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Please note: this review is for the 2009 season rather than the current season.

Terror Trail

by charmed (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at about 5 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High

Review

We had so much fun at the Terror Trail. This was my first time at this particular haunt and I can tell you with was totally worth the drive. So much so, in fact, that I'll definitely be back!



When we arrived, there was no one else there. The parking area is just a short walk from the ticket counter, and very easy to find.



The actors were just finishing up from break and they were trying to stay warm on the freezing cold night. As we walked up, it was cool to see their excitement and hear the "everyone take your places!" on the walkie-talkies. I don't know how many actors there were, but I can tell you they were VERY well staffed.



Our wait was only to allow the actors to get in their spots, just a few minutes. We were entertained by the friendly gentleman who was preparing to let us in.



As we entered what I assumed was going to be an entirely outdoor trail, I was pleasantly surprised to find they also had some "indoor" scene areas. But, even if the entire trail had been outdoors, my adrenaline was pumping enough in the first 30 seconds to keep me warm all night!



From beginning to end, this haunt was a total scream-fest. This haunt definitely ranks up in my top 5 EVER. Scares from every direction, when you least expected. The trail was set up through all sorts of terrain and quite literally, these people have THE BEST environment for a haunt.



Props were great, actors were thoroughly enjoying scaring the pants off of us. I will make note that this is not completely a no-touch haunt, as I know some people have issues with that. I however, feel it adds to the excitement and fun and I wouldn't change a thing. We were running (out of pure fear), crawling (great terrain effects), and just trying not to pee our pants, which with the help of one completely unexpected effect, I just about lost!!



I definitely want to spread the word on this haunt. I'm not sure what their attendance looked like the rest of that evening, but people you NEED to get out and see these guys...they were committed and GREAT haunters. Loved it!!!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Even though it's a little bit "in the middle of nowhere" signs made it very easy to find from Hwy 21. The flashing orange lights are visible all the way at the end of the road, so super easy to locate.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


No wait for us, so not sure...

Actors' Performance


A+, gold stars for everyone. Everyone stayed in character and truly delivered the screams.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Great, great, great. Loved the "indoors" areas and scenes, and the outdoor portion of the trail was brimming with actors who wanted to keep us on our toes...and screaming!!!

Length


Just under 20 minutes. We probably could have stretched it to 25 if we weren't running our buns off from chainsaws!

Crowd Control


Wasn't necessary, but lots of staff around.

Most Memorable Moment


I can't give it away...I'm just going to say you have GOT to go and if you can get away with out having to change your underwear, you're lucky!

Summary

Totally worth the drive. Tucked away in the woods, this haunt WILL deliver scares. If I could give it a 4.5 rating, I would!

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October 18th, 2019 11:06 p.m. CDT 1.27