Students add scares to Zombies in the Park

Screen shot is from the Zombies in the Park promo

The zombie apocalypse is coming. For four nights — this Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 and next Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27— people will have the chance to fight zombies, including some transformed members of the CFHS dance team, in Waterloo’s Riverfront Stadium.
Adrenaline X Laser Tag is hosting a unique interactive haunted house attraction. If haunted houses aren’t exciting enough for you, Zombies in the Park satiates both your craving for horror and zombie slaughter. Groups of four walk through four levels in the stadium trying to kill as many zombies as possible in order to reach and detonate a bomb to save the world from the zombie infestation.
The dance team will work as actors playing the zombies people  are trying to shoot in order to raise money for expenses such as costumes and hotel rooms at state.
“I’m kind of excited to dress up and see what it will be like, and I hope it’s fun,” team captain and senior Allie Armstrong said.
After putting on costumes and face paint, each zombie has a specific spot they have to sit at. They then wait for people to come so they can “attack” them (they aren’t actually allowed to touch people). Zombies also have sensors on their heads that people aim at to kill them.
Although the dance team will not be the only zombies at the event, a large portion of them are excited about participating. “I’m ready. It’s going to be real fun to go out there and be a zombie. We have about 30 people signed up, so there’s going to be lots of zombies,” senior Clint Fletcher said.
Working as zombies for Adrenaline X differs slightly from the average bake sale or car wash fundraiser. “It’s a lot more interactive. We don’t do a lot of fundraisers. We do more community service stuff,” junior Jessica Ubben said.
The event is open from 7 p.m. until midnight. One time through costs $20 and an all night pass costs $35.

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