Midway Wicked Woods

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are the Midway Wicked Woods scary?
A. Our goal is to scare the “Yell Out Of You!” So please  come prepared for a scary walk through our woods, unguided and in the dark.  Parents please don’t bring your children that are very young, we want you and your family to enjoy the trail, not have your children crying and upset as you carry them through the woods. Trail is not recommended for children under 10.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Clothes that will be comfortable to walk in outside in the dark woods. We do not recommend flip flops, open toe shoes or high heel shoes. You will be walking in the woods with leaves and outdoor elements.

Q. What if it rains?
A. Heavy rain will close the trail.  If we close for rain it will be on our home page, on the website. Other light rain, fog  and mist will only add to the atmosphere of your scary walk. Our cue lines and  the trail are outside so please dress appropriately. The trail is in the woods with several building that you will walk through. You are welcome to call to check if we are open.

Q. Are there things you do not allow to bring into the Wicked Woods?
A. Yes, No flash photography please the monsters need their eyes to better see you! No cell phones, No Costumes, No Masks, No props, No Flashlights or Glow sticks. No cigarette lighters of any kind, no e-cig's. No knifes. Also no drinks or food on the ride up to the entrance or on the trail. If you loose a cell phone or item on the trail we will not stop the event for you to find it, you can check with us the next day. No canes, walkers, assistance sticks, wheelchairs.

Q. Will I be able to smoke?
A. No, the trail is outdoors, with the leaves in the woods the risk of fire is a concern. So Smoking or use of Lighters, e-cig's will not be tolerated.

Q. Can I work on The Midway Wicked Woods?
A. We will accept you application at our office any time or call 704-546-7615 and ask for Randy, or leave him a message. We ask all that want to work to be available every Friday and Saturday night in October, and be available for a average of 14 nights.

Q. Where can I park and does it cost?
A. Parking is $5.00 per vehicle, and onsite at Midway Campground. CASH ONLY. Bus $10.00.

Q. Does Midway Wicked Woods have a Security Team?
A. Yes, the trail is patrolled by uniformed Security officers. Anyone causing trouble, disorderly, or not following the rules will be asked to leave without a refund. We are here for a fun night.

Q. How did the Wicked Woods start?
A. We started the trail as a weekend activity for the campers that were staying with us at our campground on Halloween weekend. Halloween weekend became so busy that we added a second Halloween weekend and then it grew to a third weekend. As the popularity grew among our campers we decided to open the trail to the public. We are now open every weekend in October. The trail has been a big success with approximately 45 actors working in the past years for 15 nights. Remember, Wicked Willie is out there Waiting and Watching For YOU!

Q. Does Midway Wicked Woods serve or allow alcoholic beverages?
A. NO! Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought  in with you, and we do not serve any! Having consumed alcohol and being startled by a scare in the dark usually do not mix with good results. We will refuse admission if we feel you have had too much to drink to be able to safely walk through our trail in the woods. If we feel that you are unable to walk our trail after you have entered, we will ask you to leave, no refunds.

Q. Can I bring in a weapon to protect myself in case I get scared or frightened while on the trail?
A. No mace, No firearms, No knifes, No martial art weapons, No small clubs will be allowed on the trail. If you are found with a weapon you will be asked to leave without a refund. Our actors are here to scare you without the risk of being harmed by you.

Q. Does the Wicked Woods open at a specific time?
A. Tickets are available at 7:30 pm each night. The woods will open approximately 8:00 pm.

Q. Can children come with me into the Wicked Woods?
A. Yes! Your children of proper age are welcome to come with you. We recommend children be 10yr or older to go on the trail, but it is your choice. Some children find parts of the trail extremely scary, if you choose to bring them please be aware of this. Children 12 yr and younger will not be allowed on the trail with out a parent with them. You know your child best, if they are unable to start or complete the trail understand our goal is to scare, and there are no refunds given to any age for being too scared to get off the wagon, enter or complete the Wicked Woods. Please know this attraction is designed for adults over 18, not young children. 

Q. How long does it take to go through the Wicked Woods?
A. That will depend on the day of the week, weekend and the closeness to Halloween. Early in the month the lines are much less that the weekend of Halloween. It will depend also on your arrival time. If you are here early in the evening and there are no lines waiting ahead of you, it will probably take 30 minutes to 45 minutes. As the night progresses and the number of people attending increases plan on a hour or more. As Halloween gets closer, the lines will get longer so if time is important don’t wait until late in the night to come. Halloween weekend on Saturday night get here at between 7:00 and 8:00pm to avoid a long line.. You can avoid the lines by coming the first 3 weekends that we are open, come early in the month when we are less busy.

Q. Will the creatures/monsters touch me?
A. Our actors will not reach out and grab you. They may get into your personal space and very close to you, they may brush against you. Someone in your group may grab you as a result of their fear and need of your help to make it through the woods. If you are touched it will be by accident as the rooms are very dark and most people wear dark clothes which makes them hard to see in the dark.

Q. Will there be food available to buy?
A. Yes, there is a food stand where you can get hot and cold drinks, snacks, and hot food. You will need to finish the food and drink  before you board the wagon to the start of the trail.

Q. Is the trail the same as last year?
A. No. We have change most of the rooms every year. We do keep our most popular elements due to popular demand, with slight changes made to them.

Q. Will Wicked Woods be as good as last year?
A. Better! Each year we try to improve over the previous year. We have spent countless hours building new scenes to give you a good terrifying walk each year.

Q. Can I get more information?
A. If you have any questions we have not answered here you may call and ask at 704-546-7615. We will do our best to answer them for you.

Q. What are the directions to Midway Wicked Woods?
A. We are located off of Interstate 40. From I-40 exit #162 Cool Springs, turn west on to Hwy 64 toward Statesville. Go 500'-1/4 mile then turn left onto Campground Rd at the Shell gas station. Go 500' turn left on to Midway Drive and follow the signs for parking on your right. You will be at the entrance of Midway Campground . We are 10 minutes from I-77, 20 minutes from Mooresville, 45 minutes from Charlotte, 25 minutes from Winston-Salem.

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(704) 546-7615


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DO NOT ENTER the attraction if you are intoxicated, wearing any form of cast, using crutches or a cane, or have any type of physical limitations. Do NOT ENTER the attraction if you are taking medication or using drugs of any type. You will not be admitted if any of these conditions are noticed by our staff.

No purses, bags, back packs or blankets allowed. This is an outdoor attraction, so please wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops or high heels) - you will be walking in the woods!

A metal detector will be used on everyone; pocket knifes, lighters, flashlights and electronic cigarette's will be taken away, so please leave them in your vehicle.


Find Us

Midway Wicked Woods is located at 114 Midway Dr., Statesville, NC 28625 in the Midway Campground Resort at exit 162 off I-40, Cool Springs exit.

Exit 162 off I-40, follow signs for haunt or for Midway Campground Resort, Good Sam park.

9 miles east of I-77, 25 minutes west of Winston-Salem, 20 minutes from Mooresville, 45 minutes from Charlotte!