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2011 Reviews

Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions

by Truebie31 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 7, 2011 at about 3 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High

Review

This haunt was exactly all that I expected & more!  I attended with my 13-yr old & her friend on Friday the 7th.  It was very easy to find using the map on my cell phone.  There was plenty of parking & the lady shriners not only pointed you in the right direction, but also wished you luck & hoped you made it out alive!  You can purchase the general admission for $15 or the RIP admission for $25.  I highly recommend the RIP because you get a few nice perks, including getting bumped ahead of the general admission line, a cool Green Bay Fear t-shirt & before entering, you can enjoy a local band & sip hot cocoa.  After being admitted into the woods by a big, ugly clown, you will meet plenty of evil creatures lurking about. They will continually harass you (in a good, fun way) until you reach the point where it splits into the RIP & general admission lines.  Upon entering the RIP area, where your wrist band gets checked again, you are given your tshirt, $5 off coupon to Halloween Express & a cup of hot cocoa.  We sat by one of the fires & listened to the rock music for about a half hour before heading on the path to the house.  Groups of people are lead up the stairs to the porch to wait for the "butler" to usher you inside.  By the way, his mouth is sewn shut but he still tries talking to you.  This is a 3D haunt, so you are then given your 3D glasses which you must wear throughout the entire walk.  There are a lot of twists & turns & plenty of good scares.  When you think you have reached the exit, it just leads you through an iron maze outside & back into the house through another door.  

Signage / Visibility / Location


A wonderfully secluded forest location that is very easy to find.  There are also a couple of signs pointing you to the parking lot.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The big ugly clown who admits you also walks around terrorizing the crowd.

Actors' Performance


Excellent performances from these mostly high school students.  I was very impressed with how well they stayed true to the haunt & their characters.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


This is a true haunted house & the sets, scenes & props were very authentic looking.  

Length


The walk through of the house itself takes about 25-30 minutes, but if you purchase a RIP admission, the length can vary.  We were there about an hour total. 

Crowd Control


There wasn't too many people there when we first purchased our tickets, but I heard there was a group of about 80 coming through so I was glad we got through before them!  In the 2 lines, there were roped off paths to wait behind.  I also did see some people with "Security" written on their shirts so that I found reassuring as the gals marking our bands before entering the house itself were a little older & don't think they could have handled a drunk or disorderly person.

Most Memorable Moment


This had to be when we were being "harassed" in the woods. I told the demon that was up in my face that he needed a tic=tac for his bad breath to which he replied, "I've been in these woods for over 400 years, what did you expect."  :-)

Summary

I was very impressed with this haunt & would recommend it to all.  I would also highly recommend purchasing the RIP tickets for the extra perks.  Just sitting & listening to the band was worth the extra $10.  The Green Bay Fear & the Beja Shriners put on a great show!

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Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

A Theater Of Lost Souls Presents: Nightmare Factory Haunt

by Truebie31 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at about 2 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

Although this haunt is a mere 2.5 hour jaunt from where I live, it was well worth the drive!  I took my 13 year-old daughter with me and we arrived early so we did have to wait about 45 minutes before there was enough people to go with us in a group.  The staff was very friendly as we waited including the 2 witches in the box office booth.  One of the greeters, Bobo the clown, also followed us throughout the haunt, but was not scary & provided much needed comic relief.  First stop is the Insane Asylum which included plenty of darkness & gore.  The rest of the haunt includes a strobe light section, a neon, 3-D (glasses provided) section with some cracked takes on classic fairy tales, a vampire/zombie lair, a jungle scene & of course, a clown room, hosted by Bobo.  Without giving too much away, I do have to warn against the very end.  There is a long, metal slide to get back down to ground level & exit.  An older lady in our group had a little trouble with this, but made it.  I am not sure if there is another way out if you are unable to use the slide.

Signage / Visibility / Location


Never having been to Manitowoc, the factory is very easy to find.  It is on Franklin Street & there are a few signs to lead you there.  Also, out front there is a hearse & more highly visible signs along with a nighttime premiere light.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Since we were early, there was no long line to wait.  If the weather is cooler, I would suggest a jacket because the waiting area is not heated & goes outside.  With the wind, we were slightly chilly.  The line entertainment was great; included Bobo & a nasty hillbilly dude with "blood" on his face that messes with visitors.

Actors' Performance


Excellent!  I couldn't say enough positive things about the wonderful actors.  They stayed in character even if people messed with them. I tend to have a bit of a potty mouth when I get scared & that did not phase them a bit.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Very detailed sets & props.  We were warned before entering to not touch the props, actors, etc.  Everything was wonderfully & grotesquely decorated!

Length


Very long & well worth the amount of money ($20).  Since we were the first group in, it ran about 45 minutes, which was right on the 45-60 minutes advertised.

Crowd Control


I can't say much for this because like I said we were the first ones in & there wasn't a crowd.

Most Memorable Moment


This had to be when we went into the clown room & Bobo singled out my daughter & myself as being very good visitors & after hugging us, gave us a "I hugged a clown today" sticker.  I also got to play the neon-colored piano with Bobo; he played high notes & I played low then we played with our feet!  

Summary

Overall, an excellent haunted attraction.  It was very scary at first, but then became more fun toward the end.  However, we still got scared & I screamed even when I expected it!  I would go again & highly recommend this haunt!

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