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Find Out What's Happening this Halloween Season with Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program!

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WisconsinHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Linda Marshall of Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program, to discuss what's new at Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program for the 2018 Halloween Season! Located in Grand Chute, this home haunt enjoys giving locals a friendly scare during the spooky season, all for a wonderful cause! 

What's new at Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program for 2018? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

Our theme for 2018 is completely different from last year's. This year you will visit our haunted farm inhabited by interesting vegetation and animals. A new theme brings new props, both static and animated, and very unique since we build them ourselves! In addition, we have changed our layout from a walk around to a walk thru so visitors can have a more involved experience.

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

We are so excited to share our new theme and friends with visitors as a means of bringing in food donations for St. Joseph's Food Program.

What differentiates Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program from other local haunts in Wisconsin?

We are a kid/family friendly Halloween experience for those who like their haunts humorously weird, gross, and fun. We also work hard to help feed the Fox Valley by providing a drop off location for non-perishable food donations for St. Joe's.

How long has Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program's history?

Wickedly Grande has been haunting southeastern and northeastern Wisconsin for 18 years. This is our fourth season at our current location and our second as a Food Scare for St. Joe's. For those in the Milwaukee Metro area, we were the house on Morris Ave in Cudahy with the different theme every year. Our last year there we had over 1000 visitors, which included 600 trick or treaters and a tour bus!

What's your favorite experience since opening Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program?

Our most favorite thing is watching the faces of our visitors as they enjoy the work and love we have put into our haunt each season.

How long is a typical haunt experience at Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program from start to finish?

Approximately 10 minutes, depending on how fast you walk and how long you look at the scenes.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program is? Why?

We are rated a 1, maybe 2 on the scare meter. This is intentional as we want to encourage younger children to enjoy the characters in the haunt.

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

Halloween is my passion and I enjoy creating fun, interesting, and unique experiences for families and kids to help spread the joy of this fun season. The responses I witness from our visitors is the fuel for this passion.

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program?

We have some great animated props, fog, smells, LED lighting, video window projections, and atmospheric sounds which enhance our visitors' experience.

Can Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program together as a group?

We are an outdoor haunt in our front yard, so visitors can experience Wickedly Grande from the walk thru trail or the fence surrounding the haunt. Everything has been designed for viewing from any perspective.

Anything else you'd like to let us know about Wickedly Grande's Food Scare for St. Joseph's Food Program?

Last season we raised 143 pounds of food for St Joe's. Not bad for our first year with a third of our nights closed due to bad weather. Our goal is to double that amount for this year.

Also, given that we are an outdoor haunt, operations are weather permitting. If it is raining, snowing, or very windy, we will be dark. Please check our Facebook page if the weather looks questionable.

We also encourage daytime viewing. The trail will be open during the day for static viewing. This gives visitors an opportunity to see some of the details hidden by the darkness. Feel free to visit when you are dropping off/picking up after school or sports practice at Houdini Elementary's playground across the street or while visiting Lions Park down the street.

 

       

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