Silverwood sued for scares, haunt actor punched by guest

Posted Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Benton County woman filed a civil lawsuit against Silverwood Theme Park last week, alleging a costumed worker spooked her so badly in the parking lot in 2011 that she passed out and hit her head.

Read more from The Spokesman-Review.

An actor responsible for frightening Scarywood patrons at Silverwood Theme Park was punched several times in the face Thursday night. According to an incident report from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, a Scarywood attendee was walking with a group of friends through one of the areas when he "observed what he thought to be a stuffed doll" crouched behind a box.

Read more from The Coeur D'Alene Press.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:05 PM
Jeff's avatar

Finally, a haunt attraction scary enough for Gonch.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:27 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Ugh.

People are the worst.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:30 PM
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Jeez.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:40 PM
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He thought she was a rag doll. Okay. And he felt the need to punch a rag doll in the face because why?

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:45 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Because people suck.

Actually, I get it. Who hasn't seen someone ****ing with props and decorations?

"Look at me, I'm punching the spooky rag doll!"

Happens all the time.

With as often as the actors use the "sit and look like a prop and then jump up suddenly" approach, I'm actually surprised this isn't more common.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:03 PM

My understanding is that this happens quite frequently at haunted attractions. People seem to have a thing for getting drunk first before visiting the park.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:53 PM
Jeff's avatar

Idaho is like the West Virginia of the Northwest. There, I said it. I'm an elitist dick.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:54 PM

When I worked security at Six Flags Great Adventure, you would not believe the stuff people would do to the characters. A lot of them are minors, so we've have to call their parents to find out if they wanted charges filed. A lot where teenage girls punched by teenage boys who got scared in a haunted house. Their excuse, she popped out and scared me. Really dude, really?


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00 PM
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being drunk is still no excuse for punching a scare actor. Hell, I'm drunk right now, and I still wouldn't punch one of them.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:35 PM

If your coming to any of the parks during Halloween you should be prepared to be scared. Being on park property during Halloween is you giving you consent and agreeing to be scared. NOBODY should be allowed to sue for something so ridiculous. If they fail to scare you then they aren't doing their crappy minimum wage jobs correctly.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:35 PM
sws's avatar

Josh...BOO!! Damn, I guess you have to be drunk in Idaho for it to work.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:44 PM
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Raven-Phile said:

being drunk is still no excuse for punching a scare actor. Hell, I'm drunk right now, and I still wouldn't punch one of them.

What about that SnoopyPoop guy, though?


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Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:41 AM
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I didn't know this, but apparently in Europe, they don't have frivolous lawsuits like this. Now I'm the type of person who thinks that America is best at nearly everything, but I mean come on, Europe's courts are beating us in the "common sense" aspects of the law. This crap seriously needs to be dealt with.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:59 AM

I can give you a laundry list of the things that have happened to me in the 12 years I worked Halloweekends and Geauga Lake's Haunt.

This is nothing new.


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Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:56 AM
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sws said:

Josh...BOO!! Damn, I guess you have to be drunk in Idaho for it to work.

Or on meth. Have you seen the billboards on the way to the park? Way to disturbing to post on a public forum.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:14 PM

Jeff said:

Idaho is like the West Virginia of the Northwest. There, I said it. I'm an elitist dick.

Not elitist at all... It is (almost) universally understood that stereotypical humor is still acceptable for a few groups...if that was the angle you were seeking. But they are definitely similar in per capita GDP, population, landscape beauty, etc.

I thought it was funny that the girl in the first story was named "Griswold." Sounds like something that would happen to Clark and the gang...

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:53 PM
Jeff's avatar

I bet you're a barrel of laughs at parties.


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Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:16 PM

Knowing comedy is subjective, it would be fruitless to participate in a pissing match about what is and isn't funny. I have to go work on my "Duck Dynasty" Halloween Costume now... Hope I'm not coming off as an "elitist dick."

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:26 PM
Jeff's avatar

No worries, you definitely don't corner the market on being unfunny.


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