The best way to kick off Fall is by jumping on one of the most extreme hayrides of your life.
For Melissa Carbone, it’s not just about the ghouls and goblins that lurk in her haunted hayrides, but the story and theme behind them.
She's the CEO and president of Ten Thirty One Productions, the company behind Los Angeles and New York Haunted Hayrides. These attractions are the biggest hayrides in the country, and Carbone expects them to terrify nearly 130,000 people between both locations this year.
But what makes these hayrides so popular?
Each year, Carbone and her team wipe the slate clean and invent new ways to scare people. One year, the L.A. hayride was based on actual events (think: serial killers, Salem witch trails and Medieval devices). Another year, they made it rain (fake) blood at one attraction.
This year, the L.A. hayride is all about secret societies. And, for the first time ever, the participants will be divided into two groups and take separate journeys – one for the elite and one for the deranged. Additionally, the audience will be able to get off the ride and confront the characters of past hayrides on foot.
If you weren’t scared before, you should be now.