Hanna Haunted Acres 2017 Review

Hanna Haunted Acres (Indianapolis, IN)
“Acres of Agony”
By Noah Wullkote: jollypumpkin@aol.com

Hanna Haunted Hayride is the most popular attraction at Hanna Haunted Acres and for good reason. This 18 minute trek through the woods is thrilling and somewhat frightening. Hop aboard a hay wagon and experience some creepy scenes that are sure to raise the dead. This hayride is full of high tech props. There’s a headless horseman, falling trees, a rising pumpkin king, plenty of flame effects and more. Our favorite scene simulated the wagon being shoved by a train. The acting isn’t the focal point of this attraction. The animatronics are. There are various scenes from a confrontation with a spider to a witch’s cabin. This is a fun attraction and everyone seemed to have a great time. Total tour time was 17 minutes.

Carnevil is a haunted adventure with clowns and eye popping 3D effects. This isn’t a long haunt by any means. Total tour time was 5 minutes, but there’s plenty to experience. Enter a dizzying vortex tunnel and try to figure out where the actors are hiding in the polk-a-dot room. The artwork is pretty impressive and there are crazy clowns everywhere you go.

Outbreak is a haunt where zombies have taken over. A virus has caused the population to turn into flesh eating creatures of the night. You’ll explore areas such as a hospital, chain maze, sewer, doll room and more. This is a short haunt lasting around 7 minutes, but it’s one of the more impressive haunts at Hanna Haunted Acres. The last 2 attractions are Field of Fiends and Hooded. Field of Fiends is a haunted cornfield where you must find your way out to survive. Monsters are hiding in the corn and it’s your job to escape the madness. Tour time varies depending on how long it takes for you to find the exit.

Last, but certainly not least is Hooded. Hooded is a Dark Maze where you must wear a hood over your head to find your way out of the darkness. This is one of the better Dark Mazes we’ve experienced. You’ll be grabbed, get wet and experience different effects that will get your heart racing. We were in and out in under 10 minutes.

Hanna Haunted Acres is a fun experience, but the acting needs a lot of work and so does the costuming. Some of the props could be lit up better as well. I don’t understand why someone would spend thousands on an animatronic, but wouldn’t invest $10 on an outdoor light to illuminate it. Hanna Haunted Hayride is the most intense haunt at Hanna Haunted Acres. The combine chase alone is worth the price of the hayride. Carnevil isn’t very scary and it’s more like a funhouse than a haunted attraction. Outbreak would be better if there was more detail, better props and improved acting.

Please visit www.hannahauntedacres.com for info on prices and events. Tickets are as low as $23 for a combo ticket online and as low as $16 for a single attraction. We noticed that there are less concessions this season. In previous years, there were many trailers with carnival food and the grounds were lit better. This year there’s a glow station with novelty glow items, a store selling T-Shirts and more and a concession mansion with food. There are a lot of tasty treats like pizza, hamburgers, drinks and more. Experience Boom Blitz Ball for $5. It’s a bounce house in the form of a ball that’s wrapped around your body.

Final Stab For Each Haunt
Hanna Haunted Hayride: Length-8  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-7  Scare Effect-8  Final Stab: 7.8

Outbreak: Length-6  Design-7  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-6  Scare Effect-7  Final Stab: 6.8

Carnevil: Length-5  Design-7  Props/Animatronics-7  Acting-6  Scare Effect-6  Final Stab: 6.2

Field of Fiends: This attraction has not been rated.

Hooded: This attraction has not been rated.