Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest Returns to Times Square

NEW YORK (Sept. 26, 2012) – Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest returns to Ripley’s Times Square this Halloween to put a spooky twist on the Odditorium’s famed “Extreme Sleepover.” Offered on Saturday, October 27, this spine-chilling overnight experience thrills with unbelievable sideshow performances, costume contest, Halloween scavenger hunt and more. 

“Ripley’s Times Square offers youngsters the ultimate Halloween destination. Where else but at Ripley’s can someone sleep under the same roof as the world’s largest display of shrunken heads, dinosaur fossils, Egyptian mummies, and hissing cockroaches?” said Michael Hirsch, president/general manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square.  

Throughout the course of the night, guests will witness show-stopping stunts including fire breathing and dancing on glass by a famed sideshow performer.  Kids will trick-or-treat while exploring oddities from around the globe such as a massive meteorite, a vampire killing kit and two-headed animals. At the stroke of midnight, the lights turn off for a haunted flashlight hunt.

Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest includes admission to Ripley’s Odditoriom; Halloween themed scavenger hunt; late-night haunted house; access to Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace™; pizza dinner and breakfast; a screening of a Halloween themed family movie; costume contest with prizes; live entertainment; and a souvenir goody bag featuring bug candy and a Ripley’s t-shirt. All guests need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, flashlight, costume and their curiosity.  Available on October 27, 2012, Slumber Fest begins at 7pm, ends at 8am the next morning and is suitable for children ages 6 and up.  One adult (over age 21) is required for every four children attending. 

Admission to Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest is $129 per person. 

For further information or to book, visit www.ripleysnewyork.com or call 212.398.3133. 

About Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Located in Times Square in the heart of New York City, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world’s most unbelievable curiosities.  With 18,000 square feet of astonishing artifacts, exclusive oddities, exciting interactive exhibits and heart-stopping sideshow performers, this one-of-a-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected, where the entire family will rediscover wonder around every corner.  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is open from 9:00am – 1:00am. For further information visit www.ripleysnewyork.com

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About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 11 million annually at its 80 attractions in 10 countries.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Odditorium are registered trademarks of Ripley Entertainment Inc.

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