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Magic Mountain Owner Brings Haunted Forest Down Out Of The Hills

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Magic Mountain's Haunted Forest has come down from the South Hills this year. They've changed the setting to a haunted swamp that's just south of Twin Falls Municipal Golf Course.

Higher gasoline prices and a less than stellar economy convinced Magic Mountain owner Gary Miller to move his haunted forest closer to Twin Falls.

Miller says, "We have anywhere from 50 to 70 employees that run this every night. And for them to travel up there, they wouldn't get home until 2:00 in the morning sometimes. Some of them are school kids, so it made it very difficult."

The Haunted Swamp's new closer location should make it easier for more thrill seekers to find. That's at 646 South Park Avenue West, about three quarters of a mile west of La Casita restaurant on the north side of the road.

Miller says, "The witches take you through, which is a specialty deal. Instead of where it's a free-for-all, and half the sets get set before you're even there. This way it's controlled, so all the sets are pretty well geared to a group of 7 to 15 people."

The Haunted Swamp is open Friday and Saturday nights starting tonight from 8:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. And October 29th through the 31st, they'll be open from 8:00 to midnight.

Miller says, "We lowered the price to try and get everybody to come out and have a great time. And I promise it'll be well worth your $10 that you pay to come out here."

Miller says there are five or six new attractions, and they'll be able to change things around so they won't be exactly the same when you come back for another scare.

Sept. 28, 2012.


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