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Death-defying daredevil Aaron Radatz attempts Houdini's escapes at 'Fright Fest'

by jmaloni

Press release

Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 am

Watch it live every Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21- Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 7

Magician Aaron Radatz will up the ante of this year's "Fright Fest" at Darien Lake.

On Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Radatz will face three primal fears: the fear of drowning, the fear of small spaces, and the fear of death, as he is handcuffed and submerged into a steel drum of ice cold water. He will only have a lock pick and the air in his lungs to try and free himself before time runs out.

On Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Radatz will put his life on the line again. He will hang 40 feet in the air upside-down in a strait jacket and attempt to beat legendary magician Harry Houdini's best time at the same escape.

Both of these shock-and-awe performances will take place on stage near The Emporium.

For the fearless few, be sure to check out "Dr. D.C. East's House of Horrors," the "Final Field Trip" and the "Possessed Twister" for a frightfully good time. Families will also find fun and entertaining activities such as pumpkin painting, the "Monster Mash Dance Party," a trick-or-treat trail, and the "LaserBlast Spooktacular" show.

Since 1985, comedy duo Jessie and James have brought a unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. The husband and wife comedy team spent three years with country star Lee Greenwood at his theater in Tennessee and seven years as the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton's Theaters in Branson and Myrtle Beach.

In 2005, the duo turned their attention to a creating a comedy dog act. Their six amazing canine partners are all adopted from shelters and rescues. Spreading the message of animal rescue, this top-notch, family friendly show includes: stunt dogs, dancing dogs, trick dogs, a world class Frisbee dog, and even talking dogs.

Expect the unexpected as "Mutts Gone Nuts" unleash havoc and hilarity as Jessie and James attempt to match wits with their hilarious pack of pooches in a comedy dog thrill show that is leaving audiences howling for more.

"Rowdy's Ridge" and all six rollercoasters will be open on Saturday during the day along with other rides. "Fright Fest" hours of operation are Fridays, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.

For more information on Fright Fest, visit www.DarienLake.com or call 585-599-4641.

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