Scout Island Scream Park: Here’s a preview of City Park’s new haunting scream fest

The new fright festival transforms 14 acres of Scout Island into a free-roaming land of terror.

New Orleans City Park debuts the haunting, ultimate scream fest, Scout Island Scream Park, on Oct. 5. The new fright festival transforms 14 acres of Scout Island into a free-roaming land of terror during the Halloween season.

Chief operating officer Rob DeViney says he hopes Scout Island Scream Park will become the Celebration of Oaks of Halloween. The park teamed up Jeff Borne, owner of the Mortuary Haunted Mansion to creating the haunting experience. In the video, DeViney reveals what guests can expect at the new fest.

From spooky clowns to chilling zombies, thrill-seekers can explore all levels of fear throughout the attraction.

Photo courtesy: Scout Island Scream Park

Visitors will find multiple atmospheric fright zones filled with scary actors and special effects. There are also three unique haunted attractions around the park, including a self-guided walking tour by lantern.

Guest can also hunt down zombies during a lazer tag attraction and test their fear of clowns in a haunted fun house.

The Kraken Beer & Spirits Pirate Club will also give guests an entertainment area with food, drinks, craft beer and music.

For parents with smaller children, a scare-free kids zone will offer activities like hayrides and face painting. Scout Island will also feature carnival rides and games. Rides will range from family-friendly to high-thrill levels.

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DeViney reveals the developing the scream fest actually took three years of development, and 200 seasonal employees will help operate the festival.

The park opens weekends starting Oct. 5. Then, closer to Halloween it opens Oct. 25-31 and Nov. 2-3.

General admission is $15 per person. All of the haunted attractions are a la cart add-ons to the general admission. One time admission is $20 for The Devil’s Swamp, $25 for Zombie Outbreak Battlefield and $10 for The Scream Factory Haunted Fun House. You can also gain unlimited access to all of Scout Island’s attractions with an all-access pass for $49.

For more information, visit Scout Island Scream Park’s website.