DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Typically, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the midwest feature glittering shamrocks, green beer, grining leprechauns sliding down rainbows and pots teeming with gold coins. Disturbia Haunt is doing something a little different for it St. Patrick’s Day event, filling its 20 rooms with baying banshees, Irish vampires, angry leprechauns and other frightening figures from Irish folklore.
“There’s a lot of ancient folklore when it comes to Irish tradition,” Jason Seneker, owner of Disturbia, told Patch.
Seneker’s team of 50 actors delved deep into Irish folklore to create mischievous pucas, deadly dearg due and other spine-chilling characters. There are even some snake characters, a hat tip to the legend of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland.
As visitors walk through Disturbia, they’ll encounter eerie bagpipe music and Irish tunes that tailored to induce fear.
Seneker said he and his team were eager to go all in to offer residents something out of the ordinary for St. Patrick’s Day.
“In Chicagoland we have a heavy population of people who are Irish and who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Seneker told Patch. “We like to get into the spirit and give people an alternative something to do as family and friends or before you go to the bars.”
Seneker said he has hosted the St. Patrick’s Day haunt for a few years and that actors come from as far as Minnesota and Ohio to terrify guests as part of the Distrubia ensemble.
“The actors really enjoy these off-season events because these people are friends,” Seneker said. He added, “It makes a fun community of actors.”
Disturbia’s St. Pat’s haunt will be held March 17 and March 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Click the link for more information and to buy tickets to Disturbia’s St. Patrick’s Day event.
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