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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by lct59

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Event Reviewed: Rockford Screamfest (Machesney Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: lct59   (Event Visited: 10/29/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: If you know your going to the back of of the mall yoou are ok. If you dont no visible signs out front

Wait Entertainment: Crowd mall. Lots of entertainment. Very hot inside. But you are given a # so you could buy your ticket leave and come back later and go right in. Most of the wait entertainment was Teenager oriented

Length of Event: 25 mins

Actor Performance: Fair... was more screaming than interaction.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Unfortunately our group was lead by a youngster so I felt we went thru too fast but can not blame the "haunt" for that at all.

Props / Special FX: The 3-D was Awesome. Made the whole haunt worht the visit

Costumes / Make-up: A lot of gore.

Summary: To be fair I must admit this was the second haunt we went to that night. Overall it was good. Wish there had been a guide to set the pace and give a little narration. The 3-D room...AWESOME...go to this Haunt if for nothing other than that. Even my BIG bad hubby got a good scare in there. The actors were good but some could have interacted better. Overall I would recommend. Do not over dress it is warm in there.

Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: lct59   (Event Visited: 10/29/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Hard to find, Look for YMCA Camp signs

Wait Entertainment: Very Nice, Actors walk thru line never coming out of character. If you want to spend a little more. Buy the VIP speed pass, Takes you straight to the front of the line.

Length of Event: 45 minutes

Actor Performance: All actors performed thier roles well. They interacted with the group and each other very well.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We had a few small wait times outside but nothing major. Gave you a chance to get ready for whatever came next. They use signals with other staff to make sure you never come up on the group in front of you. Very well done.

Props / Special FX: Excellant. Wish i had a little more time to look in each area to see the props in more detail, but understand we went on a very busy night. Next year We will go earlier in the year.

Summary: Thoughly enjoyed this haunt. The guide never came out of character even when I had to stop to tie my shoe, lol. I love the van ride. At one point each person in the group was the "target" of the actors giving each of us in the group a good scare.  
I am not going to give too much away...this haunt is based on a story line with many different seperate buildings. You walk thru the "trails" outside in the dark. The guide has you set up to beleive something will jump out at any moment. Sometimes it does... Each seperate "house" is very theme based. The actors stay in character but do interact well with the group. Excellent!! Best "scary" haunt I have been too.





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