Hanna Haunted Acres 2014 Review

Hanna Haunted Acres (Indianapolis, IN)

“The Fields Are Alive With the Sound of Screaming”

By Noah Wullkotte: jollypumpkin@aol.com

Hanna Haunted Acres is back for another year of fear. Gather around the bonfire and get ready for some scares. This is City Blood’s review of Hanna Haunted Acres.

Hooded is the newest haunt at Hanna Haunted Acres. Once you enter, you’re required to fill out a waiver electronically. You and a group of people must wear a black hood over your head and you must hold on to the rope to your left at all times. I was barely able to see through the hood and I could only hear different sounds. The haunt ends with a sheet maze. This is a unique haunt and it’s a little unnerving not knowing what’s in front of you.

Hanna Haunted Hayride is the most popular attraction at Hanna Haunted Acres. This 20 minute trek through the woods has some very unique scenes. The passengers were having a great time screaming their heads off and laughing. You’ll meet Satan and his evil minions. It’s a fiery confrontation that really heats things up. The headless horseman is real and he can be seen at Hanna Haunted Acres. You’ll travel through a werewolf village, go head to head with a train that collides with the wagon, meet a chainsaw killer or two and more. There are impressive animatronics everywhere like a log that splits in half and a massive demon that’s straight from the depths of Hell. Scares come from all directions. Signs fall on passengers and you better watch out for the ghoul on a zip line.

We really enjoyed Hanna Haunted Hayride. It has one of the best chase scenes of any hayride around and the actors are pretty good. They’re quite intense as they shove their bodies against the side of the wagon. It’s the best attraction at Hanna Haunted Acres and it’s a great time.

Saw returns for its second season. You’ll venture through rooms full of tortured victims, torture machines and reenactments from the Saw franchise. New this year is a one of a kind room where you must escape before time runs out. Take a seat and press the buttons to your left and right before you die. This is a good addition to the Saw attraction, but it’s difficult to understand what Jigsaw is saying. Thankfully there’s closed captioning on the TV screens. The focus isn’t on acting and it’s mostly just various scenes taken from the Saw franchise. If you’re a fan of the movies, you’ll really enjoy Saw.

There’s been a horrible outbreak and the public has been infected. Travel through a hospital full of poor victims who have been turned into something that’s indescribable. Walk through an ambulance and escape a medical examining room. The haunt has many scary rooms and the theme eventually changes. You’ll experience a haunted playroom, a haunted bedroom and more. Outbreak comes in second place to Hanna Haunted Hayride when it comes to scares.

Scarecrow’s Revenge is a massive cornfield where you must find your way out. You never know what’s hiding in the shadows and what that sound in the distance was. The scarecrows are waiting and are willing to attack. This is a very challenging corn maze. You might be stuck in Scarecrow’s Revenge for 10 minutes or an hour. It really depends on how good you are at mazes.

A Combo Pass is $29 at the door or $27 online. Fast Pass is $40 at the door or $38 online. A September Unlimited Pass is $35 at the door or $33 online. It can get very crowded on Friday and Saturday which makes the Fast Pass well worth the extra cost. Please visit www.hannahauntedacres.com for the various prices including prices for individual attraction tickets which you can only purchase online. There are plenty of concessions available like soda, hot dogs and even Elephant Ears. An Elephant Ear is pretty much fried doe covered in butter and cinnamon.

Hanna Haunted Acres is a fun event. The best attraction is definitely Hanna Haunted Hayride. It’s hard to critique Hooded since you can’t see anything. Scarecrow’s Revenge is pretty challenging and is one of the best cornfield mazes around. Saw and Outbreak are fun, but the acting could definitely be improved. Saw is an interesting attraction, but it isn’t very scary because its focus is on props instead of actors. $29 isn’t a bad price for all that Hanna Haunted Acres has to offer. You’re going to get a night’s worth of entertainment. The total experience can last about an hour depending on how long you’re stuck in Scarecrow’s Revenge. We’re not factoring in the time you wait in line. The hayride is the highlight of the experience and is what we look forward to most when we visit.

Final Stab For Each Haunt
Hanna Haunted Hayride: Length-8  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-9  Acting-7  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 8.0

Saw: Length-7  Design-7  Props/Animatronics-7  Acting-6  Scare Effect-6  Final Stab 6.6

Outbreak: Length-7  Design-7  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-6  Scare Effect-7  Final Stab: 7.0

Scarecrow’s Revenge: This attraction has not been rated.

Hooded: This attraction has not been rated.