new for 2021
Pirate's Cave Haunt is a free non-profit event, made possible by donations from our guests and sponsors. As a way to thank our donors, we have implemented Express Queue. This service is a one time use front of the line pass for our newest attraction,
Pirate's Cave: Curse of Calico Jack.
Express Queue is not required to experience this event*
General Admission is free and reservations are not required*
A legend looms over a newly founded Mine Tour in the underground sea caves below the ocean shore. Many miners have claimed to have heard things lurking in the shadows and rumors point to an ancient pirate curse buried for centuries. Are you brave enough to take the tour and discover if the superstition revolving the caves is true or not? Get your hardhat on, because this is a tour you’ll never forget...
Pirate's Cave Haunt has been providing family-friendly scares to the city of Villa Park & Orange for 22 years now. It’s a labor of love headed up by the father and son team Dave & Jacob Larson, at our home in Orange County, CA
Meet Dave & Jacob Larson
The Creators of Pirate's Cave Haunt
New to the neighborhood, Dave started
the unofficial Pirate's Cave back in 1999.
The first year Dave simply stood out in the front yard with a "Phantom of the Opera" mask and a shovel, and ever since then the haunt has been evolving.
For their 2020 season, Jacob wanted to expand the story of their haunt and created the highly lauded "Pirate's Cave Origins". A 10 minute narrated story featuring water fx, dmx lighting, and actors in the front yard of their home.
In 2004, his son Jacob was born into the haunt life. Over the years, Jacob grew a strong passion for Halloween and slowly began to help his dad more and more every year to construct the annual haunted house at their home.
The father and son now work hand in hand
and create memorable screams for years to come.