1- Q. How can I work at Spookywoods? [TOP]
A. Our office accepts applications starting July 1 every summer for the Spookywoods next season. Most positions are filled within a few weeks.
2- Q. Is it scary? [TOP]
A. We love to make you scream and have a good time. No one should be forced to go through if they don't want to. So, all you parents that drag your kids kicking by the ticket booth please let them stay at home. I would rather see them come back when they can handle it and enjoy the show than never come see us again.
3- Q. How did Spookywoods start? [TOP]
A. Way back in 1985, when Tony Wohlgemuth was 15 years old, he and 5 of his friends used to camp out in the barns behind the farm house that is now the start of Spookywoods. One night Chuck Passmore one of the 5 boys was dared to enter the old house after midnight. Chuck being the brave one he is took the dare and made his way up the creaky staircase. Once he was on the second floor he started to scream and beg for help. Micah Cox ran up the stairs to help Chuck and found out the screaming was coming from a family of bats that had made their home in the attic. This of course scared all of us boys and Micah Cox said this house is haunted. That started the haunted house that October in 1985. What started out as a staff of about 10 teenage friends and was just held in the farm house has grown into a corporation with a staff of over 300 people and a good portion of the 55 acre farm. Our first year open we sold just over 1000 tickets in a 2 week period, now we sell over 1000 tickets in an hour! I'm amazed that what started from a dare of teenagers has drawn visitors from as far away as New Zealand in 2008 to come visit our event! Tony and his wife Donna own and operate Spookywoods Haunted Attraction, Maize Adventure Corn Maze, Maize Adventure Gem Dig, Maize Adventure Pumpkin Patch, Kersey Valley Zip Line Aerial Tours and Kersey Valley Laser Tag.
4- Q. Where do you park and how much is it? [TOP]
A. Parking is charged per space on-site for 500 cars, when it fills up catch a ride on our 50 passenger bus from the overflow lot next to Quality Inn 1/4 mile away.
5- Q. Are the attractions open if it RAINS? [TOP]
A. Heavy rains DO close the park, BUT "other" rains add to the atmosphere! Watch your local weatherman and dress appropriately. Attractions are outdoors.
6- Q. Can I smoke and use lighters? [TOP]
A. No, we want to pretend to kill you but you can do it yourself by smoking at home! If you use a lighter in our shows you will be the next prop hanging from the big oak tree on the Hayride.
7- Q. Hotels in the area? Any close to show? [TOP]
A. Courtyard Marriott 336-882-3600 or Comfort Suites 336-882-6666 Ask for the Kersey Valley Rate!
8- Q. Does Kersey Valley, Inc. have a Security Team? [TOP]
A. Yes, the park is patrolled by uniformed Sheriff Officers. Kersey Valley, Inc. has a Zero Tolerance rate for trouble makers. Trouble Makers will be ejected from the park without refund. We want everyone to have a safe and fun time!
9- Q. Food? Is there someplace to buy food? [TOP]
A. There is a food stand where you can get anything from a drink, a snack or a meal!
10- Q. Are there things I am NOT ALLOWED to bring to Kersey Valley, Inc.? [TOP]
A. Yes. No Pets other than service animals, No Costumes unless cleared with us first, No Masks, No Outside Food or Drink of any kind.
11- Q. Does Kersey Valley, Inc. serve or allow ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES? [TOP]
A. YES, during our special events purchased from Kersey Valley only. There are No Alcoholic Beverages allowed to be carried into the park.
12- Q. Can I bring my weapon to protect myself in case I get scared? [TOP]
A. No mace, No firearms, No knifes, No martial arts weapons, No problems.
13- Q. Can I bring my camera and flashlight? [TOP]
A. No, you may see the monsters waiting in the dark to scare you .
14- Q. Does the "show" start at a certain time? [TOP]
A. Tickets available at dusk, doors open at dark. We have walk around Characters and Monsters roaming through the crowds all night long.
15- Q. Will the monsters touch me? [TOP]
A. Our monsters are not supposed to touch you. If they did, they would have to carry you away. Of course, in the darker areas, something may accidentally bump into you but our monsters will never grab you. You may be grabbed by one of the members of your own group who is too terrified to continue without your help.
16- Q. Can I bring my kids? [TOP]
A. Yes! Bring all the kids of proper age that you want. Some aspects of our shows are extremely scary. We recommend 10 years or older, but this is up to you. If your child can't distinguish between fantasy and reality it may be cheaper to get a baby sitter. That way the rest of you will have an opportunity to enjoy the park. Some 6 year olds laugh with our monsters and some 9 year olds avoid our scarier attractions all together. You know your children best. We do not recommend bringing very young children or babies into the park as it can be chilly and loud not to mention expensive. We recommend coming to the Maize Adventure with the kids, they will sleep much better.
17- Q. Is there a discount for children? [TOP]
A. We highly suggest you attend our day time event instead, www.maizeadventure.com. We do not have a kids ticket as it is not designed for kids.
18- Q. How long will it take to go through? [TOP]
A. Plan on spending a few hours at our location unless your arrive before 9PM. As Halloween gets closer, the lines will start to get longer so if time is important then don't wait until the last minute; get here early. We highly suggest you purchase the Reservation ticket online to reserve time.
19- Q. Do you give group discounts? [TOP]
A. Yes! Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
20- Q. Is it the same as last year? [TOP]
A. No. We pride ourselves on changing most aspects of our shows every year so that we can provide a uniquely terrifying experience. We do keep most of our more popular elements due to public demand, but even these are tweaked each season to provide a more stimulating experience.
21- Q. Is it as good as last year? [TOP]
A. Better! We try our best to top ourselves each season. We spend all year designing and building new sets to give you pure horror and fun If you liked us last year, you'll love it this year with the added attractions. The Haunted Corn Field is really scary, I even was shaken up by a staff member during the day!
22- Q. How can I get more information? [TOP]
A. If you have a question that was not answered here, give us your comments on the reviews page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.