If you were going to sum up Cutting Edge Haunted House in one word, that word would be enormous. That’s because it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest walk-through haunted house in the world.
But size isn’t the only thing that Cutting Edge has going for it. The team behind the haunt has the kind of dedication that can only come out of a love for the art of terror. They spend all year transforming the huge amount of space into a variety of different sections. Favorite features are updated and new ones are added. So even if you’ve been before (and many people do go every year), it’s still a completely different experience.
Visit an enormous haunt with every horror imaginable
That variety is the key to Cutting Edge’s success. While other attractions will separate their scares and themes into different haunts, Cutting Edge combines all of them into one single, long, and terrifying experience. But that doesn’t mean that you have insane asylums overlapping zombies and ruining the effect. Cutting Edge has enough space to create transitional zones that separate the features and ramp up your adrenaline. One of our favorites is the pitch-black transition that’s so dark you almost have to feel your way through it.
Overall, you’ll spend 45 minutes (or more) traversing a variety of setups that are sure to hit every scare on the list, from the creepy scare to the spine-tingling scare to the horrifying scare to the startle scare. We particularly are impressed by the attention paid to the audio of the haunted house. They clearly spend a lot of time putting it together and timing it perfectly. The result is an audio track that heightens the tension and adds to all of the scares.
The scares don’t end there
After the main haunts, you’ll enter a section with live music and entertainment before heading into the Pit Maze. Theoretically people can find the exit in a certain amount of time, but the maze is so well built that most guests are still lost by the time the lights go up.
The building itself also has a bit of fun and creepy trivia to it. Originally the building was a 100-year-old meat packing plant known as Hell’s Half Acre. Plenty of the original meat processing equipment was left over and has found its way into the haunt. So the reason that meat hook or machine ripping things apart looks so realistic is because it’s the actual real deal.
- The actors in the haunted house don’t touch you, but some of the features are under no such restriction. Wear something that you don’t mind getting a little messy, and go with shoes that are comfortable rather than stylish. Remember you’ve got a long way to walk.
- Don’t forget the cash! Everything there is cash only. If you want to use a credit card, then get your tickets online ahead of time. This will also help you avoid the line.