A Very Pandemic Halloween

This year, Halloween in South Florida is going to look a little different. Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and although as of the time of this writing, most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, many South Floridians are still abiding by CDC guidelines. According to the CDC, there is still a risk of virus spread at holiday celebrations. They recommend avoiding high risk activities like traditional trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treat events and indoor haunted houses. Luckily, you have many other options that are much lower risk. VW South Florida is happy to help you plan a spectacular spooky celebration!

There are several drive-through haunted houses available this season:

Haunt Drive at Tree Tops Park in Davie is available October 8th through November 1st. Tickets are available for a contactless drive through experience. From the comfort and safety of your own vehicle, you can drive through immersive scary scenes. Actors will approach your vehicle, but will not touch it. The total experience lasts about 40 minutes. There are add-ons available, a “family friendly” version and an “extra bloody” version. Click here for tickets.

The Horrorland in Miramar at Miramar Regional Park is an immersive and interactive drive through in which you become the hero of a horror movie happening around you in real-time. From October 1st through October 31st, you can pass through seven differently themed passages and experience multiple horror scenes including zombies, monsters, ghosts, killer clowns and more. The experience lasts about 35 minutes. Click here for tickets.

If you’re up for a road trip, Orlando has announced a new haunted attraction called The Haunted Road. In this immersive drive-thru adventure, participants will follow Rapunzel’s journey as she leaves her tower and enters a “world of disarray”. This attraction will be open from September 25th through November 7th on Lake Pickett Road. They also offer a more family friendly version.

Another Orlando-area attraction is called Scream N’ Stream. Here, they are offering a family-friendly drive along with contactless candy for the little ones as well as a scary drive through haunt in the middle of the night. Nighttime creepy airboat tours are also offered. This attraction takes place on the property of Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures. The drive-thru haunted house is approximately 20 minutes long, the family-friendly trick or treating takes about 15 minutes and the airboat tours are about 20 minutes.

Other low-risk activities include family pumpkin carving, decorating the house, enjoying a scary-movie night, a household scavenger hunt or a virtual costume contest with friends and neighbors. Small group and outdoor activities are considered “moderate risk” by the CDC. Pumpkin patches, outdoor costume parties and one-way trick-or-treating is reasonably safe as long social distancing is achieved. Extra hand washing and and use of hand sanitizer is also recommended.

VW South Florida wishes you and yours and happy, safe and healthy Halloween. If you’re interested in a new Volkswagen with a not-so-scary payment, check out our current offers or find a location near you.

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