The long wait for fans of Travel Channel’s Destination Fear is finally over. The show is set to premiere its third season on July 24, 2021, on Travel Channel and Discovery+.

And no prizes in guessing the cast for the show, as the original paranormal investigator of the show Dakota Laden and his team are back on the road to take on the haunted and paranormal hotspots across America.

On February 18, 2021, it was announced that the show had officially been picked for an eight-episode third season after a successful second season.

The second season, which aired its 14 episodes between April 29, 2020, and December 19, 2020, received great ratings on IMDb with the highest of 8.8 out of 10 on the 12th episode titled ‘Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.’

The least rated episode was the 6th episode, ‘Sheboygan County Asylum,’ with a 7.4 rating.

What to Expect On ‘Destination Fear’ Season 3?

Confirming the third season of Destination Fear, the show’s lead investigator Dakota revealed in a press release that he and his team would explore a jail, a sanatorium, a reformatory, and the Villisca Axe Murder House.

“We’ve been through a lot together but even after all of our dark encounters, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s out there,” Dakota added.

He further shared that he usually saved the worse location [and the best for viewers] for last, but he would go through the scariest places first this season. His words,

I usually save the worst location for last, but this time I am throwing us head-first into one of the scariest places in the entire country. And I have a few surprises up my sleeve to fuel the terror even more.

In the premiere episode, the paranormal investigators visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the most frightening and infamous places in America.

The death rate at the former tuberculosis hospital was reportedly so high that a “body chute” was created to hide the constant flow of dead bodies from those living in the facility.

Meet the Cast

Destination Fear Season 3 will see all four original paranormal investigators of the show that comprises Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Alex Schroeder alongside Dakota.

Just in case you didn’t know, Chelsea, an optometry student, is Dakota’s biological sister, while Tanner, an aspiring filmmaker, and Alex are his close [and old] friends.


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“I think this is the most vulnerable we’ve ever been,” Tanner said about the new season. “Even our pit stops are challenging. It adds a whole new layer to our experience.”

“Everything is extreme, even the locations,” Alex added. “And as much as we try to ready ourselves for each situation, nothing can really prepare us for what comes next.”

On 20 July 2021, Dakota also took to Twitter to share a picture of the “fearless four,” notifying his followers it was only four days until the brand new season airs. 

“Woo hoo!!! Can't wait. Staying up till 3am gmt so I can live tweet with the #DFam,” one fan added a thread showing her excitement for the show. Hopefully, Destination Fear delivers on its promises to take fans on a rollercoaster paranormal ride!