Preparing For Your Very First Haunted House Experience

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog, Entertainment

Haunted houses are a favorite form of entertainment for some individuals, but if you have never been to one, you might be terrified about the experience. There are a few things you can do to make your first haunted house experience memorable. You may even become addicted to going to haunted houses too. The following points will prepare you, and keep you looking forward to future experiences.

Safety Precautions

Some haunted house establishments give visual or oral safety guidelines at the beginning of their tours. Others may require participants or their guardians to read and sign waivers prior to entering the houses. It is important that you carefully read anything you are required to sign. If you are the head of a group, you may want to pull your group to the side and read the waiver out loud to ensure that everyone understands. If safety instructions are presented orally, ensure that you are not talking or whispering, because both are distractions that could cause you or someone else to miss out on pertinent safety information.

Proper Shoes

Haunted houses may have trick floorboards that collapse unexpectedly to enhance scare tactics. If you are wearing the wrong type of shoes, this could result in you losing your balance and falling. There are other dangers to wearing the wrong type of shoes, such as tripping. Ideally, you should wear flat-bottomed, closed-toe shoes. Laces should be tied or tucked inside of shoes. Avoid shoes with open heels, because someone walking behind you could injure your heel unintentionally.

Hair Care

Aim to wear a ponytail, bun, braids or another style that does not allow hair to hang loosely. This is because loose hair could get caught in haunted house props. It might also get in your eyes or someone else’s in attendance if there are fans or weather conditions that produce a breeze. Some haunted houses have doors that slam. They are designed to scare tour participants, but imagine your hair getting caught in a door jamb. 

Emotional Control

Excitement mixed with fear are common emotions that people experience during haunted house tours. You can keep your emotions under control by remembering that the experience is in a controlled environment. Props and actors are present on the scene, and neither is likely to cause you harm. Also, keep in mind that there may be young children present and your reactions to the experience could cause them to become more afraid.