Every New Englander knows that once fall comes, SpookyWorld will soon be rolling into town. The fun Halloween adventure started out 20 years ago in Berlin, Massachusetts, moved out to Foxboro and is now permanently situated up in Litchfield, New Hampshire. SpookyWorld now brings approximately 70,000 patrons through its gates each year.
What first began as a haunted hayride has now transformed into the first-ever haunted amusement park equipped with stage shows, classic horror film celebrities and inline entertainment. In 2008, former owner David Bertolino sold the brand to business team Michael Accomando and Wayne Caulfield, owners of Nightmare New England in Litchfield, New Hampshire. Since then, the owners have invested $3 million to create the largest haunted attraction in the northeast ó a 40-acre property with six attractions.
This year, they are adding to the fun right here in Boston by taking over Fenway Park for a haunted horror show entitled "The Fear at Fenway" (donít worry, the New Hampshire park is also still open). At Fenway, you can check out some of their latest attractions, including 3D Freakout, Hancock Hill Cemetery and Brigham Manor.
The event will take place inside the Big Concourse at Fenway Park and is opening tomorrow night, Thursday, October 20 running through Sunday, October 23 and again Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2011.
Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and all attractions close at 11 p.m. Ticket booths open at 5 p.m. General admission is $45 or fast-track through the lines with a VIP ticket for $69; group discounts are available. Tickets are limited so be sure to get them in advance of your visit. For more information, go to Boston.RedSox.mlb.com.