First of all the, the place was packed so parking was a bit of a challenge, but it wasn’t too long before a spot opened up. And so in we pulled with a car full of excited teens and a few happy adults. (We were genius to remember the Haunted Swamp to entertain the kids, no?)
Well, at first I was a bit worried, since the Swamp is connected to the Enzian’s Eden Bar, and there were plenty of drink specials advertised and the website said not recommended for ages 18 and up (Yikes!), I suddenly had flashes of am R-rated swamp and got a bit anxious. However, I had nothing to fear. While there were mostly adults, there were also other teens and pre-teens, and everyone was in G or PG-rated costumes, so it made for a very festive time!
We got in line at the box office for tickets to the Swamp (you can also buy tickets at the bar), and $8 per ticket later, my hubby and three kids were standing in the rather lengthy line to get into the Swamp. Now, they had plenty to look at, between the large outdoor movie screen showing old black and white horror movies (again, rated G or PG), and the extremely creepy, old-fashioned hearse, whose back door was ajar and glowing red, and their line moved along quickly. So, the rest of the adults in my group headed for a comfy table on the lawn to people watch.
On the lawn by the outdoor screen, there’s a temporary bar serving Halloween-themed mixed drinks and a DJ spinning some pretty great music, and so the party was hauntingly alive.
Every once in a while we’d hear a chilling set of screams from the Swamp, and I’d wonder how the kids were doing. Well, they were back shortly enough, humongous smiles on their faces. “It was awesome!” was the collective opinion. Perfect!
Then we headed to get our faces painted by Chelsea, face painter extraordinaire, who is absolutely incredible, by the way.
And lastly, we headed to the graveyard where we had a family photo. Click here to go see it on Facebook!
Tonight is the last night of the Haunted Swamp, and it is open from 8 pm until 1 am, and so I definitely recommend it for a really a spine-tingling good time!