SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Business at Fright Nights, a haunted house in Syracuse, has been great so far this year, Grazi Zazzara, the owner, said. Fright Nights used to be at the New York State Fairgrounds, but moved to LePage Place this season.
“We’re able to work all year round,” Zazzara said about the new location. “At the state fair, we had three weeks to set it up. Ran it for five weeks and two weeks to tear it down.”
Fright Nights has over $1-million worth of props and five different haunted houses. The houses are The Fallen Giant, Jurassic Park, Burgen Manor, Lady Lamson’s Cursed Voyage and Penny’s Playhouse. Fright Night’s new location is also much bigger than its previous location. This is an advantage, Zazzara said.
“We have 82-thousand square feet here,” Zazzara said. “That’s probably bigger than Disney’s haunted house. I’m sure it’s bigger than Disney’s haunted house. Like I said, our houses now are twice as big as they were at the state fair.”
This weekend, which is the last before Halloween, will be Fright Nights’ last of the season. They are expecting the houses to be at full capacity in terms of attendance, Zazzara said.
Fright Nights will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, according to their website. The final day of their season will be Sunday when they are open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fright Nights offers rates for single houses or all five houses. Tickets for one house are $10 while tickets for all five houses are $25, according to Fright Nights’ website.