Thursday, October 4, 2012
After a devastating fire in August, Feasterville's Valley of Fear is ready to make people scream with fright this Halloween season.
Though a fire at the Valley of Fear seemed like a devastation back in August, causing $100,000 in damage and injuring six local fire fighters, the popular haunted attraction is ready to scare and frighten just in time for the Halloween season. In fact, the Valley of Fear is celebrating its grand opening tonight, Oct. 4. "We’re feeling great. We’re very positive about the season," Northampton resident and Valley of Fear operator Tom Yaegel told Patch. The two popular haunted attractions that burnt down, the Zombie Research and Control Center and Captain Willie’s Shipwreck, were unrecognizable, but did inspire Yaegel's newest attraction this season: Zombie Research Center Zombie Excape Maze. A couple of nights after the fire, which was …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Lower Southampton Fire Marshal's investigation found that two Valley of Fear employees playing with fireworks were the cause of the fire that destroyed the haunted attraction.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Members of the Southampton Fire Company were among those who responded to the blaze at the popular Feasterville attraction Wednesday afternoon.
It took only minutes for flames to destroy a wooden structure that housed two haunted attractions at the Valley of Fear in the Feasterville section of Lower Southampton Wednesday afternoon. Robert Walter, public information officer with the Feasterville Fire Company, reported one firefighter was taken to the hospital for a burn to their hand and a second was transported by ambulance for a respiratory issue. Several responders were treated at the scene for heat related issues. Air temperatures at the scene were estimated to be over 100 degrees, an official told Patch. More than 75 firefighters from close to 10 fire companies in Bucks and Montgomery counties responded to the blaze at the Valley of Fear haunted attraction at Phoenix Sport …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Patch takes a look at the Valley of Fear haunted attraction.
A lot has changed since the 1990s when Northampton resident Tom Yaegel opened the Valley of Fear haunted attraction at the Phoenix Sport Club in Lower Southampton. From the characters appearance to the haunted house themes much has changed, but one thing remains the same -- scare the customers. In 15 years, actors at the attraction, which features two haunted houses and haunted walking tour, have gone from putting unrealistic rubber and latex masks over their faces to wearing realistic make-up applied by a group of professionals, Yaegel said. “We have really increased the quality of the actors and their appearance.” His professional scare team and their more realistic looks has gotten nothing but compliments, Yaegel said. “We try to find …