Orange resident Charles Rosenay is proud to announce that the state’s largest and largest indoor haunted attraction, Fright Haven, will be a lot less scary on Saturday, December 21. On this day only, from Noon-2:00pm, there will be a very special Holiday “Lights On” Family Fun Day Matinee, designed especially for youngsters. Special guides will escort young ones and their families through the indoor maze, completely renovated and decorated for the Christmas season.
Fright Haven, located at 411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff in Stratford Square Shopping Plaza in the former Bally’s Fitness/Showcase Cinemas building (next to L.A. Fitness and Ninety Nine Restaurant across from Home Depot), is made up of three entirely different themed Halloween haunted houses encompassing over 20,000 square feet, all under one roof. This month, it has gone through a complete transformation into a Holiday attraction, “A Frightmare Before Christmas,” but the scares come only in the evening, though. During the day, it’s a pure kids’ paradise.
Whereas Fright Haven is a world-class haunted extravaganza meant to chill and thrill, on these kid-friendly matinees, all the lights will be turned on, the scary music will be turned off, and no actors will be jumping out. The all-ages appropriate atmosphere will be completely fun and educational. Educational? Yes, the “scaremasters” will reveal all the hidden secrets to what would normally startle visitors, and what actors are taught to startle the guests during normal evening hours, when the attraction is far more chilling. In fact, the all-ages walk-through will be conducted by not only the owner of Fright Haven, Charles Rosenay, but also by his 13 and 14-year old sons, Ian and Harry. There will also be Christmas favors and an array of ornaments and souvenirs available.
Fright Haven is completely indoors and parking is free. The seasonal attraction has benefited Stratford PAL (Police Activities League) as well as the CT Burns Care Foundation in the past, and has served as a fund-raiser for numerous area schools and non-profits. This Christmas event is collecting canned good donations for the Connecticut Food Bank, and anyone bringing a food donation is entitled to a free gift. Tickets to the Holiday “Lights On” Kid-Friendly Family Fun Day Matinee are only $9.99 all ages. Advance tickets are available, along with further information, at www.FrightHaven.com, or by phoning (203) 795-4737. Schools, Churches and Group discounts for over 10 are also available.