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|Reviewed by: mrsdave87   (Event Visited: 10/12/13 @ 7:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/26/13
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: It can be a little challenging to find the street but once you are on the block you can NOT miss it. Just look for the cemetery in the front yard, or the hearse!
Wait Entertainment: No wait.
Length of Event: As long as you'd like it to be. You are never rushed and actually encouraged to take your time and enjoy the ambiance.
Actor Performance: No actors, just gracious hosts who are more than happy to answer questions and tell you about their haunt.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We went on opening night and there was great flow with lots of people that come back year after year.
Appropriate Ages: Any age (parents should use discretion)
Props / Special FX: Handcrafted tombstones and mausoleum in the front yard, Steampunk Lab in the backyard, and wonderfully creepy funeral home in the garage. Nothing jumps out at you or is "startling". Very well thought out.
Summary: The detail paid to every aspect of this haunt makes it stand out. There are no mass-produced props here.
Skeletons frolicking in the cemetery (front yard) between celebrity tombstones and a mausoleum complete with ghostly apparitions set the tone for an outstanding experience. Did you notice the hearse on the parkway? There is much to see in front of the house. Take your time to enjoy the nuances the owners have worked so hard to achieve.
When you've looked your fill, head up the driveway. There is another hearse followed by a really cool "casket car" that will grab your attention.
When you make it to the back yard, you have reached the Steampunk Laboratory. Dr. Pain and his "Patients" are waiting for you. A "brain-powered" light, electric chair, and too many other things to mention will captivate you. Once again, take your time so you don't miss any of the fantastic details.
Finally there is the funeral home. The faint scent of roses greets you as you approach the casket. There are "mourners" in the seats, an organist playing, and a minister. Be sure to pay attention to the pictures on the walls, careful attention! Ask about the picture that looks like its made out of hair!! IT IS!!!
Be sure to sign the guest book. If you can, make a donation. This year they are collecting for Hope and Friendship Foundation and have a raffle with proceeds going to the same. You can win an adorable witch!! You can also make a donation to help keep Thanatophobialand alive. If you don't make a donation, nobody will make you feel guilty either.
This is my third year of visiting and I really look forward to it. There are changes both large and small each year. Take the time to go visit. You won't regret a second of it!!