• FEAR Fright Experience

Headless Horseman Hayrides 10/8/21

HEADLESS HORSEMAN HAYRIDES Review 10.8.21

Friday October 8th, 2021

ALL REVIEWS ARE DONE BY PROFESSIONALS WITH OVER 12+ YEARS OF REVIEWING HAUNTS UNDER THEIR BELT. WHAT WE SEE AS REVIEWERS DOES NOT DICTATE WHETHER OR NOT THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL FIND A HAUNT TO BE SCARY, OR GOOD. MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS SUPPORT AND VISIT HAUNTS WITH THE GOAL TO ENJOY YOURSELVES!


Headless Horseman Hayrides

Located at: 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY 12487

https://headlesshorseman.com/

10 Attractions:

The Haunting of Pumpkin Jack- Walking Trail

Lunar Motel - Haunted House

Gluttons Diner & Slaughterhouse – Haunted House

Evil Reaping Dark Harvest – Corn Maze

Mama Rosie’s Swamp Shack – Walk Thru

Horsemans Tomb - Haunted House

Dr Darks Black Spider Circus Sideshow – Walk Thru

Nightshade Nursery & Greenhouse – Haunted House

The Feeding BLOOD THIRSTY – Haunted House

Two Raven Manor – Haunted House

Overall Haunted Attraction Rating: 9/10

Acting Overall: 9/10

Costumes/Makeup Overall: 9/10

Entertainment On Lines: NA

Food Options Overall: 9/10

Set Design Overall: 10/10

Props & Animatronics Overall: 10/10

OVERALL FEAR SCALE: 9.5/10

We arrived at Headless Horseman Hayrides on Friday, October 8th, around 9pm. Keep in mind you are driving into New York, Pre plan for hitting traffic and a lot of construction areas. Tickets are pre-purchased by time slots. The last Entrance is either at 9pm or 10pm PROMPTLY depending on the night. Make sure to plan accordingly. Once you enter the walking trail your journey begins and each attraction follows the next straight through until you’ve reached your final two houses The Feeding and Two ravens Manor. Be prepared to do all the attractions and be on the property for a MINIMUM of 2 hours. As always, we highly recommend opting for the VIP pass so you can skip the 3 lines you will be waiting on. For those who forget to bring cash, there are accessible ATMs on the property. For your safety Headless horseman is secured by Police Officers, furthermore the owner is retired from a career in Law enforcement. Safety and protection of patrons is strictly enforced at all times. Headless Horseman has some of the best security equipment in the industry. Rest assured you will be in good hands while visiting. The food here is absolutely amazing. Make sure to grab a brownie. They have the absolute BEST super fudgey super soft brownies!! The gift shops are amazing, stocked with beautiful Victorian and vintage Halloween decorations.


Covid-19 Precautions:

This season every haunt has had a different approach to covid procedures. This Year At Headless Horseman Masks were to be worn by folks who have not received their COVID Vaccine. This is in alignment with CDC and PA State Guidelines. 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



The Haunting of Pumpkin Jack – Walking Trail

Actors: 9/10

Makeup/Costumes: 9/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 10/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 9/10

FEAR SCALE: 9.5/10

Length: 20 minutes

This section of the haunt is normally a hayride. Being able to experience this area as a walking trail was INCREDIBLE. The sets are larger than life, the jump scares are carefully thought out and genius. You feel like you’re truly immersed in an alternate universe.


I’m categorizing all the next attractions together and rating them overall. Each Attraction leads into the next. Each attraction has it’s own theme and unique elements to them!



Lunar Motel - Haunted House

Gluttons Diner & Slaughterhouse – Haunted House

Evil Reaping Dark Harvest – Corn Maze

Mama Rosie’s Swamp Shack – Walk Thru

Horsemans Tomb - Haunted House

Dr Darks Black Spider Circus Sideshow – Walk Thru

Nightshade Nursery & Greenhouse – Haunted House

Actors: 9/10

Makeup/Costumes: 9/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 10/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 9/10

FEAR SCALE: 9.5/10

Length: 40 minutes

These attractions are all so unique and well executed. Each attraction has its own theme, with interactions specific to that theme. The sets are absolute perfection! Our favorite sections in this grouping are Lunar Motel, Gluttons Diner & Horseman’s Tomb. Lunar motel features a run-down motel ridden with decay and death. Perhaps A serial gone mad, overtook this motel slaughtered the bodies and left them to decay, constantly adding newer victims! Gluttons’ diner features a full life size diner scene equipped with maniacal servers waiting to get their hands on you. Watch your back or you may end up in the meat pies!! Horseman’s tomb features the most beautiful Victorian gothic scenes. You start off in this beautiful, abandoned cemetery, and eventually make your way into one of the giant tombs. You head under ground and get to experience the catacombs on the Horseman for yourself. Horseman’s tomb is my absolute favorite section!

The Feeding BLOOD THIRSTY – Haunted House

Actors: 8/10

Makeup/Costumes: 8/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 9/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 8.5/10

FEAR SCALE: 9/10

Length: 15 minutes

Before entering The Feeding you enter a new line. Here is where you would once again utilize a VIP Pass. There is an actor walking around eating maggots. If you give him $1 he will eat one. If you give him $5 he will eat it SEXY! They send you into this attraction with your group along with maybe 1 or 2 others depending on the size. We entered in a group of 4. This section of the haunt has a mad scientist feel to it. Very science fiction, while also incorporating a lot of medical aspects! The special effects during this section are phenomenal! The sets are enormous and once again you are transported into another universe!



Two Raven Manor – Haunted House

Actors: 8/10

Makeup/Costumes: 9/10

Use of Props & Animatronics: 10/10

Set Design: 10/10

Overall Attraction Rating: 9/10

FEAR SCALE: 9/10

Length: 15 minutes

This is the last line you will enter before your journey through the attractions end for the evening. VIP Passes would once again be utilized here! This haunt has a Victorian gothic element to it. This is my second favorite attraction at headless horseman. The rooms are set up so beautifully. The special effects and optical illusions in this attraction are so unique and unlike any weve seen elsewhere thus far. Two Ravens plays on folks fears of dolls, mannequins, crocodiles, children, forests, spooky haunted houses and much more!! Be careful, most things are NOT what they seem. Walls will move…spontaneously. Will you be anle to make it out alive?


Extras:

Illusionist Ryan Dutcher performs throughout the night. Once again, putting on an amazing show!

A full light show has been added to the outside of Two Ravens Manor. Synchronized lights to some iconic spooky songs in history! You don’t want to miss it!!



If you like hearing about our experiences through the Best Haunts in the US, Please make sure to give us a follow on

Facebook and Instagram:

www.facebook.com/fear.fright.experience

www.instagram.com/fear.fright.experience


34 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All