Nora – 6/10 – March 23, 2018I have very mixed feelings for this attraction. Although it was the off-season, I may have expected …show more too much from this haunt as I thought it would be more similar to The Darkness when it comes to scares that come at you 360. This is a totally different haunt and it is probably a lot creepier on a dark, fall night. There was only one line entertainer but he was doing a great job of scaring haunted house owners and staff before they entered. It was interesting to see that they had some complications with their ticketing system and the VIP ticket line or path was very unorganized. We could hear staff on the radios basically saying they didn’t know what to do with people and that they didn’t realize VIP needed to go first. The general admission line we were waiting in allowed no room or reserved space for VIP holders so they literally had to squeeze their way to the front of the line past all the rest of us with no one to lead the way for them (parts of the line went upstairs and it was pretty dark). We may have seen a staff member with a flashlight lead them to the front twice. This is a professional attraction and this wasn’t it’s first rodeo so I’m really hoping it isn’t that disorganized during Sep/Oct when there are a lot more ppl in line. I think my favorite part was what we experienced leading to the show. The outside of the building is authentic and creepy. The queue line weaves you past an old elevator and other features of the brewery. There is a large spiral staircase that takes you to the basement and this was awesome. There were some well-decorated scenes but for the most part it was very hard to focus on the details and there was so much fog that sometimes we wouldn’t realize there was an actor in the room with us until we were on our way out. Most of the acting crew just stood and stared at us as we walked past them and a few lunged at us or yelled ‘grr’ ‘rawr’ etc which is about the same thing that they did at Darkness last time we visited. Some of their costumes were obviously cheaper, store-bought and we weren’t expecting that at all from an attraction ran by other, large houses that are high quality. There was a long and pretty plain maze that was rather difficult but it was boring as well. Other groups were demanding the actors to tell them how to get out because it wasn’t fun, it was aggravating. It seemed like it was a way to stretch out the length of the haunt or take up space without really trying. When we heard sounds some of it was random hard rock music and while that helped us get in a head-banging mood, it didn’t intensify the creepy factor other than how loud it was when we were closer to the speakers because it didn’t allow us to hear anything else. All in all, we are glad we went because we had never been here before but I don’t think I will go back. Not unless I hear a lot has changed and a lot of people raving about it. I put that I would recommend it to friends bc I would recommend going at least once so you can say you did and check out the creepy building.
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