Fall Adventures

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride

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If you love Halloween, but find yourself a little too refined to go screaming through the Haunted Forest, you should check out Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride run by Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Midway. We loved this activity, and found it to be much more interesting than the typical haunted house with screaming spooks chasing you with chainsaws. There is a KSL deal going on through Oct. 30, 2017.

 

At the beginning of the ride, you climb into a horse drawn wagon and head off into the dark (we took the earliest ride so that we could get some pictures). The clip-clop of the horses hooves is accompanied by a reading of the story of Ichabod Crane in the famous short story Sleepy Hollow. As the wagon lurches along, the story unfolds with you riding along the same path as Ichabod. You pass through towering black trees, wide open grassy areas, the schoolhouse, and past many spooks, some props, and some live actors.

Our team driver was so nice, and very personable.

Our team driver was so nice, and very personable.

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We were very excited to take the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride.

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You ride past Ichabod’s school house.

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There are lots of little spooks like this along the way.

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We liked seeing all the horses at Rocky Mountain Outfitters.

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Watch out for the spooks who leap out and chase the wagon!

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The actors were fun and interactive.

We loved the feel of this adventure, which we described as “understated terror,” and the fact that it revolves around a piece of classic literature. Though it was satisfyingly scary, we had children on our wagon that couldn’t have been more than three, and there were no tears. The best part was the climax when the Headless Horseman galloped out of the trees on a pure black steed right alongside the wagon. Our ten-year old thought the horses rolling eyes and foaming mouth were just scary enough!

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The Headless Horseman is the highlight of the wagon ride!

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He rides right next to the wagon. It is definitely more fun than scary.

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The ride ends with Ichabod’s hat and the smashed pumpkin head!

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Our oldest enjoyed the ride so much that we bought him a shirt. He’s posing as the Headless Horseman.

This adventure would be perfect for that special Halloween lover or a date with that person you’d like to snuggle up to. We found it very appropriate for families, and much better than running through a dark plastic maze from a teenager wearing a hockey mask. The younger kids stayed home because they are afraid of most things, and mom was glad that we went when there was still daylight outside, but we had a blast at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Halloween Ride.

 

(We received a complimentary ride for our honest review of the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride.)

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