Scared of a Little Haunted House?

Uniontown’s scariest haunted attraction opens its doors


Jonathan Sakaguchi, Staff Writer

It is back-to-school time, which means fall is right around the corner. That also means haunted house season is coming, too. Haunted Hills Estate, now Haunted Hills Estate Scream Park, opens its doors on Friday, September 13th with three Hollywood-Styled Haunted Houses and a Midway (this is a new addition for this year). 

The Estate is looking forward to their 16th Year of Fear, and was ranked the number one haunted attraction in the Pittsburgh area by “The Scare Factor Haunt Reviews,” finishing in 18th place out of over 2,000 haunted houses in the country. The Haunted Housewives have also come through many times and have said “it’s one of the best haunted houses around.” Many new surprises are coming this fall – The Estate had this to say. “On September 13th, a brand-new Haunted Scream Park opens its doors to terrorize and entertain Western Pennsylvania.” 

The new Haunted Hills Estate Scream Park in Uniontown, PA, billed as “Western PA’s fastest-growing haunted attraction,” provides visitors with three individual haunted attractions, as well as an expansive Midway area, complete with Halloween-themed midway games, nightly live entertainment, a gift shop, and other frightful features.The “Haunted Theme Park” has enlisted the help of some of the best in the business to bring high-quality horrors to western Pennsylvania, including Kyle Vest from the Game Show Network (GSN) competition program Skin Wars. 

The event offers visitors three different haunted attractions, which visitors can choose at their own pace:

•“The House,” a terrifying haunted mansion filled with theme-park styled special effects and intense actors.

• “Imperium,” The ‘World’s First Escape House’ in which visitors must complete tasks and solve puzzles to escape a warehouse filled with horrific mutations and government experiments.

• “The Deadwoods Challenge Trail,” an innovative haunted trail experience where visitors are given flag football belts and must trek deep into the woods, completing a series of challenges while avoiding creatures that attempt to grab their flags.

“We are incredibly excited to unleash our unique brand of entertainment onto western Pennsylvania,” stated Aidan P. Finnegan, the event’s Marketing Director. “There truly is something for everyone here, from the intense, highly interactive actors to the extravagant special effects. We’re also providing an unprecedented amount of value to our visitors, as this is a place where our guests can truly spend an entire evening for their ticket price. Between the three attractions and all of the activities in the Midway area, we offer an experience visitors won’t find anywhere else.” The value does not stop once visitors have exited the event. The new Scream Park has partnered with Scene75 Entertainment Center in Pittsburgh to offer free games of laser tag to visitors. “We are very excited to have Scene75 on board, so we can provide visitors with additional entertainment even after they’ve left our event,” says Finnegan.

Besides standard Halloween fare, The Park will also host a “Day of the Dead Festival” on Saturday, November 2nd. This event, billed as “Western Pennsylvania’s Largest After-Halloween Party,” will feature two haunted houses, roaming interactive characters, a festive DJ, a fireworks show, fire-breathers, vendors, and “many more surprises” in an all-night party atmosphere. 

The Park will close in mid-November following their last event, “Lights Out: A Full Contact Immersive Horror Experience.” This exclusive 18+ event will see the Park in an entirely different light, or in this case no light at all. Visitors will be required to sign a waiver upon purchasing a ticket, and from the moment they step through the gates, creatures are allowed to get very close and personal and even touch visitors. “It’s the closest thing to being in a real horror movie,” says owner Jackie ‘Spookygirl’ Loveall. “If you’re afraid of live insects and getting wet, we strongly suggest not attending.” The Park will be open on select nights from September 13th through November 9th. Ticket prices begin at $25 online and at the door. Guests can visit for tickets and more information.