Urban Legends of Southern California Comes to The OC Fair Grounds for Halloween

Innovative Halloween Haunt Drive-Thru Experience Entitled “Urban Legends of Southern California to Take Place October 1st – November 1st at The OC Fair & Event Center

The closer we get to the spooky season, the more some people get a bit sad. 2020 did not turn out to be the year we all expected it too and now it’s affecting much more in our lives. For all those who get joy from a fright or two might smile at the news of some haunts popping up in SoCal that you’re able to visit, while remaining socially distant. One of these haunts is Urban Legends of Southern California! From the safety of your own car, you get to experience immersive stories and incredible sets. Obviously, here at TPD Headquarters IMMEDIATELY bought tickets to this event because of a few reasons. 1.) WE NEED OUR HAUNT FIX! 2.) We want to support businesses during this time, especially those in the entertainment industry. 3.) It sounds damn fun!

Below you’ll find official information about Urban Legends of SoCal and how to buy your tickets. At the bottom you’ll also find the Livestream the creative team did with Midsummer Scream where you can seem some sneak peaks into the frights!


The producers behind Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s annual holiday tradition, and the previous Creative Director and Producer of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, have teamed up to develop an innovative and safe way for Halloween revelers and scare seekers to experience the thrills and chills of Halloween, while safely social distancing. “Urban Legends of Southern California” is a drive-thru Halloween Haunt at the OC Fair & Event Center running 24 nights – Wednesday to Sunday evenings from October 1st through November 1st.

Devised from the whispered folklore that has tortured and terrorized countless generations of SoCal residents, Urban Legends of Southern California manifests the creatures and stories that have been born from the fates of the cursed and forsaken. This immersive drive-thru terror experience will have guests scrambling to lock their car doors…until they realize that they’re trapped inside!

A look at the trail patrons will follow during the Urban Legends of Southern California drive-thru haunt expeirence, which will take over the parking lot of the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Wednesdays-Sundays Oct. 1-Nov. 1. (Graphic courtesy of Urban Legends of Southern California)

As guests arrive during their reserved time session, their vehicles will be staged in groups through timed ticketing. Once inside the event, they will be guided in groups through five different Experiential Zones on a clearly outlined course that weaves together the tales of SoCal’s scariest Urban Legend monsters! Unique immersive scenes, coordinated lighting and sound effects, daring live performances, and dazzling special effects work together to give guests a terrifyingly fun, entertaining Halloween experience. The drive-thru experience is about 45-minutes long.

With the challenges of being able to safely host a traditional Halloween haunt during these unprecedented times, many of Southern California’s popular Halloween haunts unfortunately are cancelling,” said Mark Entner, executive producer of Urban Legends of Southern California. “Using our experience as one of the original creators and producers of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, our team felt as though we had to provide an innovative and safe solution for the thousands of Southern Californians who look forward to enjoying the Halloween season each Fall. Our Urban Legends monsters each have ties to Southern California, and we think this is going to be an incredible immersive experience for our guests, while keeping it safe for everyone.

Entry to the event is through online ticket purchases only with limited reservations available per time session. Early bird admission tickets start at only $49.99 per vehicle on select nights and include up to five people in each vehicle. VIP tickets, group tickets for larger vehicles of six or more people and season passes to all 24 nights are also available now at UrbanLegendsHaunt.com. Guests are encouraged to buy in advance to take advantage of early bird pricing and reserve their date and time session before they sell out. 

Advanced safety measures are being taken following the CDC, State and local guidelines, including daily health screenings and body temperature checks, routine cleaning and sanitizing along with regular COVID-19 testing for all team members. All team members, including monsters, are required to wear masks and social distance at all times. Guests are also required to stay in their vehicles at all times during the experience and wear masks if they choose to roll their windows down to fully enjoy the immersive experience. Guests will also be required to turn off their vehicles inside each show zone. The entire event is outside in the open air.

For more information, visit UrbanLegendsHaunt.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @UrbanLegendsHaunt.

If you haven’t had the chance, make sure to check out the Livestream Midsummer Scream did with the creative team behind Urban Legends to hear what spooky things are in store for guests!

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