Rotten Apple 907
Rotten Apple 907 is a home haunt beloved by the Burbank community since 2003. Each year, creators Preston and Diane Meyer build a brand-new haunt from scratch, each time with a different theme. 100% of the proceeds are donated to a chosen charity serving Burbank neighborhoods.
- Located at 907 N. California Street, Burbank, California
- Short, traditional haunted house with a small handful of scare actors
- No intentional touch from actors
- Family-friendly – no graphic content
- Simple special effects including possible strobe lights and/or fog
- Guests are divided into small groups
- Tight spaces and darkness may be used
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Each year, Burbank residents watch with excitement as the Meyer family surrounds its tiny home with tall castle walls. It is the iconic exterior of Rotten Apple 907, a delightful, short home haunt that often explores the dark side of fantasy and folklore. Rotten Apple is free, with its creators only suggesting a donation to that year’s chosen charity. It has become an institution in the Burbank Community, with lines often extending down and around the block. The number of visitors has grown steadily, with recent productions entertaining 3000+ guests in just one weekend. It was featured in the documentary Epic Home Haunts, which explores the personal lives of some of SoCal’s most well-known haunt creators.
Rotten Apple is extremely family friendly and an excellent introduction to the haunt world for interested youngsters. Visitors will be admitted as a small group of around 2-6. Its very short length – easily less than five minutes – may also be a draw for hesitant guests, or those looking to hit other haunts nearby. There is street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, though considering the size of the crowds, it may require a block or two’s walk. Rotten Apple 907 is typically only open for a few nights on or close to Halloween. Lines can be incredibly long for this haunt, with many reviews detailing 2+ hour waits. It is strongly advised to arrive early, and perhaps even stake out a spot well before opening.
The haunt includes a number of jump scares, and though none are meant to terrorize, the space is very small and may be a problem for more claustrophobic visitors. There may be short periods of darkness in which guests will find their way forward by touch, as well as some disorienting lighting. Though it is certainly meant to elevate the heart rate, the themes chosen are typically lighter than other haunts, such as 2018’s “Kilpetto’s Toy Shop” or 2017’s “The Not So Enchanted Forest.” There are no zombies or axe murderers to be found – instead, expect to encounter witches, spirits, and other fantastic beasts.
Those looking to attend should stake out a spot early and bring a few dollars to donate. Rotten Apple is a labor of love, and a shining example of haunting as community service.
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