Will 2020 Be The Year of the Drive Through Haunted House?

To say that 2020 is going to hit attractions operators hard is an understatement. Haunted houses are going to be particularly difficult to run considering the nature of their operations. Those that are able to pivot and make the best of the situation will stand out from the rest. For example, we believe drive through haunted houses may become very popular this season.

Believe it or not, a drive-through haunted house is already scheduled to open in Japan on July 4! Haunted house design company Kowagarasetai has created a haunt where guests sit in their car and the zombies come to you.

Technically, it’s a haunted garage, but I suppose that’s splitting hairs. Legend has it that if you show up to this garage and honk your horn three times, it awakens the spirits within. Guests must stop their car and turn off the engine for zombies to attack for safety purposes.

Considering being in your car is a great protectant from a virus, this serves as a great way to “social distance” from zombies. On the other hand, is a virus what you’re really worried about when you have someone coming after your brain?

Easily the best part of this drive through haunted house in Japan is the add-on experience. If you sign up for certain times and sign the waiver, you can have the zombies leave a unique and custom “souvenir” on your car to drive around town in. For more information, click this link. Do you think we will see more drive through haunts in 2020?

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