This year, the scariest thing about haunted houses isn’t people dressed as zombies hiding behind doorways — it’s potentially getting infected with COVID-19. To allow people to have a terrifying Halloween experience without having to gather inside with strangers, a group in Orlando created a drive-through haunted experience. Haunted Road is designed to be the first completely contactless drive-through haunted house, and will treat guests to an original, theatrical story.
There will be familiar characters, like Rapunzel, but in shocking scenarios and surrounded by ghoulish characters that will have you jump in horror from your seat at every turn.
The team is led by Jessika Mariko, an executive producer who has created other interactive experiences around Orlando, with the storyline developed by Disney veteran Nick Graves.
“With the arts and entertainment industry at a standstill,” said Mariko in a statement, “and an increasing need to find new, safe outdoor entertainment, we knew it was the perfect time to develop a unique Halloween experience so everyone can enjoy a dose of horror this upcoming Halloween season, from the comfort of their car.”
Haunted Road is currently planning to cast for the experience in mid-August, but specific opening dates haven’t been determined yet. Entry will cost $15 per person.