Please note: this review is for the 2005 season rather than the current season.

Hartford Jaycees Haunted House

by infield23 after attending on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Medium


Signage / Visibility / Location

Really the only signs that we were able to see for the event came within a block of the entrance, but it was still visible.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

We got there at 830, and waited till 10:15 in line to just get our tickets, then waited another 2 hours before we were able to get close to get into the event. There was a concession stand that was difficult to get to but offered a wide variety of drinks and snacks, there were some benches to sit but not enough for the huge crowd that showed up that night. The waiting time was way too long for anything, it kindof ruined my mood by the time i got in.

Most Unique

The entire house was well designed, i like the rubber hands in the dark maze areas. Some of the costumes were the most unique, but overall, it's your standard haunted house nothing new I haven't seen before.

Actors' Performance

Majority of the actors kept their role really well considering it was 12:30 in the morning by the time we got in. There were a few time when the actors were talking to us but they just weren't loud enough with everything going on, so it was hard to hear everything they said.

Appropriate For

10 and up


The walk in the woods was nice but to short, but set up going into the house really well. Once you got into the house it seemed to be more of the animatronics to scare you rather than the actors, and personally, id rather have the actors use their ability to scare rather then pushing buttons to make things jump out at you. I can't compare this one to other place, but overall I had a decent time despite the extremely long wait that seemed to be unorganized, i didnt care for their ticket calling system just didnt seem to flow correctly, but it was very busy following the review in the Journal. Parking lot was a bit small for the crowd, but the free parking always makes up for it. Maybe a heater in the waiting area, that is always a nice gesture for the people that come from far away and wait for a long time.

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August 23rd, 2019 8:31 a.m. CDT 1.9