September 21, 2009
WHERE: Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Begins at the Learning Center Parking Lot
WHEN: Friday, October 30
The Temple University Ambler campus has a history that dates back to the early 1900s. With such a storied past, there is no telling what ghosts and specters haunt the lush woodlands and buildings of the campus today.
Be careful if you visit campus on October 30 — the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association will be disturbing the restless dead and they know what scares you. The students will transform campus in to a maze of horrors with inventive scenes of their own design.
“Every year our house, and now our haunted hayride, becomes bigger and better. The students work really hard to make sure that everyone who comes in leaves screaming,” said Joseph Cianchetta, President of the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association.
The set pieces are being created entirely by Temple University Ambler students and will include a wide variety of terrifying thrills and chills along the hayride path.
Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for children under 12, and $8 with a student ID. Refreshments will be available for sale. Parking is available in the Commuter Parking Lot on Meetinghouse Road. The recommended age limit for the event is 12 year old and above; a parent or guardian is suggested for children who are below the age limit.
“Each year we receive great feedback by our patrons. One woman who experienced our haunted events had mentioned Temple’s haunted hayride was scarier than the more elaborate events in the area,” Cianchetta said. “We have very creative students working together, which undoubtedly contributes to our growing success.”
For more information, contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at 267-468-8181.