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How Halloween attractions are staying safe amid pandemic

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 11:10:58-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The ongoing pandemic isn’t stopping Halloween fun in Las Vegas.

Several seasonal attractions are up and running after jumping through extra hoops this year.

Trapped is a drive-thru haunted attraction located at the Industrial Event Space. Creators say the guided car attraction will take you to another world without having to leave the comfort of your car.

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“It’s the Walking Dead meets Mad Max and Borderlands 3 video game, we took a number of those elements to create this immersive environment,” said Steve Paladie, co-creator of Trapped.

A spooky soundtrack will play through your car’s radio while you’re driving through haunted pod. Masked actors will not touch you or your car.

“This is about as safe as driving down a freeway so if you feel like you can do that, you can come here,” said Emiliano Palumbo, co-creator of Trapped.

Trapped will be open on select nights Oct. 8-24 from 7 p.m. to midnight, from Oct. 26-29 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Oct. 30-31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tickets are $54.99 per vehicle and must be purchased in advance.

Halloweentown Pumpkin Patches are scattered throughout the Vegas Valley for some family-friendly fun.

This year, organizers had to file a COVID-19 plan with the state to be approved.

“The pumpkin patch has the same requirements as any business in Nevada. You have to have a mask, we have to have social distancing, we have signs all over the park,” said John Rubbico, president of Halloweentown Pumpkin Patch.

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If the patch gets busy, it will go to an online reservation system to manage the crowds. The pandemic has the pumpkin patch industry on pause in many parts of the country, which means pumpkin prices have dropped about 25 percent.

“There was much more supply on the market than normally available because a lot of pumpkin patches did not open, so we’ve lowered the pumpkin prices so we can get a lot of pumpkins out for a reasonable price this year,” said Rubbico.

You can find Halloweentown Pumpkin Patches at 510 S. Rampart, 9748 S. Las Vegas Blvd, and 7455 S. Rainbow Blvd.