What a frightful weekend! Fort Edmonton Park was transformed into a wicked haven of witches, zombies and many other ghastly beasts. Halloween spirit was in the air on 1905 and 1920 street and many visitors made their way over to the Blatchford Field Air Hangar – where kids, young and old, were able to create a Treasure pouch, be dazzled by Konrad the Magician, have their fortunes told and watch Knights of the Realm duel on stage.
Across the street, Doctor Stupendo’s Scientorium was busy bubbling and brewing up a storm, while adventurous golfers braved the local pirates to play some mini golf in dark, with only neon lights to guide them.
1905 street had an ominous feel but spirits were quite high as the U of A Dance Team did a frighteningly good job of the Thriller dance. Their costumes and make-up were exceptional and it was definitely the highlight of the event.
Visitors in search of directions to Zombieville could simply follow the screams to find their way. It was truly horrific – the entire street was overrun with the living dead, apparently with most settlers already falling victim to the zombie hordes. The Jasper House Hotel was by far the most popular location for visitors and zombies alike – in this refuge of our Zombie-Killing Hero, visitors had to prove their survival skills, or be eaten alive. Even the line-up didn’t deter many hardcore visitors from being scared out of their wits. If the screams emanating from the Hotel were any indication, their fates were sealed.
We all hope you enjoyed Spooktacular 2010!
Special thanks to Mark Hill Photography for this picture.