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At Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

History:

Founded in 2001, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is an indoor, multi-attraction family entertainment center dedicated to providing patrons safe, thrilling entertainment at a minimal cost. This allows Ghostly Manor to create the perfect family fun weekend getaways in Ohio. The attractions include the nationally ranked walk-through haunted house, Ohio’s first and only XD 4D Motion Theater, birthday parties, roller skating at Skateworld, Wizards Journey, a 3D interactive black light Mini Golf course, several bounce houses, and a children’s multi-level playing area. Located just three miles away from Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is open all year round and is certain to bring fun into your family’s life!

Owners Bill & Jayme Criscione transferred to Sandusky, OH, in 1987. Bill worked for Pillsbury and ran a grain export facility in Huron, OH. Their two children, Jenae and Billy, were 5 & 4 years old at the time. During the Halloween season, the Crisciones always dressed up and greeted the local “Trick or Treaters” in costume with spooky music in the background.

If your group is going to Cedar Point, Kelley’s Island or one of the area’s water parks (such as Kalahari or Castaway Bay) in Sandusky, Ohio, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center makes a great addition to the trip! It stays open late and fits into any travel itinerary. You never know when it’s going to rain and outdoor venues will close. Rain or shine, Ghostly Manor is open!

You will be “wow’d” the second you pull up to the building. The exterior of the building is a castle with a giant, fearsome dragon bursting out of the facade. Every group, large or small, will find Ghostly Manor Thrill Center beyond comparison to an indoor attraction. Ready to learn more? Contact us today!

The Ghostly Manor theme is that of an old haunted mansion. As the patrons enter, a door opens to the parlor. They proceed through the mansion just as it would be in an old house. The mansion contains many rooms that include a bedroom, bathroom, nursery, dining room, kitchen, den, library as well, and many more. Each room in Ghostly Manor can “scare” from multiple locations. The scares come from places where it’s least expected, and the action starts as soon as the door closes. Ghostly Manor is 7000 sq ft of very high-startle, non-stop action. Many haunted houses rely primarily on actors. Ghostly Manor goes that extra step and has combined many state-of-the-art props with live actors. Because the haunt is open year-round, detail sets them apart from many of the seasonal attractions. During the October Halloween season, they may employ as many as 100 to staff the production.

Almost all of the props in Ghostly Manor are original creations. Most of the props were designed and built-in Columbus, OH, by The Scarefactory. The Scarefactory is one of the largest suppliers in the U.S. to the haunted attraction industry. The Scarefactory combines the latest in high-tech pneumatics with quality character design. We’ve also used Ohio-based scare builders like Creature Corps.

You may have been to trampoline parks, skating rinks, bounce house parks, and haunted houses. Still, you’ve never seen an indoor venue with the plethora of entertainment attractions that Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, Ohio, offers. When making plans for your family’s fun weekend getaways in Ohio, make sure to check out Ghostly Manor!

It’s no wonder why the amusement center has been featured on The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series and recognized by Forbes magazine. Our family fun park is located just a hop, skip and jump (2.2 miles to be exact) from the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, Cedar Point, as well as the amusement park’s new Sports Force complex. Ghostly Manor and Thrill Center feature a year-round haunted house; that’s right – you can visit Ghostly Manor to get scared out of your wits every day of the week!

Our family-friendly entertainment center is perfect for groups. It has a little something for all ages and interests: Wizard’s Journey Indoor Mini Golf, Ghostly Manor Haunted House, a challenging Laser Maze, Escape Room, XD 4D Motion Theater (with five different rides), roller skating, a booming arcade, bounce houses, jungle gym, and a snack bar with a full menu.

If your group is going to Cedar Point, Kelley’s Island, or one of the area’s water parks (such as Kalahari or Castaway Bay) in Sandusky, Ohio, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center makes a great addition to the trip! It stays open late and fits into any travel itinerary. You never know when it will rain, and outdoor venues will close. Rain or shine, Ghostly Manor is open!

Every group, large or small, will find Ghostly Manor Thrill Center beyond comparison to an indoor attraction. You will be “wowed” the second you pull up to the building. The exterior of the building is a castle with a giant, fearsome dragon bursting out of the facade.