This Halloween Season Co-creator of One of 2007's 'America's Best Haunts' Introduces 27,000 Square Feet of Thrills and Chills to Litchfield, N.H. Nightmare New England Joins Forces with Mel's Funway Park to Add 20 Acres of Frightful Amusement

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Twenty-acre scream park added to Mel's Funway Park in Litchfield, New Hampshire, opens for its first season October, 2008. Director of operations, Mike Krausert, brings multiple-award winning experience to create huge attraction for serious thrill-seekers.

Don't expect to catch a breather here!

In conjunction with Mel's Funway Park (formerly Tee Off At Mel's), Nightmare New England (Nightmare New England) will swing open its gates to thrill-seekers of Central New England for its inaugural season Friday, October 3rd, 2008.

The "Monster Midway," filled with dozens of free-roaming, fearsomely friendly characters, will lead guests to four distinct, eye-popping attractions that will feature a total of 46 rooms of terror, all in one location. Less than an hour from Boston and only three miles south of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Nightmare New England will boast 20 acres of riverside, forested landscape, crowning it one of the largest dark attractions in New England.

Resident director of operations, Mike Krausert, co-creator of the nationally acclaimed "Terror on the Fox," located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has a special message for guests: "The haunt's design - and its investment of nearly one million dollars in animatronics, props, costumes and special effects - is focused on intensity and the extreme," he warns. "Don't expect to catch a breather here!"

Indeed, once dispatched to the torch-lit path, guests will experience more than 60 minutes of heart-stopping fright.

Guests will taste the fear of being buried underground (creepies, crawlies, claustrophobia and all) in the 14 rooms of "Buried Alive." "If you can make it out alive," Krausert says, "there's even more to come."

Next guests will discover the 10,000 square feet of fog-blanketed landscape that is "Raven's Claw Cemetery." Brave guests can explore the caretakers' quarters, weather-chinked mausoleums and ancient tombs that repose among the gravestones.

Disclaimer: Nightmare New England takes no responsibility for guests who disturb the "folks" who dwell there.

Those who survive Raven's Claw must master their wits to survive 17 rooms of "The 3-D Freakshow" complete with a spinning Vortex tunnel and Extreme 3-D environment to challenge guests' abilities to keep their heads.

Any remaining fearless guests will then be tempted to rest their bones on the beds at the old hospital just down the path. But they will soon witness that sleep is not a part of the prescription for the residents at "Sleep Stalkers." The neurological testing facilities, "cold storage," and 13 more bone-chilling rooms will provide guests with plenty of prodding and chase to keep moving.

Though entrance to Nightmare New England is not permitted prior to October 3rd, those who have an early taste for terror can view updates and a special custom video when they visit Nightmare New England's MySpace page at Nightmare New England at MySpace or Nightmare New England. Discounts available to those who add Nightmare New England to their "Friends" list.

Nightmare New England is located at 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Route 3A, Litchfield, New Hampshire. Ticket booth sales begin Friday, October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. on all nights of operation. Ticket booth closes at 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 p.m. on all other nights of operation. Nights of operation include: October 3-5; 10-12; 16-19; 22-26; 29-31; and November 1, 2008.

Each ticket level grants access to free parking and the Monster Midway. Cost of admission per person: $24.99 (general admission); and $39.99 (Super VIP FastPass, which includes unlimited access to the attractions). Private parties and group and bus rates available. Details can be found at Tickets at Nightmare New England.

Krausert invites the press to attend opening night. An RSVP of one week is requested.

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