Drive-thru Halloween attraction offers pandemic-safe fun


Violet Chace, Staff Writer

If you’re mourning the cancelation of Halloween Horror Nights, take heart. A new type of socially distant horror attraction has surfaced in Boggy Creek, Orlando. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 31, the Halloween event Scream n Stream will allow visitors to safely experience in-person scares.  

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures offers three different events starting at between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. with an all-ages, contactless trick or treat event. Visitors will follow a trail at sunset overlooking an on-site lake where they will make candy stops along the way. Trick or Treat Road is priced between $63 and $74 to fit as many people as your car can fit for some safe and not-so-scary Halloween fun.

A more thrilling option is Boggy Creek’s “Night at the D I E-IN Haunted Trail.” Guests will remain in their cars while they follow a trail with scare actors jumping out and spooking people from 6 feet away. The Haunted Drive is $63 to $79 per car and goes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The story follows teenagers breaking into a haunted drive-in theater which angers the spirits who reside there. During this 25-minute, 1.2-mile trail, lights, live performers, and audio that plays through car radios, are supposed to bring horror fans’ nightmares to life.

Finally, Boggy Creek is offering Haunted Nighttime Airboat Tours. For $25 per person, visitors can experience Florida’s nocturnal wildlife and local ghost stories between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

In addition to these three major events, visitors are welcome to walk around the park at night as long as they maintain social distance and wear masks. The horror icon of the event is an original character known as the Fog Queen. She will be out on a stage for guests to interact and take pictures with. Foods like pizza fries as well as Scream n Stream merchandise also will be available. 

For more information, visit their website.