Medina’s Haunted Car Wash returns for second year

Spooky fun will return to the Rainforest Car Wash when it brings back its wildly popular Haunted Car Wash event for two weekends this fall.

The event is set to take place Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25, scaring visitors and cleaning cars at the same time. It will take place at Rainforest Car Wash’s Medina location only, located at 2700 Medina Road. The event first kicked off in 2019, making headlines across the country.

“The first time around, the Haunted Car Wash event was an unexpected success and a complete whirlwind," said Anthony Bencivenni, Rainforest’s district manager, in a press release.

“After getting that incredible degree of positive response—not just from our local community, but also from a much broader national audience—we knew that the event would be here to stay as a new favorite annual Rainforest tradition and a great opportunity to have some family-friendly fall fun.”

Along with spooky characters jumping out at customers during the car wash, the event will also include trick-or-treat goodie bags to take home, according to a press release. The Haunted Car Wash presents a socially distanced alternative to walk-through haunted houses, in the age of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This event is one of the few things you can do this Halloween that is completely safe," Bencivenni said in a press release. “This year has been particularly difficult for many in our community, and in light of that, we feel it’s critical to provide an opportunity for our local families to enjoy special moments, have fun together, and make lasting memories. That’s really our vision for this year’s event: making people’s lives a little brighter.”