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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by js753a

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Event Reviewed: Gilson Haunted School (Gilson, Illinois)
Reviewed by: js753a   (Event Visited: 10/15/05 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/15/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location was excellent and parking was great

Wait Entertainment: In past years they have had entertainment for people waiting in line, but since we were excepted in right away, we didn't have to wait long

Length of Event: In past years it has taken us at least half an hour or more to get through, this year we went through in about 15 minutes

Actor Performance: The spooks were ok, I think they were not as scary because it was only the second night of the event and they were still getting used to it.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The patron was fine,no problems.

Appropriate Ages: It was appropriate for ages 12 and up, but I wouldn't recommend it for any younger.

Props / Special FX: The 3D tunnel was awesome and I like how they mix it up a little bit each year, the music also sets you in the mood so that was an excellent choice.

Costumes / Make-up: The spooks wore some of the same costumes as previous years which is fine because they were still convincing, although I did see a few spooks wearing masks and regular street clothes.

Summary: The school was ok, but it hasnt changed alot from last year. They still had the elevator so I kind of knew what to expect when they lead you through the attraction. They could have thrown in a few new items and not been so predictable. I did feel that the price was high. When I first started going to the haunted school 4 years ago it was $3 to get in and each year it has risen $1, Now at $6 it is a little ridiculus and I don't know if I will be returning next year. I feel that if they are charging more they attractions should be new and intriguing. One last thing that I didn't like was that the school was supposed to open to the public at 7pm. When we arrived at 7:15pm we weren't sure if it was even open yet because there was no music and no action, when we went inside there was a line waiting to enter and they were still not letting people in. About 10 minutes later they turned on the music and began to let people enter.





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