Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.
by tripletranch after attending on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at about 3:30 p.m.
Submitted: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Our group of 13, a mixture of teens and adults visited the Dominion of Terror on this chilly October night. When we arrived there and although it wasn't real busy, it had a great atmosphere for a haunt, and the excitement began right there... in the waiting area.
A "high energy" actor (clown) managed to keep everyone coming and going on edge and wondering when and where she would appear next. Never breaking character, she was superb and managed to get a few shrieks out of our group.
We broke into three groups and were entered into the haunt accordingly. Rules are given in the first area and then you wait until the door opens to draw you in. From there it was a well detailed, and well staffed haunt. The actors were all sharp and witty even while talking to them they stayed in character with their responses. The sets were well planned, and there were a variety of themed areas. I particularly enjoyed the area with the "lobster looking" creature that made a friend scream and that was the beginning of my jacket almost being torn off. The haunt had a good length to it, and there was never a dull moment. There are a lot of cool illusions added in this haunt so pay attention and do not try to rush. Keep a steady pace and don't crowd the group before you and ruin the surprises ahead.
This haunt was well planned and executed. Security staff was on hand for any issues and portable toilet facilities as well as a concession stand with snacks and drinks. You can buy a lighted pendant if you feel it may be too much and they will take it easy on you. Not the rest of your group, but only you. That was a cool idea and I actually saw a few young girls use this option. This haunt is worth the visit, highly recommended.