2nd Chance Manor (formerly Molar Manor) has been in limbo since 2007. The haunted attraction, which bills itself as a self-guided tour through a 9,000-square-foot twisted maze of special effects and animatronics, ceased updating its website after April 2009. Phone messages and emails were not returned; the website disappeared, leaving only an unattended MySpace page; and during our latest visit to the location (in a shopping mall), the facility looked closed. So imagine our surprise to receive an email invitation to 2nd Chance Manor’s final days, which take place this weekend. That the haunt will be shuffling off this mortal coil is not startling; that it is even still around, however, is surprising. We only attended the Manor on one occasion, during Halloween 2007, but we enjoyed it immensely and recommend that you not miss this opportunity to experience it yourself before it disappears into the great beyond.
Molar Manor began life as a “haunted collection,” which was open a night or two around Halloween to raise money for charity. Under new ownership, the haunt changed its name to 2nd Chance Manor and moved to a new facility, with the intention that it would be year-round experience.
Apparently, the business model did not work out; unfortunately, we do not know the full details. We just know that the Manor’s departure will be a great loss to haunt fans in Southern California.
2nd Chance Manor will be open for evening performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. There will also be family-friendly “lights-on” matinees on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4:00pm.
Admission is $5 per person, and well worth it.
Title: Last Chance to Visit 2nd Chance Manor
Location:19379 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, CA 91351