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Creature unleashed at White Oaks Mall

The Beast on five-day visit          Send a link to a friend

[SEPT. 15, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- He is one of the largest inflatable Halloween attractions in the world and the first of his kind in the United States. Springfield is the first stop on The Beast's Halloween tour, and he is there now through Sunday.

Imagine being swallowed by a 150-foot-long, 40-foot-wide, 25-foot-high creature.  Entering the beast takes you on one of the most exciting journeys through the inner workings of a giant creature. When you journey into the belly of The Beast, that is exactly what happens. 

You enter by walking through his large, gaping jaws, wind your way down the throat section and enter his chest cavity with his enormous beating heart and air-filled lungs. You are then "digested" into his stomach and through his massive intestines. With a burst of air your journey ends at, well, the other end.

After 7:30 p.m. The Beast becomes a heart-stopping, thrill-at-every-corner, intense attraction for teens and adults (evening attraction may not be appropriate for young children). With his dark interior, fog, strobe lights, beastly noises and pre-digested workers, he has been known to scare even the bravest of men. But don't be fooled! The Beast also has his gentler side for the family.  

During the day he can be made "family-friendly" (at the flip of a switch), and with the lights on and some of the scary stuff turned off, The Beast can be used as an amazing, wonderful educational tour.


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What they're saying about The Beast:

  • "That was so scary."
  • "Totally awesome, so worth it."
  • "You even got me."
  • "Two thumbs up."

The Beast will be beside Dick's Sporting Goods at the Wabash Avenue entrance to the White Oaks Mall Sept. 15-19, with feeding hours from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Beast is a creature from Advanced Inflatables of America, based in Texas.

You are invited to come and experience The Beast's Halloween tour. He is fun for all ages!

[LDN and news release]

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