Halloween Fun at Silverwood

Idaho theme park converts for its Scarywood Haunted Nights By: Kenneth Shapiro
Steam Engine #7 transforms into a fortified zombie-hunting machine during Silverwood Theme Park’s Scarywood Haunted Nights // © 2010 Silverwood Theme...
Steam Engine #7 transforms into a fortified zombie-hunting machine during Silverwood Theme Park’s Scarywood Haunted Nights // © 2010 Silverwood Theme Park

This October, Silverwood Theme Park — a 220-acre Victorian theme park in the lakes and mountains region of the Idaho panhandle — presents Scarywood Haunted Nights, featuring horrifying haunts, monster coasters and menacing creatures. The entire park will be decorated and filled with unforeseen zombies, ghouls and beasts lurking in the darkness.

Scarywood has three primary haunt attractions for visitors:
• The Terror Canyon Trail will bring creatures up close and personal, such as the huge hulk of a creature slashing at its victims and the undead lurking in the night.
• A new, as yet unnamed, haunted attraction will be constructed in the museum building, which lies just north of Main Street.
• Mid-FRIGHT Express train — a redesigned, three-mile attraction for those desiring a milder scare experience.

Scarywood was market tested in 2009 and will be launched in 2010 with greater and bigger scares. For 2010, Silverwood hired consultant Kevin Alvey to raise the attraction to a new level. Alvey established his haunt business in Indiana in 1998. With 35 years of experience in haunted attractions and event planning, Alvey has created amazing costumes designed to instill fear in even the most avid haunt seekers. Some of his other clients include: Busch Gardens, Netherworld, Queen Mary, Six Flags and Universal Studios.

 Scarywood will open Oct. 1. Admission is $24.99 for adults. On Fridays and Saturdays, the park will be open 6 p.m. to midnight, and Thursdays plus Wednesday, Oct. 27, it will be open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitors can stay at nearby Sandpoint, Idaho — a lakeside town on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains.

Silverwood Theme park features a three-mile train track, wooden roller coasters, two steel coasters, a 16-acre waterpark, magic and ice skating shows and more. It is now the Northwest’s largest theme park with more than 65 rides, shows and attractions. It is located 15 miles north of Coeur d’Alene on Highway 95.

Scarywood Haunted Nights
www.scarywoodhaunt.com

Silverwood Theme Park
www.silverwoodthemepark.com

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