Monday, February 25, 2013

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, Ohio

The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center facade makes a striking first impression!

When we were staying at Castaway Bay for a blogger event recently, we were also invited to a separate blogger event at a nearby attraction, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. Ghostly Manor was just a hop,skip, and a jump from Castaway Bay, and it has a little something for everyone:
  • Wizard's Journey mini golf (indoors)
  • Ghostly Manor Haunted House
  • XD 4D Motion Theater
  • Skateworld roller skating
  • Arcade
  • Bounce houses
  • Concessions
They like to go all out for the holidays at Ghostly Manor! In October there is an expanded haunted house experience called Lake Eerie Fearfest. December brings the Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru, as well as a free annual Christmas light show. They've even been featured on the Travel Channel's "Best Places I've Ever Been!" I could not find a link to this, but I will tell you that there are some amazing reviews on Trip Advisor.
Ghostly Manor is also a popular birthday party destination. Several parties were in progress during our visit.

What to know:
  • This place is huge! There is plenty of space for everything I listed above. Even though we visited on a busy Saturday night, there was still breathing room, and the lines weren't terrible either.
  • Some attractions are not for little kids. Bethany was the only one willing to try an XD 4D movie, and we could not for anything get Lucy to play mini golf, which is 3D and in black light.
  • The haunted house is recommended for ages 10 and up. None of my kids were brave enough to walk through!
  • Each attraction is priced separately.
  • Ghostly Manor is family owned and operated, and was first started because of one man's love of haunted houses.
Black light 3D mini golf is fun! Ghostly Manor
If you're in the area, this is definitely a place you'll want to check out. It would make a great side trip when visiting Cedar Point's Hallow Weekends or one of the area's water park hotels. And, based on the glowing reviews I read of the haunted house, it might even be worth a two hour drive on its own merit for haunted house enthusiasts. This holiday season, I'd like to plan another trip so I can experience the Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru and Christmas light display.

I'd love to tell you Mattie is just scratching her nose. I can offer no such guarantees. At Ghostly Manor, Sandusky, OH

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Big thanks to Ghostly Manor and the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East for putting together this event and having my family as guests! My family was provided with dinner and tickets to all attractions. All opinions are my own.

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