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2014 Haunted Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm Event Reviews


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Please note: this review is for the 2014 season rather than the current season.

Haunted Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm

by dubstyle_2k (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 24, 2014 at about 8:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

You know, there’s something to be said about the simplicity of a haunted cornfield. A few props, a few people in makeup jumping out at you, maybe some radios piping in some spooky music. Well, you can forget about that when you visit Meadowbrook Haunted Cornfield in West Bend! Meadowbrook has become a staple in my yearly haunting travels for one reason, and one reason only, they do it right! The website boasts that the cornfield sits on 6 acres, and the trail is nearly a mile long.

There are two options when buying tickets here, a general admission ticket, which is $22, with this option you must wait at the bonfire for your group’s numbers to be called and then you can enter the line. For $30 a Speed Pass can be purchased which skips the waiting area and you can head strait for the line. We opted for general admission, it was an unseasonably warm evening on the night we went, and the wait didn’t seem all that bad, plus sitting around a bonfire, not a bad deal! By the time we settled in by the fire, they called our number within minutes, so the fast pass wouldn’t have made a difference for us, but if it is slam packed, that might be an option to consider. The waiting line isn’t very exciting, other than some farm animals to your right that make noises every once in a while. No ghouls’ roaming to hype you up, but the wait was short, so that was sweet.

Once you enter the cornfield, it starts out pretty slow, something you shouldn’t get used too. Soon they hit you hard and loud with animatronics and noises in the night! One of the things that has made Meadowbrook a favorite of mine over the years is their animatronics. They are ahead of the curve, especially when we talk about cornfield haunts, they are fantastic! Scattered throughout the field are several stations or houses that you have to enter. These stations are usually inhabited by ghouls or zombies that will give you a good scare! Unfortunately keeping your own pace comes with its downside. We ran into the group ahead of us rather quickly, but slowed down and let them move up, and then were greeted by a group of apparent speed walkers behind us! We finally let them pass! My advice while in Meadowbrook Haunted Cornfield, take your time and enjoy yourself. As a seasoned vet when it comes to haunts, I always want to try new things, but I always find myself coming back to Meadowbrook, year after year it’s always one of my favorites. I’m continually surprised by what their budget must be, and how much time they must put into this haunt. The dedication the entire staff puts out there amazes me every time I go. Kudos to the owners and all of the staff of Meadowbrook for your hard work and commitment, you guys are amazing!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Meadowbrook is kind of hard to find if you haven't been there before. It's down a very dark road and it'll sneak up on you, but when you see it, you can't miss it! There is ample parking once on the premises and it is very well lit.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The bonfire is awesome! The website states that is the only smoking area, so if you are a smoker, this is your last call for smoking! It's warm and there is an awesome storyteller here! Who doesn't love a bonfire in October‽ After your number is called at the bonfire you proceed to the line to wait for the haunt. This line is not a particularly fun line, but it was fast moving, and at times the farm animals would make noises, so that was interesting!

Actors' Performance


The actors at Meadowbrook are great! They have the luxury of moving through the cornfield, so, there is a lot of room to roam. One actor got between me and my friend and as she was entering one of the houses, he wouldn't let me enter, making her stay in there by herself, he was a great creep! it's actors like that make the difference! One actor broke character, but that's only because he caused a group behind us to almost run us over, that's how great of a job he was doing, he creeped them out so much, they freaked out and bolted past us. He apologized to us for their rudeness.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Again, Meadowbrook is the tops when it comes to FX and cornfield haunts! All of their stations/houses are well done, and look professional, just like I've come to expect from Meadowbrook.

Length


We were in there a little over 45 minutes. Like I said, take your time, take it all in. There is a lot to see, these people put a lot into their haunt, this is art, take the time to appreciate it, don't speed walk though it.

Crowd Control


Everything was controlled. You are at your own pace inside the the cornfield. We let the group on our heels pass us, I don't like to feel rushed when I'm in a haunt, especially when it's a special place like Meadowbrook.

Most Memorable Moment


Meadowbrook focuses on details, it's hard to pin down one moment, but if I had to pick one, it was definitely being herded like cattle and nearly squished and impaled by spikes! That was awesome! If you get the opportunity, it's great!

Summary

After all these years, Meadowbrook is still one of my favorite haunts. With first class actors and props , Meadowbrook does what few haunted cornfields are able to do, scare you and deliver a quality visual experience. Meadowbrook takes you on a journey for nearly an hour and doesn't let you go until you come out of the other end with your heart racing and your senses on edge! Once again, Meadowbrook blew me away!

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