Attraction Name: Chippewa Lake SlaughterhouseGuest Average: 5.5 out of 10 (out of 2 reviews)Submit Your Own Review!
Guest Name: GarrettVisit Date: October 9, 2020Recommended to Friends?: NoTitle: "Overrated"
Score: 1 out of 10
Billing itself as “one of the best haunted attractions in the nation”, our party of 7 went to the Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse on 10/9/2020. Our group was comprised of 2 adults and 5 kids between the ages of 12 and 16, with 2 of the kids being easily frightened by haunted houses. We enjoyed the convenience of the online ticket purchase, and quickly handed over our $210 for admission.
Arriving at the venue, we were happy to have convenient parking close to the ticket counter. The ticket booth staff were pleasant, and the atmosphere was spot on. The actor who interacted with the crowd did a great job and kept everyone entertained until it was time for our group to enter the slaughterhouse.
The backdrop of the slaughterhouse and the music playing added to the intrigue and excitement. Upon entering the slaughterhouse, it was evident that they took pride in the visualizations and staging throughout the building. The slaughterhouse experience lasted approximately 25 minutes at a casual walking pace.
Unfortunately, this is where this review makes a quick turn. During our 25 minutes within the house, we observed very few actors throughout the building and grounds. With the exception of 2 well placed scares, the rest of the experience was disappointing at best. The venue had many opportunities and dark corners to have many more actors scaring people. Our group walked through many well-designed areas and great props/visuals, only to be disappointed by the absence of actors or scares. Even during this time of Covid and social distancing, there still could have easily been double the actors and scare opportunities – especially in the outdoor area.
At a cost of $30 per ticket, we expected much more than what was delivered. In reading the reviews, these same concerns were also expressed by other attendees in 2018 and 2019. If the venue had a difficult time staffing the event with actors, then the price should have reflected that.
We have attended other haunted houses including Cedar Point Haunted weekends and have always enjoyed the houses. I can honestly state that my group of 7 were not impressed and left the venue being totally disappointed.
Here is the response I received back: We are sorry to hear this.
Our acting staff was what it was because we were only allowed to hire a low amount of actors due to Covid restrictions for indoor events, you should take that into consideration.
The price increase this year was only because we had to use a second party ticketing system for the timed tickets that charges us a hefty amount of fees per ticket transaction. (We are normally cheaper)
There are dozens of haunted houses in the area that are charging the same amount of money but are only operating half of their attraction. Some haunted houses even have opened with no actors at all and charging the same price. Every inch of our attraction was open.
We have done the absolute best we can do under the circumstances.
Again, we are sorry that you and your group did not share that same form of enthusiasm other guests have this season but we thank you for attending.
Guest Name: Tamara koontsVisit Date: October 21, 2018Recommended to Friends?: YesTitle: "Amazing"
Score: 10 out of 10
Decor was amazing, they really paid attention to detail. The actors stayed in character which was really nice to see since I also work for a haunted attraction as well. Simply amazing though
Features Noticed: Handicap Accessible, Queue Actors/Entertainment
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