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2013 Terror on Rural Street (CLOSED IN 2020) Event Reviews


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Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.

Terror on Rural Street (CLOSED IN 2020)

by snogged after attending on Friday, October 18, 2013 at about 3 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

Terror On Rural Street is a haunted house that I never miss. I always make sure to get there every year and I always have a great time. This year was no exception!

The haunt is easy to get to and although, ToRS shares a parking lot with two other facilities, it was not impossible to find a spot to park.

My group was greeted by Frankenstein and his bride (played by two very confident stilt walkers.) Both actors appeared to be having a blast and the crowd was enjoying themselves too. We had to wait a few minutes for tickets since there were some folks in front of us, but both ticket takers were friendly AND organized.

Our wait wasn't long and when our tickets were called, we walked across the courtyard into the haunt and were greeted by an older gentleman who made sure we understood the rules and told us a few jokes to ease the growing terror.

Then, we got our cue to head inside. The sound effects and lighting were extremely well done and there were several mazes that were quite disorienting due to the strobe lights, creepy sounds, and monsters that used misdirection and surprise to their advantage.

I screamed and jumped. I batted at fishing line, rubber heads, and body bags that dangled from the ceiling and uncomfortably brushed across my skin and hair.

I was teased by monsters and I bravely laughed it off.

There were a few times when our group got split up, but the exit of the haunt makes it easy to find people again.

We had a nice shock and surprise at the end of the haunt and my whole group reported that they had a ton of fun!

Summary

Terror On Rural Street should definitely be on your not-to-miss list. It's one of the best haunts in Wisconsin!

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Terror on Rural Street (CLOSED IN 2020)

by dubstyle_2k (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at about 4 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

All I can say is WOW!  Terror on Rural Street is one of those haunts that I have been to so many times, I wasn't sure how impressed I was going to be.  I'll admit it now, I was dead wrong!  We arrived at Terror on Rural Street to find a very busy parking lot.  Don't be deceived though, it is a shared lot, you won't have to wait two hours to enter the haunt!  After we got our tickets, we entered the waiting area where benches are ample, and concessions are a plenty.  It's a nice waiting area, where you can relax, and grab a snack, or a beverage (adult beverages are available! {none for me though, I had work to do!}).  This area would have been better if there was any entertainment.  No ghosts or ghouls roamed, instead, you just sit and wait.  Guests are called by the number on their ticket stub to enter the haunt, and away you go...  to another waiting area.  Truth be told, this one goes fast, it just lines you up and gets you into groups for the haunt.  And now you're ready to enter!


Terror on Rural Street is a wonderful tour of fantastic sets and scenes.  Since Terror on Rural Street has over a decade of experience, their ability to set a scene is far and away their strong suit.  In Terror on Rural Street, you'll travel through many rooms, all intricately decorated with different nightmarish themes, the most memorable for me was a maze of inflated walls (we got separated from our group in this maze!). 


The most fascinating part of Terror on Rural Street was how much fun we had!  When you've been to a haunt several times, they tend to get stale, but somehow Terror on Rural Street has remained new, and relevant.  In my case, I tend to look at haunts from an artistic standpoint, and don't expect to jump, or be frightened.  Terror on Rural Street did both of those things, I definitely jumped, and my heart got pumping!  All of that, plus a detail oriented haunt makes Terror on Rural Street my surprise haunt of the season.  Hats off to the staff at Terror on Rural Street for keeping it new and fresh every year.  Great job Terror on Rural Street!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Terror on Rural Street is located in next to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, which is pretty big, and some other businesses. There are signs that point you in the right direction.  It is also well lit.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The waiting area was pretty boring, but the wait isn't long.  You don't have to wait in a line with a bunch of people, there are benches and snacks to occupy your time..,  But, unfortunately,  no ghouls.

Actors' Performance


The actors at Terror on Rural Street are very entertaining.  They no their craft well!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


A+++ on this one! Terror on Rural Street takes their decade plus of experience and puts it all out there with amazing sets and props.  With a huge warehouse of props, they have what it takes to change it up and make it fresh every year

Length


In all, we were in the for about 20 minutes.

Crowd Control


The waiting area was under control.  If it were real busy, I'm not sure how well they could keep it under control, there aren't any corrals, so it's a go wherever you please type of thing.

Most Memorable Moment


I will never forget the maze of inflatable walls.  You have to find your way though a maze, but you cannot see anything because it's pitch dark, and you are squeezing though a claustrophobic's nightmare!  tight and confusing!  Awesome!!!

