New Hope Car Wash to Transform into ‘Tunnel of Terror’
There comes a time for every car owner when you have to run your vehicle through a car wash to remove various layers of filth.
And since 2019, Tommy’s Express Car Wash in New Hope has been a go-to spot for people who want their sweet rides looking squeaky clean.
“I love it, because it cleans my car very well,” said Richard McIntosh of New Hope.
“Definitely a really busy wash, and a lot of recurring customers,” said Cody Giguere, the site lead at Tommy’s Express Car Wash. “So it’s fun seeing the same people every day.”
Tommy’s Express Car Wash in New Hope receives, on average, about 500 cars a day. But just a few days before Halloween, people will make their way to New Hope for much more than a simple car wash.
For two nights, this car wash will undergo a transformation and become a “Tunnel of Terror.”
“We have actors surrounding the whole property and they’ll pop up and surprise you no matter where you’re at,” Giguere said.
According to Giguere, the idea of a haunted car wash originated a few years ago as a way to do something fun and get the community involved. This will be the fourth year of creeping out customers in New Hope.
“It’s a lot of fun just kinda getting together, get that haunted house vibe that everyone loves,” he said. “But you also get a great car wash at the same time.”
Yes, you’ll still have the benefit of getting your car washed through this process, just as long as you’re okay with the idea of encountering murderous, flesh-hungry clowns.
“There definitely will be some scary moments,” Giguere said. “We’ll have some music playing, we’ll have fog machines going and a lot of jump scares as well that you can expect as you’re going through the wash.”
It’s an event that should be memorable for anyone brave enough to take part. Although it probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.
“Everybody has their likes and dislikes. I just don’t like it,” said McIntosh, the customer from New Hope.
The Tunnel of Terror takes place Oct. 28 and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. The price is $20, but members can go through for free.