Keep Calm and Scare On!

If you're looking for something creepy and cool, definitely check out the Haunted Tram ride at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife Park! This year will be the 14th year the friends of the wildlife park have held this event to benefit the park. Its a fun specialty event that the whole community gets involved in and this year might just be the scariest!


Folks come from all around to enjoy the varied festivities and the famous haunted tram so get there early, because later in the evening the line can really grow! Food, fun, candy, music, give-aways and of course the famous Florida manatee on the roam for picture ops! You do not want to miss this Citrus County tradition! We will be there too!

The parks tram will take guests along the dark trail from the visitors center to the wildlife park and back again, A One and a half mile loop. The haunted house theme this year is The Wild West, which is located in the Florida room at the visitors center on U.S. 19. Other activities and food vendors will be located at the visitors center and outside in the parking lot.The Haunted house and other activities are suitable for children of all ages... but there is plenty for the adults to enjoy as well!

This will be River Ventures 3rd year participating in this spooky event and we are so excited! We love the kind nature of introducing people to our manatee friends, but nothing is quite like scaring the dickens out of hundreds of people! Two years ago, we were the Zombie Lunch Ladies banging pots and offering participants some of our special recipe 'sloppy Joes' made of guts and intestines (we know, we know)! Last year we were the Krazy Killer Klowns. We found that not much freaks people out the way that clowns do, and we were such a hit we decided to go with that theme again. This year our spot will be bigger, we have twice the participants and are putting even more work into the event. We personally invite you to the CARN-EVIL!!

If you're brave enough to visit, the frights start Friday October 26th thru Saturday October 27th. Haunted tram rides are 6-10pm, haunted house tour and other activities 1-4pm and 6-10 pm. The suggested donation for the tram ride is $5 for adults and $3 for children. THe address is 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd (US 19) Homosassa FL 34446 SEE YOU THERE!