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Halloween in the Swamp at Cypress Gardens now underway

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The 16th Annual Halloween in the Swamp kicked off Thursday night at Cypress Gardens.

If you've never experienced Cypress Gardens at night, it's completely different.

"Captain Lowell" oversees the haunted boat rides. "This is our haunted swamp. Halloween in the Haunted Swamp here at Cypress Gardens. The scare of your life." And it must be true. Just as he said that, screams could be heard coming from the other side of the swamp.

If you are a brave enough you can board a boat to take a ride through the haunted swamp. But be ready to expect anything in the swamp at night.

We caught up with Katelyn Cone as she was preparing to take a ride into the haunted swamp. She was excited about that, and the other things to do at Halloween in the Swamp. "There is some spooky trail afterwards that I'm probably going to get terrified on two."

There are also haunted houses at the swamp.

For the kids, they can take a picture with the headless horseman. Marshall Williams was taking a picture with his son on the horse. "That's a first right there, never a headless horseman picture, so that is the first…. like I said it is good cheap fun. It's not too scary. It's got a kids section."

Heather Graham is the manager of Cypress Gardens. "We have a storyteller, a marshmallow roast, jump castles for the kids. We also have a little trail for the kids that they can go through that's not haunted. It's just a little pumpkin trail they can go through and meet the great pumpkin when they get to the end."

Halloween at the swamp continues Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30PM until at least 10:30PM each night.

Halloween in the Swamp costs $5 a person to get in. It is $15 per person if you also want to take the haunted boat ride through the swamp.

The money helps fund Cypress Gardens.

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