of Doom Summary:
For those of you who
have enjoyed the opening scene of the Dungeon of Doom for the
past few years, you are in for a real treat. It is
somewhat similar this year, but it has been enhanced with a
great surprise ending! I don’t want to give away the secret, but
everyone in my group jumped. Essentially, the Dungeon of Doom consists of various scenes,
which are transitioned by several very dark, scary hallways. Most of the scenes were well decorated and adequately detailed.
While the attraction still had some of the crowd favorites like the
spinning vortex and the 3D glow artwork, they also added some
great new props and animated scares this year, as well.
The body that pumped blood from its chest was great and what
happened in the dining room scene really took everyone by
surprise. The Dungeon of Doom also has a strong
acting troupe. While the ghouls in the first scene seemed
to break character to crack a joke or two, most of the other
actors stuck to their roles and performed very well. Their
enthusiastic and on-target strikes were one of the Dungeon of
Doom's key strengths.
Of course I can’t forget to mention the finale ‘Buried Alive’, which is a room that simulates the feeling of being buried alive in an avalanche. It is very effective, especially if you are the claustrophobic type.
It is also a pretty intense experience, so be sure to duck and
cover when you enter that room. Of all the areas in the Dungeon of Doom, 'Buried Alive' seemed
to be the main crowd favorite.
they put on a really good show this year. With their
inflatable Internal Nightmare within walking distance of the
main attraction, they have even more added value.
follow the signs to this attraction, you can hear tribal drums
pounding in the background. From a distance, the first
thing you see is what appears to be a giant laying flat on his
back, tied down by ropes.
It’s quite creepy entering this attraction through a large gash in the skull of the
'giant'. This inflatable is huge, measuring150 ft long x 60 ft wide
x 30 ft tall. As you weave your way through the “guts” of this creature,
you experience all sorts of colored lighting and sound effects,
which are supposed to represent the internal processes of the
'giant'. After all the twists and turns, I wasn’t sure which direction I was headed, after a while.
Throughout the attraction, you are confronted by cannibals, who
sniff at you and grunt, after they jump out from behind an
entrance or a curtain. The only downside is that most of all the cannibal attacks
are identical and after a while, they become somewhat predictable.
In fact, when you are first presented with the rules, you are
told not to go through any of the red curtains, which you soon
figure out is where a number of the 'cannibals' are hiding.
This is a very unique
attraction, to say the least. Overall, it didn’t have quite the scare factor of the Dungeon of Doom, but it was still a lot of
fun to go through.
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