Sunday, September 30, 2012

Zombie Attacks Coming to Tinley Park, IL

Odyssey Fun World at Harlem and Oak Park avenues in Tinley Park is bringing back its Fun Farm and Corn Maize for Halloween and has lots more in store this season.

“We have a lot of cool stuff going on at night this year,” said Clint Paraday, general manager of the amusement park.
The biggest thrill will probably be the Zombie Safari complete with attacks by zombies and the chance to blast them with turret-mounted paintball guns.
“Special trailers with 10 paintball guns on each side will venture out and stop at certain scenes where the trailer will be attacked by zombies,” said Paraday. “Each rider will start out with 75 paintballs and they can buy more if they are especially trigger happy.”
The safari goes for about 15 minutes and they will run from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 29 through Oct. 28.
“The Zombie Safari will also be offered at our Naperville location,” Paraday said.
Also new at night on weekends will be the flashlight maze.
“People will be able to go through the maze at night with flashlights, without zombies,” Paraday said. “People can bring their own flashlights or rent one.”
Also new this year is a giant pillow that 40 to 50 kids can jump on at the same time, said Paraday.
The Odyssey Fun World mobile zip line has been moved across the street to the fun farm.
Returning this year is the pumpkin patch.

“We have a 10-acre pumpkin patch where people can go to pick out their own pumpkins,” he said. “The weather ruined it last year but this year’s weather was great for pumpkins.”
Also back and improved is the corn bin.
“We have increased the size of the corn box and probably have 15 tons of corn kernels in there for kids to play in,” Paraday said. “Last year the corn box held 10 tons.”
Also back from last year are the hayrides and pig races.
The Fun Farm will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Sept. 29 to Oct. 28. General admission is $10 with additional costs for the zip line and pony rides. The Zombie Safari costs $15.
But Odyssey is offering ticket deals through mailers, Living Social and Group On, Paraday said.

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