Please note: this review is for the 2018 season rather than the current season.
by BrittanyAnnBula (Junior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at about 7 p.m.
Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2018
It has been about 4 years since I have been to Green Bay Fear and now after going this year again I feel like I have missed out on a great haunted attraction over the years. The acting and the performance of the actors is amazing. What is even more amazing none of the actors are paid; they are all volunteers. All the money they raise goes into redoing the attraction (small portion) and the local children's hospital.
When you enter you are able to choose which haunt you would like to attend first: Shawano Manor, Twisted Trail or Mr. Jingles Fun House. This is unique about Green Bay Fear and I believe this is why you never really wait in line to long. You are also able to take the attraction at your own pace. There is so much to do here you won't even know where to start. There is entertainment on the main stage, a fire pit, a gift store, and a whole lot of amazing sounding food at the food carts. You really can spend all night here if you choose.
Not knowing what the weather was going to turn out being and the drive home we opted for the fast pass since when we arrived the parking lot was full and seemed intimidating. Once we got inside the lines were short and didn't really have the need for the fast pass, which I feel is in big part to the options to take the attractions at your own pace and choose what one to do on your time.
We choose the Twisted Trail first. As you enter the trail your senses are overwhelmed with noise, characters and action. The trail is dimly lit and you really can't see to far ahead. The suspense is great. As you make your way through the trail you are greeted by characters and noise in all areas. The trail had a unique theme throughout it but it kept you guessing around every turn. The trail took about 15 minutes to finish.
After the Twisted Trail we went to visit the Shawno Manor. As you enter the Manor you are given a story about what is happening on Earth and why the Fearstein family is so mad. This really set the scene for the whole haunted house. The house is put together so well with no detail left untouched. The acting that was going on you would believe that these were paid actors. It was amazing! The theme was throughout the entire house. This is what most attractions fail to accomplish. Green Bay Fear topped the charts in this area. They think outside the box at this attraction and they don't have the basic haunted house rooms. You never know what to expect in an area. The characters are so fast and flexible they seem like they are from another planet!
The last but not least was Mr. Jingles Funhouse. This was my favorite part of the night. Even though it was short it was well crafted and the suspense and scare that was in this short haunt was amazing. The lights and smoke make it impossible to find your way out let alone know where the next carnie or freak was. It was a bit disappointing when we existed since it was so short, but so good in a short period of time. I hope that they make this part of the haunt longer and keep the theme throughout. There is huge potential for this haunt.
To end the night we took a stroll through the Odditorium. It's a small collection of weird items. Along the lines of a Ripley's Believe It or Not. Very strange, but interesting if you would like to take the time to read the history to the items
Overall, I would recommend this haunt to anyone who wants to see some killer performances with some pretty amazing sets! The time and dedication this crew does for this attraction is top notch!
Please note: this review is for the 2018 season rather than the current season.
by BrittanyAnnBula (Junior Review Crew Member) after attending on Monday, October 1, 2018 at about 7 p.m.
Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2018
Upon arrival you will immediately notice changes this year and BIG changes for sure. This caused great excitement right away. I was thinking to myself this is going to better than last year was great!!
We purchased fast pass tickets since rain was in the forecast and we drove a couple hours to attend. The fast pass tickets are nice for a few reasons: 1. You may enter the haunts at your leisure. 2. There are bonfires going and if you would like to take a break in between haunts you can; without the worry you will be waiting in longer lines. Score for fast passes!! In the ticket area there is a bar and a DJ playing. That’s a nice touch especially if it is a busy night. Also, upon purchasing your tickets you must sign a waiver. I can’t believe more haunts don’t make you do this.
Haunt 1 – Top Secret Containment
This short haunt had very limited actors, but those that they had were great. They put the effort in and keep role extremely well. This haunt started the night a bit disappointed. I was hoping that the Hill has Eyes would pick it up a little bit upon exiting the first haunt only within a few minutes of starting it.
Haunt 2 – Failed Escape
The passion these actors have to make you feel like you are some where you aren’t supposed to be is exactly how you feel while you make your way through. This dark passage was full of actors and kept you on your toes. When the use of all senses gets used it makes for a great experience. The shocks, the sense of smell (maybe it was just me and the muskiness in the props because of rain) the unknown and the known makes for an exciting haunt. Not much has changed since last year overall, but the fun, excitement and dedication from the actors makes for a great time.
Haunt 3 – Hunger Hollow
As you enter the meat locker you never know what to expect. Crazy murdering husband, disturbed butcher, a crazy campground and a satanic church. I would have to say this part of my favorite haunt of them all. This haunt is the longest and the best in my opinion. It’s very dark, you walk along a dimly lit path and you go through several well put together scenes. The details that go into planning each scene is top notch. The props they have along the path make you anticipate something that isn’t there, but then boom; out of nowhere when you least expect it!
Haunt 4 – Scare Lift
To get to the last haunt you must take the ski lift to get you to the top of the hill. No scares, just your everyday ride to the top.
Haunt 5 – CarniVore
This was full of twists, turns and running into walls and dead ends. As you make your way through the carnival maze you never really know which way to go. Go left, go right, nope go straight ahead. You enter these small rooms never knowing what is right behind the curtain, be on your toes and ready for anything. The suspense that someone will be in the room as you enter is the worse. The clowns will come out of nowhere…so beware these aren’t your everyday clowns!! The music and the actors really make you feel like you are lost in the big tent! This haunt is relatively short but, packs a huge punch. This makes the night complete and a great way to finish.
Plan to spend about an hour here once you get going through the haunts on a decent night; on a busy night I wouldn’t be surprised if the lines are a couple hours long. This is an AWESOME haunt for a GREAT price.
Overall if you have been here within the last couple years I would give it a few more years before coming back. The haunts are very similar to the years past. The actors really make this haunt what it is. They keep you on your toes and really stay in roll very well. They are dedicated to making your experience great. If you never been here it’s worth the drive for sure and if you are local you need to make a visit.
If you plan of visiting this year mud boots or great shoes is highly recommended. With the large amounts of rain there was a ton of mud and slippery paths. They did a great job by putting straw down to help the path, but there are still some pretty slick spots. Kinda adds a great touch to the whole experience that wasn’t planned or hoped for.