Red Oak, TX
OVERALL SCORE : 9.5
: Saturday, October 2nd 2010
The Reindeer Manor Abusement Park houses three completely different haunted attractions, each to entertain all tastes. The atmosphere is also one of the best in the DFW area. Secluded on private property, the dark dirt road to the parking area is spooky enough, and you have not even seen the midway yet. You ride a trailer from parking to the entrance, and you should catch a few (if not several) glances of fire blasting into the night sky.
Everything in the midway is themed for Halloween – games included – and the concessions offer a variety of carnival food and treats. You could easily spend your entire evening just soaking in the great environment. Roaming actors, vendors, screaming patrons, and relaxing rural night skies above – all provide the spirit that is haunted house season.
Admission Price vs. Length (Entertainment Value)
Each haunted attraction is very reasonably price individually if you want to only visit one haunt. But we highly recommend the combo ticket for all three attractions – an excellent deal for how much unique variety and entertainment available.
Dungeon of Doom
Set Design/Detail/Floor Plan
The Dungeon of Doom got a face lift for 2010. The front façade is fully covered wood panels, and this décor stretches into the midway booths. It finally looks like it was always meant to be there, and fits the entire Abusement Park feel.
But the OUTSIDE is just the beginning. The Dungeon of Doom is known for having a classic spook house walk through, detailed artistry, and crafty prop usage. It is refreshing to see many of the original Dungeon favorites being preserved with the same dedication as it was originally built with. Small changes and welcome improvements only add to the quality of show, and the 2010 season keeps traditional design in mind. The Dungeon of Doom is a perfect attraction for all tastes.
Live Actors (Performance/Enthusiasm/Costumes)
Actors breathe life into the Dungeon of Doom. Perfectly timed startles and key characters make the entire experience as great as it is. We are starting to fully embrace the original Dungeon of Doom essence for the first time since they moved from Arlington. We started feeling it last year, but now it seems like the actors have been reunited with their home. Performances reflected familiarity with surroundings and experience.
Overall Experience/Summary/Misc. Information
Although Dungeon of Doom runs a little bit on the short side, you should enjoy every second. The Dungeon of Doom has the essential qualities we look for in a traditional haunt, and the exciting flow leaves you wanting more. We do not necessarily want to see some of the original favorite scenes changed, but we would not be opposed to additions in the future. For now though- keep up the great work, because we had a great time, and we are sure everyone else will, too!
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