Fremont Haunted Hydro offers Ghoulabration, Hell GateWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Haunted Hyrdro in Fremont has expanded and improved its classic Halloween haunts. New this year in the Hydro is the “Teleport to Terror.”
“You enter a teleportation machine; it’s a big tunnel that takes you to another dimension of fear. Inside you’ll find a room filled with doors. It’s a big circle and you don’t know where each door takes you,” said Haunted Hydro owner/operator Beth Turner.
With such a massive amount of square footage to cover, Turner said that on any given night there are at least 35 actors at the haunt.
“The theme this year is the 100-year curse,” Turner said. “It’s the building’s 100-year anniversary and our 22nd year in operation here. We’re featuring ghosts from Hydros past. We researched old rooms and scenarios and things that have worked for us in the past. We brought all that back in a new way, in a new format.”
The Haunted Hydro is again featuring zombie paintball, tarot card readings and a wicked little gift shop selling Hydro shirts, hoodies and oddly enough, underwear.
“We have the Wheel of Misfortune again this year, hosted by ‘Nemesis’,” Turner said. “And of course we still have the ‘Twilight Zone’ monsters roaming the courtyard entertaining our guests as they wait in line for the haunts.”
The Hydro itself isn’t the only haunted attraction. In a bigger and longer outdoor walkthrough dubbed “Hell Gate,” visitors have the chance to experience two brands of exhilaration.
“We have about 20 actors in ‘Hell Gate’,” Turner said. “We added more walkthrough action down by the river and we walk you into the woods this year.”
The Haunted Hyrdo is open from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Sundays. The “Ghoulabration” pre-show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features T3 Fire Toys and the Trio of Fire group.
“They are one of the few licensed fire exhibitionist groups in Ohio,” Turner said.
$12 buys a ticket to either The Haunted Hydro or Hell Gate; $17 provides admittance to both. With the $21 Monster Bash ticket, visitors enjoy both haunts, a free round of Zombie Paintball, a Monster energy drink, a souvenir photo and a $2 coupon good for any gift shop item or tarot card reading.
Visit thehauntedhydro.com for information.