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

Wisconsin Feargrounds

by CC2 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at about 4 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High


I have attended this event in the past and continue to be impressed with the production.

I will detail some specifics of the haunt in the effects section, but I want to be careful not to foreshadow too much of what you will experience at the Fear Grounds.

The Fear Grounds is one of the more highly decorated attractions in the State, and rightfully so.

I attend a lot of Halloween productions around the nation and the Fear Grounds presents on a high level.

Signage / Visibility / Location

The Fear Grounds are located on the grounds of the Waukesha Expo Center.

Follow signage to the Expo Center to your destination.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

The Fear Ground wait area is a covered barn, of sorts. You will wait in corrals before being sent in small groups to enter the attraction.

Actors will visit you along your way as you wait.

There is a snack trailer at the Fear Grounds, as well.

Expect long wait times. This is a popular attraction.

Actors' Performance

Comparatively speaking, the actors at the Fear Grounds give you quite an inspired performance.

They make efforts to attend to the guests and interact in attempts to scare and startle.

Dialogue is witty and we were impressed with the make up and characterizations of the performers.

The presentations were quite polished.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

Morgan Manor in particular is very elaborate and highly detailed. Try to be sure to look about you when you visit to appreciate the efforts of the producers.

Morgana's Torment presents an extensive series of mazes to confuse and disorient the guests. This makes for a distinctive, different and challenging Halloween experience.

Unstable is probably the most interactive with the actors and their dialogue is amusing. The theme of this haunt is redneck, hillbilly country life and you will pass through numerous sets where you will get to experience their chores, first hand.


Completing all three attractions at the Feargrounds took us about an hour.

Be sure to allow ample time for your visit.

Crowd Control

Crowds at this attraction can get quite large.

Crowds are moved through a series of corrals before being led into the attractions in small groups.

Law enforcement is present on site, as well.

Most Memorable Moment

I have a hard time thinking of one particular moment to highlight as I enjoyed all of my time at the Fear Grounds.

If I were forced to pick a highlight, I would say the entire passage through Morgan Manor.

I appreciate detail and the entire route through the Manor provided much to attend to, which just increased the startle values for me since there is so much to notice.


The Feargrounds is rather expensive compared to its peers, but it provides a high caliber entertainment experience and three separate attractions for the price of your admission. This is a highly recommended stop for Halloween enthusiasts. This is certainly one of the premier haunts too experience, if you can. It may be too intense for young visitors.

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Comments: (1)



Oct. 19, 2011, 6:30 a.m.

Thank you for the very kind review of the Wisconsin Fear Grounds, our staff works so hard to ensure each person visiting has a remarkable experience. I have never commented on a review before but I felt there was one thing in this review that needed to be corrected. "The FearGrounds is rather expensive compared to its peers" We are actually the most affordable of all the attractions listed on Haunted Wisconsin. If you look at the break down, the early bird is $20 for all 3 attractions which makes it less than $7 an attraction. If you do not get the early bird special you can like us on face book and get a $5 coupom, which takes the price to $25 for all 3, which is about $8.33 for each attraction. If you do not like us on facebook you can get a coupon by visiting your nearby Pizza Hut, Apple Bee's or Bartz party store for a coupon for $5. Look at the other prices and you will see we are almost half the cost of everyone else. We do our best to make it affordable for everyone. I thank you again for the kind words and I invite you back on Halloween for a behind the scenes tour, we were so busy Saturday that I wasn't able to meet with you and offer this then. Also, our ticket (WFG coin) has been a HUGE hit with all of our customers and they will go on sale this weekend. Happy Haunting nd may you have a wonderful Halloween. Scare you later.


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