Phantazmagoria 2009 Review

Phantazmagoria-“Phantoms Rise Again”
Phantazmagoria has been scaring people at Hanna Haunted Acres for years. But with time this haunt has gone down hill. It’s just not as scary as it once was and is relying way too much on animatronics. Phantazmagoria has a lot of potential, but sadly this haunt isn’t being improved upon.

Length-7: It will take around 10 minutes to escape the horror that is Phantazmagoria. There aren’t many dead spots, but few areas that are very memorable.

Design-7: Nothing has drastically changed from last year. You will walk through an insane asylum, graveyard and more. There are very few rooms that are memorable and it will have you wondering why they don’t combine Devil’s Half Acre with Phantazmagoria. The combination of both haunts would create a pretty decent attraction that’s worth the price of admission.

Props-7: The majority of props you’ll encounter are from Scare Factory and Distortions Unlimited. This includes a pile of skeletons that rise up from the ground, an out of control car, a chained up mental patient and more. The lighting needs to be improved for the various animatronics and there should be more realistic decor that fills scenes.

Acting-6: Unfortunately the acting at Phantazmagoria is pretty much the same as it as with all the attractions at Hanna Haunted Acres. Some actors are enthusiastic, but most wear unrealistic costumes such as hooded sweatshirts. This really is inexcusable considering how much money is invested in all the haunts at Hanna Haunted Acres. More emphasis needs to be put on acting.

Scare Effect-7: There are scary moments at Phantazmagoria, but the scares are very inconsistent. There will be an interesting scene and all of a sudden you will be walking outside where there isn’t a thing in site except for a few props. This could be a frightening haunt if there was more creativity and unique rooms that stood out.

Customer Service: The staff at Hanna Haunted Acres is very friendly. The parking is free and there are plenty of spots to park. If you are hungry or thirsty you can purchase yourself a drink of snack at their concession booth.

Fright Value: Last year the haunts at Hanna Haunted Acres were $10 each. But this year they are now $13 each. That’s a $3 increase and unfortunately all of the haunts at Hanna Haunted Acres aren’t worth the price of admission. Please take advantage of the various discounts available at

Final Stab-6.8: If this is your first year experiencing Phantazmagoria you might be frightened. But considering that you’ll be paying $13 for a ticket, most people will walk away dissapointed. Hopefully this haunt improves next year or is replaced with another attraction.