Bates Motel Unveils New Escape Room Attractions

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — The Bates Motel haunted house has been a fan favorite for more than two decades, drawing people from all over the Delaware Valley to Arasapha Farms in Glen Mills each Fall. Now Randy Bates, the creator of the Bates Motel, has come up with a new interactive attraction in nearby West Chester.

The farm property has had three main haunted attractions winning national acclaim, including the Motel itself, a haunted hayride and a haunted corn maze, where it’s not out of the ordinary to see a chainsaw-wielding Leatherface look-a-like.

This year they added “escape rooms” to the mix.

Teams of 6-10 people have just 60 minutes to solve their way out of a series of rooms, finding secret passages and uncovering hidden mysteries to get out. There are four different rooms to choose from:

“Bates Manor” is a Victorian-style mansion with four rooms to figure out, where players attempt to rob “Mr. Bates” of his fortune while he’s out of the house.

The mystery of disappearing Egyptologist, E. A. Budge is recreated inside “The Tomb” of Ani, the High Scribe under Ramses II. Players have to use clues to escape or they too will never be seen again.

A third room, “Revenge of the Serial Killer” will be unveiled this Fall. The challenge begins at the back door of an abandoned warehouse.

For a less creepy but no-less exciting experience, there’s also a “Countdown” room coming this Fall. Teams have to beat the clock to prevent a missile attack on the US and essentially “save the world” from destruction.

The new Bates Motel Escape Rooms are located at 540 East Union Street in West Chester.

Tickets are already on sale. Click here for information.

The Bates Motel attractions at Arasapha Farms are located at 1835 Middletown Road in Glen Mills. They come to life this Friday night for Opening Weekend. Click here for more information.


For more than 2 decades the haunted Bates Motel in Glen Mills, Delaware County has been the place to get the living daylights scared out of you during the Halloween season.

Last October, CBS3’s Vittoria Woodill took on the terror inside the attraction which is listed as one of the scariest haunted houses in the country.

Now Randy Bates, the creator of the Bates Motel, has come up with a new concept set inside escape rooms in West Chester.

Vittoria Woodill and her crew took on the challenge inside this new interactive attraction.


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