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Don't Miss Out on 'Asylum' this Halloween Season Presented by The Ocoee Lions Club!

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FloridaHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Melissa Tanner of Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club, to discuss what's new at the haunt for the 2018 Halloween Season! Located in Ocoee, this not-for-profit haunt is sure to get your blood flowing this year! 

What's new at Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club for 2018? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

This year at The Asylum we will be offering something new in the 7 to 7:30PM time frame (or upon request). We will offer a “lights on”, “no loud music”, “no flashing lights”, and “no jumping out at the guest” time for those that want to experience the haunted house but may not be able to otherwise. This would be perfect for younger children, children (or adults) with autism or other sensory disorders, and/or those with physical, emotional, or mental disabilities. Our goal is to allow everyone to have a great Halloween season and help a local charity in the process.

What are you most excited about for the 2018 Halloween Season?

We have added some new props and features to this years house... we want it to be a surprise.

What differentiates Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club from other local haunts in Florida?

We are a 100% darkness haunted house. The patrons only have a flashlight to light their way.

How long has Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club's history?

Three years.

What's your favorite experience since opening Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club?

Being able to help the community with the proceeds from the haunt.

How long is a typical haunt experience at Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club from start to finish?

3 to 5 minutes.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club is? Why?

10, because of the darkness factor. The Asylum is run by Sister Mary Dementia who used to run the asylum for years and after a horrible incident with a patient of the asylum she lost her faith, her mind, and eventually her soul. She now wanders the halls and grounds of the asylum looking for some peace from her madness. Sister Mary Dementia is just one of many poor souls that have lost their mind at the Asylum. We invite you to come out and meet her and our patients.

Does Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club's property have any real haunted history? Do you have a spooky encounter you'd like to share?

None that we are aware of. But it is hosted in an old train station.

What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?

We love Halloween. Raising money for the Ocoee Lions Foundation charities.

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club?

No.

Can Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club together as a group?

4 to 5 is the best size.

Does Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club offer any special deals, discounts, or coupons?

Not at this time.

Anything else you'd like to let us know about Asylum presented by Ocoee Lions Club?

We will be open from 7 to 10 PM ET on October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and 30. Entry fee is $5. You can now purchase tickets for The Asylum at the door or ahead of time online: https://squareup.com/store/ocoeelionsclub. The proceeds of this house go to the Ocoee Lions Foundation which is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.

 

       

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