The HALLOWEEN HAUNT XI website is now up! http://haunt.kingsdominion.com/Mazes:
Blue Ridge Bloodbath
The Doll Factory
Outbreak: The Evolution (NEW)Scarezones:
The Lair (NEW
The Night Shift (NEW)
Blood Drums (NEW)[
I'm a bit suprised to see that IronWorX will be on Center Walkway and Necropolis will be in Old Virginia. I would have thought it would have been the other way around. The Lair's location (in the arbor) just seems like they are going to have lots of "vampire" scareactors in there compared to just a few random scareactors that should be in Central Stalkway in years past. They did come up with a good theme and name for the arbor, as there isn't a scarezone based on vampires and "lair" just makes sense to be inside (the arbor).
I'm glad to see that Alien Outpost got the boot and can't wait for Outbreak: The Evolution. They picked a great replacement theme for inside of FOF as it goes with the "disaster on earth" feel of FOF's queue! I'm also glad to see that the location of the former Maze of Madness is back for Cornstalkers as that side of International Street always was dead at Haunt last year.
I'm glad to see we got all new shows this year... Freak Show Deluxe was getting old, Disturbia was great but I feel the theme of Uprising fits the "feeling" of International Street more (with the Overlord's Resurrection at the opposite side of the fountains). Blood Drums won't fit the theme of CarnEvil as much, but will definitely go better with its neighbor Slaughter House (another good decision by KD). Even though many of us liked Fangs, I'm glad its gone as the GP didn't like it much. The Night Shift sounds like it will be pretty good and it will definitely go good with the scarezone Necropolis right outside the theater.
To sum it up, Haunt XI seems like it is going to be GREAT (better than last year actually)... I think both the new mazes will be great (finally Outpost is gone) along with the new scarezones (I can't wait for IronWorX)! The only thing that I would have done differently is put IronWorX in Old VA and Necropolis in Center Walkway, but this will definitely mix it up! I'm okay with the locations though as Necropolis will go with The Night Shift show. I'm also glad to see that they are using the brand new awesome HAUNT XI logo all over the place! I CAN'T WAIT!