On October 26, 2013 the Haunt Rater Crew for ourselves to take on the “Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride.” What an experience each and every year! Why we put ourselves through this type of fear consistently is beyond us! But, even so we do it because it is one of the best out there! There is no doubt about that. If you want to experience real terror then this is the place!

     The Haunted Hayride was a stop to remember! We were able to experience so many haunting effects and evil creatures that tried to overtake us at every single turn. The term “No rest for the weary” really takes a real meaning on this hayride of horror! You will meet high flying ghouls from the grave as well as zombies and other creatures of the night waiting to make you their next victim! This is one truly haunting hayride like no other on this earth!

Scare Factor: 10 - Theme: 10 - Originality: 10 - Special Effects: 10 - Actors: 10

Overall Rating for the “Haunted Hayride”: 10 out of 10!

     Our next journey led us to the Bates Motel itself. You will find evil rearing its ugly head around every single corner of that building. Prepare yourself for the trip of your life as you enter into the “Bates World of Horror.” As you continue through you will come to understand that entering these attractions only means that you are entering the twisted mind that is “Bates.” This place will leave you screaming for more! Enter if you dare, scream if you must and survive if you can!

Scare Factor: 9 - Theme: 10 - Originality: 10 - Special Effects: 10 - Actors: 9

Overall Rating for the “The Bates Motel”: 9.6 out of 10!

     Our last attraction for the evening at Bates was the Haunted Corn Maze. This is an experience in itself. This is an experience that should not be attended alone but, also one that will not be soon forgotten. You will be among the dead and those that want you dead!  Werewolves and vampires are among those who will be tracking you throughout your journey. Hope you can take flight because you will need to fly high to get far enough away from the evil that will surround you at night!

Scare Factor: 10 - Theme: 10 - Originality: 10 - Special Effects: 10 - Actors: 10

Overall Rating for the “Haunted Corn Maze”: 10 out of 10!

Overall Rating for the “Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride”: 9.9 out of 10!