Visibility / Location:
The venue where this is held can be seen while on 80. I used GPS and was directed to which backroads to take to get to the frontage road for access. They have the building lit up with green lights, so it's easy to see from the road. There was a sign at the entrance for the parking lot.
I did not see any wait entertainment in the building where I bought tickets. There was a bar where snacks and drinks could be purchased, and they had sound effects that sounded like it was storming outside.
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LPR Score = 5.284
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I visited pretty late on a night that had followed a rain-filled day, so there were not many people there the same time as me. I got sent in with a small group of teenagers, and we didn't see anyone else while we were there. It looked like they had a good system going with their hayride timing, and a decent sized area for splitting groups up outside of the forest.
After buying tickets inside of the venue, I was sent to a room where a TV screen was set up. We were shown a video that explained the containment facility that we were about to tour to see the progress that scientists had made with outbreak patients. When it was our turn, we were loaded onto a hayride and taken down a hilly path to the woods. We were directed where to go on foot from the trail, and we walked through a path between tiki torches until we found the entrance of the show. Here, we found a creepy clown who was breathing fire.
We walked for a couple of minutes before we found a scene. There was an experiment lab where a girl in a cage begged us for help, and a mad scientist with a spider that had a cool twist. We found a spider filled wooden shack with strobe lights showing through the entrance, where an actor had a good hiding spot.
We found a building with different doors to choose from, and several characters that blocked different paths and trapped us in this little building for a couple minutes. There were more scenes to walk through outside, like a BBQ kitchen scene with a creepy cook. Several actors screamed as we walked by. Some areas had very cool sound effects.
We found a cemetery which had a neat effect on the ground. The hills along this path are very steep, which made walking after a day of heavy rain pretty treacherous. We found a Jason character with a chainsaw, who had the teenage girls I was with take off ahead of me. We found a tent with black walls and a couple of eerie characters inside that played with our minds and had us stuck inside of the tent for a couple minutes.
We eventually found the end of the path, where a hayride was waiting to take us back to the venue and parking lot. Totally unrelated to the show; but one of the teenage girls I was with during our tour lost money before we started down the path, and the hayride crew made a point to find it for her after we got back.
QC Haunted Forest very much reminded me of an old school type haunted trail that would be good for the whole family. There was a lot of walking on steep terrain, and only a few scenes throughout the path. Everyone that we saw did a good job, and the crew was very helpful.
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