What there is to know
- From September 30 to October 31, 2002 in Woodland Hills
- Games, rides, and treats will return, along with dancing, characters, and more photo opportunities
- $40 or more; tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 23 at 9 a.m.
A great scary sight like Haunt O’Ween wouldn’t dare.
Not when the Woodland Hills-based Halloween-themed event has become synonymous with the elegant art of eek-out, which is sweeter than freak-out (when bigger surprises and more glaring scares are involved ).
Now the outdoor affair, which is produced by Experiential Supply Co., is preparing to re-materialize at 6100 Topanga Canyon Road, all to offer nine distinct areas full of carousel-style views, spooky photos, lighted rides, face painting stations, opportunities for joyful (or spooky) sleight of hand tricks, and more than two dozen costumed characters.
In short, Haunt O’Ween fills the moonlit space between the daytime pumpkin patch and the monster-filled mazes that haunt some of our local theme parks.
Opening night in 2022 is the day before October, which is, of course, September 30. And the last night of the wickedly whimsical race? It will be, as you may have ghoulishly guessed, October 31st.
If you attended in 2021, prepare for a number of fresh elements, like Dance Domes in the Beyond the Grave Rave, more rides and more candy, as in a lot more candy: organizers ordered candy extras for the 2022 extravaganza.
As in, a million extra coins for deceitful guests.
“We have worked very hard this year to put on the biggest and most magical Halloween event in the country.
experience for all ages. Over 200,000 square feet of immersive theming awash with interactivity, all built on the basics of Halloween – tricks or treats, pumpkins, costumes and spooky fun,” said Jasen Smith, Founder of Experiential Supply and Director of experience.
“We look forward to welcoming thousands of families in the Southern Cal and New Jersey area to our massive creation this year. Be sure to bring your sweet tooth this year!”
Launched in 2020 as a drive-through experience, all to give kids a chance to trick or treat, Haunt O’Ween has evolved into an in-person event in 2021.
Now the transformations will continue, with the “bones” of last year’s event firmly in place – think Carousel, Scarecrow Gardens and Kingdom of Enlightenment – and new eek editions, uh, additions in progress.
Oh yeah: pumpkins will also play a part, so look for carving demonstrations and more.
“It’s about families having a safe and incredibly fun place to enjoy the holidays and there’s just
nothing like it,” Smith adds.
Secure your ticket in advance? They start at $40, and you can do just that, here.