|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Other than the detour on Rt 136, not their fault, using the map on the website, easy to find. Easy parking.
Wait Entertainment: There was a scary movie on TV and a fire.
Length of Event: More than 15 mins, I don't really remember. Wish it was longer because we were having so much fun.
Actor Performance: All stayed in character very well. Seemed to be quite a few kids, but they did a very good job. I don't know who the guy was who followed us through the maze but he was so close the whole time, I wondered once if I was holding his hand instead of my sisters.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: With the rope and the guide, I don't think it was possible to run into anyone else, so spacing wasn't an issue. I know we weren't close to our other group who went in before because at one point we were yelling for them and got no answer. I am really not crazy about holding on to a rope. Our guide went the perfect pace, but occasionally when we stopped, tried to run away, etc. I was worried about jerking her around too much and that dampened the fun slightly. And I'm afraid we did jerk her around a bit.
Appropriate Ages: 12+ Personally, I wouldn't take kids to any haunted house unless it is geared towards kids. Working in a haunted house this year, I saw far too many crying kids carried through by their parents. It's bad enough when adults are crying.
Props / Special FX: I loved the sets. The library and the lady in it was great. Corn room was terrific but, had a tad too much fog. Never did see who was trying to scare us. Loved the room with the bridge. If the chainsaw had a chain on it, we wouldn't have any feet! The tall guy. I don't know how he did it. Scared me GOOD!
Costumes / Make-up: Generally very well done. I did see too many faces and street clothes (even one unmade/unmasked face or any street clothes kind of kills the mood). The jackal guy scared the heck out of me sitting on the floor and then blocked our way, splitting our group in half. Then I noticed his face and street clothes. That was one of the times we jerked the guide backwards. Sorry! I think everyone should have had a mask or makeup. Ok, except for the cute security guy at the very end :-)
Summary: We had a blast!! Again, I am not crazy about holding on to a rope. I tried to run once and ended up on the other side of the rope, twisted around and thought I was going to choke myself. We had a great time though and were scared at almost every turn. I had to resist the urge to bury my face because I really wanted to look around at the terrific sets.