Indy Scream Park is back for the Halloween season with six hair-raising attractions that are perfect for any thrill seeker. Last year I went with a fellow Doing Indy blogger (you think I’d go to a scream park alone?) and while I’m not usually one for haunted houses, you have to give Indy Scream Park credit for the effort put into giving you the biggest scare yet.
What makes Indy Scream Park so special is their unique storytelling ability through the various attractions. Visit their website and you can read the backstory behind each attraction. Backwoods takes you through a cornfield, but instead of just walking through a dark cornfield with people to jump out at you, Backwoods tells the story of the Deadstone National Park and the Tate family who guards it. While fictional, the suspense of the stories is enough to make you scream before you even get to the park.
If you went last year you should know there’s a brand new attraction for 2013 called Brickmore Asylum. This may be the creepiest of the stories, as “many visitors who insist on entering Brickmore Asylum are permanently committed to the institution soon after their arrival.” You learn about the patients and the asylum staff, giving another layer of depth outside of just fake blood, dim lights and scary noises.
Those less inclined to enter the attractions (attention parents) can hang out at Monster Midway, the centrally located “hub” in between all of the attractions. Play the carnival games, get a Tarot card reading, purchase food or drinks and sit by the bonfire. You aren’t completely off the hook from the scariness, though, as you may be approached by a few of the monsters who are walking around the midway. Fire dancers and hoopers provide entertainment while you nosh on elephant ears and funnel cakes.
Visit IndyScreamPark.com to view hours, location and purchase tickets in advance. I highly suggest buying a VIP pass – you get to use a VIP only express line. People come from all over to visit these freaky attractions and the lines can get really long. Indy Scream Park is open until Saturday, November 2.
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