24B -The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday; October 17, 1996
By Chris Lumpkin
For the Daily
The scariest time of the year, aside
from the April tax deadline, is the
month of October. Ghouls and goblins
busy themselves thinking up ways to
frighten and terrorize as the days creep
Zupi manages the nightly haunting
operations and is kept quite busy
because Wiard's has a variety of
events going on simultaneously.
"We actually have three different
events," Zupi explained. "We call it
the Wiard's Night Terrors." They are
"the Ultimate Haunted Barn, Wiard's
p e o p l e,
Halloween is a
the most haunt-
ing of all nights
begins in early
lasts all the
way up to
H all1 e e n.
kin carving and
tions are all
noises and blood
come from the
buildings where the
H a u n t e d
the new event
this year called
brave? Then the
or the Asylum
might be the
dare to enter.
under- 12 don't
Wiard's Orchards owns this 1960 Cadillac, an authentic hearse.
part of the fun. If you are looking to get
in the spirit of things, there is no better
way than to visit a haunted house.
Haunted attractions in and around
the Ann Arbor area range from the tra-
ditional haunted hayrides to elaborate
mazes designed to scare even the
bravest of souls. Wiard's Orchard
encompasses all of these.
Wiard's has been attracting fright
seekers for 12 years. ,
"We started with the Haunted Barn
back in 1984 and it seems like we grow
every year," Curt Zupi said.
go through the
Haunted Barn or
the Asylum. They are designed to be
very intense," Zupi explained.
Actually, Wiard's does not have any
set age limit for their attractions. "We
don't disclude anybody. It's funny, you
can get a little kid who will come out
with a big grin on his face and you'll
get an adult person that is just petrified.
People's fear thresholds are very inter-
esting," Zupi said.
In the mood for something a little
less threatening? The Haunted Hayride
is designed more for relaxed family fun.
See GHOULS, Page 98
Haunted Fun at Wiard's Orchards
~ What: Wiard's Orchards' Haunted Hayride, Ultimate Haunted Bam and Asylum
V Where: 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti
V Directions: Take 1-94 east to exit 183 south - fdItw the signs.
~ Phone: (313) 482-7744
~ Prices: Haunted Hayride: $10
Ultimate Haunted Barn: $8
All three: $15
4 Hours: Thursday to Sunday: 7:30-11 p.m.
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