Ghost Lake – Conneaut – Haunt Level 3
Posted by LOTGK on October 15, 2008
Ghost lake Haunt Level 3, The Cemetery, Freddies House, and Clown Town. Patrick and I looked around. The setting was perfect. It was a cool dark night in October. Alone in an abandoned amusement park. Walking past a haunted graveyard on the way to Elm Street to visit Freddie Krueger’s, house. Evil clowns roaming the town awaited us. And don’t forget the crown jewel, Haunted Hotel Conneaut and the legend of bride Elizabeth.
Things were looking up.
Haunt Level – The Cemetery
Naturally, there were no signs showing the way to the cemetery. We wondered a few minutes and stumbled upon it. The woman in charge was sitting in the dark, said welcome, and stamped our card. We walked up the ramp and came across this photo.
Moving on in the cemetery, which by the way, wasn’t a cemetery, but more of a raised wooden deck with a few trees scattered around. A few seconds went by and we came upon a zombie rotting in a coffin. So standard fare. Except for the beer can in its hand.
Seriously, this was pretty lame. Walking along the boardwalk area was yet another casket in the way. This one was closed. Notice that there are no other type of props and no “Live” actors jumping out from behind trees and other hiding places.
Deja Vu. Look everyone. Another closed casket in the cemetery. How original! And still no actors in costumes trying to scare us. So far, IMO, Ghost lake should have left this attraction out of the tour or at least spiced it up with some fog, strobe lights, spooky sounds. No wait, that was The Fog attraction.
Oh My God! look! A “Live” actor in the cemetery. And he’s not in the casket! Zombie butcher man was standing completely still trying to look like a prop, but he was swaying a tad, and since there wasn’t any wind in the cemetery, nor any fright, the effect was lost.
Unknowingly, the Cemetery attraction had come to an end (Ran out of caskets I suppose) and we were once again wondering around looking for the next level of fright. Freddie’s House was on our radar. To bad we didn’t bring the GPS with us to find it.
Haunt Level – Freddie’s House
After about five minutes of wondering around and asking no less than five Ghost Lake employees, we stumbled upon a crowd of people standing outside a dilapidated old house. After asking a few patrons there, it was established that we had arrived at the next level of haunt.
Here is a better lighted photograph of Freddie Kruegers haunted house. Alas, it wasn’t on Elm street. The exterior fit the bill. Busted up, old, paint peeling. A stuffed mannequin with a pumpkin head on the front porch and a strobe light in the upstairs window.
While we were waiting for our turn to be terrorized, Michael Myers appeared in the crowd. (I don’t know why he was on Elm Street) He was a little short and far to skinny for a Michael Meyers but he did a good job in scaring the girls in the waiting line.
We made it to the porch. We only waited a few minutes as the line went quickly. The attendant at the front door would rifle through instructions to the current victims and then slam the door after they entered. The door was sticky and made it hard for her to open it.
Below are the photos from inside Freddie’s House. What you see below is all the props and actors that were in the house.
Freddie’s House haunt started out OK, but as soon as we entered the house, it began to go down hill. Our instructions were as follows. After you enter the house, go upstairs and wind through the rooms and then walk down stairs and exit out the back door.
Well, we did go upstairs, and then downstairs, and after a few minutes, (We were now bored with Freddie’s House) we looked for the exit. The rooms had posters of Freddy hanging and some walls had words written in blood on them. In the strobe light room, Patrick got the actor in the Freddy suit to bust a move. (Funny as hell)
We couldn’t find the exit. An attendant in the house said the exit was through the front door. We knew he was wrong so we continued to look for the real exit. So was everyone else in the house. We finally found the exit, and it was in the back of the house, but hell, there wasn’t any lighting for us to see where we were going. Patrick tripped and almost fell over some cluttered wood and junk scattered in the back yard. Very poor design for this haunt. What a nightmare! Freddy was dead.
Haunt Level – Clown Town
Clown Town was housed in the old Kiddie Land area, and seemed pretty appropriate. We could hear a chainsaw inside and figured this would be a good haunt level. Here is what we found.
The last haunt level was Clown Town. Of course, there were no signs pointing to it but when we saw the big clown pictured here, we figured this was it. No one was there to punch our card as a worker was calling for more help at the entrance. He just told us to go on in.
Clown Town was dark. No lights, no nothing. Just some busted up old kiddie rides. We and a few other people wondered around for a few minutes and finally a woman yelled out for the clowns to come out and play. Three minutes more of wondering and a clown with a chainsaw appeared.
The clown did his best to scare the few people inside. Of course he focused on the girls. They screamed and yelled a bit, (The girls, not the clowns) and then the clown stopped. When no one could find the exit, the clown pointed to the right and said the exit is that way.
Clown Town was a total disaster. Clown Town was a lonely place. Only one clown inhabited this town. Yea, he had a chainsaw, but the fright level was minimal, even for the women folk. The actor was wearing a clown mask, and some crazy clown clothes, but there could have been more. Maybe some evil clown props, like Killer Clowns From Outer Space. And maybe more than one clown actor.
Highest Haunt Level
Ghost lake Conneaut 8 levels of haunt was officially complete. It took us about two hours to get through the entire 8 levels of fright. We made our way back to the main midway and began our journey home. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the most terrifying attraction of the evening right in the middle of the midway.
As we were walking out of the park, it was a little after 10pm. When we arrived, there was a steady crowd of people inside the park. At 10pm, on a Friday night, there were two people paying at the entrance booth and the park had all but emptied out.
Wait a minute. What about the Haunted Hotel and Butchers Basement? Don’t worry, we got ya covered.
The link to Ghost Lake – Conneaut – Haunt Level 4 is right here.
Haunted Hotel Conneaut And Butchers Basement
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