Going Deeper into the Ship

Things are definitely shaping up inside Ye Olde Ignis Fatuus. We are quite excited with the coming changes and think you will be, too! As ever, I am under pain of death if I give TOO much away, but what I can tell you is that our #1 goal is to make Ghost Ship a better, more immersive experience for all. How are we doing this? (Man, I sure I ask myself a lot rhetorical questions… maybe I should talk to someone about that… besides myself…) Well, you’re just going to have to come aboard if you want to find out.

Okay, okay… that’s mean. I’ll give you a few tidbits…

We are in the midst of designing an almost completely new actor show for the 2011 season, with lots of new hiding spots and new areas which we will roam with impunity, all with the single-minded goal of scaring your pants off. (Not literally, of course… unless you happen to not be wearing pants, in which case we accept no responsibility for loss of said lack of pants… but I digress.) We’re giving our actors more opportunities than ever to surprise and frighten you. And while it wouldn’t be very sporting of me to tell you where, exactly, I’d suggest you keep your eyes pealed for the new Brig and Shower rooms. Also, don’t be surprised if a ghost or zombie shakes your hand this year. So you got that to look forward to.

There’s more, of course, but I have to leave something to your imagination.

That’s all for now; thanks for reading. If you have any questions or topics for future blogs you’d like me to discuss, feel free to say so in the comments. (The more ideas you give me, the less I have to come up with… it’s WIN-WIN!)

In the future I hope to post my Ghost Ship short story, which I crafted for our gala opening night event last May and would now like to share with you. One reviewer (my mom) called it “a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.” But she’s partial. The idea behind it was to marry the Philadelphia Experiment storyline, which we’ve used as the basis of the Ghost Ship, with the more Earthbound mystery as to why it mysteriously appeared on Mariner’s Landing last Memorial Day. And while the story definitely has a beginning, middle and an end, I’m not sure I exactly defused the mystery. In fact, I may have opened more questions than I answered. But I think it’s a fun read regardless. I mean, they didn’t answer everything on LOST, did they? And they had 6 years to figure it out! (I had 2 weeks… but I’m not complaining; it was fun to write.)

Oh, and every time I refer to it as a “short story” everyone in the office breaks into a fit of uncontrollable laughter, so I suppose I should call it a “novella.” Either way, I’ll be posting it on here for you over the next few weeks. Just remember when you’re reading it; you get what you paid for. And what are you gonna pay to read it? Nothing.

Til next time…


RandomWildwoodLover says:

July 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I’ve been trying to work up the nerve to go on ghost ship but I never have.  My dad and brother went on last year and said it was scary.  I still didn’t go.  Now that I know it’s even more scary and even more unexpected and there are zombies that AREN’T behind fences, I doubt I’m going on this year either.  Who knows…it depends if I’m in a wild and crazy mood.  We’ll see…

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