Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
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The Psycho Path Maze
Attraction type Haunted House

Halloween Horror Nights III
Halloween Horror Nights IV

Park Universal Studios Florida
Area World Expo



Housed in Bates Motel
Based on Psycho (1960)
Followed by Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates & Insanity (1999)

The Psycho Path Maze was one of the three haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights III. It came back the following year for Halloween Horror Nights IV. It was located in the Bates Motel both years and was based off of the movie Psycho. This house had a sequel during Halloween Horror Nights IX called Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

In 1993, Universal Studios Florida decided to make a Psycho house for their Hallloween Horror Nights event that year, so they built a tent behind the Bates Motel facade that they had in the World Expo area of the park. The facade was a recreation of the famous Bates Motel and the Bates House (which was up on a hill). The house would use actual props from the movie Psycho IV: The Beginning, and would take guests through famous scenes from the Psycho franchise.

This house was so popular that they decided to bring it back the following year in 1994. This incarnation of the house had most of the popular rooms from the 1993 house, as well as several added scenes. These two houses would be the only ones located in The Bates Motel, as the facade was destroyed in the mid 1990s to make room for Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone.

The house would get a sequel in 1999 titled Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates, in which guests are transported into Norman's crazed mind as he is confined in the Fairvayle Sanitarium.

Description (1993)[edit | edit source]

A maniacal maze - Check into the Bates Motel if you dare!

Check into the Bates Motel and venture down the Psycho Path, if you dare. This new maze of madness fuels your deepest fears as you are chased by Mother Bates further and further into the darkness.

Description (1994)[edit | edit source]

At the Bates Motel you can check in, Mother Bates will check you out!

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

In 1993, guests would enter the queue in front of the Bates Motel facade. The facade was the Bates Motel and the Bates House. However, in 1994 it seemed that guests would enter the house in front of the facade for the Bates House and not the Bates Motel like the year before.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

In the house there was a scene called "The Closet" and it featured a closet filled with clothes. Norman Bates' Mother would jump out from behind these clothes with a knife. Another room featured a painting above a fireplace and Norman Bates dressed as his mother would pop out of the painting. There was also a kitchen scene where Norman dressed as his mother would come out of a cupboard. One of the final rooms featured the shower scene from Psycho. Norman Bates dressed as his mother would stab a mannequin that represents Marion Crane from behind a curtain while the famous Shower Scene music played. He would then jump out at guests as they walked by.

According to this, there may have also been some black and white rooms, as well as scenes depicting the mid of Norman Bates. Allegedly, somewhere in this house guests got blood slung at them. There may have also been a scene with a moving bed, and a refrigerator guests' could open for a disgusting surprise.

The 1994 version of the house included several new scenes, including graveyard and an attic.

Scareactors[edit | edit source]

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This house was the first and only house ever located in the Bates Motel.
Halloween Horror Nights III
Haunted Houses: The Slaughterhouse • The People Under the Stairs • The Psycho Path Maze
Shows: Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Crossbows of Death  • Hex Maniacs  • Human Blockhead  • Robosaurus  • Rock Inferno Featuring Herb Williams and Gibraltar • Burn and Bury
Unofficial Shows: Prince Dragon  • Blade Walker
Show Collection: Midway of the Bizarre
Halloween Horror Nights IV
Haunted Houses: The Boneyard (House) • Dungeon of Terror • Hell's Kitchen •The Psycho Path Maze
Scarezone: Horrorwood
Shows: Bill and Ted Meet Timecop  • The Devil and His Showgirls  • The Price is Fright  • Robosaurus  • Rock 'N' Roll Inferno
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