08-22-2011 10:05 AM CET - Arts & Culture

Boneyard Haunted House Sets Spooky Stage for Thrills This Halloween Season

Press release from: Boneyard
PR Agency: Power Public Relations

It’s hard to believe that the largest haunted house in the world got its start in a refrigerator box in 1969.

That was the year that Dan Hall, Boneyard Haunted House’s founder and chief operator, was elected to his 2nd grade student council. His assignment? Build the school’s fall haunted house. For Hall, what started as a creepy crawl through refrigerator boxes morphed into a beastly love of all things scary.

Over the years, the refrigerator boxes mutated into a 260,000-square-foot monster: Boneyard Haunted House in Arlington, the largest haunted house in the world.

While volunteering for fundraising haunted houses in high school and college, Hall became fascinated with digital electronics, which later sparked an interest in computers. These interests play into his day job with structural design and engineering, but Hall also brings his skills out after dark to make Boneyard one of the most terrifying, technically sophisticated haunts around.

Hall has been running his own hair-raising headquarters since 1997 when he opened a 20,000-square-foot house featuring animatronics and digital sound. At a time when most houses were 5,000 square feet or less and only offered a handful of boogie men as a grand finale, Hall’s advanced scare techniques widened eyes and dropped jaws.

This season, Boneyard is debuting an unprecedented 260,000 square feet of devilish dens and lurid lairs. The spectral stroll through Boneyard has even been submitted for the largest walkthrough haunted house with Guinness World Records. This year, Hall feels confident that Boneyard will top the charts with another record-breaking season.

Boneyard isn’t for small children, but it is a family venue built for entertainment. In addition to the indoor haunted walk, which is the longest in the world at more than 3,100 linear feet, Boneyard boasts an indoor concert venue that can hold several thousand souls, concessions including beer, and an indoor line area to keep people nice and dry before they watch ghosts and ghouls sizzle.

The facility has even played host to seven weddings. The rest of the year, the military and local SWAT teams use the space for training. Since Boneyard has its own costume, prop, and steel shops and can record what goes on inside, it’s well equipped to set the stage for whatever training scenario the military may need.

Giving back to the community is a huge part of what makes Boneyard unique. The people who put the “boo” in Boneyard volunteer their time; and proceeds go to local charities, making it the most frightening fundraiser in Texas.

Boneyard will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights starting September 23. Beginning October 21, freak-seekers can relish in the fun every night of the week. General admission tickets are $25, with a new VIP FastPass available for $35. Tickets can be purchased online, in cash at the door, or at a credit card kiosk.

Web coupons can be found at www.theboneyard.org, and QR codes are on all five of the famous Boneyard Hummer H2s steering around Dallas. Mobile coupon lovers can also text “FEAR” to “313131” to get a coupon code sent to your cell phone.

For more information, visit www.theboneyard.org.

About Boneyard Haunted House
Showcasing the latest techniques in animatronics and digital technology, Boneyard is not only one of the scariest, most realistic haunted houses in the world, but it’s also the largest. With more than 260,000 square feet of space (which, if you believe the rumors, is actually haunted by ghosts who used to work there), Boneyard is a worldwide leader in haunted house facilities and techniques. More than 3,100 linear feet of walkthrough space qualify Boneyard for running in the Guinness World Records every year.

In addition to the haunted walk, Boneyard also features an indoor festival area, stage, concert space to hold up to 3,000 souls, concessions including beer, and even the ability to host Halloween theme weddings. Although Boneyard is a family entertainment center, it is not recommended for small children.

For more information, visit www.theboneyard.org.

2921 E. Division St.
Arlington, Texas 76011

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