I think at least 45 people have sent me this link so I’ll post it. When we reviewed Shocktoberfest last year and thought some new things in order this was not what we had in mind.
“Inspired by the hit show â€œNaked and Afraidâ€ on the Discovery channel, Shocktoberfest has created The Naked and Scared Challenge to test your fears and phobias on a whole new level. For the first time ever you can now experience the Unknown Haunted House totally naked! See if you have Gymnophobia- the fear of being nude. Naked and Scared tickets are limited. Online ticket purchase recommended.
The Naked and Scared Challenge allows participants to go through the Unknown Haunted House Nude or Prude (either totally nude or with underwear). It takes place at the end of the night after all customers have gone through the attraction. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must sign a waiver. Participants undress in a semi-private preshow building, experience the Unknown Haunted House, and then exist into a semi-private fenced courtyard where they will get dressed. Participants are never in view of minors or non-participating customers. Naked and Scared Challenge is not offered on Sundays.”
No, I am not doing it. My observations are that I feel that Shocktoberfest’s attractions are strong enough to not need gimmicks like this. Also? That building is freaking freezing and the dudes who would take them up on this offer are not the dudes anyone wants to see nude.
To quote a friend, “Hmm, absolutely NOTHING could go wrong with this.”
This is getting them some great press, but it’s unclear what the result of that press will be. For example, we decided to skip Shocktoberfest until next year after hearing about it. This isn’t a new attraction – it’s press bait that I feel devalues the strong attractions that they actually do have. If I had never been here before I would immediately think they were doing this to cover up for poor attractions. That is not the case.
I mean, seriously. What’s next? Go through a haunted attraction with a toy truck lodged in your ass while the scare actors are all dressed like only Abraham Lincoln? It makes just as much sense.