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The riddle behind the Laie Lady has been solved, putting an end to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Haunted Lagoon. The fictional character of this PCC attraction kept visitors coming back for the past five years to see how the story would unfold, and to get a good scare, of course.
Every Halloween, a new version of this boat ride/haunted house attraction would debut. A spokesperson told Pacific Business News that the Laie Lady finally reunited with her family, so there’ll be no more “terrorizing the North Shore,” according to the report.
The Haunted Lagoon, which took thrill-seekers around on the center’s lagoon by canoe, started during the time of the recession in 2008. I’m guessing it was to help boost interest in the North Shore Oahu attraction, which it apparently did. Within a year or two of its opening, the Haunted Lagoon saw crowds of more then 30,000, according to PBN.
I had been one of those thousands in the crowd a couple years back. We waited for about an hour before finally hopping onto a canoe. Luckily, I wasn’t sitting on the end of the canoe. That’s the seat that would get the most scares, as things popped out from around dark corners or from under the water. We had a really good time, but it’s one of those things I chose only to do once because I didn’t want to wait in a long line again.
Looking forward to what the PCC has in store for visitors in the coming years. In the meantime, be sure to check out this wonderful cultural center on Oahu and all of its other attractions.
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER • 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, HI 96762 • www.polynesia.com