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Saturday night is the opening of the fourteenth annual SCarowinds Haunt at Carowinds. The crews have been hard at work over the past four weeks transforming a charming southern amusement park into a horror filled celebration. We were invited to a VIP preview of two of the new attractions this year. Are the gates really closed?
Julie Whitted, the Public Relations Manager welcomes us to the festivities. Chris Kirby, the director of marketing is seen in the background and also provided us with more information about SCarowinds. Sorry, Chris, but you will be happy I didn’t post the best picture I had of you speaking.We head off to one of the new scare zones, London Terror. The crews built this ‘set’ off site and reassembled it at its current location over a week and a half.
This is what London Terror looks like with a crowd of people.Just in case you forgot, we are at London Terror.A local film crew was here. They got some footage of me throughout our preview that I hope doesn’t make the cut.There is no mistaking that I am in this film clip. Sorry for photo bombing your walk through.The details of this scare zone are great.
The Scareactors were out to greet us. The above lady and I got married and divorced within a three minute period but now she insists on getting half of the bodies hidden under my house. I don’t know why I didn’t sign that prenup. I wanted those bodies all to myself.
Next we moved on to Zombie High School. This is the new maze where freshmen are fresh meat and seniors are dying to get out. A little trivia for those of you who don’t know, Pat Hall founded Carowinds in 1973. Without him, the park most likely wouldn’t be here. It’s nice to see a tribute to him.
Yes, we are at the high school. Or should I be excited? I hear that not many people make it out of here. Please note that photography is not allowed inside any of the Scarowinds mazes. The following pictures were taken with permission from park officials and are in no particular order. Or are they?
Ok, so he startled me too. I shouldn’t have been running my mouth and I might have seen him. All humor aside, Zombie High School is a great addition to SCarowinds and they did a great job putting this unique maze together. I look forward to going through it again and again.
Hey, I didn’t see this on the menu.
Rapunzel made it out of the tower but not far.
And that ends our visit to the VIP preview of SCarowinds. Thank you Carowinds for the great hospitality.
One new addition that I also need to mention is that the 3D theater will be showing a movie during SCarowinds called Haunted House. While I haven’t seen it yet, employees that previewed it gave it great reviews. It lasts 12 minutes long and one half of the line at the theater will be for the movie while the other half of the line will be for the Last Laff in 3D maze.
Also, I was pleasantly surprised at the new soundtracks that they have in place for the Haunt. The music is fitting for the event and really adds to the atmosphere.
I will be there for the official opening on September 14th and hope to see you there!