Scarefest was great yesterday! i enjoyed dressing up with my friend who was Th13teen although he did get recognized as a tree throughout the park... We didn't spot any travelers either so that was a big relief. I think the best part of the day was when one of The Smiler staff hugged me because of my costume
the staff that work the smiler this season really know how to make you smile but back to the scare mazes. Here are my reviews for all three plus the scare zones.
Some spoilers may be ahead so you'e been warned!
Terror of the towers:
This was actually my first time doing this maze just like the other two and of course we didn't know what to expect.
We walked down the makeshift pathway towards the scare maze and went in one at a time then we had to do the conga line to go through the maze which is extremely hard when your friend is pretty tall and your trying to catch up with the front because they are going too fast. The actors did an okay job but instead of scaring me they mostly made me laugh.
After we finished the maze i also asked my friend what he thought of it and he told me that it seemed a bit boring which was to be expected so then we moved onto our next maze which was Sub species.
Rating for tott: 5/10
This scare maze was a lot of fun! you don't have to do the conga line which was a big relief but as soon as we entered and had the safety talk we entered and my friend got pulled into a room and i got left behind! (i did find him later on) The group that had gone in there previously had gotten lost so our group bumped into them a long they way and we told them they ere going back the way they came so they turned around and eventually found where they were going. after a bit of walking in the dark and running into some friendly creatures we made it to the sewer tunnel where we had to crawl through to the other room where more friends were waiting. I did jump a few times from someone touching my hair (which the actors kept doing!) and then an actor blocked my way so i sneaked under his arm and ran away from him towards the exit where.. another friendly person was waiting with a chainsaw which he decided to put on my butt which made me run from the maze with him chasing me into a huge group of watchers! i have to say though i think this was the best maze of the year and so did my friend.
I rate Sub species 9/10
This was the brand new maze for this years Scarefest and i couldn't wait to try it out. Once we had the safety talk the leader of the line was given a helmet along with the middle person and the back person, after they were given the helmets the actor gave us the story of the mines and his "family" once he was done we were led into the scare maze into a elevator styled room (sub terror nostalgia) where it pretended to move into the lower mine shaft. We entered through a door with cloth hanging over it and met with the other actor who told us a bit more about the story while touching our faces! I feel sorry for one person because the actor stared into her eyes for 5 minutes before carrying on with the story.
We carried on through the maze and went through the corridor of gas masks ( i thought someone was following me until i realized that it was the last two at the back of the line) after to gas mask corridor we had a few jumps and actors and got hit in the head with hanging things made to look like bodies i think? we carried on until we found the exit passing another friendly actor! until we came out of the maze. I asked my friend what he thought and he said it was good but he liked sub species much better.
I rate Skin snatchers 6/10
the scare zones were pretty good especially freak show, i loved the music. Dark Apocalypse was alright for a free scare zone but once again the chainsaw came for me!
I rate Freak Show 5/10 the only thing they could work on is having more interaction with guests. We walked past most of them like we were invisible.
I rate Dark Apocalypse 5/10 same thing with freak show is that the actors need to have more interaction with guests most of the actors were walking around like they were lost but the chainsaw actor made up for it.
Overall it was a great day but i don't think my friend will be dressing as Th13teen again after he got mistaken for obi one kenobi, gandalf, and a tree.
Sorry for the wall of text just thought i'd share my Scarefest experience!