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2011 Reviews

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

Terror on the Fox

by earthangel129 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 2 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

A very wonderful and unique haunt that capitalizes on the fact that they are at a great location.  Terror on the Fox located at the Railway Museum in Green Bay, WI, is a first-rate unique haunt that will entertain a large range of age groups.  Scary, funny, outrageous, these are just a few of the words I would used to describe this haunt. 



This was my first year at Terror on the Fox and I will come back.  It was fun, creepy, and had things that I really hadn't experienced at any other haunt before.  This is a great area that includes free parking, a creepy train ride, 2 smaller houses (3rd Dimension of Fear and The Void,) which you can add on for an extra charge and a creepy walk through the woods and the main event a large traditional looking haunted house with surprise guests outside for line entertainment. This final house is called Ominous  Sanctum.  I had a very good time and believe you should see for yourself.

Signage / Visibility / Location


Easy to find, you should have no problems and once you get close there are big signs for the Railway Museum which is where the haunt is located.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Ticket purchasing is pretty average.  They do have a small gift shop and a place with pizza for sale.  The wait in line looked like it could have been awhile but we were in a VIP group and we warm next to a bonfire waiting for our train to pull up and let us on.  The people who worked the ticket booth and who escorted us around were very friendly and helped us out with anything we needed.  Some of the line entertainment consists of riding on the train, creepy ghouls lurking, and there might be a surprise type of entertainment during the wait into the main house but I will not give it away.

Actors' Performance


Very good I did not encounter one who wasn't in character and didn't stay in character-way to go ghouls and booys!  Their make-up and voicing were done very well. Funny and creepy the best combo you can ask of haunted house actors.  I must give a special "Thumbs-Up" to the creepy man who allows you to enter the final haunt, Ominous Sanctum.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Props or lack there of (as in the Void,) are well placed and work well in the haunts.  My favorite prop in any of the areas was, well I don't want to give it away, but it does involve an unfortunate run-in, for one young lady, with a shovel.

Length


This haunt took about an hour from lining up for the train until we came out of Ominous Sanctum and headed back toward our car.  The train ride is about 10 min, 12 min for the 3rd Dimension of Fear and The Void and about 25 min the entire Ominous Sanctum, including a short walk through the woods.

Crowd Control


Very well controlled and organized.

Most Memorable Moment


My most memorable moment was when I was ghoul-knapped away from my party and secluded by a creepy ghoul into a tiny room.  He had me walk down a very short room and then when I turned around a new door had opened and I walked out separated from my group. It completely turned me around and walked through in a big circle through areas I had already been and then finally found my party again and they were behind me?  How cool!

Summary

Overall a worthwhile ride into a creepy haunt that has been doing a great many years-I believe it is 15 years now!  Good for you Terror on the Fox.  Now, everyone else quickly and safely get  to Green Bay and visit Terror on the Fox

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

Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex

by earthangel129 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review


I attend The Burial Chamber Haunted Complex every year.  I have never had a lackluster experience at Burial Chamber.  Every year there is some new ghoul impressing me with their acting skills or a new fun prop or special effect.  Burial Chamber is huge and there is something for all haunt lovers.  The complex includes two traditional-style haunts,  a spooky haunt through dark woods called Phobia,  and a simulated casket ride!  An amazing amount of actors, outside entertainment and of course everyone's favorite (or at least mine) the mini-doughnut truck-YUM!


Trust me when I say, if you have never been to the Burial Chamber you need to go and if you have been there-go again.  I hear if you bring your bracelet from the previous year you get a dollar off of admission.  This is a haunt you have to experience!

Signage / Visibility / Location


The signage and visibility for finding The Burial Chamber is always excellent and every year Yahoo Maps directs me with no problems or worries.  Parking is free and you may get to park close or a tad further away if you come around the time I was there-because it was already packed with people.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Waiting lines are separate for each of the four haunts. Be assured that depending on whether you chose to purchase the VIP package, where you get to jump the longer lines but still will wait on a busy night, you can wait for up to an hour plus for one haunt or another. I recommend splurging on the VIP but if you can't watch the videos, short TV/movie clips, and enjoy the rest of the line entertainment.

Actors' Performance


Just like every year the actors at the Burial Chamber did not disappoint.  They are quiet and creepy, loud and intimidating, and keep to character wonderfully.  The costumes and make-up are equally pleasing.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


There is plenty to look at while in these haunts and the props are  very high quality.  Some of my favorite scenes are the autopsy room  and the entry room for Insanity, in which you watch a video and then exit the room in a non-traditional way.  Fun, fun, fun!

Length


The Burial Chamber takes about 15-20 minutes for each of the three main haunts and about 5 minutes for the Last Ride Burial Simulator.  Excluding the line waiting and other stops for bathroom and refreshments; the haunts take about a total of one hour.  We were there for almost 2 hours from parking to getting back into our car.

Crowd Control


Crowd control is great at Burial Chamber with plenty of people to help out.  I love how it is so well controlled and set-up without looking like you are in a corral with security all over.  Security is there but is friendly and not overtly visible.

Most Memorable Moment


This year I would have to say my most memorable moment was going in the Burial Simulator.  I have been before but for those of you like me-give it another chance, it is slightly different and just as creepy.

Summary

Overall, it was another wonderful year at the Burial Chamber with scares, laughs, and a smile all the way home-after I remembered it was all just pretend...wasn't it?

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