Sandyland Acres 2019 Review

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride (Petersburg, KY)
“Kentucky’s Place For Fear”
By Noah Wullkotte:

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride celebrates its 14th season of frightening scares and horrific sights. This haunted hayride takes place in the small town of Petersburg, KY which has a population of less than 700 people. When we arrived the parking lot was full and there were more people than we’ve ever seen before. We’re so glad that Sandyland Acres is popular and has become a tradition for many fright seekers.

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride consists of horror movie recreations and spooky scenes that will put a chill down your spine. This is one of the best haunted hayrides and it features some of the most intense chase scenes around. You’ll be chased by multiple vehicles including a semi truck with flames that shoot out from the top. It’s a wild and crazy ride.

Nothing else screams Halloween fun like the Headless Horseman. A Headless Horseman holding a flashing jack-o’-lantern can be seen galloping along side the wagon as he reaches out to grab his next victim. This is a talented horse rider and this animal is as calm as can be. Sandyland Acres features a variety of scenes that people of all ages will enjoy. There are very few hayrides I’ve been to that focus on horror movie scenes and Sandyland Acres is one of them.

You’ll experience movies such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, Jeepers Creepers, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and much much more. The actors are intimidating and the victims do a great job screaming their heads off as they flee for their life. Sandyland Acres is an intense attraction. You might think that the cornfield is a safe place to be until you suddenly hear a loud bang or feel the heat from flames that appear out of nowhere. There are plenty of new scenes this season. One of my personal favorites is the brand new Evil Dead cabin recreation. It includes an actor that does a great job playing Ash Williams. You might think that girl isn’t possessed, but think again.

Ghostly children play in front of a house. They have creepy glowing eyes. Sandyland Acres is full of inbred hill folk that want to rip you from limb to limb. You’ll even meet a clown or two in the tunnel. This is one of the best haunted hayrides you’ll experience all season. Everyone on the wagon was genuinely having a great time. Even a group of little kids started singing the Jeepers Creepers song at one point. It’s a fun night of fright. Total tour time is around 20 minutes.

Sandyland Acres’ second attraction is called Farmers Revenge. Skeletons climb the side of a haunted barn. People are dying to see what’s inside. Farmers Revenge can be best described as an old fashioned haunted house. You’ll explore different areas such as the Egyptian temple, the clown house, a bloody hospital, house of dolls and much more.

There are a few eye catching props here and there. The vortex tunnel that goes around and around is the most impressive. Farmers Revenge features a few dark hallways you’ll be trying to find the way out of. There are also some pretty funny moments along the way and some colorful characters. The actor playing a mummy did a great job and the female clown towards the end was a laugh riot.  Total tour time was around 7 minutes.

Sandyland Acres does a great job with customer service. There’s a Haunted Snack Shop, a gift shop, plenty of spooky props to get your picture taken with and much more. Tickets are $14 for the Hayride, VIP Hayride is $20, Farmers Revenge is $10 and a combo ticket is $23. Please take my advice and spend the extra $6 for the Hayride VIP ticket. The lines can get very long on Friday and Saturday. Children 5 and under get in for free. Sandyland Acres is a destination for Halloween fun for your friends and family. It features a classic haunted hayride and a creepy haunted barn that you’ll surely enjoy. Please note that Farmers Revenge has not been scored.

Length-9  Design-8  Props/Animatronics-8  Acting-9  Scare Effect-9

Final Stab: 8.6