Zac and his gang at the Hayride (Instagram/Derek Hough)
Zac Efron was looking happy and healthy last night at the opening night of the Haunted Hayride in L.A.'s Griffith Park.
The 25-year-old actor attended with a group that included Derek and Julianne Hough, his "Hairspray" co-star and close friend Brittany Snow, "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman and his fiancé Frank Meli, celeb party planner Troy Williams and husband Craig Fields, and actress Laura Vandervoort. Derek even posted a pic of everyone on his Instagram page.
A source tells omg! that Zac — who's been in the headlines for the recent revelation that he entered rehab earlier this year — looked fantastic and was in a great mood all night. "They had a large group that looked like it was organized by Adam," the source said. "First, they all went on the hayride rickshaw together, and then they headed over to the Haunted Maze. Zac was on his phone most of the night, even texting at times while monsters were jumping out at him, but he was definitely smiling and enjoying the night."
At one point, however, security had to come over to ask a member of their party (our source thinks it was Snow) to extinguish a cigarette, a violation that carries a maximum fine up to $250 in Los Angeles parks.
Sarah Hyland, Rumer Willis, Bella Thorne (WireImage/Getty Images/WireImage)
The Haunted Hayride was certainly the place to be Thursday night. Other big names looking to get into the Halloween spirit included recent Sweet 16 birthday girl Bella Thorne ("Shake It Up"), "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland, Rumer Willis, "Catching Fire's" Willow Shields, Ali Landry, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards, Russell Simmons, Bridget Marquardt, Jillian Rose Reed ("Awkward"), Cassie Scerbo ("Make It or Break It"), Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad"), Lane Garrison, and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men").
Already in its fifth year, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride takes adventurers through scenes based on actual events. The month-long event, which runs through Halloween night, takes place in Griffith Park's Old Zoo — an area that has been home to murder, torture, paranormal activity, serial killers, and abduction.
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- Zac Efron
- Adam Shankman
- Brittany Snow
- Julianne Hough
- Troy Williams