Wild Waves Theme and Water Park is ready to give you a big scare this Halloween season. Their annual 'Fright Fest' starts on Friday, Oct. 6.
The ongoing event will feature terrifying attractions for adults at night and more kid-friendly fun during the day.
While Wild Waves has put on Halloween attractions for years, this year park management says they have brand new and upgraded experiences. Some of the big frights for adults include the ‘Chamber of Souls’ haunted house, the 'Voodoo Swamp', and a 'Trail of Terror'.
"We try and play on everyone’s fears. So you know, dark corners, long dark hallways," said Alex Strickland of Wild Waves. "We teach our actors different techniques of scaring.”
We talked to one of the ghouls who will make you scream.
“The best way I scare people is really just hide in the shadows and wait for a big group of people to come," said actor Daniel Villasenor. "By the time they would get into the middle I would pounce out at them."
The park's rides, including the roller coasters, will be operating in the dark with some extra fog added to give them a scary new element.
Wild Waves is one of many theme parks across the country cashing in on adults paying to be terrified for Halloween.
"It’s a huge industry and it’s a huge attendance booster for the end of our season," said Pam Bugbee of Wild Waves.
During the day kids can visit 'Booville', an area that KOMO News was told is "scare-free". The family-friendly zone will feature rides, a hay maze, and trick-or-treating.
'Fright Fest' will be open every weekend leading up to Halloween. You will need to make reservations and buy tickets in advance.