“Terror on the Trail” is a haunted walking tour through some of the spookiest trails in Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup, Washington. Terror on the Trail will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012, Friday, October 26, 2012, and Saturday, October 27, 2012. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s haunted walk times include: 7 pm to 9 pm or 9 pm to 11 pm with a daytime option from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday which is more kid-friendly and for those who are too scared of the dark. Terror on the Trail is not recommended for those that are age seven or younger.
It is $14 for individuals that are age 18 and older, $12 for those that are under the age of 18 (identification is required for those that are under age 18), and there is a fast track option for those who want to be treated as priority (lines are normally long for these events). Fast track prices include: $20 for those that are age 18 and older and $18 for those that are age 18 and younger. Those that are interested can purchase tickets in advance at the Puyallup Recreation Center located at: 808 Valley Avenue NW Puyallup, WA 98371. After Wednesday, October 24, 2012, individuals can purchase tickets at the event. Those that are interested in volunteering to be a scary character for the event can call: 253 841-5457. Volunteers have to be at least age 16 and older, those that are under age 18 have to have adult supervision. Tyler Eidson, recreation coordinator for the City of Puyallup, recommends volunteers that enjoy dressing up for Halloween and those that are committed to working every single day of the event, there may be some exceptions, however, they will need the same people every night of the event, so that the show stays the same. Tyler explained how volunteers benefit: “High school students can obtain their community service hours in a 3-day span by having fun since their volunteer work is out of the norm. Those that are interested in volunteering can be placed on an interest list when they call in.”
This is the City of Puyallup’s first time putting on this event. Lona Graves, recreation supervisor for the City of Puyallup, commented: “We’ve never done it; I’m excited to try something new and creative.” She shared what she’s most looking forward to with the event, “Getting back outside, it’s unique. A lot of groups do indoor haunted houses and we are doing an outdoor event which I thought was unique when we did the Haunted Hayride. When you’re outside, there is an element of scare whether you decorate or not.”
Lona discussed the best thing about the event, “It will be creative and unique and bring a level of fitness.” Lona mentioned how the event was unique, “We will be playing off of nature. We will be able to do a really good spider scene and we won’t have to create it, since spiders are outside. We use nature and our surroundings to play off of that.”
Lona shared what many people may not know, “It’s new [the event] our reputation for doing the Haunted Hayride speaks for itself. We’re very visual, so it’s gonna be worth the money. We’re creative; we’ll be able to provide a creative haunted trail.”
When asked who she recommended attend the event, Lona replied, “Thrill seekers; people that want to be scared and those who love Halloween.”
For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Puyallup at: 253 841-5457. “For a quick scare, check it out,” Lona concluded.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com