I drove 2 hours to Spirit Halloween's huge flagship retailer that opens in July and is a dream for horror followers. Right here's what it's like.

When it was time to go away, I discovered myself desirous to rush house and begin a scary-movie marathon.

Animatronics inside the Spirit Halloween flagship store.

The flagship retailer was definitely worth the journey at the very least as soon as.

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I spent about an hour within the retailer and liked trying by every little thing it needed to provide. I discovered nearly each costume I may think about, and collectible objects that any horror fanatic would love.

I additionally actually appreciated the shop’s shows, from festive costumes held on the partitions, to interactive walk-throughs and animatronics.

At common Spirit Halloween shops, in my expertise, many animatronics cease working throughout the first week or two of being open. However on the flagship retailer, every one got here to life with the press of a button.

The identical goes for merchandise. Whereas costumes and collectible objects promote out shortly at my native shops, the flagship location had loads of inventory.

Two hours is an extended drive, and I am unsure I might make visiting a precedence yearly.

However in 2023, Spirit Halloween’s flagship will reopen on July 29 to rejoice the chain’s fortieth anniversary. Devoted followers are already making journey plans to attend, and I would simply have to affix them.