- October 2nd, 2017, 8:15 pm
Popped in for a couple hours Saturday nite (going back this Saturday for the whole thing). First off, the changes they've made for this year are really a step in the right direction. Every change to the Scare Zones make them fit more in to the park much better. Skeleton Crew at the front of the park is a great idea. The new setup for Blood Yard looks freaking incredible, as does the stage for Blood Drums. Also the random loud sound in the cargo containers is great, and something I've been wanting (and got at USJ) for a long time.
DIdn't go thru Scary Tales, but the location is great. The County Fair and the spooky fair theme there was well done. I only did two haunts (Slaughterhouse, meh), one of which was the new on. Okay, so it has real potential. The production is really stepped up on the Scare Zones and this haunt. The small 4 person group just ahead of us keep stopping and wouldn't move, and even though they weren't sending too many people in at once, the stupid idiots in front of us caused the line to stop, and that caused gags and frights to hit late or not at all. Yes, it's dark, but I think I could like it if I give it another chance and actually get to experience it. I'm intrigued. It could be the best haunt at SCarowinds. Someone must have went to Scary Farm and took some notes. Its not there, but they've borrowed some of the effects from mazes out there for this one. And thats a good thing.
Overall, what I saw, I felt SCarowinds upped the mark this year.
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