Cuckoo’s Nest is considered by many experts to be the best haunted house (or best dark attraction)
in the country. The realism is unmatched and the acting is over-the-top.
While the Fear Itself at Legend Park show has gained national notoriety as one of the best Halloween shows in the country, several of the Legend Park attractions have gained international attention for their individual merit as “over-the-top haunted houses and dark attractions.” The Cuckoo’s Nest has been named “best haunted house ever” by the publisher of Haunted Attraction Magazine, John Kennedy. According to Kennedy “the Cuckoo’s Nest at Legend Park is the best haunted attraction in the country this year. Cuckoo’s Nest is also the best haunted house of all time.” Kennedy has visited over 100 of the best haunts in the country and is considered a leading expert on haunted houses.
According to Cuckoo’s Nest lore, it grew out of the 1923 Indiana State Sanitarium. State officials eventually hired a mental health doctor (exiled from Russia) to oversee the facility. Eventually the state grew tired of bad publicity that surrounded the institution and deeded the facility to the Russian doctor. Neighboring residents of the facility named the sanitarium the Cuckoo’s Nest after years of rumors and suspicious activities.
Several of the Cuckoo’s Nest cast take a moment for a quick publicity photo. Typically photos are not allowed of actors in the attraction and almost never out of character.
One of the main characters from the popular “Cuckoo’s Nest” looks on to make sure that patients of the facility are “behaving in a manner that is acceptable” or that they suffer the consequences.
Patients of the World-famous Cuckoo’s Nest in Mishawaka, Indiana may not be nearly as insane as the doctors and nurses that run the facility.
A patient of the Nest summons you to join him on a journey through this ultra- realistic mental hospital. Real doctors and nurses have claimed that they actually believed they were walking through an old insane asylum when they visited the attraction.
The Cuckoo’s Nest features some of the best actors in the entire haunted house industry.
Each actor must audition for their respective roles and they must continue to perfect their roles, even the veterans... some of which who have been performing at Legend Park for nearly a decade!. None of the actors wear masks in the Cuckoo’s Nest... this ads to the realism and amazing believability of the very elaborate theatrical production.
People visit Legend Park from all over the country to experience this dark walk-through Halloween Attraction. Many people visit the Fear Itself Show from all over the world including: Hong Kong, Brazil, Italy, France and other parts of the globe.
Another popular character, Mad Mommy is dressed for the occasion as she proudly
shows her baby to visiting guests.
The set design is so detailed that guests feel like they are actually in an insane asylum when visiting the Cuckoo’s Nest in Mishawaka, Indiana’s popular attraction. Experts from Michiana as well as designers, builders and artists from around the country have been recruited to make the Cuckoo’s Nest the most real and most believable insane asylum anywhere.
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