WHY OUTDOOR HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS DIFFER FROM OTHER MASS GATHERINGS:
It is important to remember the difference between attractions and other venues for mass gatherings such as sports arenas, movie theaters, and concerts:
1. Capacity can be reduced/managed with timed ticketing to allow for appropriate social distancing.
2. Exposure time is limited. Guests generally move throughout their experience. The guests are not sitting in a single location, elbow-to-elbow, for an extended period.
3. A large percentage of attraction attendance is made up of family members and others who live in the same home (social bubble) and thus do not need to be physically distanced from each other.
This is the way we will operate this fall by using timed ticketing technology and a virtual queue line program to social distance groups safety and efficiently. Purchase early as tickets are limited to reduce capacity.
Kersey Valley Spookywoods being an outdoor attraction is on our side as contact tracing has proven that Covid-19 is far less contracted from being outdoors around people than indoors. We will sell tickets based on 1 hour time frames with limited capacity. As you park you will be given instructions to join a virtual queue line by entering your contact information and the number of guests in your car. From this portal you will see the expected wait time. When capacity allows you will be notified via text to exit your vehicle and show the text to staff at the security entrance.
The waiting lines at Club Spooky are marked to allow for social bubbles (your group) to wait socially distanced from other bubbles. Hand washing stations will be placed at the entrance and throughout the midway and entrances of each themed section of the farm. Banners, TV’s and audio messages educating the guests how to stay safe will be posted. Masks will be required to be worn by staff and guests to enter the park, unless the mandate is lifted by the state.
All pathways will no longer have hanging material or squeeze tight areas, all tunnels have been removed to allow for air to remain moving. Dedicated staff to maintain high touch surfaces to be cleaned often. All front line staff will be in PPE gear. All shops will be marked with waiting areas. Actors are not sharing makeup kits, all costumes are dedicated to one person, all actors are wearing masks under their costume mask. Temperature is tested for all staff daily.
We have done our homework to make your traditional visit to Kersey Valley Spookywoods as safe as possible. The first hour of every night are reserved for high risk guests to attend, health care workers, care givers, first responders or older population that wants to experience Spookywoods can be the first to be on property to further reduce the risk.
Kersey Valley, Inc has completed the “Count on me NC program” and staff has been educated to make your Halloween as safe and socially distanced as possible. Thanks for all the support so we all can laugh and scream behind our masks together this season at Kersey Valley Spookywoods.