Disturbia consisted of a
series of scenes, separated by various dark pathways & mazes. A
number of the scenes followed a torture theme. In one area there
were several beds that had bodies sewn into the bed sheets, with
only their faces exposed. Before leaving the scene, patrons were
approached by an evil nurse, who taunted them. In another
area, a woman was strapped to a slanted table, begging for help,
while a man dressed in black tortured her. In the rest of
the attraction, there were also a couple of other similar
One of the more unique features of this attraction was the
spiral hallway. Along the helical path, there were a number of flashing
strobe lights and in the center, there was a raised platform
with an actor trapped inside a circular cage made of conduit. As
patrons exited the scene, something unexpected happened. Another
creative scene featured a girl playing hopscotch on the chalk
outline of a human body.
There was also a chain-link fence maze. In this area, several
strobe lights were used to disorient patrons and multiple actors
attacked from all sides, even from above the cage. I found
their claustrophobia* effect to be a
bit of a challenge to traverse, due to
actors pushing back and forth, from both sides of the air bags.
The tour ended with a walk down a long, fog-filled hallway with
a green laser light effect and a nice scare.
Throughout the attraction, most of the actors had good make-up
and many were more distinctive than last years’ performers. They
also had higher energy performances. Overall, there seemed to be
just the right number of actors throughout the house. Most of
the scares were on target and everyone stayed in character, with
the exception of one actor who said “that’s the exit” in a
normal tone of voice.
Kudos to the Disturbia crew for putting on a great show this
year. While it was still priced on the high side, considering
the overall length of the attraction, their show had a high
entertainment value and was a lot of fun to go through. There were many improvements over last year's event,
including actor intensity and scene detail. I look forward to
seeing what they have for us next year.
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* = A
"claustrophobia effect" is a pair of inflated fabric
panels that patrons have to push their way through.