2016 Shuttered Haunted Attractions
A few CNY haunts have "boarded up" the windows for at least this season.
The Haunted Attraction business is a tough one. Even when the lines are long and an attraction is a success, the reality is, the work and time involved in creating an immersive live production is far more than you might expect.
Many work on their attraction year round, others begin in the spring, or closer to the fall... But any set-back can unfortunately have a ripple effect.
Produced by the Canastota Fire Dept. The Abandoned is a multiple-attraction indoor walk-through haunt. They've won our "Non-Profit" award in the past, and their team always puts a lot of heart into what they do.
In 2016 , the Canastota Fire Department took on a new community project set for mid-August in the same location. Considering this, work schedules of the core crew, and the set-up time required to create The Abandoned, it just wasn't in the cards this year.
They've assured us they'll be returning next year, so we look forward to their return, and wish them a happy Halloween season!
CMC's Haunted House
Last year, a lot of haunt-fans in the community were disappointed when CMC's didn't open. It's truly one of the areas favorite haunts. Put on by the CMC Dance Company in Cicero, NY, their Haunted Attraction is a fund raiser for the dance school. Staffed largely by dance students and active parents, the haunt took place in a large old barn on the property and the tour meandered through the inside, and partially outside behind the barn. Full of screams and well placed scares, CMC's had a different "theme" to look forward to each year.