Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Takes place in Los Feliz this Year

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride was a favorite Halloween attraction last year.  It has moved from its previous location at Kng Gillette Ranch in Calabasa to our own Griffith Park in Los Feliz. That's right,  Griffith Park's Old Zoo was chosen for the new location for the Haunted Hayride- close to home and perfect for the right ambiance! Like last year, a tractor will pull a trailer full of visitors through a variety of scary haunts, populated by a mixed back of loonies, monster and other menaces.  Since riders are at the mercy of the tractor driver, they are unable to avoid or run from the monsters, adding to the scare factor. This year the makeup is extraordinarily good and ghoulish! Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park's old zoo When you are done with the Haunted Hayride, you can check out the Hay Maze and carnival with all sorts of food, rides and games. You'll get your share of ghouls in these other areas as well. Ticket prices are a bit steep with $25 for the hayride/carnival and $35 if you throw in the maze. 2010 $5-off coupons are available at Gelson's Supermarket; $1 off with your orginal Tutti Frutti receipt.  The attractions accept only cash. Hayride hours: 5:00pm to 10:30pm on Sundays and weeknights; open till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Arrive early to avoid long lines. Los Angeles Haunted HayrideHAUNT LEGEND (from the official website): Built in the early 1900's, the small zoo quickly became the buzz of the community. Home to bears, monkeys, tigers, exotic birds, and lions, roars, growls, and moans could be heard throughout the canyons nightly. The Clifton family resided on the property as Mr. Clifton was the zookeeper who was on the grounds at all times. Shortly, after the zoo opened the animals started to exhibit behavior changes. Unexplained events of violence started hitting the papers where patrons were being killed and animals were going missing. The community was in a state of panic and rumors of demons and what this location had once been began to spread. An area resident claimed that the zoo had been built on unholy land that at one time had been the site of cult sacrifice. So the community built the biggest church they could build right at the entrance to the zoo. On October 9th 1910, the entire community packed into the church. As the priest declared death to the evil that was inevitably present, the doors locked and the church erupted into a mass of flames. The church burnt down and all that was left was the frame and some pews with the burnt remains of those who were not lucky enough to escape. Now, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of that tragic burning and the demise of so many, the zoo rests empty. However, it has been said that those who perished that night remain on the grounds still trying to drive the evil out, yet it is they who will not leave. The zookeeper and his family are often seen keeping a vigil of the property and animals, however, there have been no animals present for 100 years. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride continues at the Griffith Park Old Zoo on October 14-17, 21-24, 28-31. The address is 4730 Crystal Springs Avenue. For more information, visit their website:  www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com. Have a Ghoulishly good time! Jenny Durling signature Jenny Durling Broker Associate L.A. Property Solutions 213-215-4758 http://www.LApropertySolutions.com Copyright © 2010 By Jenny Durling * Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Takes place in Los Feliz this Year*

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