SOURCE: Thrillvania Thrill Park

August 28, 2007 07:00 ET

Thrillvania Honored as Top Haunted Thrill Attraction in the U.S.

'America's Best Haunts' Reveals 11 Best Haunted Attractions Around the Country for Fright Lovers

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Joining the ranks of the premier haunted attractions throughout the country, Thrillvania has been named one of 'America's Best Haunts' for 2007. Founded by the authority on thrill park haunts to recognize the attractions that are head and shoulders above the rest, americasbesthaunts.com selects only a chosen few to proudly proclaim its seal and Thrillvania is one of only 11 to be selected.

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Thrillvania is a nationally acclaimed thrill park featuring six different haunted attractions, a midway with fun and games, food and beverages and a haunted store. The renowned park is located on 50 acres of haunted property approximately 30 miles east of Dallas. Attracting more than 25,000 visitors each Halloween season, Thrillvania is the premier area attraction for discerning thrill seekers.

"It's exciting to know that the top thrill park experts from around the country, not to mention our more than 25,000 visitors each year, have rated us as one of the best in our industry," said Steve Kopelman, co-owner of Thrillvania. "This year's visitors have even more frightening surprises in store and will see exactly why we proudly wear the seal of one of America's Best Haunts."

An esteemed panel of judges, with more than 100 cumulative years of experience in the thrill park industry, stringently evaluated Thrillvania on a broad list of criteria, including:

--  Special Effects
--  Overall Intricacy of Attraction and Characters
--  Marketing
--  Consumer Value and Appeal
--  Fear Factor
--  Longevity in the Marketplace
--  Safety
    

"The haunt business is booming, with more than 24 million Americans visiting a haunted house in 2006, and visitors expect bigger and better thrills each year," said Jim Fetterly of America's Best Haunts. "Our team of haunt experts scoured every eerie crevice of the U.S. to find the best of the best attractions to mark with our stamp of approval."

About America's Best Haunts

Established in 2007, America's Best Haunts (www.americasbesthaunts.com) is the only expert resource of its kind, identifying the most superior haunted attractions in the country for today's discerning fright lovers.

About Thrillvania

Thrillvania is the nationally acclaimed thrill park featuring six different haunted attractions, a midway with fun and games, food and beverages and a haunted store. Founded nearly 20 years ago, the renowned park is located on 50 acres of haunted property approximately 30 miles east of Dallas. Attracting more than 25,000 visitors from across the Metroplex and beyond each Halloween season, Thrillvania is the premier area attraction for discerning thrill seekers.

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