The 14th annual Gatlinburg Fright Nights show is underway at Ripley’s Haunted Adventures again this year with “Voodoo 13” – a spine-chilling presentation dedicated to all things Voodoo over the course of the event’s 13 terror-filled nights!
“We are very excited about our Fright Nights this year,” said Suzanne DeSear, Haunted Adventures manager. Best known for its year-round haunted house, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg reaches the peak of fright no less during October as performances multiply and dark, scary surroundings play on your eyes, ears, feelings, and even smell.
“Due to the fact that there is so much you can do with the Halloween theme, the actors have requested that we change the show up every weekend,” said DeSear. “This gives people within driving distance the chance to see five different shows if they choose, but the best part is that we have added a twist to the show one weekend for those that have visited before.”
Fright Nights shows run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October and there is no extra charge. Shows start each night at 6:13 p.m. with a parade of characters much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Opened in 1999 by Ripley Entertainment on the site which was once the Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a year-round operating haunted house. The old casket factory itself was mysteriously left vacant during the early 1900s shortly after its residents started disappearing. Until Ripley’s can decide a course of action for this Gatlinburg property, the tours of the facility will continue.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg is but a handful of haunted houses in the U.S. that is open 365 days a year. Single admission tickets are $12.99 + tax for ages 12 and up and $7.99 + tax for ages 6-11. Multi-weekend tickets are available at a discount for the month of October only. No one under the age of 6 is allowed due to the graphic nature of the facility, and those under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. For more information on Ripley’s Haunted Adventure – Voodoo 13, call (865) 430-9991.