HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) – Halloween is just around the corner and haunted attractions are coming back to the Copper Country. The Quincy Mine teamed up with Michigan Tech’s theater department for the third year in a row to bring visitors a good scare.
“They’ve done the haunted mine tours, and we, with our entertainment design and sound design students have helped them sort of up the ante. We have students who are building props and scenery and getting costumes together, and installing a bunch of speakers that hide out in the dark so we have extra scares,” said Josh Loar, a Professor of Sound Design at Michigan Tech.
The team switches up the spooky theme of the attraction every year, this year the mine will be transformed into the “Lost Labs of Doctor Z”.
“It’s going to have different little sections, and there’s different abominable research labs projects that this fictional doctor got involved in. So we’re going to tour through as if we we’re the first people to rediscover these labs,” added Loar
The attraction will also feature a new section for visitors who may be too young for the main attraction.
“Alpha Psi Omega the theater fraternity, is going to sponsor some smaller children’s events in the hoist house. There might be a chance for them to make and take home some slime, fish for prizes, or some other things like that.”
It’s advised that you reserve a spot ahead of time because the event usually sells out.
“Tickets are available before October 19th by calling the gift shop, or by coming into the gift shop,” said Glenda Bierman, Manager of the Quincy Mine.
The haunted mine tours will be running from October 24 to October 26.