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Please note: this review is for the 2016 season rather than the current season.

Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex

by wm (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, September 30, 2016 at about 9 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High

Review

The Burial Chamber has been around long enough now that it's one of the Halloween staples in the Fox Cities. Comprised of multiple different haunting experiences, I attended on a night where the rain kept the fair weather attenders away. But to me... the weather set the mood for a perfect night to attend a haunt.

We started out first with Insanity as it had the shortest line. Inside was a world full of clowns, dark corners and uneven ground. Did I mention the clowns? They were EVERYWHERE! I personally am not scared by clowns, and these clowns were more goofy than scary. But there were a few times that they were able to jump out at the perfect time and scare us. They use a lot of strobes in Insanity, which was blinding in some spots and ended up giving me a headache. Or was that from the clowns? Either way, the best part of this haunt was the dark, twisting obstacle course they put you through.

We headed to the outdoor attraction Phobia next, as the rain slowed down to a light mist. This attraction seems pretty much the same as previous years. I recognized many of the props and structures. But the actors made this haunt so much fun! Some will have you laughing, some will have you screaming, and some will have you wondering if these are really actors or actual outcasts that live in the woods! Phobia never disappoints and you are sure to jump multiple times.

Our last destination was Adrenaline. Again, this haunt has not changed much over the years. It would be nice to see different scenes and rooms for the repeat customers that return year after year. The one thing that gets me every time are the air canons. They have me jumping several feet off the ground every time one blasts by me! Out of all three haunts, this one seemed to have the most actors in it... and they were all great! They were around every corner and had great timing. Sometimes they were coming from above, sometimes they were at our feet. It was intense as they were everywhere and we didn't have much time to catch our breath before the next scare.

I did not go to the Last Ride Burial Simulator as I have a few times in the past. But if you've never tried it, make sure you check it out!

Signage / Visibility / Location


It's always easy to find the Burial Chamber with the huge light in the sky. This year though it's a little more tricky, as the exit I normally take off Hwy 41 is closed so I had to take a detour.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


It was raining most of the night, so the lines were minimal. Other than the actors at the front of the haunts taking tickets, there were no actors walking around.

Actors' Performance


The Burial Chamber actors always do a great job. Even on a slow, rainy night they were able to scare me many times! I noticed that some actors were scaring those in the front of the line, while others waiting to get those in the middle or at the end of a group. Very nice!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


As mentioned in my review... this is the one area that the Burial Chamber needs to change. Many of the same rooms and sets from previous years. If this would have been the first year I attended, then I would have loved it. Great looking haunts, just mix it up from year to year.

Length


Each attraction (3 total) takes about 20 minutes each.

Crowd Control


Not much of a crowd when I attended, so that wasn't an issue. Otherwise I know from past experience that they do a good job keeping the crowds moving without bumping into other groups.

Most Memorable Moment


The football player in Adrenaline! He was awesome, and kept popping up multiple times!

Summary

Overall, a great trip to the Burial Chamber! If you've never visited before, make it a point to this year. If you've been there in the past, you might be disappointed with most of the haunts appearing the same. But as I stated earlier, the actors definitely make up for it!

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August 9th, 2020 10:04 p.m. CDT 11.13b