Good news coming out of Athol, ID, where Silverwood Theme Park has had a record breaking season with attendance breaking 600,000 for the first time. The park has continued to expand over the past few seasons with a new water park and coaster, despite the trying economy.
A big part of the attendance record also comes from their Scarywood event, which has been a blockbuster success for the park. The popularity of Halloween attractions remains strong, and the park's event has brought in far more people that expected. Silverwood spent $1 million this year expanding the event, even hiring a professional company to create the Haunts.
The park formally expects to break the 600,000 mark tonight, and that lucky guest will receive a free season pass for next year. I'm always happy to see smaller parks doing so well!