“Ghostly Manor.. the truth”
I know everyone here can't trust one review, but I think this is one to trust.
My name is Steven, I live in Cincinnati, its about a 5 hour drive. I've been in every haunted house around here.. I think it's 16, and I've been to one in Columbus(3 hr drive) to terror park. I've been in one in florida too, called the haunted castle, the one in florida is open year round I think. It might be closed for 3 months.
Anyways, I drove up to Sandusky for Cedar Point and on the way home, at 8:30 we stopped at Ghostly Manor. Here's my review.
It started off we pulled up to a skating rink. The building doesn't look to promising, and we see alittle boy(6 or 7) come out, his eyes big, and he comes up to me and my family and says," Your going to be scared" and walked away, it was disturbing, because he was so serious. He didn't say it was fun, or good. He didn't smile or frown. He just said that and that was just disturbing how he said it. And of course you can't trust a 6 year olds opinion. His mom stared at us, and nodded, and we walked in. (Thursday night) Pitch Black building, we bout our tickets, and she told us to go to the back of the building and wait by the door where the worker is. So it's about a 45 sec walk through the dark skating rink. That started the atmosphere. Then a married couple comes out, and say "omg that was good" and they laughed, and signed the guest book.
Then we were ushered to go inside. This haunted house was so amazing its so hard to put into wards. I liked meeting fluffy in the first room. My mom almost fell over, because she was waiting for it to move and it wouldn't so when it finally moved it scared her, and the door popped open. From there it was 20 minutes of non stop scare. It has its comedy to like "I'll buzz you later" that was a good one. Anyways I don't want to ruin anything, but it was timed perfectly. We walked in a room, it would wait until we were in the middle of the room and 6 things popped out at once. Perfectly timed. Is it remote controlled? Cuz I've been to other haunts where it comes out, but wrong timing and stuff. The things that popped out came right next to your face. I have never screamed in a haunted house before. I had to of screamed 4 times. Since I was leading, and I saw you have cameras you have me on tape being a wussy haha. I bet you guys get a laugh out at that. Anyways everything was good and scary, but I would like to share the scariest parts. Walking thorugh the body bags. I've been thru tons of them before,but you guys do it the best. First of all it wasn't 5 seconds thru the body bags itt ws like a whole minute, which was horriflying because usually i can kneel down cand see under ther body bags, to look for feet to where the actors were but your bags go to low! Haha, so as soon as I start going through the body bags I go straight to the right side of the bags so actors can't go on both sides of me. I was expecting chainsaws, but you guys surprisded me. No chainsaws! Anyways I got to this body bag, I stopped and just stared at it. I couldn't tell if it was a person or not so I took a left, and he still didn't move, so I go back and I'm about to push the bag out of the way, and he movies fast and yells, scared me bad. I wasn't expecting it at all. You got me good there. I coulda sworn he was fake. Anyways the next part, was the catacombs with all the bodys in the walls. You did it nice. The pictures make it look bad. But it was scary. No actors, but the atmosphere and the speed of the strobe lights were perfect. I was waiting for like the skeletons to move, and the anxiety picks up and as soon as you go around a turn, I jumped, at just another skull! Haha, it was nice. I was soanxious for an actor I scared myself. Any haunt that can do that must be good. I don't see how your on the top 10 list, you deserve to be number one.
10 out of 10.
I will be going to "number 1" in columbus this year, but I doubt they will beat you, but I will post here.
I know this review was long and iffy, just don't forget I've never screamed before, and I hardly jump. I jumped at least 20 times, and screamed 4. A haunt that can do that to me, must be good. I went iffy on details because I didn't want to ruin anything.
I signed your guest book
"Scariest I've ever been to
-(in cursive) Steven Mueller"
So save that for when I become famous jk. But be proud of that.
Anyways, I was talking to a guy out front, he said you guys will be owning the whole building next year. Please don't have it to spaced out. Leave the rooms how they are and buy new stuff. Don't make the rooms you have spacey, it'll ruin the effect.
If I can give any advice, move your clown section, it doesn't fit where it is. It should be in the very beginning, or the end. In the middle it ruins the effect. Because the haunted house is dark, then the clowns are bright, so you feel bored through the clowns, when clowns are usually scary. If you have it in the beginning, it will be frightning. And at the end its a nice finally.
I can't find a better way, than to say, Thank you.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.