Friday, October 30, 2009

Scary stuff

We went to the absolute coolest Halloween event last night. Check it out;

http://www.stringtown.us/railroad/nightmareexpress/

It totally exceeded our expectations. We hadn't been to a haunted house and we were afraid we wouldn't be able to go to any because of time and money. Then my sister told me about the Nightmare Express. We had some time last night so we thought we'd check it out. We were so impressed and amazed. It was bigger than we expected, it was well ran, well organized, well spooked-out. It was just right on the scare level. I jumped quite a few times, but it didn't scare my 5 year old to tears. At one point I asked if she was having fun and she said "Yes, mom. This is the bestest day EVER!"

You start out by going through a spook alley, which was cool. You wind around and there's a waiting room basically with a projector showing all kinds of monster heads. They keep you entertained the whole way. It was a bit crowded, so we waited about an hour before it was our turn to ride the train. You move through the backyards of 2 houses I believe. At one point you wait in a garage and get to watch a movie. I don't know if it's always the same, but we watched part of Nightmare Before Christmas. After that, you wait in another outdoor room while being entertained by lights and a story. Then you ride the train and get to see even more cool stuff. This was all FREE and it was better than places you would pay to go. They do accept donations, and I think most people are very willing to donate. We had a great time and could not walk away without donating. We will be back next year and can't wait to check out their Christmas train ride. 10 thumbs up from our family!

3 comments:

  1. Cool! Sounds like fun! Glad you had a good time.

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  2. Wow, I wish I'd known we would have gone! We will have to check out the Christmas one!

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  3. The Christmas one is cancelled this year and it sounds like you may have to have some kind of personal connection to get a reservation for next year? Still... check them both out next year!

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