My family and I had a great time at Spookyworld last year, yes the lines were long but we were able to go through all of the haunted houses, my sons (14 & 17) had a blast as did my husband. We were in New Hampshire a few days ago and saw that set up had already begun for this year, we are really looking forward to returning and definitely recommend the haunt park to others. P.S. if you are a fan of fried clams as I am then you are in for a treat as Woodmans of Essex now has a restaurant at the same park!
never ever in a million years count on spooky world to provide an awesome birthday party. not only did they want a $100 deposit on a price chopper $12.47 cake (which had flowers and stuff on it...not what i was expecting from SPOOKY world) they told us we would get a bunch of free perks (nice bathrooms, free hot chocolate and free cider, etc). also - i got to bring my own cake out to myself... no creepy monster to sing happy birthday with my flowery cake...
we ended up getting $15 back because we didnt get free cider/hot chocolate, and NOTHING was open mini golf had been flooded, go karts were not on because it was unsafe (i'll give them that one)
the haunted houses were hilarious - not scary, but we had a good time in there. until security started following me? wth? i assume we were laughing too hard and it was upsetting the people working there... sorry for almost having fun!
Myself and two friends attended Spooky World in Litchfield, NH on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. As someone who frequents haunts annually, I felt this was one of the worst I have attended.
What made my experience poor can be linked to four factors-
1. Excessive wait times, causing us to miss the majority of attractions.
2. Repeated attempts by staff to sell us additional products / services once inside.
3. Lack of entertainment while waiting on lines for entry to an attraction.
4. Poor value - fairly high cost of entry coupled with low "Haunt-time per Hour."
General admission tickets cost each of us approximately $24 and change with a coupon. This was a tad high, but with $5 parking, I felt it was excessive. The cost of admission without a coupon would have been out-of-ballpark for us.
Once in, we were continuously approached to buy additional items- upgrades to VIP, light-up headbands, food, laser tag, etc.. We proceeded to the first attraction around 7:30 PM, and our wait was approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, exceeding wait times during my recent visits to Disney World and Six Flags new England with general admission tickets. While the attractions were reasonably good, I felt they were not worth the wait time considering other haunts in the area. As a result of the wait times, we only got to three of the attractions before calling it just short of midnight.
While waiting in line, we were occasionally passed by a character in costume. Unfortunately, these encounters were few and far between. We were bored out of our minds while waiting in line. Unlike Disney, Great Adventure, and other parks what on occasion sport long wait-times, there is no entertainment while waiting in line. It would have been so much better had the characters done acts together - mini performances - for folks waiting in line. Perhaps a witch could be standing in the middle of the line with a bubbling cauldron having kids come help her make a brew???