Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spookywoods and Chilling Magic Press Release

Kersey Valley Spookywoods haunted attraction of North Carolina has been a premier Halloween attraction for over 23 years, always staying on the cutting edge of the haunt industry. Ranked as one of the top ten haunted attractions in the US, they boasted a throughput of nearly 45,000 customers in 2007. Like any top player in the industry, Spookywoods spends most of its time searching for new ways to terrify its loyal patrons.

For the fall of 2008, the owners have decided to recreate the entire attraction from the ground up. This revolution manifested itself in new scares, new costumes, and the radical new idea of incorporating a magic show into their attraction.

"We are constantly looking for new ways to entertain our customers" says Donna Wohlgemuth, owner of Spookywoods. "2008 has been a huge year in the Halloween industry. We have remade almost every part of our attraction to make sure we keep providing the best and newest scares to our customers."

One of the biggest changes to occur for the 2008 was the incorporation of the magic show. "We believe magic is going to become the next big thing in the industry" states Donna. "It is a natural transition as horror depends on the unknown, and magic is an art based on mystery."

With the idea on the table to make a magic show available to its patrons, Spookywoods contacted Jonathan Frost, owner of Chilling Magic. Chilling Magic is one of the premier horror magic shows in the world today. Jonathan Frost is a magician who has devoted over half of his life to magic. He has performed in theme parks, restaurants, and other haunted attractions including Goatman Hollow of Maryland and The Haunted Mansion of NY.

The two spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of merging the two attractions. Eight months later, Jonathan and his manager were 630 miles from their home town of Tillson, NY and settling in for a seven week run.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for both of us" says Mr. Frost. "We are happy to be offering a completely new form of entertainment to Spookywoods, and we are excided about making ourselves part of the main stream of horror entertainment."

The main show to be performed at Spookywoods will involve complex illusions, stunning hypnosis and a daring escape act. This show is recommended for adults only. Performances will be at 8:30 and 10:30 PM each night the attraction is open at the cost of $10 in addition to regular admittance to the show. Group discounts will be offered.

For children and families, a youth friendly version of the show will be offered with Kersey Valley's daytime attractions. These will be presented at 2:00 and 4:00 Saturdays and Sundays.

"This is the beginning of a new wave in the Haunt industry" says Donna. "We are proud to be at the crest."

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