So I visited Warwick Castle for the first time ever on Saturday, and I really enjoyed myself! A really well presented castle and the Dungeons are most enjoyable (I term enjoyable loosely!).
The scenes are generic Merlin dungeons, but are well constructed, and you soon forget you've actually gone up a flight of stairs into the castle itself!
The newly added Witches of Warwick scene had me terrified - moreso than Sub-Terra! Really, really good! Spoilers? Read on..
Entering a room where a table stands in the middle, guests take their seats on benches around the edge of the room, with standing guests by the entry door. [Forgive my story telling - this is loosely what happened!]
An actor tells the room about a woman who was both revered and feared in the local community, and some suspected her to be a witch. When questioned, it was decided she was too dangerous and was to be banished from the castle (possibly sentenced to death?).
The actor is constantly moving around the room while telling the story, and at three or four intervals, the lights go out and the room is in complete darkness. When the lights come back on, the actor is always in someone's face!!
The story continues, and it is said that upon her removal, the scorned woman cursed all who came across the room we are currently sat in, and as she fled, she turned into a black dog - thus proving she was a witch. The actor then reveals that he is the witches son, and hints that we are all in grave danger.
The lights go out, and when they come back on, the actor is nowhere to be seen. The weighing scales on the table in the middle of the room begin to move of their own accord, and the lights begin to flash. Head ticklers lower from the ceiling before the lights go out again. After a prolonged and unnatural amount of time, faint strobe lighting begins and guess what... the witch is in your face!!! I hit the roof with terror!!
The witch visits every bench around the room, and then the real fun starts - bum balls
the only people who'll know what I mean are those who have ridden Kassandra at Europa Park! I squealed like a baby as the lights, bum pokers and loud noises continued.
I was too rattled at the end to know how it finished, I just know I was glad to be out of there :p.
Overall, a fantastic finale to a smaller scale dungeons, and certainly more terrifying than SubTerra!!
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