Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses + Don’t Be A Monster Campaign


Our friends at Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted House in Ulster Park, NY, recently informed us of this fantastic campaign they are involved in to stop bullying in schools called Don’t Be A Monster.

Gay Travel Information is extremely excited to share this great campaign with our readers!

Don’t Be A Monster is an anti-bullying campaign founded by Imagine Better Inc. to raise awareness of bullying by giving a free, 30-minute presentation to local middle schools.

The campaign originated in San Antonio, TX in 2012 where the 13th Floor Haunted House and city Year San Antonio spread the anti-bullying message “Monsters belong in a haunted house – don’t be a monster!” to over 5,000 students during the month of October.


This year, Don’t Be A Monster is expanding into seven other markets including:  Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted House, 13th Floor Haunted House, House of Torment Haunted House, Netherworld Haunted House, Erebus Haunted Attraction and more. 

Each of the houses has partnered with various non-profits that support anti-bullying messages and initiatives. Non-profit organizations include City Year, Communities In Schools and Choices Empowerment Program.

In addition, Imagine Better Inc. has produced an educational video featuring an original character, Frank Shelly, a Frankenstein-inspired young monster who suffers from bullying in school.  Frank’s character will be present at the schools as a “special guest,” interacting with the students and providing a fun, educational way for students to learn about the dangers of bullying.


Don’t Be A Monster presentations will be held during September and October 2013, in accordance with National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Halloween Season. Don’t Be A Monster will present to 10 middle schools in each market.

“Taking this anti-bullying campaign to the national level was always our goal… entertaining the kids and spreading the message of tolerance and peace to them is important in our society.”
-Chris Stafford, Owner, 13th Floor Haunted House



Creating Nightmares for 21 years! 

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is a force to be feared with frightening actors, incredible special FX, and terrifying monsters!

In 2013 guests travel on a one-mile hayride journey witnessing their futures unveiled as a fortune teller reads from a cursed deck of Tarot Cards.


The haunted attractions also include: The Lunar Motel, Glutton’s Slaughter House, The Root Cellar, Dark Harvest Corn Maze, Nightshade Greenhouse, Dr. Dark’s Black Spider Sideshow, The Feeding, Dahlia Blood’s Manor, and a magic/illusion show. In addition, there are four food concessions, and Fear Gear, Magic Moon, Scareware and Witchy Women gift shops. 




Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses has the honors of being named # 1 Hallow Scream by The Weather Channel, World’s Best Haunted Hayride by AOL News, America’s Scariest Haunted House in the Northeast by MTV, #1 in America (two consecutive years) by HauntWorld Magazine, # 1 on the Planet by New York Daily News, “One of America’s Best Hometown Haunts” by Fangoria Magazine, # 1 Outdoor Attraction by American Airlines, # 1 Scream Park and Hayride in America by HauntWorld Magzine, # 1 by USA Today, and has consistently been named in the Top Ten Haunted Attractions by CNBC and AOL.


Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses have also been featured on The Travel Channel, Comedy Central, Emeril Live, Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Evening News and several national magazines!

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is located in Ulster Park, NY, part of the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley.

The property incorporates over forty-five acres of naturally landscaped property that includes foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more.

The attraction is designed and built by professionals from the lighting, costume, sound, set design, special effects, and make-up industries.

They employ over 250 actors and staff trained to provide a memorable and enjoyable evening for the whole family.



778 Broadway, Route 9W

Ulster Park, NY 12487




Desiree Sousa

Owner / Editor in Chief 

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