Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

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Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride

Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride
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6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Backpacks & Blankets
New York City, NY80 contributions
Couples
The haunt actors at Bates are amazing. No matter what the character is, they get into it (and that helps you to get into it, too). They know how to read people and see who is into getting the extra scare.

The set designs are really, really well done. Every detail has been thought through.

While it probably isn't the best place for very young children (under maybe 7 or 8 might get really freaked out at some stuff), the hayride is super safe, and all of the attractions are fine for older children. Adults will probably get some extra scare attention from actors. The haunted corn trail is tons of fun, but keep in mind it is a trail, not a maze. Just walk, get some jump scares, and enjoy. The main event is of course the motel, which never disappoints.

Tips:
- Always buy your tickets online. Always
- The actual date of Halloween has been pretty dead (ha) the last couple of years. The days leading up to it and weekends surrounding Halloween can have crazy long lines and waits, but Halloween itself we just walked right into everything.
- There are always combo deals and discounts on their website.
- Grab drinks and excellent chicken tenders at a bar called Duffers nearby after you're done.
Written November 29, 2018
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Wow! Thanks for the great review. I will pass this on to our staff!
Written October 28, 2019
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Craig H
Chester, PA8 contributions
It’s family friendly but I expected it to be fairly scary. Quality of overall ride was 5.5/10 but scariness was a 1:10
Written October 18, 2018
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Jason1366
Williamsburg, VA23 contributions
Couples
Visit almost every year...good job on updating the attractions. Hayride was great as usual, corn maze was ok and Motel made some nice changes
Written October 15, 2018
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rbejr
voorhees, NJ25 contributions
Family
We really enjoy going to haunted amusements, and Bates Motel did not disappoint. The hayride had many elaborate sets and went on and on. The two walk through attractions were equally impressive. The actors were first rate. We never screamed so much! Great job Bates Motel!
Written September 30, 2018
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MBBAM
69 contributions
Couples
We went on a Saturday night and the lines were very long and we did not feeling like paying extra money for skipping the line. The motel was the scariest out of the three. The hayride would have been scarier if more people jumped out but most of them you could see coming and they would just talk. It definitely got less crowded as the night went on (still crowded but not as bad). Most of the porta potty’s had no toilet paper.
Written October 14, 2019
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lcnuck
Trooper, PA43 contributions
Couples
First time we’ve been here and we will be comming back every year! This place is fantastic! Excellent props and actors it is scary as well as entertaining! We were so impressed! The actors do touch you so be prepared! The hayride was my favorite part. The only thing they need to enforce if no line cutting as it happenned repeatedly and is not fair to people waiting in line.
Written October 12, 2019
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Glad you had a great time! We work hard all Spring and Summer making additions and improvements. Line cutting is a problem that we work hard to fix.
Written October 28, 2019
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Michele P
Somerset, NJ17 contributions
Friends
On a Friday evening, went with friends including a couple with 2 young boys (8 & 11) and had a great time. This was my first time as an adult to one of these attractions, so it was a fun experience. The actors did a great job creating a haunting experience for all. Lots of screaming from kids & adults,but all in good fun. Be aware that the actors will follow & occasionally touch you -- screamers are prime candidates. The group pictures were a bit expensive, so insist on multiples to get a good one or two. Didn't try any food or alcohol, but the hot chocolate was decent. About an hour drive from South Jersey, but worth the trip.
Written October 8, 2019
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Thanks for coming out!
Written October 28, 2019
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Lester242
West Orange, NJ89 contributions
Couples
The Bates Motel and haunted hayride is an excellent Halloween attraction! I only wish it was open all year round LOL. We have been to dozens of haunted attractions each year and this is by far one of the very best... It includes A Haunted House, a haunted hayride, and a haunted corn maze... All are excellent! I strongly recommend doing all three. They do a wonderful job of combining live actors, excellent scenery and animatronics,sound, and even some pyrotechnics.... With excellent attention to detail. It is great scary fun! I wish the haunted house was a little bigger, but it is wonderfully packed with Frights and chills... So is the corn maze... The haunted hayride is also excellent, but my only minor complaint is that the wagons that take you through are a little uncomfortable, but once the scares start you forget all about it. This place is so much fun, we went back two nights a row! We are looking forward to this coming Halloween to go again! As it gets closer to Halloween the lines can get excessively long, so plan accordingly. There is food available on site, as well as a gift shop. This is a wonderful Halloween attraction and is highly recommended if you like good scary fun!
Written July 23, 2018
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TLynnwire
Pa263 contributions
Friends
We visited about 5 years ago and returned this year. Though very busy and had to wait in line 1.5 hours the hayride did not disappoint. It was top notch. Will be returning soon.
Written October 27, 2017
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blanquita79
Downingtown, PA1,986 contributions
Couples
There are three attractions here and I, at first didn’t want to do the corn maze, because I thought it would be corny (no pun intended)! But I’m glad I did because I was pleasantly surprised. So go for the combo ticket! The attractions were well worth the money. Long and scary! We had so much fun!!
Written October 1, 2017
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