The tour started as I entered the building and walked into the rules room. It was there that I was greeted by a tall corpsified animatronic skeleton. Swinging a staff that was adorned by a glowing lantern, the skeleton conveyed the rules of the haunted attraction.
Moving on into the haunt, I walked through several areas that had a graveyard theme. In the first scene, I walked into a mausoleum underneath a tall stone archway. As I made my way through the scene, a creepy grave digger was scraping his shovel across the floor, which made a very unnerving noise. Crypt doors lined the walls and I had to traverse a zigzag path between several burial vaults, in order to get to the next area. Later on, I encountered another gravedigger holding a flickering lantern who warned me not to go any further. This area also included a twisting path through a few hallways where skulls were embedded in the walls and burlap fabric was hanging from the ceiling, to further accent the scene. I also heard crickets chirping and a grandfather clock chiming in the background. Before exiting the area, I encountered a twisting path of catacombs which were illuminated from the inside. In another area, a huge 12-foot-tall animated skeleton stood up, talking in a booming, low pitched voice. While I was focused on the skeleton, a surprise came out of nowhere.
Walking a little further, I found my way to the front porch of a backwoods shack. One of the hallways that I had to walk through was constructed of widely spaced, weathered boards and I had to duck underneath strips of burlap cloth that were hanging from the ceiling. As I walked through, the walls on both sides of the hallway tilted back and forth. I then walked into a disgusting kitchen, where "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" was playing on a vintage radio. In the room, there was a grimy table, stove and countertop. Passing by the bloody refrigerator filled with body parts, I encountered an ominous actor who said "Here, piggy, piggy! I'll carve you up real nice!" There were also a couple of animatronic props in this area. In another similar scene, there was an old shack with a banjo, ropes, chains and pulleys hanging from the walls, along with some old tires stacked up in the corner of the room. As I walked through, I could hear banjo music playing and screams in the background.
Walking up a ramp, I entered the green laser swamp, which was a visual effect created by green laser light shining through a room filled with fog. Unfortunately when I went through, there wasn't enough fog to conceal the scares. As I walked in, I could clearly see the animated prop and its mechanism well before it activated, which ruined the scare. In the middle of the scene, there were a few bodies and skeletons hanging from the ceiling. Due to the special-effects mishap, I was able to escape the scene unscathed.
One of my favorite areas in the house was the pumpkin room, which featured dozens of glowing jack-o'-lanterns embedded in all of the walls. Along the back wall, there was a huge animated pumpkin creature, built out of multiple stacked jack-o'-lanterns. Its glowing mouth moved in sync with its voice. As I walked by, the pumpkin creature emitted a deep, guttural laugh that kind of reminded me of Jabba the Hutt. Before I exited the scene, there was a great distraction scare that took me off guard.
Other areas in the haunted attraction included the haunted forest, the freezer, the nursery and the medical area. The majority of these scenes were highly detailed and visually appealing. The acting style within the haunted attraction was of the pop-out and retreat variety. Other actors were more passive, staring me down as I passed by. In addition to the actor's scares, there were a lot of animatronics and loud sound effects to keep your on your toes.
I had a good time walking through the Disturbia Haunted House this season. In terms of detailed and interesting scenes, they have a lot to offer. Be sure to check them out this year.
To find out more about this