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Factory of Fear is a large old factory located right off of 4th Avenue, pretty close to the street, and it is lit up with several colored lights. They also have a sign near their parking lot. This attraction would be pretty hard to miss.
We did not wait very long, due to their virtual cue line. While we were waiting, we did not see any characters. There was music playing and lighting effects in the wait area, as well as a guest photo op.
Fridays and Saturdays - $25.00
Sundays - $22.00
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LPR Score = 2.881
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They were spacing out groups very well. We did not run into any other groups inside of the show.
There was a "check in" station in the parking lot, where a staff member took our name, phone number, and group size. We received a text message saying that we were checked in. When it was our turn, we got another text to let us know to leave our car and approach the building. Our temperatures were checked at the door, and we were told that masks were required at all times. There were designated spaces to keep groups standing more than six feet apart from each other. We were checked in at the ticket booth and we were given hand sanitizer. We were not inside of the queue line area for very long at all. We saw signage regarding their new safety precautions and rules, and those were read off to us as well before we were allowed entry. At this point, we were also told that there was a crew of staff members who regularly sanitize the inside of the show several times through the night.
*Please note that these are the safety precautions that were observed by us during our visit. There may be more that we did not see, and it is completely possible that there are more precautions being taken than those that are listed here.
When it was finally our turn to enter, we walked into a room with a large stone well in the middle of the floor. A nun silently welcomed us into a chapel scene where we weaved in and out of church pews. This room had a melodic effect to it and an effective scare at the end.
We found the façade of a house, and we were welcomed in for "trick or treat." We walked through a kitchen, a couple of eerie bedrooms, a living room and a greenhouse. We weaved in and out of an outdoor backwoods scene with some convincing scenery and a couple of characters that fit the scene well.
We then found the clown room, which was very close quarters and energetic clowns hovered over us and taunted us as we shuffled by. We walked through a locker room, a laboratory, and a room full of explosive barrels. We were screamed at by a scientist who was accusing us of getting his mutants sick. We walked through what looked like a brand-new area of the attraction. There were rooms that resembled a nuclear control room and a testing facility. There were lots of noises and one loud, repetitive alarming sound. There were several really energetic monsters in this space. We saw an experiment gone wrong and a giant radioactive spider near a bathroom.
We found more living quarters as we kept moving. We walked through a demonic bedroom, a living room and a kitchen where we found Kitty asking us if we had seen her keeper, Lucy. We walked through a swamp and into a shack where we were warned about the local meth heads. The backwoods kind of scenery in here was very impressive. We found a huge swamp monster and a couple of zombies stalking us through the fog. We walked through a long, black maze with strong strobe lights, which was very disorienting.
We walked up a brightly lit flight of stairs, and we found a large space where we were greeted by a nurse. She led us to a medical building, and we began our tour of a new medical area.
We were attacked from all angles by screaming nurses and patients. There was a character climbing walls towards us. There were characters climbing through windows to get to us. We walked through a bedroom and a hallway which was lined with padded rooms. Nurse Reckoning was waiting for us in a room, and her improv as we walked by was hysterical, as usual. There were cages built into the walls, and patients trying to get through the barriers to reach us. This area of the show was very high energy, intimidating, and entertaining. The characters in this space had jokes. We walked by one last effective startle scare, and we finally found the exit.
Our visit to Factory of Fear this year was very enjoyable. The scenes are always pleasing to the eye here, and the new additions were impressive. So many places throughout this show are filled with anxiety inducing sounds. The actors are all high energy, interactive, and do a great job with improv. The lighting in all of the spaces was impressive. We were able to see the detail in all of the scenes, and there is no shortage of that. The costumes and make up looked great and they all seemed to fit their scenes. Another killer show at Factory of Fear this year.
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