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By Mariah Mellor. October 24, 2011 - 6:58 pm
There is something freighting lurking in the lagoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) this Halloween season.
Beware of the ghoulish Laie Lady—she is meaner, scarier and angrier this year.
From Sept. 30 to Oct. 31 brave souls can see the Laie Lady for themselves on a 30-minute canoe ride through the most bone-chilling and haunted lagoon on Oahu.
In her realm of sorrow and pain she endlessly searches for her lost husband and son. If anyone dares to get in her way there will be hell to pay.
Be ready to jump, scream and maybe even cry as an array of horrifying characters only seen in nightmares stalk and cause shrills at every corner and smoky tunnel.
Headless women, killer clowns, mummies, pirates and other paranormal beings lurch for you from the murky waters; growl at your side and even climb aboard the canoe.
A spinning vortex of smoke, lighting effects, canons and eerie music complete this thrilling and ghostly production.
Expect to be spooked by new characters and new attractions. Guests now proceed through haunted walk-ways with 3D glasses and have the opportunity to take photos with characters as a part of waiting in line for the canoe ride.
William Mahon, developer of attractions at PCC told Honolulu Pulse the new attraction adds 45 to 50 minutes to the overall experience.
In the four years since the Laie Lady made her debut, the number of brave souls wanting a good old fashion, heart-thumping scare at the Haunted Lagoon has risen to about 45,000 and the wait has been known to last two hours.
PCC officials recommend guests purchase tickets online in advance or buy a “fast pass” that allows guests to zip through the line.
Canoe rides are every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Between Oct. 24-31 rides are every day except for Sunday.
Rides start at 6:30 p.m. Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, 808-293-3333.