Please note: this review is for the 2021 season rather than the current season.

Dominion of Terror

by PaigeBerrier (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 8, 2021 at about 8 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High


After a horrible and unwanted year off from haunts, I was so excited to head out to Dominion of Terror (DOT) this past Friday! For years now it has been one of my all-time favorite haunts in Wisconsin: it's three stories are chock full of surprises and scares, and I absolutely love the work they do for their community as a non-profit, volunteer-run haunt.

I went Friday at around 8:00 PM with a group of 4 total, and we elected for the speedpasses, which brought us quickly into the interior portion of the line. It was a pretty busy night but we were able to get in in about 30 minutes, which was absolutely fine with us and well worth the additional cost. DOT also has a great waiting area that is both indoors and outdoors, with a concession stand near the tickets and two other little gift areas with fun stuff to buy. They did a good job with their spacing and the majority of the time we didn't encounter any other groups inside the haunt.

DOT is a huge haunt, with three stories full of differently themed rooms and areas, ranging from creepy doctors, rednecks, weird dolls, and so much more. I love the variety in themes as well as room styles - some are mazes or trick areas, others tight corridors, and in general it just keeps you guessing. I experienced several good jump scares and there are lots of spooky sets to look at. All of the actors are super committed as well, although I did think they could benefit from just a few more. Overall, a definite favorite that always brings the fear and of course, the fun.

Signage / Visibility / Location

DOT is more visible than ever with a big, lighted sign on top of their factory-like building. Ticket and waitings areas are clearly visible, as is parking.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

I think they do a great job of this at DOT - as I mentioned, the waiting area has several opportunities for shopping and is both outdoors and indoors in case of weather. They have ample staff around to clear things up for the guests and of course, actors doing their thing!

Actors' Performance

I thought they did a great job and were super committed to their roles - I also love how there always seems to be such a variety in the types of people acting, from kids to older people. I thought there were a few areas that seemed like they could use some more people, but overall they did an awesome job.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX

They do an AWESOME job of sets and props at DOT - each room is really intricate and unique, with a new layout and path every year. I look forward to seeing what new things they come up with year after year - really creative.


This haunt is nice and long - 3 stories, dozens of rooms, and tons of different areas. It took us about 30 minutes to get through.

Crowd Control

Good - they had good control over the timing and the group sizes.

Most Memorable Moment

The tight corridor with the shrouded figures - they did a similar thing a few years ago and it freaked me out just as much this year!


An amazing haunt that is always worth the money and time - I really enjoy every visit I've made to them over the years and love the heart they put into the haunt!

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June 14th, 2024 6:36 a.m. CDT 24.08