Earthbound spirits still care about the planet, which is why haunted houses feature lights that suddenly go out and showers that shut off after three minutes. Feel the phantom power with today's Groupon to Boneyard Haunted House in Arlington. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get two Fast Pass tickets that allow you to skip the line (a $70 value).
- For $40, you get four tickets (a $100 value).
Combining modern technology with classic scare tactics, Boneyard’s designers catalyze goose bumps with a host of effects, masked madmen, and chilling soundscapes spread across a delightfully frightening half-mile trek. Careful sculptors utilize prop-shop techniques to create visceral, terrifying scenes, featuring disorienting, zigzagging corners that hide hair-raising horrors. Guests haunt the hallways for 45 minutes, testing jump reflexes and self-defense stances against innumerable spooks and monsters. Paranormal investigators suggest that the building’s unused second floor may be home to actual ghosts, who spend all year waiting for a chance to frighten visitors with cautionary tales about Internet safety.
Boneyard Haunted House
Boneyard Haunted House has been featured in numerous local media outlets, including in a story on CBS 11 news exploring whether or not the space is actually haunted. Rumors swirl that the large, formerly abandoned building that operator Dan Hall has converted into a haunted house harbors some very real ghosts. To give his guests a proper Halloween fright, Hall has outfitted the building's downstairs area with more than 40,000 square feet of realistic-looking skeleton scenes, elaborate designs, and passageways that reduce one’s line of sight to up the surprise factor. But, as Hall told CBS 11, other unintentional things have been happening inside the haunted house. Rolls of receipts have rolled across the floor and trash cans have accelerated across the room, all seemingly of their own volition. The phenomena have even caused paranormal investigators to come in with recording technology to try to contact the spirits of any lingering souls or prolific Ouija boards that might be stuck on the premises.
For guests who have walked through the haunted house in previous years, every season brings new and scary surprises. A writer from the North Dallas Gazette reported on the effort, noting that "each year, the haunt is completely taken down and the team starts fresh building exclusive rooms and new props." The attraction also boasts an indoor festival area with games, music, concessions, and vendors.