After full summer seasons of delighting children and families, Playland has been transforming into one of the scariest places on the Long Island Sound every October for the last 13 years. This year Playland will not be the source of any manufactured fear because the area where Scared by the Sound is usually built is now being used as a construction site for the Ice Casino roof replacement project.
Hurricane Sandy caused $4.9 million worth of damage to the Ice Casino, destroying its roof, boilers and causing extensive structural damage. The county plans to complete the roof replacement in order to open the Ice Casino by the second quarter of 2014. The storm also destroyed most of Scared by the Sound's electrical equipment and sets since the attraction was held partially outdoors, its Director Pat Costello said. Sandy and 2011's freak Halloween snowstorm ruined the attraction's most popular weekends of the year as well. Read more on that here.
Scared by the Sound might not be any where near the Long Island Sound anymore, but it still promises to bring the same level of fright to visitors.
The 20,000 square-foot haunted house will be held in the space formerly known as The Training Zone at 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202), Cortlandt. Dozens of professional actors, authentic props and elaborate stage make up and costumes all create the attractions features: Crypt Walk, The Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, an all new Zombie Zone and more.
The haunted house is open weekends in October starting Oct. 4 and on Nov. 1 and 2. Parking may be limited so go early. Tickets are $15.50.
It takes about 15-18 minutes to walk through, and the lines are longer closer to Halloween. On Halloween weekend you can expect to stand in line for close to three hours, so go soon.
about the attraction on their website scaredbythesound.com. Read about last
year’s run on Patch here.