Last night was a great event hosted by CWMania.com. It featured a Q&A with Haunt staff, behind the scenes tours, etc.
In terms of the New Hotness for Haunt this year let me run down a couple things:Terror of London:
I cannot speak enough about how amazing the sets were in this maze. Walking out onto the streets of London for the first time was like walking into From Hell or Sweeny Todd. Very impressive sets. The scares weren't there, but for this I can forgive them as I was just too wrapped up into the world.Clowns at Midnight:
Not a new maze, but did receive a rather large overhaul and for the better. New layout, new scares, and just plane creepy, especially for me as I'm terrified of clowns.Mother Noose:
Again, not a new maze, but a new location and layout. I found it was much better a maze, however not as well themed as in the past. Didn't feel too wrapped up in the idea of being in the fairy tales as much as I felt I was in a glow in the dark acid trip out of Alice in Wonderland.Skeleton Crew:
This show was pretty good even thought I only caught the tail end of it. Just some trampoline work with the performers dressed up in Skeleton Outfits. I will post a video soon and link it here.
The park was dead, pardon the pun, so they decided to close it early. This was both a good and bad. Bad because we did not get to see The Hanging as the show takes place at 11pm and the park closed at 10. However, it was good because park staff met us at the front gate to hand out return passes for any night of the haunt going forward. Something they did not need to do in my eyes but definitely a welcome apology.
In addition, due to the light crowds we were able to get through all the mazes at least once with no Congo lines at all. In some cases me and my two friends were the only people in the entire maze. It was a very personal and terrifying experience.
Enjoy my photos from the event and feel free to ask anything else.The event started outside at the registration booth.The entry plaza/graveyard was very well done this yearFirst stop...Maple Room. Thanks to Wonderland for letting us enjoy some great pastries and hot chocolate.Up next was Wonderland Theatre for some Q&AMother NooseBlood on the BayouSPOILER WARNING: Terror of London. There are no words that can explain how gorgeous this maze is. The sets are top notch and walking out onto the streets of London the first time is truly breathtaking. Kingdom of CarnageRed Beards RageSet for Skeleton CrewTime to see Blood on the Bayou with most the lights onTime for ERT. Got 8 rides in during the 30 Min session. Time for the raffle. One of my guests won the grand prize Haunt package. Now enjoy some random Haunt shots.This maze really benefited from the new location I think.Scareactors in the Clowns area are top notch. My friend even had to read a story to one of themThe new LEDs in the fountain are amazingAn example of how they are using the projector for the Mountain. At one point a giant spider crawls along the top of the mountain as well. Quite amazingMy only complain for Haunt is not even Scare Zones. There are a lot of dead areas in the park that could benefit from a scare zone. They have this one by the washrooms at Wonder Mountain but could definitely use more.Creepy hanging babiesThe set for The Hanging. Due to the early closing the show did not take place but since the park gave out free return passes, I am sure I will get to see it another night.