Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Whats your favorite haunt thats not a part of a theme park?
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby CoasterKings908 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:00 pm

Only been to one standalone haunt, and it sucked! However, I hear that the Phoenix metropolitan area has many wonderful frights, such as The Nest and 13th Floor, both of which seem to satisfy more than theme park haunts.
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby mwoods244 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Bumping this for the fall haunt season.

My favorite haunt was Rocky Point Haunted House in Salt Lake City, UT. This thing was constantly rated top haunt in the nation, but sadly the owner decided to call it quits after 20 years. I have never been in anything like this place and the sets were top notch. The final sequence you actually walked through the main floor of Leather Face's home (Texas Chainsaw Massacre). They even pumped smells like rot and blood into some of the areas. The graveyard was the set of the queue location and as you waited the scare actors would stop scaring everyone every 15 minutes or so to perform and dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." It made the time move so quickly.

If you are a haunt fan. You have to check out some of the old photos.
http://www.rockypointhauntedhouse.com/

Universal Halloween Horror Nights and Dark Harbor at Queen Mary are currently my favorite haunts that are running. The only minor note I have is that it is impossible to enjoy these places without a "front of the line" VIP pass. The lines are just ridiculous.

I am visiting Eastern State Penitentiary this year. I am going to try and make it to Bates Motel, but it might get trumped by the creepy and reportedly haunted sister haunt, Pennhurst. Let me know if I should change my decision.

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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby CoasterKings908 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:10 pm

mwoods244 wrote:My favorite haunt was Rocky Point Haunted House in Salt Lake City, UT. This thing was constantly rated top haunt in the nation, but sadly the owner decided to call it quits after 20 years. I have never been in anything like this place and the sets were top notch. The final sequence you actually walked through the main floor of Leather Face's home (Texas Chainsaw Massacre). They even pumped smells like rot and blood into some of the areas. The graveyard was the set of the queue location and as you waited the scare actors would stop scaring everyone every 15 minutes or so to perform and dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." It made the time move so quickly.

A lot of the sets from Rocky Point are still in use at the 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix, Arizona. Hope this brightens your day.
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby downunder » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:01 pm

As posted previously, McKamey Manor looks absolutely insane. I'm going to try and get to Sinister Pointe this year, it sounds so cool.

The 13th Floor at Circus Circus casino is fun, 13 rooms with something scary in them, and last year you were involved in an exorcism that goes wrong.

Eli Roth's Goratorium is a year round haunt that will be opening on the Las Vegas strip this month.
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby ernierocker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Really wish I lived in an area that had more of these haunts around. Being in the middle of the bible belt, they are few and far between. The Ripley's Haunted Attraction in Gatlinburg actually does a decent job with their Halloween event. They double their actors and usually add a couple new rooms each year. About the best I've got around me.
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby ProwlerPrey » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:06 pm

In Kansas City there are two haunts in particular that are really good. The Beast and The Edge of Hell aren't just good, they're HUGE. Both are about 4 stories tall and take almost a half hour to complete. If you're in the area during halloween season, check these out.

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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:21 pm

^ I loved the ending in that one!

Several of my favorites are...

Ghoul Mansion *Shameless plug* - Sharon Pa

There is two attractions here Ghoul Mansion and Carnevil. Both attractions share the same building which result in some very twisting paths which allow for some pretty unique tricks. Detail is top notch and the artist who does the 3D in Carnevil has some of the best work I have seen. If your in the area stop by and say hi to Dippy ;) this year will be the best yet!

www.scarinpa.com

Haunted Hills Estate - Uniontown Pa

Didn't know what to think about this one but it was an option for an add-on for Haunt Con so we decided to check it out and im glad we did! We went in May which meant one of the attractions wasn't open for us due to construction but didn't matter as the other two attractions were great.

The first we did was Legends set in an old barn this obviously had a backwards hillbilly theme. The actors were really good (Surprised me since this was the first they acted in several months) while going through the house you are required to do alot of crawling and they do a good job at splitting/ switching up groups so those hiding in the back would have to lead.

The second attraction was Challenge Trail. I knew absolutely nothing about this one so I didn't expect what was coming. This was a VERY interactive haunt and you are required to do various activitys throughout out the trail working closely with a group of strangers. Several included shoveling coal, codes, puzzles, shooting, and beer pong (Yes Beer Pong). The theme around this haunt is you are trying to control the Zombie apocalypse and at the end your must escape when a hoard of Zombies come after you.

www.hauntedhillsestate.com

Those are just two but if you are looking for area haunts or info a good site I use is Haunt World

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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby coastercrazy 9 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:29 am

This is going to end this thread.
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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby coasterbear30 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:48 am

ernierocker wrote:Really wish I lived in an area that had more of these haunts around. Being in the middle of the bible belt, they are few and far between. The Ripley's Haunted Attraction in Gatlinburg actually does a decent job with their Halloween event. They double their actors and usually add a couple new rooms each year. About the best I've got around me.


Come to Atlanta. We have Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse which is in an old abandoned hotel and Netherworld which is rated as one of the best in the US every year and is split into two haunted houses that are quite awesome!!!

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Re: Favorite Standalone Haunts?

Postby tylercolby83 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:30 pm

We have quite a few in the Louisville area. Two of my favorites:

Baxter Avenue Morgue
http://www.baxtermorgue.com/

Haunted Hotel
http://hauntedhotelky.com/
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