Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.
by jack1776 after attending on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at about 3:30 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I am not sure where to begin, I love this haunt. The setting is right in the middle of nowhere, but my GPS took me right to their lit sign. There were creatures working the parking lot before you even entered the store to purchase tickets. Their concession area was the best I have ever seen. Popcorn candy and pop of course, along with hot dogs, nachos, hot chocolate, cider, cappuccino and those giant pretzels I love. The que was in a giant barn and wound around huge hay bales the actors worked on top of. With all the activity it did not seem like 45 min. before we were getting the story of the farm and heading up to the ominous mine shaft entrance. I swear this is a real mine shaft that ends up in a great haunted house. When you come out there is a fire and actors doing a fortune telling bit to entertain you until your whole group is through the house. Next you are loaded on a wagon. Not just any wagon, this thing has seats and special effects built in, along with a sound track that matches the scenes. The natural eeriness of the ride is only enhanced by fire breathing demons and dragons, and ghouls that attack the wagon. I lost track of how many scenes we traveled through over what must have been 100 acres and then as the sound track says “Just when you thought it was over” they get you off the wagon in the middle of a pine forest. There is another bon fire here and someone to send your group through the woods 2 or 3 at a time. Again there is a ton of scenes including a grave yard, cabin and slaughter house that will blow your mind. And if that was not enough there is a trail through the corn field where actors come out of nowhere to chase you through. Our group of 4 had a great time. When I checked my watch I figured we were just entertained for about an hour. One last stop at the concessions area for a pop and a great looking sweat shirt. We could not stop talking about what we liked best.
The dark side is like 4 haunts in one. With the enormity of this place I cannot wait to see what they offer next year.