Opportunity Village set to open two largest fall fundraisers
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HallOVeen, first-year haunted house to take over Magical Forest
LAS VEGAS – Halloween is steadily approaching, which means Opportunity Village is all set to open its enchanted Magical Forest decorated in spooky fall finery for what will be two of the organization’s largest fundraisers of the year – HallOVeen and Vegas Fright Nights.
Entering its sixth season, the kid-friendly HallOVeen will be accompanied for the very first time by Vegas Fright Nights – Las Vegas newest indoor haunted house attraction. Both events, priced separately, will open nightly at 5:30 p.m. starting Friday, October 5 and run from Oct. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-31 inside the gates of Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest, located at 6300 West Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146.
“HallOVeen at the Magical Forest has quickly become a wonderful fall tradition in the Las Vegas community,” said Adam Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy at Opportunity Village. “This year will be even more special as we add the remarkable Vegas Fright Nights to the mix. We can’t wait to see friends, family and loved ones take part in our Halloween Heaven this season. By doing so, you are supporting the Opportunity Village mission to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prosper where it matters the most.”
The Magical Forest will be shrouded in Halloween finery for the sixth annual HallOVeen, beckoning ghouls and goblins of all ages with a spine-tingling good time. There will be photo-ops a plenty, tasty treats and trinkets galore and a spooktacular display of Halloween-themed trees. Park goers will enjoy signature attractions — The Forest Express Ghost Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, The Avalanche Slide, The Blizzard Mini-Coaster and more — to go along with three new rides in 2018: Wacky Worm Coaster, Samba Balloons and The Sizzler.
About Vegas Fright Nights:
Two haunted house experiences have completely overtaken the gymnasium inside Opportunity Village’s Oakey Campus. Nightmare Manor and Clown Invasion in 3D are jam-packed with spine-tingling special effects, breathtaking animatronics and shriek-inducing scare zones. The new, heart-pounding experience does not have an age limit, but it’s strongly recommended families take a look at warnings and FAQs listed on VegasFrightNights.com before entering. The first hour of each night is reserved for those seeking a less intense visit.
Also new for 2018 is The Last Ride, a simulated coffin ride that “buries” individuals alive in a pitch black wooden casket while friends and attendees watch from the outside on the Casket Cam. The Last Ride tickets can be purchased as a standalone attraction for $5 or be added at a reduced rate onto your HallOVeen and/or Vegas Fright Nights ticket packages.
Ticket prices for HallOVeen start at $12 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under). Passports, ticket packages and additional information can be found at HallOVeen.com.
Ticket prices for Vegas Fright Nights are $10 online and $15 at the gate. Nightmare Manor and Clown Invasion in 3D are both included on the ticket. Ticket packages and additional information can be found at VegasFrightNights.com.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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Kristin Hoxie, Opportunity Village
702.880.4043 / 702.572.2734