We hunted the haunts for Halloween
Yes, we know it's still technically September but the Halloween haunts at theme parks and attractions have begun rising from the dead already. We have some eyewitness accounts of brave souls who tested what's new at Busch Garden's Howl-O-Scream and Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. Even though it says it quite clearly on all the advertising and in the parks themselves, these are not for little kids. Still, we see terrified tykes getting dragged along every year.
The zoo's collection of haunted walks, we found, were just right for ages 6 to 12. Teenagers are more prone to the big scares at the theme parks. Now can we just put an age limit on the slutty maid's costumes?
-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne
[Lowry Park Zoo provided this photo of kids having fun at ZooBoo's Foam Party]