Each year, a cast of terrifying characters swarms around the Olde Sharon Schoolhouse to terrify visitors searching for a healthy dose of fear. In the Asylum, guests wander down the hallways of an abandoned mental institution. Along the way, they encounter deranged inmates as the nightmares of the previous residents come to life. For those wishing to join in the action, Trail of Terror Haunted Trail offers up Zombie Outbreak. A research and containment facility has had a devastating outbreak of the Code 6 virus, turning most of the occupants into zombies. Guests are drafted to be part of the tactical team created to deal with this outbreak and become zombie slayers themselves.
With Dive Dive Dive's Discover Scuba class, ungilled land dwellers can get a quick taste of what it's like to don scuba gear, navigate open waters, and breathe beneath the waves. Whether you're curious about clownfish mating habits or wish to erect an underwater tanning salon for pallid merpeople, an introductory scuba class is an easy way to decide if aquatic life is for you.
The flashing lights of a parked ambulance mingle with the orange heat of a flaming car. Armed men demand loyalty from their captives, with dire consequences for those who resist. Finally, a pair of specters emerge from the fires of the underworld to claim their due. These are but a few of the trials that visitors to Hell's Gates will endure during this dramatization of the Great Tribulation. Live actors draw visitors into a sequence of eight scenes plucked straight from the Book of Revelation, with each one punctuated by immersive events including pyrotechnics and video effects.
Commanding a unique page in American folk-music history, the McIntosh County Shouters come from the Bolden/Briar Patch Georgia coastal community but carry on ring-shout rituals that trace their roots to religious ceremonies in West Africa through slave plantations in the south. The National Endowment for the Arts has lauded them with Lifetime Honors, the Kennedy Center has invited them to perform in the capitol, and the Library of Congress has waived their late-book fees for life. During powerful vocal performances in which one can hear the ancestry of modern gospel, a male singer sets each song before the female shouters join in. Dressed in head rags and 18th-century-style dresses, the shouters build a choral refrain while their steps and clapping complement a cadence kept by the beat of a hickory stick on the ground.