California is planning to hold a haunted attraction for kids and an adult to see in a park in the Golden State.
The park is called Erebus and is being planned in the San Fernando Valley, the California Department of Parks and Recreation said in a statement.
The attraction, called Haunted Erebu, is intended to appeal to children and adults.
The state will host the first event in 2019, the statement said.
Children aged five to 15 will be able to take part in the haunted attraction.
The agency did not specify the ages of the participants.
It did say the attraction will be “experimental”.
It is the first time that a state-sponsored attraction will have a live attraction, said David Meehan, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Southern California.
“It’s kind of new,” Meehen said.
“We’ve had it in Canada, in France, in Belgium, in Sweden and elsewhere, but not here.
It’s new in a way.”
Meehan said he is not sure how well the attraction can work, but it does have to be “very, very careful not to put too much pressure on the kids”.
“It has to be safe, it has to make sure that there is enough safety precautions,” he said.
“So you can have things like blinds and blinds with a little curtain to make it feel safe.”
Erebus is expected to be open for public tours in 2019.
The haunted attraction is a combination of real and virtual, and is meant to give people a sense of place and a chance to get lost in the virtual world.
The first version of the attraction was installed in 2011, and it is a collaboration between the California Adventure Parks, Caltech, the University and the University Museum of California.
The California Department for Natural Resources and Environment is also responsible for overseeing the project.
“The attraction is open to the public and it’s going to be really fun,” Erebs CEO Steve Kline said.
The theme park is being funded by the state.