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October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 2015
7 PM - 11 PM Nightly
*Last Ticket Sold at 10 PM*

Saturday Oct 24th, 2015 Trick or Treat Trail 3:30PM - 6:00PM $3 per child

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14800 Ravinia Ave Orland Park, IL 60462

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General Tickets $12

VIP Tickets $17.00 - (VIP ticket not applicable to any other discounts offered)

* $2 discount with donation of one non-perishable food item *
- One discount per person -
* Children 5 and under free when accompanied by a ticketed companion *
* Light Rain Does Not Stop Our Haunted Attraction *
For more information please visit:

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Q: What does the Orland Park Lions Club have to do with the Forest of Fears?

A: The Haunted Woods (Forest of Fears) has been a haunt attraction dating back to 1988 in Orland Park. The haunt is completely operated by volunteers and the money raised at all of the club's events go right back into the local community to help those in need. The Lions Club relies on other not-for profit groups to help haunt and staff the attraction.


Q: What dates and Times are you open?

A: The Forest of Fears is open October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 2015. The haunt will be open from 7pm to 11pm nightly with the LAST ticket sold at 10pm.


Q: How much does it cost?

A: General Admission is $12 per person


Q: Are there any discounts?

A: Yes, there is a $2 discount with a donation of one non-perishable food item, one item per person that goes to help a local food pantry. Also, children 5 and under are free with a paid admission.

*This discount is not valid with any other offers, but feel free to bring a canned food donation to help your local community*

For groups larger than 15, please contact for an additional discount.


Q: Do you charge for parking?

A: NO, There is plenty of free parking available right next to the attraction.


Q: Is there an age limit for the Forest of Fears?

A: NO, however due to some gore, special effects, loud noises and intense acting it is not recommended for small children.  We have had young children go through and have a great time and adults who go through and are in tears. You're the parent, you be the judge.


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Sorry, even though this is an outdoor attraction, the haunt contains loud noises and tight spaces that might spook the dog and could pose a risk to our actors.  They'd probably be more comfortable in the car (ventilation please) with the other chickens.


Q: Is the haunt entirely outdoors?

A: The Forest of Fears is a complete outdoor attraction. The haunt does have times of dryness as certain scenes are covered from the elements. The trees also protect patrons partially from the wind and heavy rain…. sometimes. Dress accordingly for the weather and expect to be outside for at least an hour from start to finish.


Q: Once we've paid for admission are we able to go through again?

A: NO, however, you can purchase another ticket if you would like to walk through again.


Q: How long does it take to go through?

A: It's really difficult to give an answer to this question. Some groups run right through, while others take their time. Guess it depends on how you well you handle FEAR. On average we would say 20-35 minutes.


Q: Is the Forest of Fears handicap accessible?

A: Having a haunt in the middle of the woods is a challenge to begin with, but we do our best to be handicap accessible. There might be some areas where it might be a little tight to maneuver and for these areas we provide a bypass if needed


Q: Is there security?

A: There is local law enforcement nightly, walking the haunt to ensure both the patron and actors safety.


Q: Can we be denied access to the Forest of Fears?

A: YES, absolutely, we do not tolerate foul language, obscene behavior, weapons, alcohol, drugs, etc. etc. etc., come on now, use your head!


Q: Can we take photos inside your haunted house?

A: NO, photography and video recording are not permitted.


Q: Will the actors touch us, or can we touch the actors?

A: NO, the Forest of Fears has a no touch policy and that goes for both the actor as well as the patron.  Incidental or unintentional contact may occur.


Q: Is it the same as last year?

A: Nope, Each year the FOF haunt team is hard at work making many changes to ensure that each year our patrons experience as much fear as we can bring to one attraction. There will be some special effects or designs that might be familiar from previous years, but redesigned or placed somewhere different in the haunt.


Q: Can I get out if I want to?

A: Yes, if you are just too freaked out to continue, just let your guide know, and he will bypass you through some of the more intense moments of the attraction.


Q: If I get too scared to make it through the Forest of Fears, can I get a refund?

A: No. You paid us to scare you. If you get scared in the line or in the first few steps and want to leave, we've done what you paid us to do very quickly. Be happy with prompt service!


Q: Who should visit the Forest of Fears?

A: Virtually anyone. As long as you think you'll enjoy being scared. We strive to provide entertainment value for all ages. Bring your family, bring your friends, heck bring your whole neighborhood!


Q: Is it Safe for expectant mothers or people with medical conditions?

A: We do not recommend the haunted attraction to anyone who is pregnant or has a medical condition where flashing lights, darkness, loud noises, uneven surfaces or extreme scares may create difficulties. 


Q: How can I avoid standing in line for an hour?

A: This one is very simple actually. Come early. We open every night at 7PM and is usually when the line is at its shortest. No promises, though, just remember standing in line is half the fun of haunted attractions…the anticipation!!

There is a VIP ticket available for $17 that will allow faster entry than general admission into the haunt. You just have to figure out how much money your time is worth.

*VIP Ticket not applicable to any discounts offered... please feel free to bring a canned food item to help your local community*


Q: I want to do a story on your haunted attraction, who do I talk to?

A: Call 708-288-4110 or Email:


Q: I have a question that wasn't answered here, what do I do?

A: Email:


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