Halloween 2010: Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Who could forget the chills that Norman Bates sent up our spines as we watched ‘Psycho?’  If you’d like to find out what it feels like to be inside the house, then Glen Mills, Pennsylvania has an attraction for you, as well as others to consider. In this article, you will learn more about the Bates Motel, haunted corn maze, and haunted hayride attractions.

Bates Motel

The Bates Motel is an attraction offering high-tech special effects, digital sound track, and computerized lighting that promise to please. The action level is so intense that this event is not meant for children under the age of 8 or people with heart conditions. The actors and detail of this haunted house is regarded as one of the best in the United States.

Haunted Corn Maze

A corn field at night is scary enough, but add in the Halloween spirit and a collection of demons lurking in the shadows and you have a haunted corn maze. As you walk through the corn field, keep an eye for the advanced automation and sound effects, where you’re sure to encounter monsters, zombies, scarecrows, and other graveyard residents.

Haunted Hayride

The haunted hayride here has become more extensive over the years. They’ve added more monsters, special effects and stunts to make sure visitors have something to talk about when they return home. As you sit aboard the hayride, prepare for a 20-minute jaunt throughout a dark “haunted” forest located at Arasapha Farms. Some of the features to expect include computer controlled animations and creative settings. More than 50 actors have been hired to provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you’ve gone before, you can expect a new trail, more sets, and other details. The Farms has 12 hay wagons equipped with digital sound. Children and adults of all ages will have fun on this ride.


Attractions are open every day in October 2010. From Sunday to Wednesday, the attractions close at 9:30 p.m., while the rest of the week is in operation until 10:30 p.m. All three of the featured attractions have separate admission prices, but they do offer a combo special. During the week, the haunted hayride costs $15 for adults and $12 for children. Weekday prices for the Bates Motel and corn maze is $12 for both adults and children. A combo special during the week costs $30 for adults and $25 for children.

During the weekend, prices change as follows: haunted hayride ($20), Bates Motel and corn maze ($15), and the combo special ($40). If you don’t want to wait in long lines, you may purchase a VIP pass during the week for $60 or for $75 on the weekend.