Niles Scream Park: The Nation’s Most Spook-tacular Place To Be!


Liliyana Colon, Staff Writer

Looking for a Spook-tacular time? Voted No. 1 nationwide, with seven different formidable attractions, Niles Scream Park is officially open for their 49th season!

This spine chilling non-profit project supports dozens of local charities, and over the past 18 years, they have given around $1.8 million. Just last year, the park managed to donate $125,000 to over 50 different non-profit organizations. It takes approximately 250 volunteers to operate the park on a busy night in October and the park will welcome over 500 volunteers throughout the course of a season.

Make sure to be s/careful of this year’s petrifying attraction! Hooded, by far the park’s scariest and most intense attraction, is back for another go! In order to participate in the fun, guests must be at least 16 (with a parent or legal guardian signature) or 18 years of age and older. Guests must also sign a waiver that allows them to be blindfolded, touched, photographed and recorded, and much more. Violators of any of the terms and conditions will be removed from the attraction and/or the park with no refund. For those people who bail on the attraction, there also will be no refund. “You got what you paid for–an experience so intense you couldn’t take it!”

The largest and most popular attraction, The Niles Haunted House, is a massive house with over 100 different paths. It’s impossible to see it all with less than seven trips. From decrepit catacombs to the thrills and chills of a living doll house and gardens of evil, guests will experience their worst nightmares.

What’s a better way to enjoy the fall season than a hay ride? Hop aboard a tractor-drawn wagon for a thrilling trip through Kings County. The one-mile trail is filled with more than 40 sets, including a mix of comedy and horror. This attraction leans a little bit more towards the less frightening side, but it would be the perfect kind of experience for younger audiences who aren’t quite ready for the more intense scares provided in the other attractions. The Dark Terror Tory Haunted Hay Ride is certainly not the average Fall hayride through the woods.

Sophomore students Trenton Tarver and Colton Spurlock have attended the park multiple times in the past. Tarver states, “The first time I went to Niles, I did the Field of Screams, and the chainsaw almost made me pee my pants.” Spurlock spoke about how his experience was terrifying, saying, “It was so scary that I almost accidentally punched a dude!”

The season ends in early November, and the final event is a Blackout Night on Nov.4 and 5. Be sure to go and experience the fear!