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Bates Motel Review 10/9/21

Saturday October 9th, 2020

Bates Motel

Located at: 1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA 19342

3 Attractions (Bates Motel, Walking Version of the Haunted Hayride “Psycho Path” & Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail)

Overall Haunted Attraction Rating: 8/10

Acting Overall: 7/10

Costumes/Makeup Overall: 7/10

Entertainment On Lines: NA

Food Options Overall: 7/10

Set Design Overall: 9/10

Props & Animatronics Overall: 9/10


FREE Onsite parking Plan to arrive early on High Volume nights, & Pre-purchase your tickets online for a quicker transition! Tickets ARE available onsite but are limited due to availability.

We arrived at Bates Motel on Saturday October 9th, around 8pm. We saw lines as Bates that we truly have never seen. Normally we visit on Sundays! If you have plans to visit on a Friday or Saturday we HIGHLY suggest snagging a VIP pass. You will potentially wait in line for up to 2-3 hours otherwise!

COVID19 Precautions:

This season every haunt has had a different approach to covid procedures. This Year At Bates Motel, Masks were completely voluntary which is in alignment with CDC and PA State Guidelines. Folks who wanted to wear them did so, and those who did not want to; did not. As always, you are in control of your own space, if social distancing is important to you, please be mindful of your physical space and keep a distance from those around you. If ever you’re uncomfortable with someone’s positioning in relation to where you are, kindly communicate with them to keep a safe distance. We highly recommend bringing your own travel size sanitizer to use at your convenience if this is of importance to you.

Pyscho Path Walking trail

Actors: 8/10

Makeup/Costumes: 8/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 10/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 8/10


Length: 20 minutes

This is the 2nd year that bates has transformed the traditional hayride into a walking trail! Once again, this is an experience YOU MUST see for yourself!! You are thrust into the giant sets therefore being completely immersed in the chaotic world that Bates Motel has created. The sets are gigantic, and you feel SO SMALL and helpless as you make your journey through. Experiencing the pyrotechnics, the Monstrous animatronics, and over the top detailed scenes up close is surreal. We seriously can’t talk highly enough about this attraction; YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT!!!!!

Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail

Actors: 8/10

Makeup/Costumes: 8/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 9/10

Set Design: 9/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 8.5/10


Length: 15 minutes

The haunted trail is always a lot of fun! Tons of scenes featuring hillbillys, swamp scenes, chainsaws, and tons and tons of corn!! The clown section of this attraction is always our favorite!! Can you spot Pennywise?

Bates Motel

Actors: 8/10

Makeup/Costumes: 8/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 10/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 9/10


Length: 15 minutes

We were absolutely BLOWN away with our experience through the motel this year. There were a total of 6 totally gutted and reimagined scenes throughout the haunt. The house was always a solid haven for wall to wall animatronics, special effects and props but this attraction definitely took the cake for us this year! As you enter the bates motel you are transported into an elevator scene gone haywire!!! Once set free you meander your way down the new and improved motel hallways. You encounter an all new doctor scene, morgue scene, funeral home scene, and bed room scene!! We can’t rave enough about the changes to this attraction. You all have to get on out to Bates motel and experience it for yourself!!! As always mu favorite scenes are the journey outside through the greenhouse straight through the old cemetery.

As your journey comes to an end, There is a small gift shop to grab some souvenirs! If death and destruction is your thing, you can opt into a $5 coffin ride!! Make sure to grab a bite to eat at their traditional food shop or if sweets are your thing check out their apple cider donuts shop! The apple cider donuts are TO DIE FOR!

For entertainment purposes Bates Motel offer Axe Throwing & 4 Escape Rooms

For additional information on Bates Motels escape rooms, make sure to visit

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