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Fear Factory to host annual Halfway to Halloween event

Social distancing guidelines will be included

The Fear Factory Bus sits outside the Salt Lake City-County Building during Fear Factory’s annual Zombie Walk on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
The Fear Factory Bus sits outside the Salt Lake City-County Building during Fear Factory’s annual Zombie Walk on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News

Fear Factory in Salt Lake City will host its annual Halfway to Halloween event amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s going on:

  • Fear Factory will open up on May 29 and May 30 for an annual event called Halfway to Halloween, which is meant to celebrate the time six months ahead of the Octobe rholiday.
  • Tickets are available on Fear Factory’s website.
  • Tickets will be sold in timed ticketing slots to ensure there is safe physical distancing at Fear Factory.
  • Fear Factory Founder Rob Dunfield: “We’re excited to be able to open for our annual Halfway to Halloween event and to start the process of getting back to normal. The health and well-being of our guests is our top priority and we’re taking every precaution to ensure that attendees will have fun in a safe and secure environment.”

How to stay safe

  • Fear Factory released a few guidelines for people to follow if they visit for the event.
  • Social distancing of 6 to 8 feet will be mandatory in outdoor lines.
  • Hand santizing stations will be available through the haunting grounds.
  • Fear Factory staff will be wearing masks.
  • Temperatures for Fear Factory staff will be taken prior to entering the experience. Any staff members will a fever of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be sent home.
  • Concessions and rides will not be open.
  • Fear Factory staff will disinfect touch surfaces like hand rails and restrooms.
  • High risk individuals can enter the park during the first 15 minutes.
  • Dunfield said: “We’ve spent a tremendous amount of resources to develop these guidelines and are confident that the investment will ensure our guests enjoy a safe experience during Halfway to Halloween and throughout our 2020 Halloween season. We know we’ll have a lot of people watching this event and are happy to lead out and provide other haunts, amusement parks and entertainment venues with a template of how to run a successful and secure event during this COVID-19 pandemic.”

More to come:

Fear Factory will host the 11th annual Zombie Walk in Salt Lake City in August.