American Victory Ship Docks at Sparkman Wharf, Showcasing
UNDead in the Water for October Haunted Season
In late September, the American Victory Ship will shift
from its home berth to Sparkman Wharf, joining a haunted
experience both by land and by sea. UNDead in the Water,
Tampa’s premier nautical haunted attraction, opens October 1
and will operate twelve nights throughout the month, providing
thrills through Halloween night. This exciting new location
allows UNDead in the Water to compliment the Haunted Wharf,
which is in its third season at Sparkman Wharf and operating
six nights in October.
“Sparkman Wharf’s dynamic downtown waterfront experience has
become a favorite Tampa landmark,” said Bill Kuzmick, President
of the American Victory Ship. “We’re thrilled to be working
with Sparkman Wharf’s talented team to cultivate an immersive
haunted experience for Tampa Bay and beyond.”
In its fourth iteration, a new UNDead in the Water theme,
Save Our Souls, threatens passengers across 60,000
square feet of cavernous cargo holds and open-air decks. The
American Victory Ship has drifted back to Tampa after surviving
a violent hurricane in the Bermuda Triangle. The frantic and
terrified crew tell horrific stories of a mysterious female
apparition. Who is she and what does she want?
attraction features live scare actors and thrilling special
effects through a nail-biting path aboard the ship, and is recommended
for ages 11 and up.
Dates, details, as well as tickets are available at www.undeadinthewater.com.
Capacity is limited, and advance purchase for specific time
slots is required
Joining the American Victory team in production for UNDead in
the Water are CineView Studios, Practical Imagination, and Scott
Swenson Creative Development. All funds raised from UNDead in
the Water benefit the restoration and operation of the American
Victory Ship and Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated
to community service.
The museum ship also plans to maintain operating hours for daily
tours while berthed at Sparkman Wharf.
the American Victory Ship and Museum:
Built in 1945, the SS American Victory voyaged around
the world delivering crucial cargo during World War II, Korea
and Vietnam. Today, the ship is one of only five World War II
merchant steamships in the U.S. The SS American Victory provides
daily educational tours, serves as a training site for firefighters,
law enforcement officers, active and reserve military and working
dogs, hosts special events, and benefits from memberships, donations
and corporate sponsorships.
Since the SS American Victory arrived in Tampa in September
1999, dedicated volunteers have invested over 1,000,000 hours
to restore, maintain and operate the vessel. The organization
relies heavily on private donations, grassroots efforts, and
sincere dedication from its group of committed volunteers. The
American Victory Ship and Museum is a nonprofit 501c3 organization
and recognized in the National Register of Historic Places.
The ship is located in the Water Street District, directly behind
The Florida Aquarium (SPARKMANS WARF for this event).
For more information, please visit www.americanvictory.org