Saturday, December 15, 2007
1) General entrance: where kids of all ages can walk through the school in a not to scary interactions.
2) Scary entrance: where you will come face to face with dark forces that wish to topple the Bedford school and enslave those that oppose he who can not be named.
We are expanding upstairs with more interactive rooms and a few more animatric creatures as you walk the mystical Streets of Job Lane. On the first floor we will be adding more games and a larger snack area. The entrance to the Deadford Dogeon of Doom will be moved to the back of First Parish allowing for better flow for all the guests.
We hope to expand the Consert of the Great-fully dead and have even more spectral visitors during the event.
Look for our video and display at the First Parish Plant fair in the spring.
Have a wonderful winter.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
No - the haunted house is Saturday the 27th!!!!
Well not much we can do about it now. I hope not too many folks show up Thursday, if you did I am very sorry. We have asked the Globe to at least change it on their web site.
OK now onto the update. Here are two of the rooms fully set for the haunted house. The potions room has really come out well. please click the picture to see it full size.
There is a slightly spooky feel to the Spectral lounge. not too much but it has a feel for the Adventurers Club in Disney and that's not a bad thing. We set these room up for a photographer from the Minuteman newspaper. Look for an article about our little haunt in Thursdays edition.
One of our mad scientists has made an amazing animatronic sorting hat that is going to amaze the kids. I have not pictures of that yet. We want to keep it as a surprise. I can't want to see folks reactions to it.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Click the image to see all that is happening at First Parish
Areas marked in Red are for older kids. The only other area that might be scary is the Hedge Maze on the second floor.
The entrance to the Deadford Dungeon of Doom is through the Deadford Cemetery around the back of the Church and through the side entrance.
You can go through the Deadford Cemetery and not go into the Dungeon if you like to see the haunted grave yard.
The main Entrance to the Haunted house is through the Front of the Church on the common side.
This is Norman and he will be singing Grim Grinning Ghosts near the Hedge Maze on the second floor be certain to check him out. This prop is built from a singing christmas tree not only does his eyes open and his mouth open and close his head also rocks side to side as he sings.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Deadford Dungeon of Doom: Scary Walk through. Warning! Not for the younger crowd! This is a Scary dark walk through and is presented by First Parish's Junior and Senior Youth Groups and is not to be missed.
Spiders Den: This is a great Kids area has lots of activities, Games, like Owl ring toss, Pumpkin stack and Golden Snitch Bowling will entertain kids of all ages. The spiders den will also have a Crafts area where kids can choose from a number of projects. (Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)
The Cracked Cauldron:
Relax and set a Spell at the Bedford Schools Of Witchcraft and Wizardry's Very own Cracked Cauldron Menu Offering refreshments for sale. Menu:
Assorted baked good .........$TBD
Concert of the Great-full Dead, Bedford's School of Wizards and Witchcraft Ghostly Choir. During this short concert you will be entertained by ghostly apparition's visiting from our famous sister institution Hogwarts in England.
You enter the party by first passing through the Spectral lounge. Interact with the humorous talking crystal ball. He can see your future and it’s not so scary…
Meet the Sorting Hat
Next you are whisked into the Evaluation Chamber where you will be sorted into one of the four houses of the Bedford School of Wizards and Witchcraft.
Potion Masters Chambers
Following your sorting you will take a crash course in magic as you walk through the Potions Room. Try your hand and feel if you can tell the difference between the Eye of Newt from the lips of a dragon.
Can you find a way out?
Then lastly on this floor you will have the opportunity to pass into the party through the Hedge Maze. Can you find the secret chamber that overlooks the Spiders Den?
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Schools Of Witchcraft and Wizardry's
Very own Cracked Cauldron
Keurig Coffee ......................$1.00
The Bedford School, founded in 1730 by four professors from Hogwarts, is one of eight established in the new Colonies during the “great expansion” of the original eight American schools (1690 to 1771). Bedford and Salem are the only two that survived the American Revolution.
During this period, the polarization of sides devastated the school. Not only did they lose the support of Hogwarts during this Muggel war, but The Ministry of Magic recommended the closure of all the expansion schools in the American Colonies. Under this order all Headmasters returned to England but instead of closing, both Bedford and Salem chose to stay open. The wounds of the Revolution ran deep and not until the war of 1812, where both schools worked with the Ministry of Magic to topple the plans of a rogue wizard, did the two schools reunite with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Through the past two centuries, Bedford has been a counterpoint to the more traditional ways of its sister School in Salem or its founders school Hogwarts. The Bedford School has always been a place of progressive ideas and actions that have centered around the individuals’ needs to make a difference and to strive to be more. These ideas have caused tension between Bedford and its sister schools not to mention The Ministry of Magic. This tension exploded in February of 1978 when the Ministry intended to stop a rally of Muggle rights supporters by causing a massive blizzard. The protesters moved the rally to February 4th, the day before the posted date of the protest and its impending blizzard. The rest is history.
Though the scars of war have fallen far behind and the progressive stance of the school irritates those that wish to travel a more settled path, a friendly rivalry has grown between Salem, Hogwarts and Bedford. This rivalry will culminate in 2009 when The Bedford School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will host the 483rd World Wizards Championship.
For more information contact the Ministry of Magic - Halls of History, Lower Level Catacombs B1331-West.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I will post more of Mort as he is completed. I hope you can make it to our Haunted House on the Bedford Common. I will be posting directions in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This outline is very rough but will give you an idea of what to expect this year from our haunt.
Deadford Dungeon of Doom: Scary Walk through.
This is a great Kids area has lots of activities, Games, like Owl toss, Pumpkin stack and ring toss will entertain kids of all ages. The spiders den will also have a Crafts area where kids can choose from a number of projects. (Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)
The Cracked Cauldron:
Offering refreshments for purchase.
Concert of the Great-full Dead, Bedford's School of Wizards and Witchcraft Ghostly Choir. During the Short concert you will be entertained by ghostly apparition's visiting from our sister school in England.
You enter the party by first passing through Zoltan’s the Great, fortuneteller lounge. Interact with the humorous talking crystal ball. He can see your future and it’s not so scary…
Sunday, June 24, 2007
In the coming weeks we will be posting updates on what to expect this year from our Haunted event. I will say we have soemthing for all ages. Scary and not to Scary to down right humorous.
We hope you can make it.