The tour through the
Dungeon of Doom began with one of their new scenes, called
"Phone Booth Enigma". I don't want to give away too much,
but let's just say that what happened had a couple of the people
in my group freaked out. Throughout the attraction, the
Dungeon of Doom team incorporated some crowd favorites from
previous years, as well as adding some new scenes to the mix.
Separating the scenes in the haunted house were long lengths of
very dark hallways. I liked the "Cabin of Carnage", which
was a detailed scene made to look like an old dilapidated cabin.
Outside on the front porch was a corpse on a spit, with a glowing
stack of firewood beneath it. Inside the cabin there was a
gruesome dinner table scene that had body parts, blood and guts
everywhere. As patrons walked by the table, there
was a great scare that my group didn't see coming. Also
new this year was their "Labyrinth of Doom", which was a dark
cage maze. While walking through this area, there would be
an occasional flash of light to help patrons see where they
needed to go. To make things even more confusing, some of
the walls throughout the maze had mirrored surfaces.
Going through the maze was fun at first, but after being in
there a while, it became quite obvious that one of the actors
was blocking the exit, making the patrons go through the same
loop multiple times, which transformed the experience in the
maze from fun to just plain annoying after a while.
Another one of their new areas was "Pharaoh's Curse", which was
a hallway with low-hanging burlap strips. Multiple mummies
were hiding in alcoves, on both sides of the walkway.
While this wasn't one of their most elaborate scenes, it did
have a nice pop-out scare associated with it. Their new
"Vortex of Spirits" was interesting. It was a spinning
vortex tunnel with ghosts that appeared on the spinning surface,
Along with their new
scenes, the Dungeon of Doom brought back some of their scenes
from previous years. One of those was the Frankenstein's
monster scene. With its power panels, flashing lights and
great sound effects, patrons got to see the hulking monster come
to life. Of course they brought back "Buried Dead or
Alive", which has become a staple in this attraction. This
scene simulates the feeling of being buried in an avalanche.
It definitely gives you a claustrophobic feeling! Another
scene that they brought back was "Mercy General Hospital".
This scene consisted of a twisting path, with bloody, stained
curtains separating the various rooms. Throughout the
area, there were mad doctors and patients that were equally as
crazy. The operating room, patient's rooms and other areas
inside the hospital were all highly detailed with wheelchairs,
walkers, backlit x-rays, hospital beds, gurneys and all sorts of
medical equipment, to create a realistic hospital atmosphere.
Colored accent lighting added to the creepy feel of the scene.
For the most part, all
of the actors in the Dungeon of Doom had high-energy
performances. Traditionally, the actors at this event has
always done well at surprise pop-out scares, with an
"in-your-face" acting style and this year was no different.
Most of the scares were well-timed and executed properly.
All of the actors I saw stayed in character the entire time.
Kudos to the Dungeon of
Doom crew for putting on another great show! I really
enjoyed a lot of their new scenes, as well as ones brought back
from previous years. I highly recommend you add the
Dungeon of Doom to your list of haunt visits!
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