The staff at Hanna Haunted Acres knows that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all nightmare. That's why they've curated a lineup of six different haunts, each with their own spine-tingly style. Four different haunted houses prey on deep-set childhood fears, including the Carnevil haunted house––a twisted, circus-themed fright, perfect for murderous clowns who are tired of blind dates. Other attractions include haunted hayrides around the farm and a twisty corn maze designed by a vengeful scarecrow. Those whose greatest fears including standing in line can skip straight to the screaming with a VIP pass, while snacks and mugs of steaming hot chocolate keep patient patrons warm between haunts.
Lazer X FW is a haven of laser-guided fun and arcade amusement. A labyrinthine arena holds up to 40 laser taggers as battle rages over four tiers. Ultraviolet and strobe lights illuminate the billows of fog that obscure skeletons and aliens. Their newest game, Lazermaze, tests the agility of its participants through a room fraught with security beams and cowlick-fixing moms. The cavernous facility also contains an arcade stocked with Dance Dance Revolution and other joystick-based amusements.
Whether you're bobbing in the 18,000-square-foot wave pool or screaming down the Dueling Demon speed slide, there's never a dull—or dry—moment at Venture River Water Park. But the park's attractions aren't just for thrill-seekers; smaller family members can head to the kiddie pool, which features mini slides, a mushroom-shaped waterfall, and plenty of lounge chairs for parents. Party packages make a splash with kids of all ages with snacks, drinks, a birthday cake, and a ceremonial procession down the Old Man River.
Once a year, spurred perhaps by the rise of the harvest moon or the purchase of thousands of Halloween costumes, the grounds at Corpse Manor transform from a quaint home into a trio of haunting exhibits. Within the manor itself, the terrifying tale of Lord Henry Calvert and his family unfolds as their house comes to unlife with walking corpses and ghosts. Also within the walls lies the Night Shadows experience, where hungry things stalk visitors through the interplay of light and shadow. Outside the house proper lies a stretch of forested land known as the Sinister Woods, where ghouls and monsters lurk behind each trunk, pursuing the unwary as they wander the gore-strewn paths.
Indiana Beach, with more than 40 rides and attractions nestled on the shores of Lake Shafer, delights nearly 750,000 visiting thrill-seekers annually. Six rollycoasters challenge guests with spins, drops, and the mathematics of mentally computing children's heights into inches. Classic rides such as the tilt-a-whirl and bumper cars tickle youngsters with antiquated charm, and Dr. Frankenstein's Haunted Castle spooks families with ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. The Steel Hawg delivers daredevils 10 stories into the atmosphere before plummeting at a 111-degree angle, a drop designed to kick-start hearts and uncook chickens. Guests can dip their little piggies in the sand beach and swimming area or embark on aquatic adventures on six waterslides that twist swimmers through high-speed turns before plunking them into a splashdown pool.
X-Site Laser Tag & Games arms its patrons with miniature cannons capable of firing a beam of light across their 12,000 square foot laser tag arena. Thus outfitted, competitors take to the vast, darkened room, blasting away at an opposing team as the Nexus Generation equipment keeps real-time score via the simple use of radio signals. When not locked in laser duels, patrons pass the time in the arcade, which mixes the flat screen video games of yore with interactive virtual reality games and classic redemption-style challenges, such as the crane game.