Please note: this review is for the 2019 season rather than the current season.

The Hill Has Eyes

by kariniepow (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at about 8 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: Medium


The Hill Has Eyes enhanced their scare experience since my first visit there in 2012. This haunt features ambushing scares, shock and an evolving story line that had us breathless. It is in a unique setting atop a ski hill where they used the terrain to their advantage. Mother Nature stole the show by elevating the fear factor. Back woods hillbillies and butchers wanted your blood, toxic waste dumps oozed with demented creatures, satanic churches and even getting a bag over your head as a drill sergeant screamed at you. This haunt is very interactive. They utilized speakers with sounds and music along the paths which were clear and really well done for an outdoor scare. The structures and paths were built strong and solid. Your safety is a priority. This haunt is located in the back yard of Milwaukee and incredibly popular so make an evening out of! It was so much fun in the waiting area that we didn’t want to leave! Great music and we kept warm around all the bonfires.

Signage / Visibility / Location

It is at the top of the ski hill and knowing where the ROC is will help. They have signs along the drive that will guide you. Lots of lights, music and people to guide you along the way.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

It took us over an hour on Sunday with the VIP pass. We heard rumors from staff that some took up to 5 hours on a Saturday night. Go early and I recommend the VIP pass. We spent less than 15 minutes getting our online tickets scanned and jumped right into line. We did not experience any line entertainment.

Actors' Performance

The actors put you on edge. They appear with fury and will make your time unpleasant. If you show any hesitation or fear, they jump on you. Each actor had their back story and they carried it out.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

They had a perfect blend of actors, props/settings, the natural environment and mechanical props. The sets we well done but not as detailed as indoor haunts. It was enough to portray what was happening.


Plan on at least 2 hours for the haunt if you have the VIP Pass. Go early and consider a Friday or Sunday night.

Crowd Control

Plenty of space for people to hang out, the lines were organized and the staff was great at getting people to where they needed to be. At the end of each haunt were restrooms and then you lined back up for the next sections of the haunt.

Most Memorable Moment

I screamed more at the surprise scares than other haunts! Beware the rabid dog, wild boar and clown. The ski lift was more peaceful than terrifying but if you don’t like heights, you will be terrified the whole time. The clowns were savage and didn’t let up on their characters.


Perfect scares and haunts for cool October weather! Wear sensible shoes as you will be climbing up and down stairs and hills, dress warm as it is outside and get ready for a good time! Natural elements and dedicated actors had me wanting to go back again.

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April 18th, 2024 5:20 a.m. CDT 24.01