Mayhem Mansion Haunted Attractions
“A Funeral For The Ages”
By Noah Wullkotte: Jollypumpkin@aol.com
We’ve all heard about that one house. That house on the street that no one lives in and is supposedly haunted. Our parents tell us to never break in because the last kid who did never came back. Mayhem Mansion is that house you were warned about when you were a young child. It’s easily visible from the street, but when the sun goes down the house becomes something evil.
Walk up the fire escape and enter the back window. Are you chicken or will you have enough guts to enter Mayhem Mansion? The spirits want to communicate and they’re waiting for your arrival. Enter a ghostly dimension and relive the horrifying tale of Elizabeth Haverford. It’s ok that you don’t know who she is because you’ll soon find out. Mayhem Mansion is truly one of the scariest haunts we’ve experienced. You’ll get chills the moment you park your car. It’s so dark that you can barely see the house. You can tell that something just isn’t right about this place.
Robert Haverford built a distillery where he bootlegged liquor near the train tracks and he became a wealthy man. When prohibition was ending his daughter Elizabeth became ill. At the age 8 she died and Robert continued his business while dealing with the funeral. He decided to hold the funeral in the mansion and invited everyone he knew. On the night of her wake, Robert served everyone his finest liquor. Everyone soon became ill and died from being poisoned to death. He decided to take his own life and the bodies were found. The windows and doors were eventually boarded up and the corpses were left to rot.
You will relive the horrifying tale of Robert Haverford. Enter the distillery where Robert made his liquor, but please don’t drink from the blood bar. The blood might taste like black liquorice, but you will die from its deadly poison. You might become one of the many restless souls that are stuck in limbo at The Mayhem Mansion. A spirit wants you to tell her a story in the library and you better tell a good one. Please be quiet in the theater or else.
This is a very physical haunt. Actors will poke, pull and scream in your face. You will be touched and assaulted from every which way. Rooms have hidden entrances and you won’t be allowed to exit until the spirits let you. Many of the rooms are intertwined with the back-story of Mayhem Mansion. This is a scary haunt and it feels real because there are no high tech props. It’s just you in the darkness with some lunatics that will try to scare you to death. Mayhem Mansion is a charity haunt, but the actors are some of the best. You’ll meet grandma in the sewing room. She wants to get a closer look. A mistress wants you in the bloody dinning room and she will do whatever she can to keep you there.
After you’re done with Mayhem Mansion, you’ll need to walk some to experience Haverford’s Hollow Trail. This haunted trail is one of the best we’ve been to this year. Watch out because everywhere you turn there’s some twisted hillbilly that wants to tear you a new one. The trail uses dim lighting and features various buildings. You’ll meet the barber, the general store owner, a crazy priest, various backwoods hillbillies and some cannibal hill folk.
Once again, Mayhem Mansion features one of the best actors in any haunt. The general store owner is incredible. He’s very intimidating and won’t take no for an answer. He wants to sell you everything in sight and even accused us of pissing on his corn. We met him on more than one occasion. I was forced to cut wood at one point and I commented on how flimsy the saw was. Suddenly the old store owner comes out of nowhere firing his shot gun. The actors are great and some of the scenes are pretty cool. We enjoyed the train station that features a loud horn.
This is a realistic haunt and features some great music. I felt like I was going to squeal like a pig when I heard Dueling Banjos. Total tour time is 15 minutes. Mayhem Mansion and Haverford’s Hollow Trail pull no punches. Its purpose is to scare you to death and make you believe that you are in another world. Total tour time is just shy of 20 minutes for Mayhem Mansion. It could be more or less depending on how much time an actor spends with you. Tickets are $12 a person for Mayhem Mansion and you can reenter the haunt for only $5. Tickets for Haverford’s Hollow Trail are only $8 which is a steal. Combo tickets are $18 and Fast Pass Combo Tickets are $26. Fast Pass for one attraction is $5 and for two attractions it’s $8. You can re-enter one haunt for $5 or two haunts for $8.
Mayhem Mansion and Haverford’s Hollow trail are two of the scariest haunts in Kentucky. The actors are intense, the scenes are scary and profits go towards a great cause. You’ll help give children in need gifts for Christmas through the Fop Shop With A Cop Program.