Terror Manor sees record turnout opening weekend amid COVID-19 concerns

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Many people across the country are concerned that Halloween would be canceled as the CDC warns that trick-or-treating and other Halloween events — including Terror Manor, which opened its doors for the 2020 Halloween season last week — could be a high risk for contracting coronavirus.

The scariest thing could be something you can’t see, which is why co-owner Scott Gibson takes cleaning very seriously.

“Everything gets sprayed, everything in a mass spray before every night we open and then throughout the night we’ll be continuously spraying some stuff down, wiping the handrails down. All the touched areas that are frequently touched.”

Scott Gibson – Co-Owner of Terror Manor

During opening weekend, more than 400 people visited Terror Manor. Usually, those are the numbers seen closer to Halloween night.

“Usually our opening night is very small, it’s opening night and the typical Halloween season it gets bigger the closer you get to Halloween. We were very surprised at the number of people that came last Friday and Saturday.”

Scott Gibson – Co-Owner of Terror Manor

Gibson says he believes people are ready to get out and enjoy themselves more than they ever had before. He also adds that visitors over the weekend had no issue with the mandated face mask policy and were patient to get their turn through the scare attraction.

“When people come up the steps a person there says… please get some hand sanitizer on your hands and of course face coverings is mandatory for everybody. If you don’t have one we provide one for you, we’ve got plenty.”

Scott Gibson – Co-Owner of Terror Manor

Terror Manor is held Thursdays through Saturdays each weekend of October and the first Thursday through Saturday in November.

Terror Manor is ADA compliant and is a Rated R attraction.

For more information, you can find Terror Manor on Facebook and you can visit their website by clicking here.

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