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Tokyo Has A Drive-In Haunted House And It's Terrifying
A Japanese company has created an attraction that even with social distancing guidelines it remains terrifying.
Kowagarasetai claims it has created the first haunted house drive-in.
“With the virus, I knew there would be no way we could have a traditional haunted house, with all that screaming in a small confined space,” Kenta Iwana, Kowagarasetai’s founder, told CNN Travel.“When I read that drive-through theaters were making a comeback, it was my ‘aha’ moment.”
Located in a covered parking garage downtown Tokyo, visitors will receive a 360-degree, front-row experience that simulates being stuck in a car during a zombie outbreak.
Once cars are parked in the garage, the doors will shut and the lights will go down and the vehicles will be surrounded by total darkness.
Drivers will receive a set of Bluetooth speakers that’s when the haunted experience begins.
“Around these parts, there’s a legend that the ghosts attack humans. Honk your horn three times if you want to hear more,” says the voice from the speaker, in Japanese.
Then, for the next 17 minutes, blood-soaked ghouls and zombies press up against the windows and rock the car.
As Tokyo battles another wave of COVID-19 infections, the company says it’s taking necessary precautions to protect both its actors and customers, including wiping down cars with alcohol and lining cars in plastic.
The drive-in haunted house experience started out as a summer-only attraction in July, with tickets selling out the day they went on sale. Now, there’s a waiting list of more than 1,000 people, CNN reports.