The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2017 Dates & Hours:
- September 29-30; October 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-29, 31
- 7pm to 10:30pm on weekdays and Sundays; 7pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
2017 Attractions: The Haunted Hayride; The House of Shadows (dark maze); Trick-or-Treat interactive walk-through; Purgatory haunted village. This year's theme is "Clown."
Tickets: $35 for Hayride only, $44 for all attractions, $60 for VIP front-of-the-line, $89 for the "Clown Around" package (includes unlimited front-of-the line access to all rides), $1,495 for private wagon.
Special Screenings: Friday, October 13th includes screenings Friday the 13th (2009) and Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives. These require separate tickets: $25 for general admission, $40 for reserved seat near the screen. Movie tickets do not include access to Haunted Hayride attractions.
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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride History
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride made its debut in 2009 at 26800 West Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302. That Halloween, it featured the Hayride itself and a small carnival area with booths and games.
For 2010, the Hayride moved to Griffith Park's Old Zoo, where it remained much the same while taking advantage of the new territory, including abandoned cages. A second attraction was added, the In-Between Dark Maze. There were also fairground type rides and mobile food trucks. The Haunted Hayride remained much the same for the next few years, though the carnival element was reduced: the Purgatory scare zone, with its house of mirrors and scary-go-round, remained, but the traditional fairgrounds-style rides were removed.
For Halloween 2014, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride completely revamped the ride itself with a new theme, Echoes from the Rift. The event also expanded with two new walk-through attractions, House of the Horsemen and Seven Sins Sideshow. The apocalyptic theme explored what happens when the gates of Hell yawn open to disgorge a horde of demons upon the Earth.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Interview
Learn more about the Haunted Hayride and its history in our interview with the event's creator, Melissa Carbone:
- The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is not recommended for children under 10.
- No smoking or fires on the premises
- No alcohol on the property
- Do not touch oak trees; do not touch actors; stay in wagon at all times
- No costumes allowed.
- The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is committed to scaring its victims without scaring the local wildlife.
- Parking is free
- Cash only at box office.
- Tickets may be purchased in advance online with credit card, but you must bring your credit card and i.d. to pick up the tickets at the box office.
- Super Saver discounts are available for slow weeknights.
- Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more.