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The PSP Expo is just around the corner, and the very first day of the show happens to fall on Halloween. Interested in making your Vegas trip a little spookier? In the "spirit" of the holiday (pun intended), we developed a list of just some of the Halloween activities you can enjoy while in town. From big bashes to eerie museums (and a whole lot of zombies) there's something for everyone. See you in Vegas!
Do You 'Fear the Walking Dead'?Thrill seekers who dig zombies will enjoy Fear the Walking Dead Survival, an attraction on Fremont Street based on the TV show of the same name. Part thrill ride, part escape room, part maze and part video game, this multisensory experience transports guests to a military medical facility where they must use quick thinking to escape zombies before becoming infected. As its website says, it's "a no brainer."vegasexperience.com
The Scariest Escape Room You Ever 'SAW'Do you want to play a game? The high-stakes danger of the "SAW" series come to life in The Official Saw Escape Las Vegas, an escape room that honors the blockbuster franchise. The experience begins when you arrive at the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after-hours tour, only for it turn into a nightmare led by the one and only Jigsaw. Will you survive?sawescaperoom.com
It's Called 'Sin City' for a Reason...If you happen to get to town a few days early, Fremont Street is home several Halloween events including Sin City Halloween. Attended by more than 8,000 people, this two-day event (Oct. 26-27) has a little bit of everything: a costume party, a 5K fun run, a parade and even a "scary car show" where you can expect to see some tricked-out cars and hearses. Film fans will enjoy special guest Bela Lugosi Jr., son of the actor who famously portrayed Dracula in the classic 1931 film. Modern horror classics will also be honored, like John Carpenter's "Halloween," which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate, two actors who have portrayed "The Shape" will be present for the festivities.sincityhalloween.com
Get Chills at this Haunted MuseumWhen he's not on camera as a paranormal investigator on "Ghost Adventures," Zak Bagans works on his other passion project: The Haunted Museum. Located at the Historic Wengert mansion in downtown Las Vegas, guests explore 30 rooms of oddities and curated objects. For example, there's the original Dybbyk Box, which is said to be haunted by a demon. Historic artifacts, like paintings by John Wayne Gacy, are on display. The museum is even home to the 1968 Volkswagen that Dr. Jack Kevorkian used for his assisted suicides. Needless to say, you're sure to leave with chills.thehauntedmuseum.com
Can You Survive?Just 20 minutes outside Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind experience: the Zombie Paintball Bus at Bonnie Screams. Guests climb aboard a modified school bus, grab a paintball gun and defend themselves from an = onslaught of zombies. If you like to imagine yourself taking the lead in an action movie, this is right up your alley.wickedhaunts.com
Break into the MobDive into the world of organized crime at The Mob Museum and learn about some of the most infamous men in history, including Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, Carlo Gambino and more. You'll also learn about the mafia's origins, notorious scandals and the organized crime rings of today — as well as how modern technology like fingerprinting and DNA matching have helped bust these bad guys. Some even say the museum is haunted by the ghosts of mobsters past, making it an especially appropriate place to visit during the Halloween season.themobmuseum.org
Make it MagicalLas Vegas is home to some of the most talented magicians and illusionists in the world. At the Rio, you'll find Penn & Teller, the the longest-running headline act in Vegas history. Legendary magician David Copperfield (the guy who made the Statue of Liberty disappear), performs at the MGM Grand. If you can't make it to one of the big acts, there's plenty of newcomers with captivating shows, like Mat Franco, winner of "America's Got Talent" season 9, who performs mind-boggling magic tricks at the LINQ Hotel and Casino.caesars.com/rio-las-vegasmgmgrand.comcaesars.com/linq
Not for Amateurs...Established in 1976, Freakling Bros. is a leader in the haunted attraction industry; Halloween-lovers all over flock to Vegas each year to visit one of the three haunted houses that comprise the Trilogy of Terror. Thrill-seekers looking for a haunted house experience that pushes boundaries will enjoy what Freakling Bros. has to offer — unlike most haunted houses, the actors can and will touch you, and even electrically shock you, which is why they're each rated R. (And why you have to sign a waiver before you go in.)freaklingbros.com
Winter is peak show season for industry pros, and one of the biggest shows of the year is near at hand: The Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City. The show, organized by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association, is expected to be as exciting as ever, with more than 100 seminars, 400+ exhibitors and 100,000 square feet of exhibit space — so be sure to pack some comfortable shoes, because you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
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The pool and spa industry took Las Vegas by storm last week at the PSP Expo, with thousands walking the aisles, taking in industry education, networking and, of course, having fun along the way. (Which is never hard to come by in Las Vegas, especially when the first day of the show falls on Halloween.) Below you’ll find just a few highlights from the show floor and beyond.
The 2018 PSP Expo is predicted to draw more than 10,500 buyers from all regions of the U.S. and around the world. You don't have to wait for Vegas, however, to see the new and best-selling products hitting the show floor. Here's a look at what you can expect this year.
Not everyone can win big in Vegas, but you can by attending this year’s PSP Expo.
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