HallOVeen Promises Slightly Scary, Family-Friendly Fun Benefitting Southern Nevadans with Disabilities In Its 5th Year




LAS VEGAS – HallOVeen haunts the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village once again this October, with the long-standing holiday attraction trading its Christmas flair for spookier seasonal finery for the fifth year in a row.




The fun-for-all-ages tradition includes a lineup of exciting rides and attractions including: The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro; Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel; the Forest Express Ghost Train; Rod’s Monstrous Mini-Golf; Avalanche Slide; Boris the Elf’s Experience; and the Blizzard, a mini-coaster making its debut in the park in 2017. All the more fun in costume, Forest-goers can also enjoy nightly entertainment, delicious food and beverages, trick-or-treat stations, and festive new pumpkin displays, along with gifts, goodies and more in the Candy Cabin.




The family-friendly festivities commence Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, and pick back up Friday, October 20 through Tuesday, October 31, Halloween night, at the not-for-profit’s 6300 West Oakey Campus, with ample parking in the adjacent CSN lot off Torrey Pines. HallOVeen will be open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., with extended Friday and Saturday hours from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.




“HallOVeen’s a great chance each year to gather up the family, put on a costume and enjoy the spooky season right here in the Magical Forest,” said Opportunity Village President and CEO Bob Brown. “We’re big supporters of inclusion and togetherness at OV, so it’s wonderful to see folks from all walks of our community coming together for fun – and a good cause.”




Tickets are available for purchase online at www.HallOVeen.com or at the Magical Forest Box Office. General admission pricing is $10 for children, $12 for adults (ages 13 to 59) and $10 for seniors (60+). Passports, which include admission and a wristband for unlimited rides and attractions, are available for $19 (children) and $22 (adults). Every penny of the proceeds from Opportunity Village’s signature events, including HallOVeen, benefit programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Southern Nevada.






About Opportunity Village


Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.


Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.


Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.


Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.


Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.




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Opportunity Village’s HallOVeen at the Magical Forest to open October 13, 2017.