Haunted house has pandemic precautions

MISHAWAKA, Ind.— During a normal Fall season, Fear Itself at Legend Park can hold up to 3,000 haunted house fans, but just like many other businesses that have had to make adjustments because of the pandemic, Fear Itself is now only allowing 500 guests into the park.

“We weren’t even sure until probably the last. Couple of months that we were even going to be able to open, but we made the decision early on to move forward like we do every year to prepare things,” Fear Itself Guest Service Manager Kathy Mull said.

Fear Itself is also adding some safety guidelines, trying to keep the real world horrors of the pandemic out of the park.

“We’ll have sanitation stations at the entrance of every one of our attractions and throughout the park, we are requiring masks be worn when they’re in the attractions or on property, we are also doing the temperature checks as people come in,” Mull said.

Along with the many precautions in place for guests, actors who are usually used to scaring up close and personal, are now scaring a distance this year and are not allowed to touch guests.

Since their open in 2008, Legend Park Guest Service Manager Kathy Mull said that safety has always been the number one priority.

“Everything that we have in place here all the way down to the protocols we’ve had since 2008 is all about guest safety, and of course we are going to continue to do that, especially during this coronavirus,” Mull said.

Mull said that she's just looking forward to seeing peoples fearful faces again.

“I’m just excited to have this open again, it’s just a fun place to come and the excitement and having all the guests i’s just, I’m very very excited to just open the park for the year.”

Fear Itself’s opening day is Friday, October 2.

Mull advises anyone wanting to come out to preorder tickets online.

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