Halloween, as we all know, is usually orange and black. But in Los Angeles, it seems, all events must be green.
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, organized by Ten Thirty One Productions LLC, is billing itself as the region’s first environmentally friendly Halloween attraction.
Held at the historic King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, the hayride features bio-diesel generators, and leftover food will be given to local shelters. The Torrance-based organizer hopes to raise $50,000 for the Environmental Media Association, which encourages the entertainment industry to promote environmental awareness.
Prepare to open your wallet to help out. General admission tickets are as low as $20, and sponsor Gelson’s Supermarkets has discount coupons available. But to skip the lines, that will require a $50 VIP ticket. And to get the deluxe treatment, you need to fork out a cool $1,000 for a private wagon ride.
“We’re the anti-amusement park,” said Melissa Carbone, executive director of Ten Thirty One.
The scary hayride is supposed to transport participants to the glitz of the 1930s when King Gillette was a hot Hollywood hangout. The story goes that a group of lunatics escaped the local insane asylum one night during a fancy ball at the ranch. The guests tried to flee from the bloodthirsty crazies but couldn’t escape fast enough. Apparently they are still out and about.
For more information, visit LosAngelesHauntedHayride.com.
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