New, Bigger Scares In Waipahu
The Haunted Plantation at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu has got to be the only haunted attraction where the ones doing the scaring get scared, too.
“We have had (actors) quit ― probably at least five a year ― for something that happened,” said HPV executive director Jeffrey Higa.
The plantation village, after all, is rumored to be haunted all year around.
“We’ve had multiple (spirit) sightings,” Higa said. “In one of our houses, there is a girl spirit who likes to bother older women … And we’ve had groups of children come to us and ask, ‘What happened to that girl who was with us?’”
Every October, the village becomes officially haunted, and a walk-through of the property has earned national recognition for its terror-invoking frights. They’ve upgraded the effects this year and added more actors ― and more scares.
The route goes through the entire plantation and a number of the houses. Total length of the adventure is 12 to 15 minutes ― which Higa darkly hints is plenty of time.
“By the time people come out, they have had enough,” Higa said, laughing.
Haunted Plantation continues from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and 30-31. Tickets are $30, $20 and $15. Children under 13 are not admitted, and those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit hawaiihauntedplantation.com.