Atlanta, GA, October 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- During a month most commonly associated with fall leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, and the commemoration of all things frightening the world over, Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort is making plans to give Atlanta families a whole new way to celebrate this October. Well-known throughout the Southeast as the host to the animated holiday light extravaganza – The Magical Nights of Lights – for the past 17 years, the talented team of event planners at Lake Lanier Islands is setting the stage for its First Annual (not too scary) Haunted Nights of Lights. The month-long celebration features a three-mile drive through the biggest Halloween light display the South has ever seen. As twinkling light replicas of Dracula, Frankenstein, Ghosts and Goblins give an eerie glow to the night, they light the way to a stop-over at The New Haunted Village. Designed to delight, rather than cause fright – this family-friendly theme park showcases a Fun House, carnival amusement rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides, concessions, and enormous fire pits for roasting marshmallows. The Haunted Maze at the Village will rank high on the scare factor for small guests, and is the only venue recommended for big kids and adults only.
“We are extremely excited about this newest addition to our fall lineup,” says Grier Todd, Chief Operating Officer for the Resort. “We have been known for years as a family-centric destination during the late spring and summer months with our Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & WaterPark and during the holidays with our famous Magical Nights of Lights. This year, we wanted to create something really unique for families to do together up at the lake during the Fall. With all of the positive changes we’ve made in recent years to the infrastructure of the Resort, including new streetscapes and multi-million dollar renovations to our Legacy Lodge & Convention Center and Legacy on Lanier Golf Course – we’ve also undergone a revamp of our image as a leading destination for not only businesses and brides, but also for families. Our event planners have really come up with something entirely new and original. The concept of Haunted Nights of Lights fits right in with our vision of being a fun, safe place for Atlanta families to visit throughout the month of October. It also provides a terrific twist on the traditional date night for couples. We want to be a very special extension of each of our neighbor’s big backyard and a valued part of their family traditions year-round.”
Tickets to Haunted Nights of Lights – the “must-see” event of the season – are just $20/car Monday through Thursday and $25/car Friday through Sunday. Admission for Vans (10-19 passengers) is $40 and Buses (20+ passengers) is $80. Admission is per vehicle and is based on vehicle capacity, not the number of passengers. Activities at the Haunted Village require additional charges. All-inclusive packages that combine vehicle pass to the Haunted Nights of Lights, admission to the Haunted Maze and FunHouse, and unlimited carnival and pony rides are also available for purchase. Discount coupons to Haunted Nights of Lights are obtainable through participating McDonalds and QuikTrip locations. Additional discounts offered by purchasing a combination of Haunted Nights of Lights and Magical Nights of Lights passes online (online transactions are subject to a $1.95 convenience charge). Special accommodation packages are available for those families wishing to extend their fun into an overnight stay at the luxury Resort. Grier Todd joins with the rest of the management team and staff at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in inviting parents throughout the Southeast to brave the dark and pile all of their favorite ghouls and boys in the family car for a night so fun, it’s scary.
About Lake Lanier Islands Resort: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,100 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier encompasses 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia, and is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes. For more information, call 1-800-840-LAKE (5253) or visit our website at http://www.lakelanierislands.com.