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drfrightner
01-08-2009, 12:01 AM
MIDWEST HAUNTERS CONVENTION ANNOUNCES HAUNT TOURS
Midwest Haunters Pre-Convention
Haunted Attraction Bus Tour
Three-state tour that includes top rated haunts, confirmed haunted buildings and an incredible new Dark Ride (including a behind the scenes lights on tour). Limited to four charter buses, this amazing tour includes the following:
• 4 Awesome Haunted Attractions
 Wells Township Haunted House,OH
 Demon House,PA
 Hundred Acre Manor,PA
 Former West Virginia Prison,WV
• Kennywood Amusement Park & Dark Ride,Ghostwood Estates
• Castle Halloween - Museum Tour, WV
• Former West Virginia Prison - Ghost Tour
• Overnight Accommodations - Quality Suites Pittsburgh– Room packages for 1 – 4 people
• Welcome receptions, breakfast and dinner both nights
• Gift bags, snacks and beverages on our custom coaches
Prices range from $175 to $242 per person
Wednesday June 3rd Agenda
Bus # 1 departs the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus
at 12:00 noon
and then buses depart every 30 minutes (12:30, 1:00, 1:30)
1st stop

Wells Township Haunted House
Brilliant, OH 43913 10 Minutes south of Steubenville/Weirton
This building was erected overlooking the Ohio river in 1884. It was first a General Store that hosted barge and river workers. It frequently became the temporary home of transients who used the river as a mode of travel. The building has changed owners several times after unfortunate tragedies. There have been numerous deaths on the grounds and locals prefer not to discuss its history. Self guided tours will have the opportunity to explore this 124 year old haunt.
This 6000+ sq ft “old school”type haunted attraction will provide a perfect start to our tour. See this great example of a free standing historical haunt.
2nd Stop

Quality Suites
700 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Off St Rt 50, just east of I-79
We will check into our hotel rooms and have a welcome reception. You’ll have 1.5 hours to check-in, relax and attend a hospitality reception. Tour prices include room and tax. There are a limited number of Penthouse Suites; reserved for groups of four.
Bus Tour Package Price
The bus tour price is based on a per person basis. Bus tour package prices vary by the number of people in the hotel room.
Price per person - Room options include:
$ 242 - one person in a room by them self
$ 194 - two people, one bed
$ 205 - two people, two beds
$ 185 - three people, two beds and a pull out couch
$ 175 - four people, two beds
$ 190 - four people - penthouse suite with two rooms, two beds and two baths
3rd stop

- Demon House –
Monongahela, PA 15063
www.demonhouse.com (http://www.demonhouse.com)
During the excavation for the original mansion in 1871, workmen discovered bones from a human hand. After further digging, they unearthed well over 70 unmarked graves on the land that was deemed to be the Demon House. It is a Mansion that literally feeds upon itself. Following a horrible incident in 1894, the house was boarded up and it remained empty until 2004.
The new owners of the house discovered the land that the mansion now sits upon was used as a burial ground for a civilization that once populated the land of Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Here’s your chance to see this iconic haunted attraction. Small groups will enter for a self guided tour. This is one of the most unusual haunted houses you’ve ever seen.
We’ll enjoy food and beverages upon arrival; courtesy of the Demon House cast and crew.
4th Stop

Hundred Acre Manor
Hundred Acres Drive, South Park, PA
We will have a catered dinner when we arrive. After dinner we’ll tour one of the largest haunted attractions in the state, Hundred Acres Manor.
Your self guided tour includes: Massacre Mansion, Valleyview Hospital, Fearscapes Factory and the Endless Maze. The buildings are connected through tunnels of vines and fences. The property is surrounded by trees in the back of the park. From elaborate scenes with animatronics to special visual effects; this haunt provides quick startles with intense actors. Nearly a 45 minute journey of extreme fright.
5th Stop

Quality Suites
Pittsburgh, PA
We’ll return to the Quality Suites hotel in Pittsburgh. Buses will be arriving starting at about 10:45 pm. Hang out or call it a night. There are a couple clubs nearby.

Thursday, June 4th Agenda
Bus 1 & 2 will depart the hotel at 8:30
Bus 3 & 4 will depart at 9:30 am
Free deluxe continental breakfast. Checkout 30 mins before departure
1st Stop

