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Popular haunted attraction
returns to Flushing
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Zombies are back and more spine chilling
than ever at a popular Flushing attraction.
Following the success of the Zombie
Super Scare experience last year, creator,
owner and manager Luke Tinari decided
to bring the haunted walkthrough
back for a second year. Visitors will get
to explore the abandoned store aisles at
Toys ‘R’ Us at 30-02 Whitestone Expy.
where zombies, clowns and spooks linger
around every corner.
According to Tinari, the store brought
in 5,000 visitors last year and he hopes to
double the number of visitors this year.
“Th is year we have a lot of high-power
props that we didn’t have last year. We
have actors and actresses that have years
of experience and there’s just a ton of ultimate
choreography and surprises that I
haven’t seen before. Th at’s why I continue
doing it,” Tinari said.
Th e experience brings visitors into
themed horror rooms including the zombie
swamp, the clown room and “Th e
Upside Down” from Stranger Th ings,
which is new to this year’s walkthrough.
Once the walkthrough is fi nished, visitors
can also play fun zombie-themed games
and get refreshments at the snack station.
“For the fi rst year, a competitor was
going to come in to Toys ‘R’ Us. I saw
that the community absolutely loved it
and we wanted to do it another year,”
said Tinari. “From ages 13 and up, it’s
just something to do, something other
than going to a bar. It’s just a great activity.”
Tinari and his team started planning
for this year’s event “seven or eight”
months ago. Th ey attended the Haunt
Convention, a trade show where tops vendors
show off their haunted house props
“It’s one of the best places to go and
that’s where we started and then we created
from there,” he said.
“We’ve created something that we
never thought that we would have created
before. We’re Queens’ number one
haunt attraction right now and hopefully,
everybody enjoys it as much as last year
because there’s a lot more work put into
it,” Tinari added.
Th e Zombie Super Scare is open Sept. 27
to Nov. 2 on Fridays and Saturdays from
6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays and Th ursdays
from 6 to 10 p.m. Th ere will be extended
Halloween hours from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.
Tickets are $25 for visitors 14 and up
and $23 for students of all ages. Patrons
can purchase tickets online or at the door.
For more information, visit zombiesareback.
Photo: Jenna Bagcal/QNS