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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by kmsmith

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Event Reviewed: Gilson Haunted School (Gilson, Illinois)
Reviewed by: kmsmith   (Event Visited: 10/14/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location for the house is perfect since the building looks haunted already. The parking was quite close. The town of Gilson wasn't too hard to find, and the signs posted for the event along the roads helped.

Wait Entertainment: In past years they have had many spooks walking through the lines and sometimes a person breathing fire. This time there were spooks, but nothing major, which is probably because it wasn't but a five to ten minute wait, and it was the opening night. Also, the waiting room was decorated with very unique props like scary looking trees and a witch scene.

Length of Event: It took about thirty minutes to go through, although I guess it depends on how long you get stuck in the maze.

Actor Performance: The characters were pretty convincing, especially some of the guides who really seemed to get into the haunting mood.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was really good. It seemed like they knew how to space out the groups.

Appropriate Ages: Age wise I think it depends on the person in question. In general I'd say twelve and up. However, I have seen younger children in past years that have really enjoyed it.

Props / Special FX: The props and special effects were very neat, especially the black hole. The 3-D was done really well, and it really added to the mood.

Summary: The Gilson Haunted House was well worth my six dollars, and I'll probably go again this year. The price has increased over the years, but it's still cheaper than seeing a movie, and is much more entertaining. The atmosphere was perfect, the music they paly is a great choice, and the spooks were good at scaring. Over all, it was a pretty good time.





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