Scary Local Attractions Draw Teens for Thrills

By Andrew Morales –

What better place to look for a scary thrill than right around where we live.

Local Halloween scare enthusiasts all know of two places, Jason’s Woods and Field of Screams. These are the places to go to enjoy the spirit of Halloween.

Field of Screams is a haunted attraction located in Mountville. They feature three attractions. The Den of Darkness, a three story walk-through building that brings out the screams, the Frightmare Asylum, a four story hospital that displays movie quality video clips and great special effects, and the Haunted Hayride, a tractor pulled ride through eerie cornfields.

This Mountville attraction offers multiple ways to purchase tickets. A Scream Pass can be bought for $27 and allows access to all three attractions. A Combo Pass pays for any two attractions for the price of $25. Single attraction tickets are $15 for the Haunted Hayride, $13 for the Den of Darkness, and $13 for the Frightmare Asylum. Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more.

Jason’s Woods, another haunted attraction, is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The farm on Stehman Road holds the five main attractions and two minor attractions run by Jason’s Woods.

The main attractions here include the Horrifying Hayride, which is featuring a brand new junk-yard theme for this year, The barn of terror, Pirate’s revenge, an adventure through a pirate ghost ship while wearing 3-D glasses, Lost in Jason’s Woods, the fourth year running of this walking tour through a forest where you will be met by creatures of the night, and The Carnival of Fear. The minor attractions include The Mystery Maze, and new for this year The Jason’s Woods Theater.

“The reviews this year are fantastic,” said Bob Hershey, the owner of Jason’s Woods.

Ticket packages available for purchase are a three show combo for $25. It pays for The Haunted Hayride, The Barn of Terror, and Pirate’s Revenge. A VIP version can be bought for 40$ and will grant you little to no wait to enter the attractions. There is also a five show grand slam which allows access to all main attraction for the price of $45. A VIP of this package is also available for $60. Minor attractions are free with the purchase of any combo package. Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more.

These attractions must be visited before it’s too late. The season ends early November.