Thursday, October 10, 2013
For over 16 years, Cypress Gardens’ Halloween in the Swamp has been one of the most exciting and anticipated seasonal events in the Lowcountry.
This year’s Halloween in the Swamp is set for Oct. 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday through Saturday) from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. nightly.
The event is especially attractive for families because of the wide range of activities offered for all ages. Younger children enjoy less-spooky offerings including music, campfire, marshmallow roasts, storytelling, jump castle and a lighted pumpkin trail.
The more daring Halloween enthusiasts may choose to embark on The Haunted Swamp Experience. This terrifying adventure takes “victims” on spine-chilling, ghostly boat ride through the swamp, then drops them off on a haunted walking trail through the woods.
“We’ve established quite a ‘regular’ following,” Cypress Gardens Manager Heather Graham said. ”We add new haunts every year so it continues to be a different experience even for our avid annual attendees.
“Halloween in the Swamp entertains sell-out crowds, so I encourage everyone to either arrive early or purchase their tickets in advance.”
Cypress Gardens encourages everyone to purchase tickets in advance, as a limited number will be available. General admission will cover entry into the event. For those who dare to try The Haunted Swamp Experience, tickets are $15 and include all general admission activities and the haunted boat ride and walking trails. This option is recommended for adults and children 12 and over only. Children ages 6 - 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children 5 and under will not be permitted to enter the Haunted Swamp Experience.
Advanced tickets are available online at www.cypressgardens.info or can be purchased in the gift shop at Cypress Gardens. All tickets for the Haunted Swamp Experience must be purchased in advance.