Def Con 1 Haunted Warehouse May Not Be Able To Operate Next Year
For over 20 years Billy Pon's Def Con 1 Haunted Warehouse has been terrifying audiences who have dared to go through the maze, but this year may be the last year.
According to NewsWest 9, it is all because of new city codes and regulations that have gone into effect.
"The city codes are getting harder so we don't even know if we'll be able to do it next year. So we're going to see so this may even be the last year so everybody should come on out," said Billy Pon, owner and director of Def Con.
New safety measures have been put on the warehouse requiring them to get a sprinkler system, alarm system, and an emergency voice alarm system.
"It's basically because we have a maze. Because when you do a maze, it's supposed to disorient people, so therefore they want a sprinkler system overhead," said Pon.
"So if this was just an empty building or if it was an event center doing concerts, it would be OK, and I said well maybe I'll just build one outside a wall of any kind. That's still considered a maze, they want a sprinkler system."
The regulations went into effect earlier this year but Def Con was allowed to go on this year without it because of their great reputation and high demand.
If you want to go to the haunted warehouse, it will be open till Friday November 1, 2019 at 2215 W. 2nd in Odessa.