Happy Halloween, KC!
October 31st is such a fun day, isn’t it?! Halloween provides us with the rare opportunity to dress up and do something different. As the parent of a four year old, Halloween in our household is generally a relatively tame adventure but thrill seekers with older children have plenty of opportunity to experience something completely different here in the metro area. One of our Mom Squad team members, Leah, had the opportunity to enjoy such a thrill and travel down Midland Railway’s Asylum Haunted Train last night and we’re excited to share her review with you today. Take a look…
Located in the cute, little, quaint town of Baldwin City, KS resides the Midland Railway train station. The cobble stone streets pave the way to this historical site where you are invited to step back into time. Greeted by a conductor, our ticket was taken and we boarded onto a train of terror. As we were seated, anticipation began to creep over for what soon awaited us. A group of mentally disturbed patients accompanied by a doctor boarded the train & informed the passengers of what was in store for us that evening.
The doctor advised us that several of the more tamed patients would be keeping us company throughout the duration of our trip. We later discovered they were anything but tame.
The hair on my neck began to stand up as whispers from an unfamiliar voice greeted my ear. A strange request to sing a lullaby to the patient led to gaining another guest in our passenger booth. The longer the ride, the stranger her demands became. While we waited in fear, we secretly hoped someone would come save us. However, our silent cries were answered by a doctor, who detoured the patient away and cordially invited us on a guided tour to an additional train car where screams of fear, terror, and pain became the soundtrack for the evening. As we waited for the doctor’s assistant to give us our grand tour, a patient whose wardrobe consisted of a straight jacket accessorized with blood began to beg & plead for us to leave with fear for our safety. Our wait came to an end as the highly agitated assistant instructed us to follow her lead. We were guided into room after room with patients screaming in fear for help. After our tour ended, we were guided back to our seats and waited with relief for our return back to the station. From start to finish, our ride supplied us with a memorable adventure. This writer would highly recommend the Asylum Haunted Train ride for guests over the age of 13. This ride would not be recommended for small children. For more information, please contact the staff over at Midland Railway for tickets and pricing.
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In addition to their regularly scheduled rides, Midland Railway offers seasonal trains that are fun for the whole family.
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