Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.
by afavre4ever after attending on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at about 4:30 p.m.
Submitted: Sunday, October 19, 2008
This was the worst time I've ever had at a haunt. It started with the parking. We drove basically through where the concession and gift shop was. People were crowding the driving area. The parking attendants weren't paying attention enough. I went with 2 other people. We had already purchased our tickets online and printed them out. The e-tickets said we could receive our wristbands at the concessions stand, which was deceiving considering when we went to the concessions stand they told us to go to what looked to be a gift shop instead. We got our wristbands and the guy that handed them to us explained how it worked. There were numbers on the wristbands and we were told to go to the bonfire and watch the L.E.D. sign for our numbers, which were the last three numbers on the wristbands (we were 056-058). We proceeded our way to the bonfire and the L.E.D. sign read "Now entering numbers 400-450." We figured that maybe it will only go to 500....we were wrong. It went all the way to 951-000. We sat at the bonfire until 1:30!!! We waited for over 3 hours. Also, when the numbers got higher, less people left to enter the maze. They didn't call the next group of 50 even though, at most, 5 people from each 50 were the only ones. When we finally got called we proceeded our way to wait in a line for about 15 more minutes. When we entered the maze, it looked pretty good. But then it just dragged on with shoddy props and poor acting. Between the actors and the props, the maze consisted of 95% props. About 3/4ths through, the security was stopping the groups so the group ahead could get further ahead. We were stopped for about 15 min. We finally exited the maze. From the time we had arrived (9:30) to the time we left (2:15), the whole thing took almost 5 HOURS!!! And it wasn't a good 5 hours.
Don't waste your time with this one. They make it sound good and all but $18 isn't worth the 3 hour wait or the drive. It's an overpriced haunt. The best part: the drive home.