The screams and shrieks at Mesa's Monsterland are going to start a littler later than planned.
Per an announcement posted on Monsterland's Facebook page earlier today, the grand opening of the haunted house and horror movie museum will now open come "hell or high water" on Friday, October 7. (The spot was slated to open on September 23.)
Co-owner Kevin Wynn says construction taking place in the alley behind Monsterland is blocking access to a nearby parking lot.
"It doesn't really affect how we're finishing up things inside Monsterland, but is affecting how dirty and accessible the parking lot is," Wynn says. "Instead of having people fight their way through all that, we'll just wait a couple weeks until everything is done and cleaned up."
Wynn adds that one of the upshots of the delay is that Monsterland's grand opening will be moved closer to Halloween. As previously reported, the attraction will be open year-round, but Wynn expects that the bulk of its business will come during the spooky season.
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"The way I look at it is that we're still going to be open for four weeks before Halloween so there still will be plenty of time for people to come check us out," he says.
For those who'd like to be part of the scary shenanigans taking place inside Monsterland, auditions for castmembers will be held on September 3 and September 10 at the attraction. Wynn says they're looking for 15 people to portray the creepy creatures that will populate the haunted house.
Anyone interested in auditioning should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.