As the fall season rolls around, many people look forward to the festive holiday of Halloween. To prepare for the spooky season, people often find themselves pumpkin picking, walking through corn mazes, and going to haunted houses. Over this previous long weekend, these intrepid reporters decided to explore the infamous Jason’s Woods, a well-known horror attraction in Pennsylvania. After a 40-minute drive along windy and ominous backroads, we approached the desolate field known as Jason’s Woods. Upon entering, we were directed towards the ticket booth, at which we were presented with two purchase options: three attractions for the price of $25, or all five attractions for $40. We opted for the lesser of the two, which included the Horrifying Hayride, Chamber of Horrors, and Zombie Apocalypse. Throughout our experience, actors in scary costumes wielding realistic-looking props approached us as we made our way through the attractions. One of us, who has previously experienced Field of Screams, found that many of the attractions were similar, taking away that level of fear a beginner might have. However, the actors still made a good effort to scare us as we progressed through the attractions, and a few of them were able to succeed.
Jason’s Woods provides customers with a decision in how they wish to go through, leaving it very open to flexibility. Visitors at the Woods aren’t expected to experience all attractions in the same night. Staff at the haunted house are aware of the attractions customers haven’t seen thanks to their tickets, which are punched at each attraction.
To experience all five attractions in a stress-free manner, we recommend that you arrive at Jason’s Woods near their opening hour at 7pm. The horror attractions’ hours range, but are typically from 7pm-10pm. It’s worth noting that Jason’s Woods accepts payment in cash only, for both ticket sales and food, but there is an ATM on site. For more information about Jason’s Woods, visit https://jasonswoods.com/.
By Zafrin Zalal and Rose Manton