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Published on November 14th, 2009 | by simeon

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Puyallup Haunted Hayride

The Puyallup Parks and Recreation department has again pulled off an amazing Halloween event even though they got little help from the elements. The highly popular Haunted Hayride chose a theme of “Nightmare at the Museum” for this year and pulled it off in dynamic fashion.

The event which runs three nights in October to capacity crowds raised funds to benefit the ongoing projects of the department and mixes a hayride with amazing sets and makeup as the performers delight in all manner of scares.
The second night of the show got no help from the cold rains and wind which forced the show to close, and made the final night very hectic as they already at capacity ticket sales were forced to handle two nights worth of tickets.
Despite the long lines, the staff had concessions on hand as well as a movie playing on a big screen and numerous monsters wandered the crowd to entertain.

As we loaded into the truck, and began our journey we were one again greeted by the Crypt Keeper who always provides the start and finish to the tour. The elaborate sets were first rate including the very spooky group of clowns and a very effective recreation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller where the cast danced along in a solid recreation of the opening dance number from the video.

There were the usual tricks and suprises and all manner of horror characters from film mixed with new creations to provide a fantastic evening of fun and fright. This years show was one of their best ever and the energy and effort of the staff was abundant for all to see.


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