The entry door slams shut, and you immediately plunge into a world of terror and macabre. Skeletons hang from a dungeon's walls, maniacal clowns run through a fun house, and a blood-spattered bathroom horrifyingly runs out of soap. This is Dimensions of Darkness, a haunted walk-through that takes brave souls across a maze of terrifying rooms with even more terrifying inhabitants. The fright fest has caught the attention of
USA Today and the Toledo Free Press, which noted that "each room, hallway and prop is so well-crafted that if you’re not being stalked by one of the resident ghouls, your focus is on how real everything feels."
Thoroughly immersed in their roles, live actors pop out at guests, thus filling every room with an orchestra of screams. Meanwhile, fog creeps over the floors and creepy sounds build tension between every scare. But despite this terror, visitors are never trapped. Security officers, each thoroughly vaccinated against zombies, stand ready to lead guests to the nearest exit should they wish to depart early.
Climbers stand at the base of the textured plywood and rock surfaces that climb the walls of Kendall Cliffs' 7,000-foot space and picture themselves reaching the summit—a 35-foot high arch that reaches across to the opposite wall. Designed by Nicros, the facility presents varying gravitational challenges for scalers to mount, from tackling the bouldering cave to tickling the bouldering cave's petroglyphs. Intrepid and experienced instructors lead climbing classes, calibrated for varying skill levels and covering topics such as knot tying, belaying, bouldering, and sport routes.
With an impressive list of alumni that includes actresses Katie Holmes and Adrianne Palicki, SB Entertainment Group lays the groundwork for aspiring singers, actors, and models to hone their talents, make industry connections, and ensnare casting agents' attention. Whether refining established skills or making first-time forays into the entertainment world, clients of all ages can benefit from ongoing workshops tailored to teach the art of auditioning, the fundamentals of improvisation, the nuanced swagger of the runway, or the dulcet tones of professional bird calling. Graduates of SB's workshops and training programs have gone on to grace the small screen in television shows, such as Scrubs, CSI, and Smallville, and national magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Seventeen.:m]]
It's dark within Scare House Windsor, and visitors never quite know what lurks down the next hallway or within the next room. A maniacal clown might elicit screams, or a madman may wield his chainsaw until he's offered a job as a lumberjack. Or maybe visitors will run into Shawn Lippert, one of Scare House Windsor's sinister creators. Along with a band of volunteers, Mr. Lippert has crammed horror into every inch of the 20,000-square-foot haunted house, which has become an annual Halloween staple. Mr. Lippert's creation is so authentically spine-tingling, in fact, that he's using it as the setting for a horror film of the same name.
At Synergy Woods, visitors can take their fun in two forms: vertical and horizontal. The former refers to the epicenter and highest point of the property, the Summit. Towering 50 feet in the air, this ropes course might be best described as an upright obstacle course, complete with three stories' worth of planks, bridges, and beams to traverse. A 600-foot zipline tethers the Summit to Synergy Woods' horizontal elements—five paintball fields. Spread across 35 acres, the fields host marker-wielding marauders as they storm wooden structures, crawl across grassy clearings, and tiptoe through wooded areas filled with manmade obstacles, including fences and enemy fighters holding very still.