Tecumseh just closed but but things have not been quiet on Sugarloaf Mountain. Haunted Mountain is preparing its return. An innovative, interactive and terrifying attraction from the creative team behind Tecumseh, it will be open every Friday and Saturday in October at 8pm.
Now in its second year, Haunted Mountain will be feature more scenes, an expanded loop trail around the stages of the theatre and a maze nearly tripled in size from the previous version.
Raymond Speakman, who is the technical director for Tecumseh!, has been working on plans for the attraction since the premiere season closed last year. He says hair raising special effects, a vortex tunnel, a fully realized pyramid room and a revamped zombie outbreak will thrill visitors.
“There’s a lot of fun in it too,” said CEO, Brandon Smith. “We never set out to be the bloodiest, most gruesome haunt in Ohio.”
Some of the scenes are meant to make you laugh as well as be frightened. The haunt was created to produce old school scares and while there will be a fairly gory and highly theatrical zombie attack, Haunted Mountain is about fun, not gore. However, it is not recommended kids under 10 years old.
“We’ve also added an escape room this year, which will give us essentially three attractions going on at the same time. There’s a whole lot of fun to be had this fall,” Smith added.
The walking tour will take visitors on and behind the stages of Tecumseh, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. After their tour, guests will be invited to try their hand at Laser Tag as well as a new escape room. Refreshments will be available.
For more information, visit www.hauntedmountain.org.