California's Halloween Fans Get Their Drive-Through Haunt

August 12, 2020, 3:41 PM · Another drive-through haunt is on its way for frustrated Halloween fans. We told you last month about a drive-through haunt coming to Central Florida. This time, it's Southern California's turn.

"Urban Legends of Southern California" will run at OC Fair & Event Center for 24 nights, Wednesday to Sunday evenings from October 1 through November 1.

"Using our experience as one of the original creators and producers of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, our team felt as though we had to provide an innovative and safe solution for the thousands of Southern Californians who look forward to enjoying the Halloween season each fall," event executive producer Mark Entner said. "Our Urban Legends monsters each have ties to Southern California, and we think this is going to be an incredible immersive experience for our guests, while keeping it safe for everyone."

Urban Legends drive-through haunt
Image courtesy Urban Legends of Southern California

The 45-minute haunt will include five "Experiential Zones" featuring live performances with coordinated light, sound, and special effects to weave stories of local urban legend monsters. Guests will be required to turn off their vehicles in each show area, and to wear masks if they choose to roll down their car's windows. (So... rolling up the windows is the new running away?)

Cars will be assigned times to enter the experience, so advance reservations online will be required. Early bird tickets and fees run from $59.99 to $83.99 per vehicle, depending upon the night you visit. Each ticket includes up to five passengers in one vehicle. Tickets for vehicles with more than five passengers run from to $83.99 to $107.99. VIP tickets with a special drive-through lane, extra immersion experiences, and a photo opportunity also are available. Tickets are available at

This new haunt comes after many long-running local haunts, including Knott's Scary Farm, Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, and Queen Mary's Dark Harbor - not to mention countless home and community haunts - have announced that they will not open for 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic.

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August 12, 2020 at 10:09 PM

Wow, that's a pretty steep price difference compared to Florida's...

August 13, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Northern California also has a drive thru version of the long running Pirates of Emerson at the Alameda Co fairgrounds. $94.99 per vehicle. This idea is slightly more appealing now that I know everyone STOPS their cars before the scares

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