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Spook Hill

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Address: Lake Wales, FL
Description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.

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"Meh"

It is about 45 minutes from Disney in the middle of a small town next to a school. Yes, there is a sign with the story of Legend written on it. Yes, you put the car in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Warren, Ohio
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Warren, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It is about 45 minutes from Disney in the middle of a small town next to a school. Yes, there is a sign with the story of Legend written on it. Yes, you put the car in neutral, take your foot off the brake and it goes back UP the hill on it's own. Once, you do this 2 or... More 

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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Read the sign, drive to the line, put your vehicle in neutral and roll down the hill. Can't we do that on any hill? Even my 5 year old said "we're rolling down the hill". I don't get it.

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Freeport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Meh. Long drive from where we were staying near Disney for what it was. The town is a bit rundown. Finding the spot was easy. When we arrived there were a couple of teenagers, super polite, who were walking by as we were pulling onto the line in the road, who offered an explanation. They themselves did not find the... More 

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Treasure Coast, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Seriously, next to "Tickle Tummy Hill" in Fort Pierce this is one of the places to have the most fun with your vehicle. I think we did it (rolled backwards and forwards) at least five times.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just around the corner, and makes you say hmmm, how does that work. Putting car in Neutral and seems to roll backwards

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Venice, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were visiting Bok Tower and on the way out decided to check out Spook Hill. You drive partially up a hill, stop at the white line. Put your car in Neutral and roll down................What a waste of time. This is silly! If you are in town for something else by all means it's worth it just to get a... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A wonderful and not readily apparent optical illusion makes it appear that your car is pulled backwards up a hill when placed in park.

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Sorrento, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed this activity. The big sign at the base of Spook Hill shares the Indian Legend of Spook Hill. We followed the instructions and enjoyed this optical illusion. We went up the hill a couple of times. The activity only takes a few minutes and there is no admission fee.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Neat, interesting, quick attraction close to Bok Tower. If in the area it's worth the few blocks to do it

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Odenton, MD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I think it's more of an optical illusion, but it was cool none the less. You pull up and it has exact instructions of what you need to do. I put in my "I did that" file.

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