Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride & Farmers Revenge (Petersburg, KY)
“Farm Fresh Fear”
By Noah Wullkotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
The dark and winding road leads to a farm located in the small town of Petersburg, Kentucky. This farm is known as Sandyland Acres where during the Halloween season, pure terror is unleashed. Will you be one of the lucky ones to survive the horror that inhabits Sandyland Acres or will pure fear consume you? This is City Blood’s 2017 review of Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge.
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride has been around since 2006 and has cemented itself as one of the best haunted hayrides around. This hayride is quite different since it incorporates many horror movie scenes. You’ll come face to face with Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, The Creeper from Jeepers Creepers, Jigsaw, cannibal hillbillies and other horrific characters. You’re definitely going to squeal like a pig as you try to fight off some blood thirsty hill folk.
This is an intense hayride to say the least. The actors get up close and personal as they torment people on the wagon. Leatherface fires up his gas powered chainsaw as he screams in people’s faces. The high speed vehicle chases are pretty scary with some vehicles making contact with the wagon. Sandyland Acres is an exciting haunt with some startling surprises. Feel the heat from flames that shoot up into the air and hear the loud bang from a cannon in the pirate ship scene. Sandyland Acres features a variety of scenes including a graveyard, a confrontation with the Headless Horseman, a dark carnival and more.
The actors are great for the most part. The standout is the poor girl in the Saw reenactment. She’s trapped in a cage as it fills with poisonous gas. I actually felt sorry for her even though the gas was really just fog. She did a great job at convincing me that she was in fear for her life and possibly dying. The new Jeepers Creepers 2 scene is pretty cool and made the haunted cornfield even more entertaining.
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride does a good job with its lighting. The scene featuring Satan making a supreme sacrifice looked great as the red lights illuminated the fog. The large scarecrows with a jack-o-lantern for a head was quite spooky. Off in the distance is a projected image of an animated skeleton that lights up the front of a building. This is a simple effect, but quite memorable. Sandyland Acres is great with its attention to detail. For example, there’s an animated werewolf in the queue line and the actress that states the rules looks like she’s been attacked by a werewolf. There are three claw marks on her face and she wears clothing that makes her look Amish. Tour time is over 20 minutes long and there were very few times where I wasn’t entertained in some way. I loved watching the reactions of other people on the wagon. Some were stone faced while others were screaming their heads off.
After you survive the hayride, be sure to take a tour of Farmers Revenge. It’s a haunted barn that reminds me of a classic Jaycees Haunted House. The barn is decorated with skeletons that are hanging on for dear life to the side of the building. There’s even a skeleton with his skeleton dog. Farmers Revenge is a 6 minute tour of terror featuring a variety of scenes. You’ll start off by watching a brief video explaining the back-story of the haunt. Then you’re off to enter the darkness. Farmers Revenge has a small dark maze. It’s not difficult, but it’s fun. The standout actor at Farmers Revenge is the elevator operator. She’s quite demented and she does a great making the elevator seem like it’s actually moving.
Farmers Revenge focuses on scenes such as a haunted forest, a gory dining room, the dark dungeon, Frankenstein’s Laboratory, a clown fun house and more. Frankenstein’s Laboratory could be more elaborate and have better lighting. It’s just too bright. Farmers Revenge is a fun attraction where you’ll spin around and around in the vortex tunnel and escape the darkness.
Total tour time is around 6 minutes. If you include the video introduction then it’s closer to 8. Tickets for the hayride are $14 per person which is two more dollars than last year. Hayride VIP is $20. Farmers Revenge is $10 per person and a combo ticket that includes both attractions is $23. This saves you $1 if you were to purchase tickets for each attraction separately. VIP Combo tickets are $30 a piece. There’s food, drinks, Halloween crafts, glow toys and more available on-site. The funnel cakes smelled delicious. Parking is free. It’s also very organized and safe. There’s plenty of light to help you exit the farm. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge will definitely put you in the Halloween spirit. It’s a great place to bring your friends and family.
Final Stab For Each Haunt.
*Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride: Length-9 Design-8 Props/Animatronics-8 Acting-9 Scare Effect-9 Final Stab: 8.6
*Farmers Revenge: Length-5 Design-6 Props/Animatronics-6 Acting-7 Scare Effect-7 Final Stab: 6.2