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I love Halloween, immersive experiences and mysteries. All of which were incorporated when I got the chance to try out a new attraction coming to the Central Florida area, thanks to the guys at Make Real
Make Real is an up and coming company that's really making a name for themselves for being one of the first interactive experiences to take place outdoors. Yes, you are in the forest! It may be wet. It may be muddy. But it all ties into the atmosphere of the game - Beast of Blackwood.
I really didn't know what to expect going into this and I don't want to give too much away but essentially you are apart of a search and rescue team looking for these 5 kids who seemed to have vanished without a trace in Blackwood State Park in April of 1986. Possibly due to a strange "beast" folklore.
My favorite part throughout my hour long journey was OBVIOUSLY the references of the time. I was born in the early 90's so clearly I wasn't fortunate to bask in the glory of synth, Aquanet and the phenomenon of Halley's Comet.
TIPS BEFORE GOING: Ranger Dave is one of the first people you encounter and whatever you do...don't mention you love the 80's singer, Tiffany! Wear clothing you are okay with getting dirty, dressing up in your 80's gear is encouraged and freshen up your knowledge on all things relevant to the year 1986. It'll have an affect on the experience you have with your guide!
Get your tickets now by CLICKING HERE
Let me know if any of you end up checking out the Beast of Blackwood for yourselves!
The pictures above are from my venture out in the woods to find the teenagers lost in Blackwood State Park.
Photos courtesy of Taylor Strickland at Orlando Informer