Summary

Terror on Rural Street surprised me this year!  Over a decade of haunting, and they still have it!  Top notch props and actors make this old haunt a winner!  Terror on Rural Street made this jaded reviewer believe again!  I believe that if a haunt has passion, they can make me jump, and Terror on Rural Street did just that!  I can't wait to see what they come up with next year!

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Terror on Rural Street (CLOSED IN 2020)

by earthangel129 (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at about 4 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

Terror on Rural Street was at the top of my list of haunts to review this year so when I arrived on Saturday night I was extremely excited.  Terror on Rural Street is a haunt that I try to attend each year and there is a simple reason.  Each year this haunt delivers true scares, laughs, and fun, and it manages to do so while continuously mixing things up which makes each year uniquely frightening.  My visit this year is quite possibly my favorite of any that I have made to Terror on Rural Street.

Upon arriving at the haunt, the parking lot seemed pretty full, but we managed to find a spot fairly quickly.  We later found out that this is due to the parking lot being a shared lot, but there is plenty of additional parking across the street and on a main street located near the haunt.  As we walked up to the haunt the ambiance quickly becomes spooky.  We walked right up and got our tickets.  There was no line for tickets!  After we received our tickets, we headed into a large waiting area that is warm and dry.  This was a literal warm welcome on Saturday night because the weather was doing its own part to create a creepy setting for our haunt visits.  There is a concession area that that can provide you with a variety of drinks and treats while you enjoy your warm wait with plenty of seating!  Another plus, it is not very often that while you wait in line at a haunt you get to sit down.  I waited for my three digit number to be called, and after a short wait of approximately fifteen minutes, it was. 

We were escorted past a wonderfully decorated outside area and into a dark creepy building with very low lighting.  This is where we waited to enter the haunt.  In this area, our wait
was only about seven minutes during which time we handed in our tickets and learned the rules of the haunt.  Then a door opened and the group was on our way in.  This haunt works on your senses on so many levels.  The sound effects and lighting are spectacular.  There are so many unique areas decorated with clever and realistic props.  The actors at this haunt made me jump several times, as was the case with most of our group, as we passed through the many rooms, passages and mazes that seemed to swallow me in darkness. 

This haunt brought me in contact with a myriad of characters in an impressive number of areas.  These actors were really working us and we were consistently being startled by someone or something.  I was also assaulted by ear-piercing noises, chills, moving and uneven ground, in addition to an array of completely disorientating light shows.  Then quickly the darkness returned again.  This grouping of special effects had an incredibly successful influence on our group, since as we traveled through the house our group went the wrong way several times.  Our terrifying acquaintances actually
suggested that we change leaders on multiple occasions because we kept getting lost. 

Terror on Rural Street also delivers on every level so there is something for everyone.  The variety of scenes and special effects are too high to count when you are experiencing it.  Stylized areas vary widely from an attack of the insect variety to cannibals with imprisoned victims screaming for anyone to help you.  There were also some amazing special effects that create a brand new way to experience a twisted maze.  I also was lucky enough to experience a great deal of laughs delivered by a group of great actors in the haunt.  The interaction they provided with us as the visitors was amazing.  They teased and followed us, mocked and surprised us and delivered quite a few witty lines.  I felt infected by the atmosphere and the haunt seemed to last and last.     

Eventually we manipulated our way through an amazing spinning vortex and a maze that confused and befuddled us so much that we lost part of our group.  We ended our journey on a scare and with a scream.  My time inside the haunt lasted about twenty minutes and was amazing.  This haunt pulled me in, and during those twenty minutes  I was filled with fright, excitement, confusion, and delight. 

Terror on Rural Street offers an amazing experience that is well worth the price of admission with a very professional mood.  The area is well lit, clean, and the people who work there are courteous and professional. I enjoyed Terror on Rural Street tremendously and am ready to go visit again.  I highly recommend a visit to Terror on Rural Street this year so you can experience this thrillingly fun haunt firsthand.                         

Signage / Visibility / Location


Terror on Rural Street is easily located and there are many signs to help you find your way there.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The waiting area here is more akin to  a lounge.  A warm, dry area with ample seating and concessions.!

Summary

Terror on Rural Street is a haunt that I strongly recommend.  It is terrifying and fun.  The actors are fabulous and the effects are amazing.  I was rattled and bewildered and now I just want more! 

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