Asylum Haunted Scream Park (Louisville, KY)
“It’s A Zambie Invasion!”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
As the sun goes down, monsters come out of the shadows to feast on the living. They live at Asylum Haunted Scream Park and they’re ready for you. Asylum Haunted Scream Park consists of 4 attractions which are Darkness Falls on Asylum, Zombie City, Xterminate Mutant Attack and Zombie Hunting. This is a fun and frightening scream park.
Darkness Falls on Asylum is a 25 minute trek through the deep dark woods where your fears will be exploited and your nightmares will come true. This is a pretty creative haunted trail. It doesn’t follow an exact theme, but it does have things you might not see at other Louisville attractions. The boiler room is one of my favorite areas of Darkness Falls on Asylum. Take a ride down a slide into a ball pit where the plastic balls resemble caviar. Confess your sins at the church and get up close and person to Hillary and Trump in the Blackheart Stables. This is a fun haunt because of how creative it is.
They have a graveyard that features statues that come to life. Darkness Falls on Asylum has a prison bus that’s been turned on its side and the warden is lifeless. This is a haunt with some colorful characters. I was pretty amused by the guy who was building a machine using urine as fuel. The priest in the haunted church was pretty good as well. He asked me to name my favorite sin and almost seemed giddy when I said lust. This is an entertaining haunt with some scary surprises that I’m not going to give away.
Zombie City is one of the most interactive haunts you’re going to ever experience. It’s like a living breathing horror movie. We were grouped with 4 other people and it was fun seeing how they reacted to different situations. I’m not going to give away too much of Zombie City since this is a very unique haunt with great characters and a great story. I will say that you will come face to face with flesh eaters, you’ll feel the heat from flame effects and there’s a lot of action. This is truly one of my favorite haunts in the Louisville area. Total tour time was around 25 minutes, but it all depends on how long you interact with the various characters.
Zombie Hunting is an attraction where you’ll hunt the living dead with a paintball gun. Hop on-board a military bus and hope that you can survive the zombie invasion. We had a fun time killing the living dead, but we wish that there were more actors dressed as zombies. We were surprised by how much ammo we were given. This made our experience more enjoyable. Zombie Hunting needs more interesting scenes and more action. But it’s still a fun experience none the less.
Xterminate Mutant Attack is a light gun attraction where you must face your fears and go head to head with some killer mutants. Make sure to shoot them in the head to take these bastards out of their misery. There’s really not a set time as to how long you’ll be in this attraction. Our experience lasted around 15 minutes. It’s fun, but it only uses one floor and there aren’t enough actors.
Asylum Haunted Scream Park has various concessions such as food, drinks and more in the Carnivale of Lost Souls. You can also be entertained by different sideshow acts while you wait in line. New this year is the Scare Bus which is a traveling haunted house. We thought it was pretty cool and it made good use of its limited space.
An All Access Pass is $40 and includes admission to all attractions. The Scare Pass is $28 and includes admission to Zombie City, Darkness Falls on Asylum and Xterminate Mutant Attack. For $20 extra, you get can VIP Admission where you can skip the line and it includes a T-Shirt. Attractions are available separately for $20 a piece. Be sure to visit www.asylumhaunts.com for more information on pricing and to learn about the Slenderman Live Action Experience. Asylum Haunted Scream Park is fun and can be scary at times. We recommend that you pay them a visit this fall season.
Final Stab For Each Haunt
* Zombie City: Length-9 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-7 Acting-9 Scare Effect-8 Final Stab: 8.2
* Darkness Falls on Asylum: Length-9 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-8 Acting-8 Scare Effect-8 Final Stab: 8.2
* Xterminate Mutant Attack: This is not your typical haunted attraction and has not been scored.
* Zombie Hunting: This is not your typical haunted attraction and has not been scored.