Haunted Houses in Maryland: What To Expect In A Haunted Attraction
Enjoy the Halloween with a fun haunted house attraction that simulates the feeling and experience of entering into a haunted house that might be dwell by ghost, witches, monsters, serial characters and other humorous characters. Haunted attractions include abandoned houses or haunted houses, abandoned or dilapidated, also cornfields or corn mazes, farms or farmhouses, hedge mazes, forests or wooden areas, defunct or old prisons, abandoned asylums, abandoned ships or boats, active or abandoned amusement parks, abandoned shopping malls, and abandoned factories. Haunted attractions use background sound effects, intense lighting and horror Halloween effects using fog machines, black lights, scent dispensers, air blasters, gory images, old antiques, and intense scenes of torment, terror, mischief, crime or comedy are present. Fans and visitors enter the haunted attraction and they get to interact and deal with different Halloween actors who are dressed up in scary costumes, prosthetic and masks, doing various skits like jumping and hiding out unexpectedly to shock, scare, disturb, amuse and surprise customers.
Usually, a typical haunted attraction operates daily or in weekends of late September or early October or November. Some haunted attractions operate all year round, and there are few that open during a special occasion. As mentioned above, there are different types of haunted attractions, so let us discuss each type to increase our knowledge and understanding on what we should expect in a haunted attraction.
A haunted attraction usually comes in haunted houses, haunted mansion or haunted castle, and these are always indoors, with various experiences of intense animatronics, frightening and bloody set pieces, scary music, rustic antiques, fog, dynamic lighting, with costumed actors. On the other hand, a haunted forest or haunted trail takes place outside the woods, theme park or any outside venue, that usually a mile long and it may include small huts or buildings, a haunted cornfield, with lit paths and roped off areas, and clown maze, forcing the visitors to walk or run fast. Some haunted trails have tour guides while some allow visitors to just walk alone, and the operation is usually determined by the weather and the demand or pacing of customers.
A haunted farm haunted attraction is usually located in a large piece of land, or a hayride on a farm, wherein visitors climb on a wagon which is filled with hay-bales or hay, and then driven into the a deep dark woods, navigating through brush, narrow paths, cornfields and barns. It may last ten to forty-five minutes, with a sound system attached to a tractor or a wagon, and some have face painting, live shows, fun characters or sale of vegetables. Whereas in a haunted amusement park, it involves roaming around costumed monsters scaring visitors, and actors slide on the ground with kneecaps making a scraping noise. Come, enjoy and experience the haunted attractions in Maryland like no other.