Kings Dominion planning Halloween mayhem

Posted Friday, July 13, 2001 4:25 AM | Contributed by Sam A. Marks

Let's just get to it with the press release from Paramount's Kings Dominion: Lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower. Paramount's Kings Dominion goes dark as ghostly fog rolls across the familiar fountains and haunting music fills the air. Ghastly creatures lurk in the darkened corridors of International Street when FearFest grips Paramount's Kings Dominion every Friday and Saturday night in October as the park transforms for the first time ever into a horrifying expanse of shock, dread and terror!

As darkness descends on the 400-acre theme park, eerie activities for adventurous guests will begin. Haunted attractions include 3 horrifying mazes featuring The Freezer! FearFest's coolest attraction! The icy, steel walls of this asylum entrance are guarded by butchers, who apparently have just completed a day's work. Chain link and mirrors compose this most challenging maze. Don't be surprised if you NEVER find your way out! But, fear not. They're sure to send something in to find you.

Guests can explore 2 frightening fear zones - if they dare! Many more horrible haunted attractions and menacing monsters await along with the thrilling rides that make Kings Dominion famous! Many with an added FearFest twist! Don't miss classic coasters like the Rebel Yell, Shockwave, The Grizzly, The Hurler and the new HyperSonic XLC that will scream through FearFest nights in despairing darkness.

"There's a great demand for Halloween themed events in this area and FearFest promises to be the biggest and scariest of them all with the emphasis on frightening fun," said Paramount's Kings Dominion Executive Vice President and General Manager Richard Zimmerman.

The attractions in FearFest are designed to be frightening. As a result, the event is not recommended for children under 12 or anyone who doesn't enjoy getting scared. The nightmarish activities take place on Friday and Saturday nights, 7 p.m. until midnight, beginning October 5 and continuing through October 27.

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Friday, July 13, 2001 4:37 AM
Sounds fun! Heh, I don't think too many buzzers don't enjoy being scared!
Friday, July 13, 2001 4:52 AM
Ah, good.
With the successful debut of Kings Island's Fear Fest last year, Paramount has found that providing a terrifying Halloween activity increases their market and generates additional 3rd quarter income.

*** This post was edited by john peck on 7/13/2001. ***
Friday, July 13, 2001 5:57 AM
A Halloween celebration with a recommended age? Now that's what I'm talking about. Could be very good.

Batwing-Bow Down
Friday, July 13, 2001 10:35 AM
That sounds asem i wanna go trou a haunted maze anyone know of any in oct time near NYC? or in Nyc?
Friday, July 13, 2001 1:14 PM
Well i live in Ny, but im from Buffalo and during October I volunterly work in The Haunted Catacombs which is a ton of fun if your like me and you like to scare the livin mess out of people(lol).

Its new home will officialy be and the Clarance WNY Event Center. I would highly suggest to people in the Buffalo region to come check it out this year there is also Nightmare On Main Street thats 2 Huge Haunted Mazes for your excitment.

Friday, July 13, 2001 2:48 PM
I'm not so big on being scared, but it does sound like fun! Maybe I'll have to make a trip...

Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters.
Friday, July 13, 2001 7:32 PM
Finally, my other homepark gets serious about Halloween.

Will there ever be a park prettier than BGW?
Saturday, July 14, 2001 2:39 AM
This will most likely be an additional pay attraction not included in your season pass.
Saturday, July 14, 2001 9:33 AM
SFDLman, the catcombs are awesome!

HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Sunday, July 15, 2001 5:19 PM
Season passes expire Oct 8, 2001 so I guess you can at least get one weekend in.

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