A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the MBVFD Inc. this year and make our Annual Haunted House a big success! We look forward to seeing everyone next October!
MBVFD Haunted House
Every October, our volunteers put in over 200 combined hours of work in just 2 days to make this event happen. Usually held on the Saturday before Halloween, we transform our fire engine bays into a scary maze that is fun for the whole family. Come out and prepare to be scared!
2017 Haunted House FAQs
Q – How much does this event cost?
A – This event is FREE and is funded 100% through donations made to MBVFD Inc., our non-profit organization. Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be available for a small donation to the MBVFD Inc. There will also be a local high school afterschool club on site selling items (water, soda, chips, etc…) to raise money for their club.
Q – What time does the event start and end?
A – The Haunted House will open at 5pm, and the last group though will be at 9pm. The Movie in the Park will start at 6:30pm.
Q – Can I wear my Halloween costume to the event?
A – Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes to the event. We ask that adults and teens do not wear any costumes to the event.
Q – What age group is this event appropriate for?
A – Our Haunted House is geared towards kids and adults ages 10+. Younger children are admitted with a parent or guardian. We usually try to do at least 1 “Not so Scary” run per hour, where the children are given a flashlight to borrow, and where the characters will not jump out or try to scare you, they just stand there still as you walk though. It is still a dark and foggy environment however, and it is up to the parent or guardian to decide if it is appropriate for their child. The problems we normally see with children getting too scared or crying are when parents take their young children through a normal run instead of the “Not so Scary” run. This year we have also teamed up with the Town of Melbourne Beach, who will be showing Casper the Friendly Ghost as a Movie in the Park. This will be taking place at the same time as the Haunted House, so families with children too young for the Haunted House will be able to still hang out and watch the movie.
Q – Is there anything to do there other than the Haunted House?
A – Yes! This year we have teamed up with the Town of Melbourne Beach, who will be showing Casper the Friendly Ghost as a Movie in the Park. The Movie will start at 6:30pm, and will be a fun option for families with children too young for the Haunted House. There is also playground equipment and a basketball court in the park where the movie will be shown.
Q – Is this event fun for adults or teenagers?
A – Yes, we think so. Our Haunted House is geared for ages 10+. With that being said, there are still a lot of adults and teens that wind up really liking it and getting scared their first time through.
Q – Will the characters touch me?
A – Our haunted house is set up as a “No-Touch” zone, so the characters will not intentionally touch you. They will still jump out and grab at you, and if you bump into them, that is out of the actors control. We also ask that none of the participants intentionally touch the actors as they go through the maze.
Q – Can I be a character in the Haunted House?
A – Unfortunately no, due to liability reasons, only active members of the Fire Dept. and those with special exemptions by the Fire Chief are allowed to be characters inside the Haunted House.
Q – Are there bathrooms on site?
A – Yes, there are bathrooms located next to the fire station in Ryckman Park that will be open for use during the Haunted House.
Q – Will there be food at the event?
A – Yes, Hamburgers and Hot dogs will be available for a small donation to the MBVFD Inc. (typically $3 each or 2 for $5). There will also be a local high school after-school club on site selling items (water, soda, chips, etc…) to raise money for their club.
Q – Is there a rain-out plan?
A – Yes, in the case of severe weather, the Haunted House and “Halloween Movies in the Park” will be rescheduled for a later date. Check our website and/or our Facebook page at Facebook.com/mbvfd for current updates and information on our events.