Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.

The Dark Side Haunted Adventure

by zombie-aholic after attending on Friday, October 31, 2008 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High


On a mild Halloween Night, I began my adventure to the Dark Side. Accompanied by some buddies, I drove to rural Ixonia( following mapquest directions) and was already creeped out being in the middle of nowhere. I purchased my ticket from one of the very helpful staff and we waited our turn. After 15-20 minutes we were guided by one of the story telling undead to the haunted mine. Inside were scares at every turn. Things slamming down, jumping out and squeezing us in, we didnt know which way the next scare was coming from. After we made it through we waited at a bonfire and then were loaded onto the hayride. The wagon was eerie in appearance and as the ride began I was already on edge. We entered the forest where my fellow passangers and I were scared from all angles by actors and props alike. We were unloaded by a second fire and broken into groups by one of the most entertaining ghouls i have ever met. We walked through the forest guided by a rope light and the sounds of screams to guide us. Extremely scared my friends and I entered the corn maze and were scared from start to finish.


This is one of the best haunts I have been to. The actors are from the " jump-out-from-nowhere-and-shout" school of scaring, making each new area exciting as well as terrifying. I was most impressed with the attention to detail in the mine and the walking woods portion. I wanted to stop and look at each area but was kept moving by the energetic cast. I also enjoyed the stories told to us by the guide on the way into the mine. I will most definantly recommend this haunt to all my friends and family.

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May 18th, 2024 3:35 p.m. CDT 24.08