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Extra el scariness on haunted train

Hauntedeltrain As if CTA trains aren't scary enough, the CTA serves up its Haunted "L" train again this year for rider chills and thrills.

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism are teaming up to charter the train from the CTA. Ghouls and ghosts can ride the train on Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoon, according to the CTA press release.

"The exterior of the:Haunted ‘L’ train has been wrapped to look like a haunted mansion. Once on board, guests will be entertained by Quest Theatre Ensemble. Large-scale puppets from Quest Theatre Ensemble will perform stories based on the popular children’s book, 'Where the Wild Things Are.' "

More details from the press release:

"Trips on the Haunted ‘L’ are free, but guests must obtain tickets from the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center at 77 East Randolph before boarding. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only offered on the current day the Haunted ‘L’ is in operation. Ticket distribution begins at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

"Haunted ‘L’ trips begin at the Randolph/Wabash ‘L’ station and run 25 minutes. Thursday and Friday evening trips on October 27 and 28 will start at 7 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday trips on October 29 will begin at 11:40 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 12:55 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. Customers with disabilities can make arrangements when they pick up their tickets to board the train at the accessible Clark/Lake ‘L’ station."

Photo by Graham Garfield from Chicago-L.org.


Has anyone actually gone downtown specifically to ride this train?

There's no way I would go out of my way to ride this, but I think it's a really sweet idea.

I went on the Halloween train a few years ago with my parents (I am well into adulthood) who were visiting from Indiana. I thought it was fun actually. I don't think I would recommend it though unless you are taking children with you.

no money fo service, yet money fo fun and games. what is wrong with this picture?

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