This event consisted of
four different attractions, laid out in a sequential path: Chaos
Carnival, Hellbilly Acres, Psycho Therapy and Medieval Nitemare.
Most of the scenes in the Medieval Nitemare house followed an
old castle theme. This attraction was dark and many areas had
gray cinder-block walls. In several areas, there were barred
doors that patrons had to push open, to continue to the next
scene. A few actors hiding in alcoves jumped out at customers
walking by. Overall, the theming was great; however, it was very
quiet in some areas. A couple of additional soundtracks in
certain areas would have greatly enhanced the experience.
Hellbilly Acres was outdoors, in a wooded area. The majority of
the path was very dark, with only a few small, colored LEDs to light the way. In various places in the woods, there were
scenes with junk cars, backwoods shacks and trailers. There
seemed to be a shortage of actors in this attraction; however,
the ones that were there effectively used the cover of darkness
to get some great scares.
A carnival fun house was the theme of Chaos Carnival. Throughout
the many twists and turns of an inflatable house, evil clowns
stalked patrons through the various scenes.
Psycho Therapy followed a psych ward theme. One room had white
walls with bloody hand prints. There was a body in one corner
and an animated patient in a straight-jacket that rocked back
and forth. Other scenes included an operating room and a hallway
of hanging body bags. One of my favorite effects was the
elevator. After patrons filed in, the metal grate below them
vibrated and a strobe light illuminated the pit below them.
Overall, the Asylum of Mad Dreams was very fun and entertaining.
Its dark, secluded location is a great backdrop for a haunted
attraction. Considering the amount of time it took to go through
this event vs the modest admission price, the Asylum of Mad
Dreams was certainly a good value. Check it out if you get the
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