Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.
by frightnightfun after attending on Friday, October 7, 2011 at about 4 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I attended on a Friday night and, as mentioned previously, the parking lots made it look as if the place was hopping, but the cars must have been mostly for the other events in the area. We bought our tickets and went to the waiting area, which was relatively empty. There are concessions available (even beer this year...YAY!) The concession area and entry were decorated and dark. Kinda cool. There were a couple of actors in there working the small crowd. We waited only about 15-20 minutes before our numbers were called. There were three other groups that were lined up in an orderly fashion and a ghoulishly wicked actor explained the rules and warmed up the groups. The groups were about 4-5 in number. Just the right size. This is always a very well operated and organized event.
Once inside the house, each area was filled with great detail and props to fit each scene and very little seemed to be carried over from last year. There were many dark hallways but there always seemed to be some type of surprise waiting in each. The detail and make up was awesome. The actors were all great and always stayed in character. There were many special high tech and mechanical FX that blended well with the live portions. The groups were well spaced. It took about 20 minutes to go through the entire house.
Some favs; The Dentist, the Trophy room, RUBY…oh…..and nobody puts Baby in a corner! At least not this BABY! WOW!
Overall very entertaining although, maybe not as in your face as years past.
Still my favorite event. Well run and always worth every penny! We go here every year and as usual, this event is still one of the top Haunts in Wisconsin.