Last Saturday night, my husband and our friends went to The Bates Motel at Arasapha Farms in Glen Mills. The night as a whole was a lot of fun and very scary. They have put a lot more money into the attractions and have many special effects that were not there in previous years.
Here is how the night went:
We arrived around 10:00 pm and sat in traffic on 352 for over an hour. The parking lot was shut down because it was so crowded, so we waited on the shoulder until they opened it back up. Once we got there the line to get tickets was about 45 minutes long. My best advice would be to purchase tickets in advance so you can avoid that line altogether. The next and final line was for the hayride and that lasted about an hour and a half.
We did all 3 attractions while we were there. The first was the “Haunted Hayride”. This was a ton of fun and had many surprises along the trail. I am one of those people that gets legitimately scared at these things, but it makes for a good time. The next was the “Haunted Corn Maze” and this was my favorite attraction of the night. You basically walk through a path in a cornfield and come across some creepy and scary sights. Some of the props and actors look so realistic you would swear that it’s real. The last attraction was “The Bates Motel”. From the outside it looks like an old, run-down barn – but inside it is full of twists and turns and people coming out of nowhere to give you a good scare.
If you’re into this kind of thing, I would say that it is definitely worth the trip. It was rated one of America’s scariest haunts by The Travel Channel.
Here is their website: http://www.thebatesmotel.com/