Kennywood Amusement Park
West Mifflin, PA
Route 837, south of I-376
We’ll arrive at the park early for a private behind the scenes, lights-on tour of the newest Dark Ride, Ghostwood Estate. It’s a creation of Halloween Productions that opened in the summer of 2008. This is your chance for a rare opportunity to see one of the most elaborate dark rides in the amusement industry. There’s lots of computer generated animation with incredible sets behind a massive haunted mansion facade.
Kennywood offers roller coasters, water rides, thrill rides, dark rides and special shows, along with many other attractions.
Lord Ghostwood has agreed to allow visitors to tour his haunted domain. It seems Ghostwood Estate has attracted countless spirits over the decades. It must be a comfortable place because they have refused to leave. Now his home is unbearably overcrowded. Join us as groups of four will have the opportunity to ride in a buggy throughout the estate. Instead of tracks or a steering wheel, the spirits of Ghostwood Estate will guide your buggy through the attraction.
Bus # 1 departs Kennywood at 4:00 pm
Bus # 2 departs Kennywood at 3:45 pm
Bus # 3 departs Kennywood at 5:00 pm
Bus # 4 departs Kennywood at 4:45 pm
2nd Stop - Bus 1 & 3

Former West Virginia Penitentiary
Moundsville, WV
The West Virginia Penitentiary was built with convict labor on a flat partial of land surrounded by mountains from 1867-1876. The prison's Gothic architecture reflects the predominant prison architectural style in England and America at the time. Over the next 120 years, 998 prisoners died at the prison. This Former West Virginia Penitentiary housed some of the most violent criminals in history.
You’ll be introduced to one of the scariest places behind bars! You will experience the fright of being locked up in a cell, the fear of being lost in a maze and the terror of an eerie walk through the underground dungeon of horrors! The prison is known to have one of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the United States.
The producers of MHC toured the prison in August 08 and while exploring the basement; one person in our group felt someone playing with her hair. Not only did she run out of the area, but she refuses to go to the broiler room again!
We will offer a prison ghost tour of the upper floors in the afternoon, followed by a catered dinner in the prison cafeteria. The evening awakens the spirits for our self guided tour of the prison basement dungeon. The natural ambience helps create a bone chilling experience.

Listed below is the agenda for Bus 1 & 3 after the prison ghost tour:
- Dinner in the prison cafeteria (catered)
- Tour of Castle Halloween (see description below)
- Prison Dungeon self guided tour – caution; this is a very scary attraction
- Bus returns to the Hyatt Regency Columbus
2nd Stop - Bus 2 & 4

Castle Halloween
Benwood, WV Route 250 south of I-470
Castle Halloween Museum — where it is Halloween every day of the year! Halloween eye candy and social history for the Halloween enthusiast. Tour 250 years of Halloween memorabilia— costumes, fortune telling, folk art, witches, Jack O’Lanterns and paranormal materials. Over 35,000 items spanning over 250 years! A showplace of the most comprehensive Halloween collection ever assembled. Castle Halloween is the residence of The Halloween Queen ®, Pamela Apkarian-Russell.
We’ll spend an hour touring the museum with Pamela.
Listed below is the agenda for Bus 2 & 4 after the Castle Halloween tour:
- Dinner in the prison cafeteria (catered)
- Ghost Tour of the WV Prison
- Prison Dungeon self guided tour – Caution; this is a very scary attraction
- Bus returns to the Hyatt Regency Columbus
All buses are scheduled to return to the Hyatt between 11:15 and 12:15.
Bus Tour Package Price
The bus tour price is based on a per person basis. Bus tour package prices vary by the number of people in the Pittsburgh Quality Suites hotel room.
Price per person - Room options include:
$ 242 - one person in a room by them self
$ 194 - two people, one bed
$ 205 - two people, two beds
$ 185 - three people, two beds and a pull out couch
$ 175 - four people, two beds
$ 190 - four people - penthouse suite with two rooms, two beds and two baths
Per person tour price includes:
• Admission to four Awesome Haunted Attractions:
 Wells Township Haunted House,OH
 Demon House,PA
 Hundred Acre Manor,PA
 Moundsville Prison,WV
• Admission to Kennywood Amusement Park & Dark Ride,Ghostwood Estates
• Admission to Castle Halloween – A Museum Tour
• Admission to the former West Virginia Prison – A certified Ghost Tour
• Overnight Accommodations - Quality Suites Pittsburgh– Room packages for 1 – 4 people (includes room and tax).
• Welcome receptions, Thurs breakfast and dinner Weds and Thurs nights
• Gift bags, snacks and beverages on our custom coaches
We hope you will join us on our first trip east. Click here to register for this fantastic tour.
Visit their website at <a href="http://www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com">www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com</a>

Barry
01-08-2009, 08:15 AM
Thanks Larry! We are excited about this tour. Visit www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/thursday.htm for all of the details. Registration is now open and spots are already filling!

Speculo
01-12-2009, 01:27 PM
Hey Barry...

Sounds cool -

Will the haunts be open with actors or lights on tours...

Thanks!

Barry
01-12-2009, 09:51 PM
Ben,
All of the haunts are going to be staffed and lights off.

drfrightner
01-13-2009, 04:17 PM
Barry,

I wish I could come and host the Kennywood Ghostwood Estates Tour for you... that would be awesome! I think people will really like that attraction for sure!

Here is a video of it...

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Barry
01-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Larry,
I guess I assumed you would be here. ;)