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What a fun time we had conducting research for today’s Weekly Pulse feature! Our invitation read: Get ready to shiver, get ready to scream, for all those who dare to enter, it’s your scariest dream…
Gary & Lisa Moran of Fantasty Farms invited us for a tour of their spooky Reapers Haunted Attraction and Maze of Terror. From the moment we parked our car, we experienced a truly well-done haunted attraction. Now in it’s 15th year,The Reapers Haunted Attraction is a family-run venture which takes year-round maintenance and planning. In 1994, Gary & Lisa converted their retail garden center into what is now one of the Fraser Valley’s best haunted attractions. Nowadays, their sons are in on the action as well, building different features of the attraction, and participating in the terrorizing of victims/guests each evening. We imagine family dinners/brainstorming sessions at the Moran residence must be a riot!
The Reapers Haunted Attraction is some seriously scary fun! It scared our Editor, Kristi, so badly that she jumped out of her skin repeatedly and ended up losing her earrings! Though we’re certain this has nothing to do with their slogan, “Giving you the scare you deserve!” Ha ha (wink, wink)! The idea of a corn maze in the dark was a bit daunting to us, even before we had learned of the Reaper’s Maze of Terror… now we’ll never look at one the same way!
During the day, children enjoy this beautiful property in Petey’s Pumpkin Patch. Conductor Gary and his wife Lisa take families on a wonderful tour of the pumpkin patches, aboard this fun train (below). From 11AM – 4PM, families enjoy the pumpkins, a petting zoo and bouncy pumpkin attractions. After 4PM, Petey’s Pumpkin Patch is closed for the evening and the property morphs into the spooky Reapers Haunted Attraction. Parents are advised to leave children under 8 years old at home for this evening attraction. And we completely agree, it’s not for kids. However, kids and families can enjoydaytime Boo Tours of the attraction, where the lights are on and the interactive ghouls are asleep. Make a day of it – the Reapers’ concession stand has hot dogs and lots of other great treats! It’s also open for the evening attraction.
Gary & Lisa are really committed to their community, which we love to see. Several of the folks working at Reapers are work experience students from the Chilliwack School District. They began with just a few students a couple of years ago, and now dozens apply to be a part of this great local feature! The Reapers Haunted Attraction donates partial proceeds to the SPCA, Basics for Babies and the Salvation Army. Food bank donations are collected on site.
We would love to see some of our readers get a good, fun scare! With thanks to Gary & Lisa, we have two packs of two tickets to give away to The Reapers Haunted Attraction and Maze of Terror in Chilliwack. Please leave a comment on this blog post to be entered. We will notify the winners this Thursday, October 15th, so you can enjoy this before Halloween. Have a bit of fun! Hire a babysitter if required, and head on down to Reapers with your sweetheart or a group of friends. Best to make the others lead the way through the haunted house and the terrifying maze of terror… or is it? Oooooooo…
The Reapers Haunted Attraction
9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack