Location plays a part in the haunt’s success. Georgetown is in south Seattle, right off of East Marginal Way, which is just a short drive from downtown. This allows haunt fans to conveniently get their scare on and be back home for an early bedtime. You can even go on a school night, since the Morgue is open nightly from October 22nd to November 1st. Because they get such huge crowds, try visiting on a Thursday or Sunday, to avoid a long wait in line.
The haunt packs a lot of punch into a building that is less than 4000 square feet. The maze features tight turns and switchbacks that lead the patron through various scares in close spaces. Expect an emotional meltdown from your claustrophobic date. Props and sets follow classic haunted house themes, including bloody corpses and undead weirdos. But there are also some really nice unexpected tricks and traps. On a personal level, I’m a fan of any designer that incorporates a water hazard into their haunt. Very cool. On the whole, this is a top-quality show featuring the best of the best in lighting, design and talent.
I will mention it one more time, to drive the point home. This haunt is popular and gets crowds numbering in the thousands. Go on an off night, or go early, to be first in line. Otherwise expect a wait to get in.
That said, Georgetown Morgue is a great haunt and is well worth a visit.