Originally Posted by thefred
Is everybody afraid to go to the graveyard. where are all the MASSC people? I know maroboro mike has his reunion thing. It really is a fun night out.
- All are welcome here in SNEKR territory come join us for a Spooky Good Time
www.snekr.com and if you can stick around for Sunday come join us for the Otis Run...
October 11th, 2009 - ANNUAL SNEKR OTIS, MA Leaf Run
Haunted Graveyard is Connecticut's Largest Halloween Attraction
Lake Compounce in Bristol is Where the Spooks Are!
By Kim Knox Beckius, About.com Haunted Graveyard Lake Compounce
Graveyard Productions' 19th annual Haunted Graveyard is back for its tenth year at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, Connecticut. The Halloween attraction stakes the claim of being southern New England's largest and scariest Halloween event, and there's plenty of horror in store for 2009.
Graveyard Productions president Ernie Romegialli founded the Haunted Graveyard in his Middletown, Connecticut, backyard 19 years ago. In 1999, the event drew 43,000 fright-seekers to its location at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. The Haunted Graveyard moved to Lake Compounce in 2000 to accommodate larger crowds. Begun as a means to distract his diabetic daughter from thoughts of candy, the annual event has raised more than $600,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 1991. Once again, a portion of proceeds will be donated to this non-profit organization.
The ghouls and goblins that inhabit Lake Compounce, New England's oldest family amusement park, intend to scare a lot of visitors throughout the month of October. How terrifying is it? The Haunted Graveyard Web site warns that it is "the most terrifying haunted Halloween attraction ever created by man." Now that sounds scary! The Haunted Graveyard is intended for adults and brave older children; kiddie rides at the amusement park do not operate during the Haunted Graveyard's fall run.
The Haunted Graveyard is a 45-minute walk-through attraction. You'll visit special effects-filled haunted houses and a graveyard as you follow the labyrinth of terrifying trails and walk through the Vortex, a tunnel of spinning lights and eerie mist. Unexpected scares await inside the Reaper's Realm. Watch out for the Killer Pumpkins, too.
What You Need to Know
2009 Dates of Operation
The Haunted Graveyard is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 2 through October 31, 2009.
The Haunted Graveyard will operate from dusk until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from dusk until 10 p.m. on Sundays. Park gates open at 5 p.m. each evening. Visitors can purchase tickets to the Haunted Graveyard with the virtual queue system, then go on rides instead of waiting in line.
Admission for The Haunted Graveyard and unlimited rides at Lake Compounce is $29.99 for adults and $20.99 for children under 12. Print a coupon good for $5 off up to four adult combo admissions before you go (valid October 2, 3, 11, 18 25). Admission for the Haunted Graveyard only is $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for children under 12. For rides only, the admission fee is $17.99 for adults and $12.99 for kids. Discounted combo tickets are available for groups of 25 or more. For group reservations, call 860-583-3300, ext. 6903.
Getting to Lake Compounce
A map and directions are available online.
The Haunted Graveyard: Halloween Scare Houses at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT
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