Dynamic Earth is supercharging its Tunnel of Terror this year, thanks to a partnership forged in the deepest, darkest recesses of the underground haunted mine.
This year, Dynamic Earth has enlisted the aid of Cambrian College's Theatre Arts - Technical Production program to amp up the fear factor of the Tunnel of Terror. Julie Moskalyk, Senior Manager of Dynamic Earth said she's so confident in the Tunnel Terror's scare factor, they aren't allowing anyone under the age of six to enter.
“The (Cambrian College) group has been instrumental throughout all phases of planning and implementation, and will also play a key role in delivering the experience from Oct. 25-27, when the Tunnel of Terror opens to the public,” said Moskalyk. “We are also excited to announce that we have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the college with respect to this event, and we look forward to working together over the next few years as we aim to absolutely terrify our visitors.”
To further entice those with a fetish for the frightening, Dynamic Earth and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol are offering Tunnel of Terror and Terror Train combo packages in an effort to provide the best heart-stopping value for thrill-seekers. Survivors of the Tunnel of Terror will also be able to climb aboard the Terror Train, and to get there, they can hitch a ride on the Terror Coach Shuttle, a mode of transportation that is not for the faint of heart.
The Tunnel of Terror is not for young children, said Moskalyk. Those under 12 years of age, and individuals still working up the nerve to descend into the bowels of the Tunnel of Terror, will prefer the family friendly Halloween activities located above-ground at Dynamic Earth. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and discover live Halloween-themed science shows and workshops, animals and insects, crafts and games, and so much more.
A Halloween film festival will also be included with admission to Dynamic Earth.