CGA’s HALLOWEEN HAUNT MEDIA DAY (Video Posted!!!)

This is a MUST event for Northern Californians!!!
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CGA’s HALLOWEEN HAUNT MEDIA DAY (Video Posted!!!)

Postby Coaster Palooza » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:44 am

We went to CGA’s Halloween Haunt last year, which was their first time having one. The event was so great! It was really crowded too. The link to last year’s report is below.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... 948#652948


I was asked to go to CGA’s Media Day for Halloween Haunt this year, but I couldn’t make it on 10/3. We were lucky enough to get a second chance at it on 10/9. A few friends joined us and we all had a great time.

Along with the same mazes from last year, CGA added a new one called Toy Factory. They also added Shocking Sideshow of Freaks, which was a great show and Bang! Primeval Percussion.

You must arrive early for the opening. All of the ghouls gather around to hear their directions to scare everyone. I have a video clip from this. We have a really good picture with the guy on the front of the CGA Haunt website.

http://haunt.cagreatamerica.com/

We’ll start off with reviews of the mazes:

CarnEvil – A must with 3-D glasses. Don’t go through it without them. They do a great job with the scare zone outside as well. I believe it is called the Gauntlet.

Club Blood – It has a couple of stripper poles…need I say more?

Slaughterhouse – I believe there was more gore last year, but this maze is absolutely disgusting. The gutting meat grinder is great, as well as the “store” at the end.

Toy Factory – I’ll start off by saying the song is annoying. The maze is fabulous! They are really creative. I don’t want to spoil it, so I won’t say what happens.

Cornstalkers – This is a very long maze. I like how it runs along the backside, behind Grizzly. There are many scares in here.

Camp Gonna Getcha – Last year, this wasn’t operating regularly. It is a little different because you’re in the log ride, but it is enjoyable. If you don’t want to get wet, don’t ride it.

Werewolf Canyon – Probably my favorite maze next to CarnEvil. The werewolves are great and they added some chainsaws to really make this scary.

The shows:

Ed Alonzo – If you have seen him before, there probably isn’t much of a change. He is hilarious and crewd! Everyone enjoyed him. If you have kids, you might want to see the show before they see it.

Shocking Side Show of Freaks – This is a new show for this year. There is fire and fireworks. What more could you want?

Dave Hill’s Haunted Hypnotics – We didn’t watch this show. It was going on as we were leaving. If you like hypnosis, this is the show for you!

Bang! Primevil Percussion – A welcome change throughout the park. They don’t stay in one place.

This is a MUST for Northern Californians to go to.

Time for the pics!
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We start off at Bennigan's
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Susan and her family showed up too!
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A picture with the hearse out front.
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The sign once you enter the park.
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They had a bunch of ghouls running around.
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This was one of the best costumes.
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The kids wanted their photo taken with him.
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The water wasn't blood red this year.
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Nick is giving the "You don't scare me" look, but I think he is a little scared.
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These guys have been waiting for the carousel for a long time!
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more ghouls...
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and ghouls...
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Getting the "kill all humans" instructions for the night.
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A "captive" audience...
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This is Bang! Privevil Percussion.
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Club Blood, stripper poles and scantily clad women. Anything else to say?
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Really gruesome
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Decorations throughout the park
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Coming up on one of the scare zones. This is by the Demon.
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Always fun to see this guy get shocked.
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Full group photo.
L-R Steve, Courtney, me, Gyendolynne, Susan, and the 2 boys are Nick and Colton
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A great new edition. Hopefully the song won't drive you nuts.
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Just inside Toy Factory
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It isn't a CGA update without Survivor, the Ride.
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We weren't able to do this maze last year. It is really long, but very well done!
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Don't let this guy scare you at the end.
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Bird-woman, another great character.
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We rode this as our last ride of the night. You do get wet.
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She put me in shackles and dragged me around.
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Oh NO!!!
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Please don't eat me...
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On your knees and beg for you life, Rick
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I said beg!
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She was taking me to the bridge...
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but luckily I escaped!
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One of my favorite mazes by far.
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A little entertainment while we were in line.
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Ed Alonzo puts on a great show, and he does it 3 times a night!
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Hi, I'm Ed Alonzo and I cut my arm off for fun.
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This is the next best maze. Some people might like it better then the werewolf canyon.
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A ton of fog
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3-D glasses are a must for CarnEvil
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We had a photo taken with the super duper bad dude!
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Hi Jack...I can't be any funnier than that.
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Derek might be happy with this news.
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and such a great price...
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Our final show for the night was the Shocking Side Show of Freaks.
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First, lay down on this bed of nails.
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How about a cement block on top of your stomach?
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You don't like 1? How about 2 with some flames?
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Finally, a sledgehammer to break up the blocks.
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Fire is always enjoyable.
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He swallows a sword and...
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had an audience member pull it out.
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Final event for George was lighting 100 firecrackers on his stomach.
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More flames and fire...
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Did you get enough fire in this update?
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The final event for Mike, was to have 2 $1 bills stapled to his chest by audience members. If you had a $20, you can staple it to his forehead.
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Postby Angry_Gumball » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:15 pm

Sweet, I'll be going there next weekend! Got a video project to shoot during the day, and a Haunt to check out at night.

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Postby KGA29 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:46 pm

Sounds like you had a good time! I went last Saturday (8/3) and loved Toy Factory too! But I missed out on the opening ceremonies. Looks cool.

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:35 pm

^Here is a video of the opening ceremonies that I took.
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Postby AwsomeAbomb » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

The photos are great. Glad I saw this because I went last week and looking at your pics I guess I missed a couple of stuff.
Love the Toy Factory it was very creative.
And I agree about Slaughterhouse. It seemed like a couple stuff was missing.
I enjoyed the Haunt a little more this year.

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Postby Pufferfish » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:45 pm

Great trip report. It seems like CGA has a pretty nice haunt. Since you put up pictures of CGA's freakshow, it now reminds me how much I miss the one we had here at Scarowinds a couple years ago.

Now that CGA has Dole whip, does that mean the rest of the CF parks will start carrying it? I really hope so, that is some of the best stuff ever made.
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Postby toxicphreke » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:52 pm

I was planning on going on 10-10 but a bunch of things kept me in Stockton. Man I am so bummed I didn't get to go.

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Postby Bubba83 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:36 am

Hi Rick! Nice Photo TR. I haven't been to CGA in a LONG time. Is it better than it was a couple years ago?

I am going to the Sharks game tomorrow (got a great deal for seats in Section 116 Row 2!), are you going?

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:44 am

Thanks guys!

^We're not going to the Sharks game. Have fun there! Your seats sound good.
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Postby Coaster Palooza » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:08 pm

I forgot to give a HUGE thanks to Ryan Davies for taking us around the park for Media Day. It was great hanging out with you. Everyone had a such a good time.
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