Edge of Hell is officially closed for the season. We want to thank everyone that came out this year! You can purchase gift certificates for the 2020 season here.
USA Today reports on the history of haunted attractions and where you should go across the country. Edge of Hell is the oldest, commercial haunted attraction still in operations in the U.S.
Edge of Hell celebrates its 45th season in 2019 with frightening updates. Perched at 666’ above sea level, visitors go through the depths of hell in this multi-story haunted house.
The haunt features phobias and a five-story fright from heaven to hell plus the world’s record, longest, living snake.
Rat Man, vampires, and the devil on hand in your path by purgatory, hounds of hell, and stone-cold crypts. A truly sensory experience that brings on the heat.
The Edge of Hell proudly supports the Don't Be A Monster anti-bullying program. Don't Be A Monster is a national nonprofit that works with haunted houses throughout the United States to offer anti-bullying assemblies to students. They are the largest nonprofit that works with haunted houses in the U.S, and we are proud to stand alongside them. For more information, visit www.DontBeAMonster.org.
Queen of Haunts, is a legacy in the haunt business, earning the title from her immense experience and achievement in the industry. Queen of Haunts started in the business of scare as a small child who slept in a coffin at the family's Edge of Hell attraction. Now, 45 years later the attraction is still operating alongside her other nationally acclaimed haunts.
At 7.67 meters (25 feet 2 inches) long, Medusa, a Reticulated Python owned by Full Moon Productions in Kansas City, Missouri, USA is the longest snake ever in captivity.
The 8-year-old, 158.8 kilogram (350-pound) reptile is primarily kept coiled up in a nook in a haunted house attraction (The Edge of Hell) with its cavernous turn-of-the-century brick warehouse. Medusa's primary diet consists of a combination of rabbits, hogs and deer, served to her every two weeks. Watch the video.
The haunted house staff knows her as the sloppiest eater within The Edge of Hell attraction, as she's been known to accidentally bite into herself instead of her dinner. While a python's behavior could be wild and unpredictable, Medusa is typically tolerable and respectable of others unless agitated, hungry or provoked.
According to Medusa's handler and Edge of Hell's general manager, Larry Edgar, "We try to keep Medusa well-fed and slightly out of reach as there have been instances with Reticulated Pythons where they've had to cut people out of them! We never underestimate that she does always have the upper-hand."
During the Haunted House season, Medusa enters into a performance mentality; a state the owners call her "stealth mode," in which the snake remains extremely still as patrons pass by.
She has also been known to "purr" like a cat when content and "huff" or "hiss" if she's distressed or annoyed.
Medusa prefers that Larry assists with her shedding and if the python has any spots that prove tough to shed, she will nudge him for assistance.
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World-Record Holder Snake, Medusa, Strikes Her 15th Year
Python Earns Her Keep at Kansas City’s Beast and Edge of Hell Haunted Houses
There is a slithering of activity for Medusa's 15th birthday on October 13 – coinciding with the full "Hunters" moon. Medusa is a reticulated python with residences at Kansas City's Edge of Hell and Beast Haunted Houses. Her haunt owners and handler love to make this apex predator happy. They'll treat her to a swim in her pool and a feast on something that is eighty to 100 pounds - perhaps a deer or goats. The next few days after her meal, she'll nap contently in a sort of "meat coma."
As a working girl, she'll need a few days after eating before she is ready for the four consecutive nights of shows starting Thursday, October 17.
Guinness World Records made the measure in 2011 for this world record-breaking long snake at 25'2" and 350 pounds. She has put on another 150 pounds give or take whatever and whenever she last ate. Her length is kept under wraps as she prefers curling up and having her handler, Larry Edgar, scratch her scales when she is shedding.
"This birthday girl is a beautiful snake that gives her little 'love hiss' when she relaxes," said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, aka Queen of Haunts. "We know this eater is happy - taking the haunt season all in stride with her ten-month vacation when the season wraps."
In the wild, her species average 10'-20’ long, and they hunt by constricting their prey in a matter of minutes. Whereas this haunt serpent just has to look like she'll squeeze the devil out of you for her role alongside werewolves and vampires in the haunted attractions.
While werewolves and vampires are mythological creatures, they have some hunting similarities to a python. A werewolf's instinct is to eat raw meat from its kill on a full moon after turning from a cursed man to a werewolf. In werewolf lore, a full moon brings out the beast in humans, and this is particularly true for the Beast Haunted House cast hungry to scare.
Vampires are also looking to feast on the living at night – preferring a blood meal. A full moon will restore a wounded vampire. This Sunday's full moon is a night off for the vampire cast working at Edge of Hell Haunted House before the season kicks into full gear. The haunts are down to their last 12 nights, Thursday to Sunday for the next couple weeks, then the final four days from October 30 to Saturday, November 2.
About Full Moon Productions:
Full Moon Productions owns and operates the world-class haunted attractions since its first in 1975. The Edge of Hell, Beast, and Macabre Cinema Haunted Houses all deliver frightful fun from their large buildings located in the Historic West Bottoms Entertainment District off the 12th Street Bridge near downtown Kansas City. The Queen of Haunts and' scare cast' generate fear with the help of sophisticated sets, technology, and the world-record breaking snake, Medusa. The company makes helping children and animal charities a priority, including their participation in the anti-bullying charity "Don't Be a Monster." Each weekend the area hosts the Festival of the Full Moon outside the haunted houses that include free hayrides, roaming beasts and monsters, food trucks, and more.
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