Haunted Review: Disturbia Haunted Attraction | Events
This week I decided to check out some of the haunted attractions in the area. I didn't have to look far, just next door for my first interview.
I spoke with owner Shane Dabbs and manager Chris Jackson of Disturbia Haunted Attraction.
It's right next to WAFF 48.
It runs from now until the first weekend in November.
Thursday & Sunday - 7pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday - 7pm to 12am
*Halloween - 6pm to 12am
Ticket Information: $20 at the door/ $30 VIP (no waiting)/ Online
First off, let me just admit that I am a chicken when it comes to scary things, but I love these haunted events! Chris was nice enough to show me around the facility. This place is 45,000 square feet of scares, food, and entertainment.
The first thing that I noticed when I pulled up was the graphic art on the outside of the building -- and of course the blow-up demon. Inside you can see more of the same. All along the top of the building is graphic art that a local artist created with only spray paint. These twisted images only foreshadow what is to come.
Disturbia has a house band called the CornStalkers that comes and plays on Friday and Saturday nights. This isn't your average band. They play in costume and rock the place out. They also have a concession stand where you can buy food. Who doesn't want to be frightened on a full stomach of fried Twinkies, Oreos, and funnel cakes?
You can also buy merchandise like hats and shirts at their gift shop. My favorite was "I survived but lost my mind at Disturbia." All of this entertainment comes with the $20 ticket price.
PARENT ALERT: Chris tells me that they usually ask that kids be 13 years old and up, but reminds me that every kid is different and as long as they have parental permission, they can go through the attraction.
So I headed through the castle looking doors into darkness. Now, I'm not going to go bit by bit, but I will tell you that there are some things that will
a) creep you out
b) make you jump
c) make you scream
d) all of the above
Creeping me out was the doll room...I'm not talking Barbie... these are honest to goodness creepy baby dolls and clowns. If coffins and blood are you thing... Disturbia has you covered. They also have some great anamatronics that will make you jump and have you curled up with your stuffed animal.
Loud noises and scares keep coming your way as you travel through the rooms. Each room has a different theme - dolls, bodies, meat lockers. They also have the bridge with the spinning walls. (I tried really hard not to look like a person with no balance, but it didn't work. P.S. There is no trick to getting across without looking dumb.)
The worst part to me was having to go -- excuse me -- squeeze through two blown up walls and make it through the other side. Not a fan of tight spaces and not being able to see anything but wall in front of me was scary.
What's great about this attraction is it will have something for everyone. You don't like clowns? Boom - creepy clowns! You don't like snakes? Pow - (not real but scary) snakes! You don't like the dark? Zap - the lights are out and it's pitch dark. You are scared of chain saws? Bang - They are right there waiting for you!
There is literally something in Disturbia that will freak you out.
Shane Dabbs told me he has around 75 people working at Disturbia, but none of the actors will touch you. They ask that you don't touch them either. This is the second year for Disturbia. They have added more rooms, more scares, and if you liked it last year, then you will love it this year.
Danielle Harris, actress to several Halloween films, will be at Disturbia October 21 and 22nd. You will be able to have autographs, and for some people they will get to have a meet and greet.
I suggest you head out this October to check out Disturbia and then let us know with comments how you liked it!
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