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

Dominion of Terror

by CC2 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Monday, October 26, 2009 at about 2 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High

Review

The Dominion of Terror is located in an old multi-story building, so it has the natural aura of a haunt.



There are colored lights behind the boarded up windows on the outside overlooking the outdoor waiting area.



Once inside the building, you progress up a staircase to begin your journey through the attraction which covers several floors.



This year's version of Dominion features a walk through a graveyard, complete with a hearse as well as a stroll through a mortuary leading to a morgue.



There are also rooms devoted to a classroom scenario, abandoned mine, a torture chamber with screaming prisoners and ornery guards and a segment of woods with a waterfall into a pond.



There was also an ode to the Confederacy with several Southern voice affected actors sharing some opinions with us.



At one point, we passed through a room set as a barn of sorts with a very strong odor that was quite unpleasant.



Dominion makes good use of its host facility and is a well thought out and diverse event.

Signage / Visibility / Location


Consult website for directions. If unfamiliar with Sheboygan, it might be a little difficult to find. The sign at the approach has a flashing marquee to look for once in the area.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


One of the drawbacks of this event is that you must wait outside in the open to enter the attraction. In the event of rain/cold, dress accordingly as there is essentially no shelter.

There was one portable toilet facility available at the time of my visit.

While we waited, two actors in straight jackets gave very active performances interacting with those waiting in line.

Actors' Performance


During my visit, the actors gave good performances and were certainly conscious of trying to startle the visitors.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Dominion has fairly elaborate sets and props and a broad set of scenes in this year's haunt. Make up is better than average.

Length


It takes about 20-25 minutes to complete the trip through the attraction.

Crowd Control


As was mentioned, there is a rather small, outdoor corralled waiting area outside of the main entrance. Groups of about 4-6 are called into the house about every 5 minutes or so.

This event is not well set up to accommodate large crowds.

Most Memorable Moment


The most memorable character of my visit was a man in a top hat with a mouthful of needle teeth who met us at the inside entrance to the house. He led us into the graveyard after a brief speech posing under a blue light and he then triggered some scares during our walk through the graveyard.

Summary

Dominion of Terror has become a fairly polished event with the passage of time from it's early years in its current location. It is now an elaborate series of rooms with a number of different themes to experience. Care has been given to the construction of the sets and the appearance of the actors and it is a worthwhile haunt to visit. The scare factor is moderate, but it is an enjoyable haunt to attend, overall.

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