Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

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Multi Attraction Family Entertainment Center. Featured on The Travel Channel's "Best Places I've Ever Been." Experience the scariest haunted house you will ever encounter, ride the fastest virtual roller coaster in Ohio, experience a one-of-a-kind interactive 3D blacklight mini golf journey, bounce houses, an indoor play area or get your heart pumping some more with a whirl around the skating rink. Special Events in October (Lake Eerie Fear Fest) December (Winter Wonderland Walk Through) and in September (Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run).
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evileatingrasshopper
Millville, NJ12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
I've gone to dozens of haunted attractions, mostly in the NJ, PA area, but other states as well. This haunted house is easily top two. Undecided if it's number one only because I have such fond memories of a haunted house from my childhood. It's easily worth the $11 a person. I'm impressed by the decor, the animatronics, the surprise floor panels, everything. I'd recommend this haunted house to anyone passing through. I liked it better than Field of Screams or even Eastern State Penitentiary and that's saying something. There was plenty of other stuff to do there too that looked fun, but we arrived close to closing time so we just picked the haunted house and we're very happy with the choice.
Written August 17, 2022
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Elizabeth R
Adams Basin, NY2 contributions
May 2021
We were visiting for the weekend to meet up with friends and looking for something to do in less than great weather. We did the Escape room and then the 4D Movie experience before the kids broke off to try the lazer maze and play some arcade games.

The Escape room was really well done, certainly high enough to challenge an experienced group. Kaylee (?) was awesome and helped us along without giving us the answers, we were able to finish but it wasn't easy!

The 4D movie experience was also fun, recommend the cosmic coaster. The employees were all friendly and helpful. Public areas and bathrooms were clean .

Over all a fun afternoon!
Written May 30, 2021
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Anthony T
Orlando, FL5 contributions
Oct 2022
Visited Sandusky for Cedar Point but had a day to do other things. Found Ghostly Manor and my son and I were so glad we did. The haunted house was just awesome. I've never jumped in the many theme park houses I've been to (Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags NJ) but I did here. We went during the weekday so there was no rush and we could experience all the house had to offer. I was very impressed. The staff here was super friendly, the arcade and mini golf were fun. Would definitely return if in the area and I highly recommend the haunted house. Great value here.
Written October 17, 2022
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Robert Baker
6 contributions
Jul 2021
Took the kids and grandchildren to this facility. There was a fun and filling time for all. Despite the different attractions we spent the most time on the skating floor. Who would believe that?
The staff was friendly, but it was understaffed, not surprising these days. The food was good and the facility clean. A good time for wall.
Robert Baker
Written August 13, 2021
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zzyyzx
Westfield, IN17 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
The staff was awesome and we saw them regularly cleaning during out time here. They were friendly! The kids had a great time in their activities. We all did the miniature golf and it was amazing! It’s a 3D version and it was amazing just to see the design and such of the holes! Well worth the price. We’ll be back next time we’re in town.
Written October 17, 2020
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ndmd53
Cincinnati, OH20 contributions
May 2022
It rained one day we were at Sandusky so we knew the grandkids would be bored so we decided to go there.We had a great time.Very reasonable prices and the kids had a ball. girl at the entrance wasnt very friendly or helpful but the people inside were. They have very good pizza that they make.
Written June 15, 2022
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marv5985
Fort Myers, Fl1 contribution
I consider myself a haunted house expert. Since '92, I've been to at least 20 different haunted attractions in Northern Ohio and Niagara Falls, and without a doubt, Ghostly Manor is in my top two or three. If it wasn't for the permanent attraction called Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, the Manor would easily be # 1. Let me tell you why this location should be on your haunted house list. Last year, my buddy and I rode out to Ghostly Manor to check it out. We pulled into the parking and saw the hearse that advertised the house, but the parking lot was pretty empty. It was around 9:30 on a slow September Friday, so we assumed the house would be fairly empty( it's located inside a roller rink). The place was empty, except for the actors who were roller skating. My main thought was that this was gonna be a waste of time. The actors went into the house to get ready for my buddy and I and then we went inside. It was fantastic! The house is fairly large, so it takes you a while to get through it. This is not one of those cheap haunts with 15 year olds running around with Jason masks. You can tell by the special effects....there was a great deal o money put into Ghostly Manor. There were monsters popping out of the woodwork, and there was a shock or surprise in every room. And there is a room full of body bags that is just freaky. If you don't mind the drive to Sandusky or are planning to go to Halloweekends at Cedar Point, just check out Ghostly Manor. It's worth the trip.
Written January 1, 2005
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Culture7573
Cincinnati1 contribution
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.
Written August 25, 2005
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CrSun
Lake Linden, Michigan22 contributions
Jun 2011
While in Sandusky, we discovered Ghostly Manor. Besides myself, my wife, 20 year old daughter, 13 year old daughter and 10 year old daugher decided to try out the haunted house. When we paid to go in, the clerk asked the age of my youngest daughter and told us they did not recommend it for children under 10. As she was 10, she wanted to try it. Right from when we first entered, she wanted to leave. My wife offered to go out with her but then she decided she would tough it out.

It was very scary, a real haunted house not the haunted mansion type. There were characters in it with us who kept appearing as we were walking through. They also went for the surprise factor quite often. Overall, it was what it advertised it would be. My two oldest daughters loved it, my youngest was proud she made it through and my wife and I were wondering what we were thinking when we decided to go in. If you want a scary experience, this would be it.
Written June 28, 2011
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CANTRAVELS
Woodstock, Canada210 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We stopped by here to check out their haunted house. It cost us $33 for 2 adults and 1 child. The haunted house was solid and gave all three of us several good scares. It provides a good mixture of animatronics and real actors, and is quite lengthy compared to other haunted houses. The Thrill Center has many other activities going on, however we did not have the time to check them out. We would definitely return the next time we are in the area.
Written January 3, 2018
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