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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by joybird

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Event Reviewed: Ghost Train (Monticello, Illinois)
Reviewed by: joybird   (Event Visited: 10/29/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find, signs point you in the right way. There are ghouls helping you to find parking. Clearly marked where the ticket sales are and we pretty much followed the crowd after that.

Wait Entertainment: Very nicely carved pumpkins to look at while you wait. Some scary dressed ghouls walk past and try to scare the little ones. That was fun to see.

Length of Event: I was hoping the train ride would have lasted longer, but the scary boxcar too longer to get through than I originally thought, so it made up for it.

Actor Performance: I think that the actors could have focused on scaring people in the whole car that they were assigned to. Our ghoul focused on only one group of girls and only scared them by screaming. I think it would be nice if they expanded their scare tactics to include moving throughout the car, sitting next to people, touching their shoulders, or whispering in people's ears when they don't expect it.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We got there, got tickets, and pretty much got on the train. There was a minimal wait to walk through the haunted box car. I was pleasantly surprised.

Appropriate Ages: 8 and up

Props / Special FX: Very cool props. The dragon breathing fire coming at the window scared me the most.

Costumes / Make-up: Not too many actors, but for the ones that were there the costumes were pretty cool.

Summary: Definatly something to take the family too. Very good date idea. There are plenty of reasons to make her cling to your arm. Parking was ample and the scare was just enough to spark the beginning of a spooky night.

Event Reviewed: Monticello Spook House (Monticello, Illinois)
Reviewed by: joybird   (Event Visited: 10/29/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find, signs along the way keep you on track.

Wait Entertainment: A little redundant with 3 people carrying chainsaws. Was scary at first but then lost some appeal, mostly because of gas fumes.

Length of Event: Very worth the wait and money spent. Felt like we were in there a while.

Actor Performance: Nicely done. Everyone we came across knew how to get a good scare out of you. The lady in white sheets scared me the most and the man shaking cans at the funeral came in on a close second.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: No wait once inside. Never saw anyone else but the people in our group. That made it really scary.

Appropriate Ages: 10 and up

Props / Special FX: Music was great and props were excellent. They were low budget props but it got the job done. I was screaming and laughing the whole way through.

Costumes / Make-up: Nicely done, although I can't say I always had my eyes open.

Summary: Definately worth a visit this Halloween season. I plan to go again next year. I was excpecting a slight scare and came out having an excellent time. I kept jabbering all the way back to the car.

 

 

 

 

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