My friends and I all dressed up in halloween costumes and traveled to Salem this week to join in on all the festivities of the Halloween season. I had a lot of fun being Indiana Jones for the day while Josh was a pirate, Tony a gothic vampire, Ric a cyclopes, Justin a pimp, Amanda a rock n’ roll witch and Douglas a little devil with horns.
One of the places we visited was the Nightmare Factory that is located at Museum Place Mall. Right outside the entrance to the Nightmare Factory is a scary looking zombie sitting in a wheelchair. Wow! I thought this must be a good sign that the Nightmare Factory is fully wheelchair accessible.
Entering the Nightmare Factory is not a problem for as soon as we approached the entry door, a tour guide held the door open for my friends and me. Admission is $8 for an Adult and no discounts for disabled. Before we purchased our tickets, we asked the tour guide if it is wheelchair accessible and he told us that it is but warned us that the path is narrow, especially when taking turns around the corners.
As we traveled through we discovered that the tour guide was right for my friend Tony had a having a hard time maneuvering my manual wheelchair throughout this haunted house. At every corner Tony would have to lift the back of my manual wheelchair in order to get me around the corner. I do have to say though that I did have a good time and enjoyed being with my friends for this frightening experience.
I give the Nightmare Factory THREE STARS for wheelchair accessibility. In order to earn the other Two Stars they would need to widen the paths and make the corners wider so a person in a wheelchair can make the turns more easily.