Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

Hartford Jaycees Haunted House

by katie_kiesow13 after attending on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at about 6 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Medium


We arrived at this haunt just before closing and there were still a lot of people there - a good sign. We waited about 30 minutes before we entered the haunt which starts with a creepy dark walk through the woods. Once you enter the house, each room presents a new face and a new scare. The make-up, costumes, and FX are all pretty good. The actors all do a good job - a few of them stumbled over their lines. I appreciated that each room had an interactive actor who had a story and a presentation and encouraged us to stick around with him/her for a while, there wasn't much jumping out and yelling "boo," they went for the bigger scare, which I like. The only thing I was disappointed about was the number of animatronic scares throughout the house. They don't do much for me and I was let-down in a number of rooms because they relied on those creatures to scare us. Buzz-kill. Overall, though, a good haunt that lasts pretty long, so definitely worth it.


Check it out. It's fun and the actors are pretty good. Take your time on the woods walk - it's one of the scariest parts.

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June 2nd, 2020 9:03 p.m. CDT 11.11d