Thursday, October 24, 2013

Aim For The Head!

This past Sunday night we ventured out to Snohomish to finally visit Thomas Family Farm and visit all their Halloween attractions. 

The main event: 


I remember seeing in Spring a huge sign from the main road for this very attraction and I knew I HAD to do it! After looking it up online, I discovered that you are actually shooting people with paintball guns who are dressed as heavily armored zombies. 

We got there at about 8:30 and bought our tickets for zombie paintball, the haunted slaughterhouse, and the flashlight corn maze. 

Luckily Sunday night wasn't too busy and we barely had to wait for zombie paintball. Shown below are the trailers which the paintball guns were attached to. The tractor hauled the trailers full of people around the farm to shoot the zombies. It's a nighttime attraction so the paintballs are glow-in-the-dark, how fun is that? 

I wish I had gotten some pictures of the actual ride but we all were having too much fun. Mom had so much fun that she just had to do it again! The course involved "zombies" hiding behind sheds, in vehicles, and crawling around the ground. It was decorated with glowing paint and colored lights. Very cool.

The next thing we visited was the haunted slaughterhouse. It was built into one of the barns as a maze of creepy rooms with hanging butchered meat, costumed characters, and flashing lights. The highlights of the house was: a clown jumped down from the ceiling onto my head, there was a portion where you had to walk through a vinyl partition that was filled with air that conformed to your body so closely that it felt like you would suffocate for the duration of the tunnel. I have some mild claustrophobia so I didn't enjoy that part and I just grabbed onto my brother's jacket to lead me out of the barely-able-to-breathe space. 

Another creepy part was when we opened a door and after it closed behind you you notice that you're in a small room with nothing but doors. You are stuck in there with a costumed weirdo while strobe lights are flashing and you have to frantically find the correct door. That scene could have easily originated in someone's nightmare. 

The worst part for Mom probably was the end where she was basically attacked by clowns with glowing face paint and real chainsaws (minus the chain, of course). They seemed to sense that she was clown-phobic and mostly followed her around. That was the last part of the haunted house and one clown actually followed her outside to poke at her legs with the chainsaw. 

Then, it was on to the Corn Maze which was 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. We got lost a few times, of course. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to complete the second half before it closed and an employee came to find us. We left the corn maze and we were the last car in the parking lot! 

I think Brayt and I will venture at an earlier time in the coming week to try the corn maze again- we're determined to finish! 

He also wants to dress up as a scarecrow and walk around in there and mess with people, haha. 

We look like red heads in this photo- I had to mess with the image because we both looked too white from the flash! 

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