Enthusiastic crowds enjoy high adventure and haunted action on opening weekend
Tannersville, Pa. – October 11, 2017 – Camelback Resort held the grand opening of Monster Mountain, its annual Halloween attraction, on Friday night, October 6. As part of the 2017 kick-off, Camelback unveiled two BRAND NEW rides geared toward thrill-seeking families who love outdoor adventure, as well as significant expansions to its popular haunted house-style walk-through attraction, Kartrite’s Kurse. The resort also rolled out its Fall Fest offerings, featuring classic, all-ages autumn activities including pumpkin painting, a not-so-spooky hiking trail, and more.
The new haunted attractions for 2017 incorporate two of Camelback Mountain’s most popular year-round activities. The resort’s iconic Mountain Coaster – the only steel-track, gravity-driven coaster of its kind in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey – has been turned into the Monster Coaster. Extraordinary animatronics and lighting, including a howling 18-foot tall Yeti, have been hidden along the coaster’s wooded slope. The resort’s 1,000 Foot Dual Zip Lines have also been reimagined for Halloween as the Lights Out Zip Line. Riders soar eight stories high on a pitch black ride through the treetops, lit only briefly by an eerie light show that brings the shadows of the forest into full effect.
“These new attractions have been a hit with our guests, families who enjoy sharing outdoor adventure and activities that deliver thrills year-round,” said Brian Czarnecki, Camelback’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I’ve had a lot of parents tell me that Monster Mountain is their family’s favorite Halloween activity, and that they absolutely love how we’ve amped up the scare factor this year.”
Kartrite’s Kurse also uses cutting edge animatronics and lighting to depict the adventures of Sir Kartrite Van Der Berris, a fictional adventurer whose journal entries weave a narrative throughout Camelback’s properties all year. But, only at Halloween do guests get to immerse themselves in his darker tales of Egyptian mummies, grisly pirates and other woefully unfortunate locales. The walk-through has been expanded by 50% this year and features live actors who lead, and mislead, guests through the winding halls.
This annual Halloween event continues through October 31. Fall Fest activities take place during daylight hours and Monster Mountain comes to life nightly at 6:00 p.m. Fall Fest activities include fall-inspired crafts like Halloween sand art, t-shirt coloring and a paint-a-pumpkin patch. For more details on Camelback Resort and Monster Mountain, including information on attractions, pricing, rider size requirements and more, visit www.CamelbackResort.com.
About Camelback Resort
Camelback Resort continues to reinvent itself since opening in 1963 with 14 trails and three lifts serving 41,656 skiers. Today, Camelback serves more than 1.7 million outdoor enthusiasts and visitors annually with 37 trails, 16 lifts, 100 percent snowmaking, the largest snow tubing park in the U.S.A. with an out-of-this-world “Galactic” light experience, Camelback Mountain Adventures (featuring the only mountain coaster in Pa. and North America’s longest twin 4,000-foot Twin Zip-Flyers), Camelbeach Waterpark (the largest waterpark in Pennsylvania) and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. For more information, to purchase season passes, view webcams, and to check schedule and operating hours visit CamelbackResort.com.