action event, where your car is the star of the show. If you want to roll your windows down, keep your mask up.

For those who are a bit scared (or a lot scared) of the traditional walk-through haunted houses, this drive-through version will offer the best protection for your fears. This time, there is no need to worry about a crazy zombie breathing down your neck. You can easily hide behind the locked door of your vehicle. Meanwhile, your windows display the gruesome horror that is Halloween 2020. 

The new way of scaring, addressing COVID-19 

The production of Horrorland would not be possible without proper safety and COVID-19 precautions. The team of actors, stuntmen, and operators have followed the highest safety protocols in preparation for its Oct. 1 opening. This includes daily temperature checks and frequent sanitation. Their overall goal is to run a “safe event, risk free.” In order to make this happen, the entertainment team behind Horrorland has  enforced strict COVID-19 safety precautions for all attendees and staff during their highly anticipated Halloween experience. 

Trending across the nation 

South Florida is not the only location to follow this Halloween trend. From Los Angeles to Minneapolis, many entertainment enthusiasts have adopted the idea of drive-through haunted houses. They know many Americans would otherwise miss the tradition of dressing up and going out to themed parties.

Halloween is a fun holiday to break out your alter ego or disguise as your favorite movie character. With the creation of drive-through haunted houses, this fall holiday season is already looking up. I’m sure many families are looking forward to safe events like these for much-needed entertainment. 

Time to get spooky

In today’s climate, the best thing we could ask for is a little escape from reality. The Horrorland in South Florida and similar immersion experiences across the country give residents exactly that. 

The bottom line: Halloween does not have to be cancelled this year.

Would you attend a drive-through haunted house? If you’re in South Florida, Click here to buy your tickets online and make plans for a night of spooky and safe Halloween fun.

Michaella Malone
Hello! My name is Michaella Malone. I am a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in English. I am a freelance writer with varied experience in ghostwriting, blogging, and resume building. I have additional knowledge in creating content for ESL curriculums.

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    4 Comments

    1. This is the first year I will not be celebrating my favorite Holiday. I love this cool and spooky idea. I am super jumpy and scary. So I can only imagine myself freaking out while driving, which may not be too safe for the Drive-Through characters.

    2. I’m such a huge halloween fan. I don’t know how I didn’t know about drive through haunted houses. I’ll try to go to one very soon.

    3. This looks like lots of fun.

    4. Find a way to celebrate and enjoy time with family and friends. Nothing is preventing you from being creative. Continue living and be safe while enjoying yourself.

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