Rain and Halloween Events

Monday, October 17, 2005 6:40 PM
I have searched through the archives and haven't really found this discussion...so let me ask the question.

What happens when it's starts raining during these type of events? Specifically, the outside walk-through haunted 'zones' or any other outside activity. Do they close or remain open?

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Monday, October 17, 2005 7:39 PM
Most outdoor halloween attractions will stay open through some rain, but if it starts pouring don't expect much to be going on- especiflly if it's cold.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:40 AM
Sadly, last year I found out that Werewolf Canyon at CP is closed not only during the rain, but if it had rained prior to its opening and the ground is still wet. I wish they could use some industrial blowers and rectify the situation.

Here's hoping that it's a dry night either this Friday or Saturday, because I would hate to miss Werewolf Canyon two years in a row :(

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 12:18 PM
It depends on the amount of rain. It was a slight rain the weekend of 7th & 8th, all day, and the Fright Zone was open at Geauga Lake.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 8:28 PM
Does anyone know about the haunts at PKI? What happens to them?
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:51 PM
Not to beat this dead horse everyone...but... at 430am I am getting on a plane from Nebraska to go to CP and PKI. If you check the weather forecasts for both places...they are dismal at best.

Is there any chance of either park not opening, or closing early because of rain?

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Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:36 PM
The problem with the rain in CP's Fright Zone (and I assume the same for Warewolf Canyon) is that it makes things very slippery, especially when the path is lined with fallen leaves. We will usually go out if it is raining off and on, or raining very lightly. Any heavy rain, or midways that are simply too wet, and we either don't go out or go out later.

Oh, and to my knowlege CP has never closed the whole park early due to weather. Rides and attractions yes, but not the whole park.

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Friday, October 21, 2005 12:06 AM
WOF had quite a downpour on October 1st and they left the two fright areas and the outdoor maze open despite the weather. The thing is, some of the effects are minimized when it is raining (ie. fog)

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Friday, October 21, 2005 12:14 AM
Thanks for the update Chris and Swoosh!

I have packed a rain-proof jacket....for obvious reasons....

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Friday, October 21, 2005 5:47 AM
If anyone is at the walkback for the Beast on Sunday, I'll see you there!
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Friday, October 21, 2005 10:19 AM
Rain and temperature are considerations, as well as the duration of the rain. A park might be able to convince scaractors to freeze one night, but not likely two.

I overheard some staff at Knoebels who got hypotermia while in costume for PPP on the Saturday night around the Antique Cars -- they were of the opinion that less than half the actors would be healthy enough to work Sunday night too. (I don't know if they had a pool of replacements.)

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:37 PM

CP Chris said:
Oh, and to my knowlege CP has never closed the whole park early due to weather. Rides and attractions yes, but not the whole park.

Back in 2001 when i went they closed the park at 8pm and it was supposed to be open until 11. I was just going into Disater Transport, recieved my glasses and started to queue when an employee came and told me & my dad that the park & rides are now closed due to a storm moving in. I know it was bad because there was lightning, HEAVY & i mean HEAVY wind, so heavy that there was garbgae cans blowing across the parking lot, and there was an SUV rolled over on the laneway out.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:50 PM
Judging by CP's webcam, it looks horrible there today. The weather's going to be the same tomorrow when we go.
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Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:53 PM
Went to Kennywood last night (10.21.05) and it rained almost all night. Thunderbolt opened late but everything else was going in the rain, including all scare zones and PittFall.
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Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:10 PM
Phunfest wasn't too bad, although it lightly rained ALL day and ALL night as some of you remember. It was cold but not overwhelming.

We just braved it and rode in the rain. :-) I don't remember them shutting down anything.

Kennywood shut down the night before (Friday night) although it never rained, but luckily we got to go Sunday instead.

-Tina

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