Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.

Terror on Rural Street (CLOSED IN 2020)

by dubstyle_2k (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at about 4 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High


All I can say is WOW!  Terror on Rural Street is one of those haunts that I have been to so many times, I wasn't sure how impressed I was going to be.  I'll admit it now, I was dead wrong!  We arrived at Terror on Rural Street to find a very busy parking lot.  Don't be deceived though, it is a shared lot, you won't have to wait two hours to enter the haunt!  After we got our tickets, we entered the waiting area where benches are ample, and concessions are a plenty.  It's a nice waiting area, where you can relax, and grab a snack, or a beverage (adult beverages are available! {none for me though, I had work to do!}).  This area would have been better if there was any entertainment.  No ghosts or ghouls roamed, instead, you just sit and wait.  Guests are called by the number on their ticket stub to enter the haunt, and away you go...  to another waiting area.  Truth be told, this one goes fast, it just lines you up and gets you into groups for the haunt.  And now you're ready to enter!

Terror on Rural Street is a wonderful tour of fantastic sets and scenes.  Since Terror on Rural Street has over a decade of experience, their ability to set a scene is far and away their strong suit.  In Terror on Rural Street, you'll travel through many rooms, all intricately decorated with different nightmarish themes, the most memorable for me was a maze of inflated walls (we got separated from our group in this maze!). 

The most fascinating part of Terror on Rural Street was how much fun we had!  When you've been to a haunt several times, they tend to get stale, but somehow Terror on Rural Street has remained new, and relevant.  In my case, I tend to look at haunts from an artistic standpoint, and don't expect to jump, or be frightened.  Terror on Rural Street did both of those things, I definitely jumped, and my heart got pumping!  All of that, plus a detail oriented haunt makes Terror on Rural Street my surprise haunt of the season.  Hats off to the staff at Terror on Rural Street for keeping it new and fresh every year.  Great job Terror on Rural Street!

Signage / Visibility / Location

Terror on Rural Street is located in next to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, which is pretty big, and some other businesses. There are signs that point you in the right direction.  It is also well lit.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

The waiting area was pretty boring, but the wait isn't long.  You don't have to wait in a line with a bunch of people, there are benches and snacks to occupy your time..,  But, unfortunately,  no ghouls.

Actors' Performance

The actors at Terror on Rural Street are very entertaining.  They no their craft well!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

A+++ on this one! Terror on Rural Street takes their decade plus of experience and puts it all out there with amazing sets and props.  With a huge warehouse of props, they have what it takes to change it up and make it fresh every year


In all, we were in the for about 20 minutes.

Crowd Control

The waiting area was under control.  If it were real busy, I'm not sure how well they could keep it under control, there aren't any corrals, so it's a go wherever you please type of thing.

Most Memorable Moment

I will never forget the maze of inflatable walls.  You have to find your way though a maze, but you cannot see anything because it's pitch dark, and you are squeezing though a claustrophobic's nightmare!  tight and confusing!  Awesome!!!


Terror on Rural Street surprised me this year!  Over a decade of haunting, and they still have it!  Top notch props and actors make this old haunt a winner!  Terror on Rural Street made this jaded reviewer believe again!  I believe that if a haunt has passion, they can make me jump, and Terror on Rural Street did just that!  I can't wait to see what they come up with next year!

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