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The event was easy to find via Google Maps. There was a light up sign that clearly stated on where to turn to reach the parking lot. Once you reached the lot there are plenty of volunteers efficiently directing patrons to available parking. The space was big and hassle free for a single car group. We had some trouble trying to find out where we were to buy our tickets and where to find the actual event. After asking directions from a masked clown directing traffic, we were advised to walk between two buildings. After this we crossed a small street where you can find the ticket trailer, a mobile ATM and a concessions trailer. There was a line that seemed to be broken down in three sections; first you stood until you got to the end of the first tent. After this there where two other tents you would progress through that provided cover and seating. The seats where nice after standing up and waiting.
We did not experience any line entertainment from actors or visual entertainment in the forms of decorations. There was some localized music playing in the middle of the wait lines that did not carry through the rest of the lines. The music played was not Halloween or "spooky" specific.
$15.00 per person for the event
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LPR Score = 4.986
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They were letting in larger groups at a time making the line move quickly. If you were in a smaller group you would be asked if you would like to group up with other smaller groups. We decided to not group up with other patrons. The rules were read to us by a bloody eyed actress. We followed her into an outside area. We were stopped by our bloody eyed friend at this point because they had some matters to attend to before we were to enter the building. We knew there was something going on that held up the line but were entertained by a gas masked character and got moving again. We did not run into other groups or experienced another group coming up behind us.
When we were waiting, I was disappointed by the lack of entertainment. We were outside for our wait so I do suggest dressing according to the weather. When walking into the building we were greeted by a dark enchantress who let us know we were about to enter different realms. The walk through was great and we had the pleasure of finding dead ends or being mislead to a dead end by an actor. It was nice to have them trick you and make you second guess on where you were going. I specifically remember a square hallway that had chains and heads hanging from the ceiling. This was notable because it was so disorienting. It was simple and effective. You would go through a couple different scenes. I am unsure what to call my favorite scene but it was a dark-lit room with a walkway. There appeared to be an actor every five feet standing on the sides of the walkway but most where mannequins of some sort. There where at least 3 live actors in this area. All black and hooded, one with horns. They silently cornered us and with the other mannequins hanging around, it felt like you where cornered by 7+ people. Wonderful effect and great job on this scene. Going further we went through a carnival with a chipper lady clown directing us to go through. The carnival bit was outside and most of the props (besides a super cool disco popcorn machine) had little lighting on them. When you are done with the carnival you enter a hotel where a front desk employee provides you with a key for your room. I enjoyed on how interactive this part was. It provided you with more than a jump scare and put your imagination to work. There was a mustached murdered and victim in this part that did a great job. You also received entertainment by a horror movie icon when you are exciting the haunt. I would definitely go back to this place to see how the evolve. It was visually appealing and showed a balanced between grimy, grotesque and mood setting.
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