Please note: this review is for the 2018 season rather than the current season.

Terror on the Fox

by majorXpsycho (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at about 7 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High


Now in its 22nd season, Terror on the Fox has long been considered to be one of the top haunted attractions in Northeast Wisconsin. Although the haunted train ride and house have been a staple in Green Bay, each year they change significantly and continue to grow. They were recently acquisitioned by 13th floor entertainment (one of the more recognized names in the haunt industry) and I believe this has resulted in the tremendous growth. Last year, I felt there was too much “dead space” in the Slaughter house, but this year the Slaughter house was replaced entirely by Blackthorne cemetery. Blackthorne cemetery is a partially indoor, partially outdoor haunted attraction that mirrors a mausoleum and graveyard. Overall, this is a professional level haunted attraction and you are frightened from the moment you step on the train ride until you are running for your life to the Parking lot.

Terror on the Fox is located at the National Railroad Museum not far from the heart of Green Bay. It is a three part attraction including a long haunted train ride on an original double decker passenger train, Blackthorne Cemetery a partially indoor and outdoor haunted attraction and finally Hawthorne itself the main haunted house. The $25 tickets include all 3 attractions, but be aware the popularity of this attraction can cause lines to grow, so there is the option to purchase “fast pass” tickets for an extra $10.

New this year is the addition of the Blackthorne “cemetery” and the vision as you approach is just as grandiose as the Blackthorne house itself! We were a small group of 3 and were sent through both attractions by ourselves!! This is RARE at other attractions as typically they try to get as many people through at a time as possible. I am not sure if this is because it was a “slower night” (although it did not seem slow) or if this is a standard they are establishing for the entire year. Despite being earlier in the season, there was absolutely no lack of horrifying actors in the lines and throughout all attractions. There was never a moment throughout the cemetery that we were not being chased, followed or frightened. I typically do not frighten easy, but there were several point I let out a shriek.

The Blackthorne House is one that must be seen in person. There is never a dark “hallway” and the things that are awesome from years past they keep, while they replace everything else with something even more frightening and sometimes outright grotesque. One thing I noticed that added to the house this year was the music, I do not remember hearing it so clearly in the past, but the songs played just amplified the intensity of everything around you.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the total length of this attraction. My complaints in the past were always: a bit on the short side and the 1st attraction had too much “dead space”. This year the total length of just the cemetery and main house was over 30 minutes! A huge increase over last year and NO DEAD space (as it long boring dark hallways). A must do this year for all!

Signage / Visibility / Location

As long as you can figure out how to get to Broadway in Green Bay you can see the sign lit up in the street along with street crossing guides.
Tip: Go early, the ticket booth opens 30 minutes before they start. You can avoid longer lines and have better parking the earlier you go. It is right across the street from two hotels on Broadway in Green Bay.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

Wait area is outside so be cautious of weather. Not a lot available to purchase the evening we attended. However, there were plenty of things to see and ghouls going about the lines.
Tip: When boarding the train, try to sit the closest to the exit doors (towards the middle) as you can. This is the order which you will stand in line, so if you are the first one's off you will have less time to wait.

Actors' Performance

Excellent performance by actors, never a moment they were caught off guard or out of place. Actors were flexible and engaged in some pretty interesting acts.
Tip: Actor's perform better when you get scared, refrain from rude comments and obnoxious jokes.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

This is by far where TOFT surpasses others. This haunted attraction would be great even with the lights on! Scenes are very thought out, use of animatronics were limited ... but very appropriately used. The them seemed to flow nicely room to room and there were no long boring dark hallways.


Length was just the right amount, took over 30 minutes just to get through the cemetery and the main house, this did not include the length of the train ride. All together, we arrive at 7:30 and left closer to 9pm.

Crowd Control

Excellent! They allowed our small group of 3 in alone and we never saw another group. We often run into the group ahead of us and end up with others, but you would have sworn we were the only ones there.

Most Memorable Moment

Our most memorable moment was an area where the laser lights are just at the right height where you can not see what lurks below. One of us even fell because they were scared. No injuries, just laughs after it was over.


Now in its 22nd season, Terror on the Fox manages to change significantly and continues to grow.

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