Molitor's Haunted Acres Ready For 20th Year Of Screams

Molitor's Haunted Acres Ready For 20th Year Of Screams Click to Enlarge Photo: Steven Coursolle (KNSI)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Molitor's Haunted Acres is entering the 20th year of scaring central Minnesotans on the spooky family owned property in Sauk Rapids.

Screams will fill the nighttime air starting this weekend and lasting through the month.

Co-Owner Tammy Molitor says it all started when her husband Ron told their son Ronnie about his idea to bring people through the woods and give them a good scare.

"Well Ronnie, we're going to take a trailer and we're going to put people on it and we're going to scare them," Tammy said.

Molitor's Haunted Acres is well known for their Wagon of Doom Haunted Hayride, a 100-year-old haunted house, the Toxic Mineshaft and others.

Ronnie has been involved with the family business since he can remember, and grew up scaring customers as Ghostface (the killer in Scream), Leather Face and of course the chanisaw wielding Jason.

Now he has taken on a much larger roll building different scenes and is trying to incorporate more animatronics that pop out and scare guests, but he says they couldn't do it without their crew.

"The workers and the scare masters is what makes a good show, but we like those little spots with stuff that pops out at you, we're trying to get into that a lot more," Ronnie said.

Tammy says this year's show will feature a thank you to all their repeat customers who've frequented Molitor's over the last 20 years, and she's looking forward to this year and many more.

"I'm very excited, I feel a major sense of accomplishment although we're not done, we're going to keep going, I look forward to year 21," she said.

Ronnie is looking forward to expanding and giving customers a better experience each year.

"Well for us it's become a tradition and I feel like we've only just begun, I just want to keep going and making the show bigger and better, and keep the family tradition intact," he said

Click here for Molitor's Haunted Acres schedule and hours of operation.

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