haunted car wash Facebook: Rainforest Car Wash
Facebook: Rainforest Car Wash

If you and the family are looking for a good scare this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with a trip to a local haunted house. But, if you’re looking to do something a little bit different this year, Rainforest Car Wash in Brunswick, Ohio has been offering a fresh take on the classic Halloween tradition in the form of a haunted car wash.

For the last two weeks of October (the 25th and 26th are the final dates), Rainforest Car Wash customers have been able to get their cars washed “while enjoying a slow, spooky ride through our wash.”

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“We have roughly 10 to 15 staff on site. Several of our staff are interacting with the cars inside the tunnel, popping out and hiding behind the soap machines,” marketing manager Tara Baugher told ABC News. “The rest are outside engaging with the line and we have people in costumes running around scaring people waiting.”

Besides a clean car and creepy fun, Rainforest Car Wash also provides customers with an air freshener as well as a trick-or-treat bag with coupons to other local businesses. According to Baugher, customers with freshly cleaned cars have come back to the car wash just for the scares.

“We’ve had a couple people come back on repeat days just to go through again. The response has been overwhelming,” Baugher said. “Kids really love it.”

On top of a car wash being pretty terrifying in general (come on, you know it just looks and sounds like one big death trap), Rainforest customers have to deal with ghosts, clowns, and goblins popping out from under the suds. One Rainforest employee added, “We have people in various positions throughout the tunnel peeling soap away, scaring people, we have various props and scenes set up.”

The haunted car wash concept isn’t just limited to Brunswick, Ohio, as similar businesses have popped up in several other locations around the country, including Daphne, Alabama, and Wichita Falls, Texas. Is there a haunted car wash near you?


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