Caldwell’s Scariest Haunted World Returns Friday [Photos]
The area's most stimulating, exciting, and scary haunted area is opening this Friday. The Haunted World in Caldwell is so big we can only describe it, as what it is, a Haunted World! If you love haunted houses you cannot miss a chance to be scared out of your wits during this Halloween season. It will take you over two hours to complete your mission of walking through a few haunted houses and then... the scary wooded path.
Transforming Caldwell into the Haunted World
Chances are, if you see a blur while driving on Chinden Boulevard on your way to Caldwell near the Haunted World, you won't be seeing a ghost or a ghoul; you'll be seeing Scott Ethington on his four-wheeler racing from one part of the Haunted World to the other.
His day begins well before visitors arrive around 8 pm, preparing for a night of scares and screams. The park has been scaring Idahoans for over twenty years. It all began with an idea involving two brothers and their family farm.
"It's an old farm that sits on thirty-seven acres, twenty-two years ago; my brother and I wanted to start a haunted attraction," Ethington said. He continued describing the experience of walking through an inside haunted house followed by a Corn Maze that is over a mile long. "For everyone, it's different; the young kids come out and get scared have a fun time with their friends."
The Haunted World is so famous that folks from all over the country travel to Caldwell to experience the fun and fright. "Last year, we actually had the four people over Disneyland's Haunted Feature come in and check us out. We spent about half a day with her."
Ethington described the planning that goes into every scene throughout the Haunted World, including smell. "We like to give everyone a total experience." To run the park, it takes at least 45 people to occupy all the sections. Some sections require more than one person.