Calling all goblins, ghouls, and ghosts! The producers of Winter Fest OC and the previous creative director and producer of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor have joined forces to create a new and safe way to experience all the chills, spills, and thrills of Halloween, all while social distancing. Enter, Urban Legends of Southern California.

Located at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., Urban Legends of Southern California is an innovative 45-minute drive-thru Halloween haunt that showcases unique immersive scenes, synchronized lighting and sound, audacious live performances, and astonishing special effects. Guests will remain in the safety of their vehicles during the entirety of this terrifyingly fun, one-of-a-kind Halloween experience.

“With the challenges of safely hosting a traditional Halloween haunt during these unprecedented times, many of Southern California’s popular Halloween haunts are cancelling,” said Mark Entner, executive producer of Urban Legends of Southern California. “Our team felt we had to provide an innovative and safe solution for the thousands of Southern Californians who look forward to enjoying the Halloween season each fall. Our Urban Legends monsters all have ties to Southern California, and we think this is going to be an incredible, immersive experience for our guests while keeping it safe for everyone.”

Urban Legends of Southern California: Ghost Stories

Taken from whispered folklore that has tortured and terrorized countless generations of SoCal residents at campfires and slumber parties, Urban Legends of Southern California brings those stories of the cursed and forsaken to life through horrifying sets, storytelling, and live performances. Guests will be scrambling to lock their car doors as they pass through five different experiential zones that tell the tales of SoCal’s scariest urban legend monsters – until they realize that they’re trapped inside.

Dates & Details

The Urban Legends of Southern California drive-thru Halloween haunt will take place on 24 nights, Wednesday to Sunday evenings from October 1st, 2020, through November 1st, 2020. Entry to the event is only through online ticket purchases with limited reservations available per time session. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets in advance to take advantage of early-bird pricing and reserve their date and time session before they sell out.


Early bird admission tickets start at $49.99 per vehicle on select nights and include up to five people in each car. VIP tickets, group tickets for larger vehicles of six or more people, and a season pass for all 24 nights are also available.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Social Distancing

All team members are required to wear masks and social distancing at all times. Guests are required to stay in their vehicles during the experience; if they choose to roll their windows down, they must wear masks.

Note: When we say “All team members are required to wear masks and social distancing at all times,” we mean it. Even the monsters must adhere to these guidelines! I’m not sure if this COVID-19 addition makes this more or less scary! You be the judge.