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xxxdirk
06-19-2009, 10:51 AM
My family and I are road tripping to Niagra Falls this weekend and are wondering if anyone has been to any of the haunts there? They havea few including fearfactoryhaunt.com

Nightgore
06-19-2009, 02:01 PM
I've been to them, they're ok... You should contact Ron Doherty and ask to check out Frightworld. This will open your eyes!!!

The haunts at the falls are, well,... well just ok. One is good, has good startles, the others are more like "museums" with NO actors, out dated props and scenery... etc. etc. -Tyler

BruiseMuse
06-19-2009, 02:09 PM
Most are animatronics based with maybe one actor (such as Screamers, The Haunted House, Castle Dracula, and House of Frankenstein). Nightmares Fear Factory was the best of them, but it has toned down over the years (a decade ago they would touch touch you and had a ton of actors).

Nightgore
06-19-2009, 02:12 PM
They still touch you! ;) hahahaha... -Tyler

drfrightner
06-19-2009, 02:15 PM
I don't mean to sound negative but SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Take that for what you want but SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!

S A V E Y O U R M O N E Y ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I have spent alot of time up in this area and let me say again SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!! LOL

The only one that is even close to being decent is one called 'The Haunted House' it looks like a mansion and its okay but not great.

Larry

drfrightner
06-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Talk to Tim Bunch he's out there and so is the guys from Fright World see if you can get a tour of those haunts.

Larry

xxxdirk
06-19-2009, 02:42 PM
Thanks for your input. It is June so I am not expecting a lot. Just a good tax writeoff and hopefully pick up something I can use...

Mad Wax Sculptor
06-19-2009, 03:04 PM
SAVE YOUR MONEY??? Isnt this a bit harsh? I thought we were all in this industry together. Niagra and Clifton Falls have alot to offer. Ripleys and movieland wax museums are certainly worth a look. How can these shows increase their shows value if you run off their customers?

BruiseMuse
06-19-2009, 06:26 PM
While I wouldn't call any of the haunts amazing; they are entertaining for the family and fun to do as a break from the other attractions.

Nightgore
06-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Mad Wax,

I tend to dissagree... there are some SHITY haunts out there. So yes, SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! -Tyler

HouseOfHorrors
06-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Hey.. when are you coming out? If i'm around I'd be happy to show you my place... Alot is torn down now as we are doing some major renovations and changes, but theres still a ton of cool stuff to see... I'm in a wedding tomorrow so saturday would be out, but could possibly meet you sunday.... let me know!

-Tim

Mad Wax Sculptor
06-20-2009, 01:05 PM
where would any of us be if people ran around saying these same things about our seasonal haunts?

Barry
06-21-2009, 04:30 PM
The family and I are going in a month. I would love to hear a report Ron!

Jim Warfield
06-21-2009, 06:27 PM
You know there are some 20-something yr. olds out there that are very harsh when judging haunts.
I always figure that they have either never operated a haunt themslves so they don't know how hard it really is to make one's vision into reality, or they are just this way because they lost their haunted house "Cherry" the second time a chainsaw scared them and of of course they will never get it back, so they keep looking and bitching .
I would rather imagine that everyone is doing the best that can be expected when one considers available time, money, skill and commitment it takes and how nobody has an overabundance of all of these essentials.
And besides that, everyone has their own style, ideas and basic feeling as to what they feel is right and effective.
What "Works" here for me, might never "work" for you, and vice/versa.
If you make a living at it and have been doing it for numerous years, then it must be working for enough customers to make it real and worthy, and immune from complaints.

drfrightner
06-22-2009, 10:19 PM
No its not being harsh... when a haunt puts up some amazing facade then there is nothing inside but NOTHING they deserve to be kicked in the nuts.

If you want my HONEST opinion they BLOW!!!!!!! Is that more harsh? LOL

I've been to all of them and THEY BLOW! They are rip off attractions with nothing to offer but one actor running around doing almost nothing. One guy owns like 2 or 3 and again slick little facades one of them even uses what assume to be illegal images of Freddy Kruger and Jason to lure in guests.

You will learn nothing and gain nothing. Like I said the best one is called The Haunted House its the only one half way decent. Look we all know these things are almost always nothing but tourist traps. You get what you pay for ... I will say the haunts in Niagara are better than the dumps in Wisconsin Dells.

I give the guy in Branson credit he actually tried to make a good haunt most of these people just try to rip you off.

Again SAVE YOUR MONEY!

As for the other attraction someone mentioned... those wax places are TOP NOTCH FIRST CLASS... wasn't talking about them just the junk hole haunted houses.

Larry

Demon_of_your_Darkness
07-02-2009, 11:11 PM
Were here around in Buffalo. Send me an email at hauntedbuffalo@aol.com and I'll see what I can do for you and your family. We have a great haunt at a local fair in August so we'd love to have you check this out if your still in the area.

xxxdirk
07-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Demon, we were at Niagra two or three weeks ago. Wish we would have known, would have loved to see your place....