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Yaphank Trail of Terror Stirring Up Scares Again this Halloween Season!

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LIHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Bobby of Yaphank Trail of Terror, to discuss what's new at Yaphank Trail of Terror for the 2017 Halloween Season! Located in Yaphank, this haunted trail is located on the grounds of the Yaphank Presbyterian Church and offers half a mile of thrills and chills for locals to enjoy!

What's new at Yaphank Trail of Terror for 2017? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

We always strive to keep things updated, but also keep some of the classics that have worked for a while. The trail has changed again. We've moved some scenes around and added a few more while retiring some of the ones that have gotten a little stale over time. We still have our human hamster ball track, concession stand, bonfire and horror/thriller movie all in the field for everyone to enjoy.

What are you most excited about for the 2017 Halloween Season?

I'm most excited to see all our victims, I mean guests, having fun and listening to the screams in the woods.

What differentiates Yaphank Trail of Terror from other local haunts in Long Island?

We are a fully volunteer, fundraiser for the Yaphank Presbyterian Church. We are all there for the fun of scaring and helping a great cause. We also have a lot to offer. You can buy a ticket for the trail, do a turn in the human hamster balls, buy a pretzel, churro or marshmallow stick and a drink and all that is for less than $20. Plus, you can enjoy the movie and bonfire for free. You can't beat our value. We want our guests to have a great experience all around and not just to enjoy our trail.


How long has Yaphank Trail of Terror been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Yaphank Trail of Terror's history?

The Trail of Terror was around in the early 2000's before shutting down in 2008. The earliest incarnation was geared more towards children and younger teens. When we brought it back in 2013 we wanted to make it bigger and scarier. When it was resurrected in 2013 and every year since, due to LIHauntedHouses.com helping our promotions, we've increased our guest count every year.

How long is a typical haunt experience at Yaphank Trail of Terror from start to finish?

A typical haunt experience on the trail itself is about a 10-12 minute guided walk through the woods and then another few minutes trying to navigate our maze at the end. If you partake in any of the other things we have, you can be there for a while. We've had families spend the entire night with us.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Yaphank Trail of Terror is? Why?

About a 6.5 We aren't a typical blood and guts trail looking for quick BOO scares. We're more of a creepy scary. The woods are dark and quiet between scenes, but you can hear movement and then you get to the scenes and they play on your fears. Much like the movie psycho did for showers, we do for walking through the woods.

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Yaphank Trail of Terror?

We are a very low tech haunted attraction. We rely on our actors to bring out the creepiness and scariness of our scenes.

Can Yaphank Trail of Terror accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Yaphank Trail of Terror together as a group?

We usually don't like to send more than 6 or 7 people in a group. We could go to 8 but anymore than that and the back of the group will miss some things that the front experiences. Large groups we can break up into smaller groups so everyone enjoys it.

Does Yaphank Trail of Terror offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?

Yes. We have a $1 off coupon on LIHauntedHouses.com!




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