See inside the new ‘Boogie Spooktakular’ at Scout Island Scream Park

Scout Island Scream park launches a new daytime festival and a Scooby Doo-style, animated adventure called The Boogie Spooktakular.

Some big changes coming to Scout Island Scream Park include a new daytime festival and a Scooby Doo-style, animated adventure called The Boogie Spooktakular. The Halloween festival experience opens at New Orleans City Park on Friday, Sept. 27.

The new additions offer more kid-focused fun, in contrast to the other haunted attractions for thrill-seekers. The new daytime festival will feature an expanded Kid Zone area with families in mind.

Jeff Borne, owner of the Mortuary Haunted Mansion, led the creative direction of the new, scare-free Boogie Spooktakular.

Photo courtesy: Scout Island Scream Park

The Boogie Spooktakular is an immersive, cartoon-based adventure experience filled with iconic Halloween characters.

Inside the attraction, families will find large screen projections with Halloween-themed cartoons, featuring scenes like dancing ghosts, singing pumpkins and witches, all synchronized to music. Guests can walk through the winding, immersive experience filled with lights, glowing inflatables and kid-sized characters.

During the daytime festival, guests can board an old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. The Kid Zone area will also feature a large bouncy house, kid-sized carnival rides, arts and crafts, magicians and live music. These activities will also be open during the night time hours.

Public relations director Amanda Frentz said she was surprised by the crowds of younger children attracted by the inaugural event.

“We wanted to make sure we had something for families to do together,” Frentz said. “I think some of them came and they loved it, and some of them came thinking it wasn’t quite as scary as it actually was.”

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Other changes include the addition of two new haunted attractions — Stitch’s Body Emporium and Pharaoh’s Fury Haunted House. Thrill-seekers can also expect new fright zones and new additions to the existing haunted attractions: The Devil’s Swamp and Zombie Outbreak Battlefield.

Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. The park partnered with the Mortuary Haunted Mansion to create the haunting experience.

City Park officials say the 2018 inaugural event attracted more than 50,000 people.

Scout Island Scream Park opens weekends starting Sept. 27. Then, closer to Halloween, the park opens Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

Hours are Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight, Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The park will open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

General admission to the daytime and nightime festival is $20 per person, which also includes access to the Boogie Spooktakular, fright zones, carnival rides, kids zone attraction and the wagon ride. Children under age 3 receive free admission.

There’s also a $5 Chaperone Festival Ticket available for adults accompanying full price tickets on site at the Box Office until 5 p.m., expect on blackout dates.

Some individual attractions are a la cart add-ons to the general admission. One-time admission is $25 for Zombie Outbreak Battlefield, $20 for The Devil’s Swamp, $20 for Pharoah’s Fury and $10 for Stitch’s Body Emporium.

Guests can also gain unlimited access to all of Scout Island’s attractions with an all-access Fright Ticket for $49 or an Express Fright Ticket for $79.

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