Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.
Submitted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I have always said in the past, that Green Bay Fear was the “black horse” of all haunted attractions with the potential to be one of the best. This year, Green Bay Fear is no longer the “black horse”. Green Bay Fear is the best haunted attraction in Green Bay and one of the best in the entire state of Wisconsin. If you are an avid haunted house attendee or if you are searching for the best haunted attraction in the Green Bay area, you must see what is in store for you at Green Bay Fear. This is not your typical haunted attraction where you must stand in a boring line for hours only to be disappointed at how brief the actual entertainment portion is. Green Bay Fear is similar to a haunted “carnival” with the added bonus of an amazing main attraction.
The location of Green Bay Fear is rather easy. It is right off of Highway 41, but beware of road construction if you are not from the area. Parking was fairly easy and well guided, but I did attend early in the evening. If you have attended Green Bay Fear in the past, expect major changes this year. Ticket prices are very reasonable at $15, but I always say if you can afford it … go for the added RIP bonus!
When you enter the “Fear grounds” your senses will be overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. The feeling I experienced when I first walked in, was that same feeling of excitement and anxiety I would get when I was younger and first arrived at a theme park. You just don’t know where to start, it is all so exciting and there is so much to see and do. There is a live band EVERY NIGHT and even if you do not have an RIP pass you can still enjoy the music and see the stage!
We first made our way to the Zombie paintball. I have never had the opportunity to shoot paintball before, and I LOVE the idea of being able to waste a real “zombie”. The set up was great and the zombie was clever, but never the less I nailed him! After that, we headed straight for some hot cocoa, a cozy bonfire and the live music. The band was phenomenal and we could have sat there all night listening to them. There are so many different food and beverage options, I wish I hadn’t eaten supper before I came. We then moved on to the head toss. I’m not bragging, but I managed to get each head in (unlike my guest) and won a very cool prize! We had already spent an hour at Green Bay Fear and hadn’t even began to explore all there is to offer.
We decided to head for the haunted woods. You would never know you were in the city because when you are walking through the woods, your senses are so heightened that you must be cautious of all your immediate surroundings. The ghouls are everywhere and you never have a moment to catch your breath before the next one is chasing you. We managed to come upon “Psycho” the psychic and opted for a real tarot card reading. It is an additional charge so make sure to bring cash. It is a great opportunity to catch your breath and have your fortune read. I am very skeptical when it comes to psychics, but I must admit this one was so good it was scary! We were soon out and back into the woods for what seemed an eternity. Total time through the wood minus the reading was 23 minutes!
Finally, we made our way to the MAIN event. There are no long, dark hallways used as fillers to increase the length of the haunt. You literally go from one scene to the next without a moments rest. The Haunted House is so full of ghouls, creatures and monsters that you must remain attentive at all times. If you cannot handle being frightened, I recommend burying your head in your friend’s sweatshirt and just pray it will end. The actors don’t just scream, they contort and move in ways that are clearly not human. The main attraction was significant in length and took an amazing 28 minutes to complete.