MIAMI (October 2014) – For the most pulse-pounding haunted attraction and trail experience ever experienced, head to Jungle Island and endure the park’s first-ever Terror in the Jungle. This Halloween, a scary attraction starred by scary mortals and zombie-like Aztec Indians will take over South Florida’s favorite haunt to provide visitors with 20 nights of hair-raising events beginning Thursday, October 2 and concluding Saturday, November 1 on the Day of the Dead.
From the creator of Festival of Souls (Demon Mansion), voted Florida’s Scariest Haunted House by Hauntworld.com, Terror in the Jungle will feature a chilling 40 x 22-foot Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance leading guests through five acres of terrorizing jungle paths and a 10,000 square-foot ancient Ruins Pyramid Haunted House. Carefully navigate a dark jungle filled with zombies, demons and military HAZMAT containment units all while being chased by wild creatures. Many more surprises wait inside the Ruins Pyramid, which will give even the fearless the fright of their life.
“We’re excited that Brandon Von Kittendorf of Florida Event Productions chose Jungle Island to serve as the venue for his award-winning Halloween attractions over the next three years,” said John Dunlap, CEO of Iconic Attractions Group and President of Jungle Island. “This attraction will heighten guests’ senses and be a true test of courage for those who dare to conquer it.
We’re certain our visitors will experience a heart-pounding fear like never before at Terror in the Jungle.” Kittendorf has brewed an incredibly chilling story line for Terror in the Jungle, which goes as follows: The Mayan Calendar predicted that the end of the world would happen on December 21, 2012. That did not happen…but something else did…something that has been kept secret from all of us until now. On that fateful day, a cargo plane that was transporting materials from a Mexican research lab flew off course and crashed into the ruins of an ancient Aztec city. Now, deep in the heart of the jungle, these dangerous chemicals, neurotoxins, and biohazards have entered into the environment, mutating the plant life and infecting the local population.Desperately seeking forgiveness, surviving tribesmen prayed to their gods for their very survival but it was in vain. The gods, upset with man and his destructive nature, released a demon, called The Hunter, and sent it on a mission to devour anything living in its path.
The Mexican government, unable to locate the crash site for almost two years, finally has a lead. Reports of giant mutations and zombie like Aztec Indians running wild in the jungle have brought the Mexican government here—to the Aztec city. A Hazardous Material Containment Unit has also been dispatched to the region to clean up the mess, but they have no idea of the carnage and horror that awaits. They are entering into what the few surviving locals call Terror
in the Jungle.
“Every time you let your guard down, there will be something else to scare the living daylights out of you,” said Kittendorf. “We’re creating a gory Halloween attraction using nature’s natural darkness, fog, costumes and special effects, screams, and visual stimulation to play on peoples phobias and fears. The thought of walking around in a jungle in pitch-black darkness is already eerie, which is what makes Jungle Island the perfect setting for this event.” Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Tickets to Terror in the Jungle cost $45 per person on non-peak days and $55 per person on peak days. Fast passes start at $20 per person. Tax is additional. Jungle Island also will offer childcare on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per child, per night.
Terror in the Jungle will take place every Thursday to Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, with one Wednesday over the following dates: Non-peak dates / October 2-5, 9-12,16, 19, 23, 26, 29 and November 1. Peak dates / October 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 & 31. Those who wet their pants or don’t make it through Terror in the Jungle will be added to a Wall of Lost Souls. Group rates, frequent fear pass, corporate party, event and sponsorship packages are available. For additional information, follow #terrorinthejungle on social media or visit www.terrorinthejungle.com.
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About Jungle Island
Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction, is situated on Watson Island in the heart of Miami between downtown and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. From exciting adventures including the new aqua park to educational VIP tours, camps and unforgettable interactions with some of the world’s most fascinating animals, Jungle Island offers guests a plethora of real-life jungle experiences. With its newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces, the park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover the new Jungle Island today. Follow #JungleIsland on social media or visit www.jungleisland.com.
About Iconic Attractions Group
Founded in 2012, the Iconic Attractions Group (IAG) is devoted to creating and managing culturally significant attractions in major metropolitan areas around the world. IAG’s primary goal is to create more sustainable businesses by partnering with institutions that share a desire to become world-class entertainment, education and conservation destinations. Under the Iconic Attractions Group umbrella are Iconic Lifestyle Properties, the Iconic Conservation Fund, Iconic Service Partners and Iconic Parks and Destinations. Among IAG’s first project is the redeveloped zoological attraction, Jungle Island. Located in
the heart of Miami on Watson Island, the historic Jungle Island is a ‘must see’ attraction in South Florida. For more information about Iconic Attractions Group, visit www.IconicAttractions.com. Facebook and Twitter @IconicAttractions
About Florida Event Productions, Inc.
Florida Event Productions, Inc is a full-service event planning and management company, located in South Florida. Our unique approach to utilizing today’s technology and blending it with out-of-the-box creativity, enables us to produce special events with spectacular results. The only thing holding you back is your imagination. www.FloridaEventProductions.com