Please note: this review is for the 2010 season rather than the current season.

Haunted High presents Dark Carnival

by gregory_carlson after attending on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at about 2:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High


Decided to make my first Haunt visit to Haunted High and the plan worked out well. I had brought my sister's kids up for the weekend and brought them and my oldest (ages of 15, 14, 12 and 10) daughter for a great time! I have followed Danny Doble's progress on Facebook and was excited to see it in person.

Car parking is good, seems like there is more than enough parking close to the event. The wait line was great, filling the old gymnasium using caution tape and old school desks. Horror movie clips and video of those already in the haunt were projected on the walls. There was also a refreshment stand. Now let's get to the goods.

Our class session started with the group before us having a youngster too terrified to even enter. Good start in my opinion. For the next 30 or so minutes there wasn't a letdown either. Overall the atmosphere was great, going from pitch dark, to a little light. The best part was that most of the scares weren't predicable, since not all came at the darkest points or from the most obvious areas.

The mirrors area was great, one of the better vortex tunnels I have seen and hats off to our favorite scene with the nurse and patient getting 'treatments'. It was just plain creepy and all the kids wanted to move quickly past it.

The actors were all great (except one got caught texting by my oldest nephew) and had great timing. The group in the kitchen had some good one liners for our group. Overall, I was really brought into Haunted High by the energy of the actors. The atmosphere really was used to their advantage.


If you want to go to a longer tour haunt with lots of good scares that make the admission worth the cost, I suggest putting Haunted High at the top of your list of Haunts to visit this year!

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May 31st, 2020 8:46 a.m. CDT 11.11d