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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bayville Scream Park!

From the ridiculous to the sublime ... Or visa versa.

Spent Saturday morning in synagogue, observing Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year.

Saturday night...Bayville Scream Park.

Bayville is a small community on Long Island Sound, not far from Oyster Bay (we drove past the Teddy Roosevelt statue ong our way).  When you stand on the beach in Bayville you look across the water to Westchester - my GPS actually placed me in Rye.  No wonder they wanted to build a bridge here!

The bayville adventure park is right across the street from the public beach. During the summer there's miniature golf, bumper boats, a video game arcade...

But after Labor Day the park is transformed.  There's a toned down version for young kids during the day ...

But at night ... Creepy!

There are five haunted attractions.  Creepy decorations, fog machines, strobe lights, lots of atmosphere. 

The actors talk to you, scream at you, follow you...but they're not allowed to touch you.

Drew and I have been going for a few years now, but this year we brought friends with us.

We have a great time playing along with the actors and watching the teen girls' reactions -last year Drew had a bunch of girls screaming before they even got into one of the haunted attractions just by banging on a wall and doing a maniacal laugh.

Each of the five attractions has a back story and a theme of its own.

First up was Bloodworth Manor, a Gold Coast mansion with a dark secret.  Very gory.

Next was Temple of Doom, a maze with a theme right out of "The Mummy".

Evil in the Woods is at the back of the park and actually feels isolated.

Uncle Needles Fun House.  Clowns gone bad.

And last but not least, Zombie Pirates.  Tortured Drew a little by singing the pirates song from POTC ...we got stuck on the ride at Disney for 25 minutes last summer.  Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me.

We ended the evening next door at Ship Wreck Tavern ...a nautical themed restaurant with and outdoor tiki bar.  There's a huge fish tank behind the bar.  A second tznk is home to two huge Moray eels.  We sat next to the eel tank and watched theme while we ate.  Hot wings and shipwreck burgers.

Can't wait to go back next year!

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