Visibility / Location:
Reaching the location via Google Maps, it took us strait to the event. It is located at the Three Sisters Park so you are on their open grounds. The parking lot is open field with a smooth gravel road that goes around the parking lot. We were not directed on where to park but due to how big the lot was, this was not needed. We parked and headed our way to the building. The lot was illuminated by a big light. We parked in the far lot and while walking from there we weren't too sure where to go but walked towards the big light and entered through a small blue arch. The building you went into was affectionately named the Boo Barn. This is where you purchased your tickets (there are three attractions total). They accept cash or card. There was a nice seating area in this building where you could get food and snacks. While you're at it you can watch a show on their big screen and warm up a bit if needed. When you left the building you entered the open grounds where there are three attractions and a bonus. There was a rage room trailer that you paid for separately but had a lovely chance to blow off steam if you wanted too.
There was no line entertainment for the Zombie Paintball or in the Boo Barn. The Haunted house and the Trail of Terror both had line walkers. One actor that floated between these two areas was a big clown with a (train?) horn. He did a great job at scaring unsuspecting people. We experienced more interactive actors that interacted with patrons compared to the trail. The actors here took a liking to my hat. While you wait you have a lot of interesting things to look at. The lighting is red that gives this area a creepy warmth.
There was no music playing in this wait line but you could hear some of the spooky things that laid ahead. The line walkers at the Trail were quite and some are lurking. You were able to tell that some patrons and actors where acquainted. This did effect the scare factor.
Trail of Terrer
All three $25
Rage Room $10
Haunted House - 10.5 minutes
Trial of Terror - 8 minutes
Zombie Invasion Paintball Battle - 10 minutes
Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted.
LPR Score = 4.032
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Haunted House - Medium-Low
Trial of Terror - Medium-Low
Zombie Invasion Paintball Battle - Low
All lines were well managed. We did not run into any other groups in the haunted house or the trail. It appeared that they allowed groups and all their numbers to go in at a time. I went with one person and he and I went in together. The wait for the the zombie paintball was not long for us as the truck was about to take off.
You walked towards a building with a light shining on a Morton building, making it appear to be a house. The inside waiting area was great. There are so many creepy things to look at. I especially noticed the demon like decoration and two goat heads below it. Our line wait was not too long as we got their early. We were entertained by a clown with a really loud horn. There were a couple actresses closer to the entrance. They were creepy and one pet my hat. I'm unsure what she was but she was green and creepy. We were let in by a Victorian dressed girl into the room you read the rules before you were enticed to move forward. The flow was great and you could tell you where entering different stories. We went through a house complete with a laundry room and a really fun kitchen that you exited through a fridge. The sets were great and the actors utilized the area well. There was a swamp like area with this really crazy actor who would actually jump into the walls all around you. He really made the scene and I haven't seen someone do that before. It was a spooky delight. They have a room that was creepy because it has a well-known clown and the mood was set correctly by the scene. There was a lot to look at, only a few areas were gruesome. We did not run into other groups nor had one come up from behind. I did however run into a lot of actors who were set and ready for our arrival. All the attractions are easy to navigate. We left the house and went onto our choice of the next event.
Trail of Terror:
There was a lighted sign on the property letting us know where to enter the Trail of Terror. It was lined with orange lights and you weaved through ropes. When you are closer to the ticket taker there is a rope knitted tent. This set an interesting mood. They had Halloween decor displays that you could look at and we encountered the horn bearing clown. There was a black masked actress dressed in white and dashed in blood. When we gave our tickets to the taker we got to stand under a heater before the rules were stated and we were able to proceed to the trail. During the trail you will walk and happen upon a set or theme. I really liked that you got to see what you were about to go into. It gave your mind a chance to ponder what you will run into. Some of the scenes had too much lighting and others were spot on. There was a fun tent that over loaded your senses with lights, sounds, actors and visual stimulation. If you don't like clowns, you better buck up. The trail offered little areas with placed animatronics to surprise you along the way. I enjoyed the area with the actors in nets. While going through the trail I heard a chainsaw as we entered a backwoods theme complete with a banjo player. I heard the chainsaw wielder and was rushed by the weapon holder. It was great timing and a good scare.
Zombie Invasion Paintball Battle:
The last attraction we went to was the Zombie paintball. This was a family fun, interactive part of the attraction. This walkway also had a clear sign and orange lighted walkways. At the end of the line we met up with the ticket taker. After we handed over our tickets we were directed to the spacious paintball wagon where we were given the rules. The two guys on the trailer did a fantastic job on explaining safety and how things were to be done. We went from a clearing into the woods where you encountered several posted areas of zombies, cars and barrels hanging from trees. I liked the variety of the targets. Shout out to the actors who get hammered by paintballs to the face, I appreciate your dedication. The guide who told us the rules did a great job on giving some meaning to what we shot at. My favorite was paintballing his car. It was like taking steam off of a once pesky car that you owned. It was very well thought out and put together. The smooth road was definitely a bonus because it allowed me to shoot things unhindered.
This was a fun event to attend. I had a very good time and it is a cool mesh of haunted attractions. I had the most fun at the Zombie paintball area and enjoyed being scared in the haunted house. The trail offered pop up and ominous scenes. It's definitely worth the money.
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