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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by dbzpokemama

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: dbzpokemama   (Event Visited: 10/20/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/05
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: I found the location easily, even though it was out of town a bit. There was a lighted sign at the road to show where to turn. The directions given at their site made it easy to find.

Wait Entertainment: I thought they had good entertainment while we waited in line. Just watching the people in line was fun enough, but they also had a huge screen TV with a chain saw movie and a guy in a mask with a bloody machete sort of stalking the people in line. It was really fun because every now and then he'd slam it into the cement or onto a pole and scare the begeebies out of the crowd. They even had a great gift shop too!

Length of Event: I think it lasted about 45 minutes or so from when we first got in.

Actor Performance: I was highly impressed with the actors!! I thought they all did a tremendous job! Our "Reaper" guide was awesome and the opening actor in the first sceen was amazing! Really got into his part! I also thought it was very cool that the actors often used the names of some of the people in the group. Cool personal touch!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Everything went very smooth once inside, and I'd say the timing was perfect. They took people through in groups of about 12 or so.

Appropriate Ages: There were some parts that might be pretty scarey for the under 10 crowd, but for the most part, if they've come to a haunted event, I'd assume they'd be prepared to be scared.

Props / Special FX: There were unexpected chain saws, and all kinds of cool things hanging from ceilings in various places, even a REALLY wild ride over to another area of the event.

Costumes / Make-up: Outstanding!! The costumes and the make-up were incredible! I thought they did a really great job with all of it!

Summary: I have to say that this was a fantastic haunted experience for me! I enjoyed every minute of it, and every section of it was great! The Trail of Screams truly was a trail, taking you all around, both inside and outside, to several different buildings and sections. There were unexpected things all along the way that always took your breath away. From the first time our "Reaper" guide spoke to us all, I was amazed at his professionalism in character! And the very first actor we saw when we entered REALLY set the tone for a great spooky event! I loved it, certainly felt it was worth the money, and will definately go again! Thumbs up!





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