Reaper's Revenge is Back with Tons of Terror for the 2016 Halloween Season!
August 30, 2016 By Haunt News & Press Releases
Photo by: Reaper's Revenge - PAHauntedHouses.com
PAHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Heidi Blade of Reaper's Revenge, to discuss what's new at Reaper's Revenge for the 2016 Halloween Season! Located on Green Grove Road in Scranton, Reaper's Revenge features a variety of attractions, including a haunted hayride, a dark forest, a spooky maze, and a zombie apocalypse.
With 60-acres to work with, Reaper's Revenge gives visitors four different haunted attractions and 90 minutes of terror to enjoy during the Halloween Season. A haunt you absolutely don't want to miss out on this year, the crew at Reaper's Revenge has been preparing to satisfy their visitor's appetite for fright!
What's new at Reaper's Revenge for 2016? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?
Todd Fedyshyn is new to the staff at Reaper's Revenge and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the haunt industry! We have also been busy making improvements to the entire attraction to fine-tune and enhance the existing scenes and keep the experience fresh for the new season. We have invested $200,000 so far to improve the entire customer experience.
What are you most excited about for the 2016 Halloween Season?
We are very excited to bring new talent to our staff of Reaper's Revenge. And because we are not adding a huge new attraction, we can take the time to optimize the existing attractions.
What differentiates Reaper's Revenge from other local haunts in Pennsylvania?
We have a dedicated makeup club that meets year round. Also this year, we have started an acting club that meets monthly to practice and train our veteran and incoming actors. Reaper's Revenge emphasizes real actors over animatronics and continues to increase the number of actors. We have a very close core group of people involved that develop strong teamwork across functional areas. And of course, Reaper's Revenge has me!
How long has Reaper's Revenge been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Reaper's Revenge's history?
This will be our 8th season. We began in 2009 with only two attractions, four hay wagons, and 50 employees. We now have 12 hay wagons, four unique attractions, and 250 employees during the season.
What's your favorite experience since opening Reaper's Revenge?
The experience associated with creating the haunt that has become Reaper's Revenge; starting from a blank canvas of 60 acres of forest, using my imagination and watching it grow over the years.
How long is a typical haunt experience at Reaper's Revenge from start to finish?
Our guests will 90 frightening minutes from departing on the hay wagon to exiting the last attraction.
On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Reaper's Revenge is? Why?
I rate Reaper's Revenge a 9, because we touch on an extremely wide range of people's fears and phobias.
What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?
20 years ago I visited my first haunted hayride and was hooked. I knew I could do this and do it better! My favorite part of the business is receiving feedback from customers and hearing their reactions.
How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Reaper's Revenge?
We integrate technology in many ways to keep up with the cutting edge of the industry, but we feel that great acting is very important and can't be replaced by technology.
Can Reaper's Revenge accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Reaper's Revenge together as a group?
Yes, large groups are welcome! We can accommodate 28 people in one hay wagon and have run multiple hay wagons for many large groups. The larger groups are reunited at the bonfire in the commerce areas to share their experiences over hot chocolate.
Does Reaper's Revenge offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?
Yes, we offer discounts for members of the military and their family's and $5 off Sunday admission coupons. Check out reapersrevenge.net for details!
Anything else you'd like to let us know about Reaper's Revenge?
Don't be fooled by our location, we are on the national stage! You have to experience the haunt yourself to make your own judgment!