|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Like any other location in could always use more lighting. The entrance itself was pretty easy because it had a huge sign saying "lake county fair grounds. and the Dungeon of Doom". because it is in the fair grounds you cant see the haunted house it self, but you really just follow the crowd and youll be in line in no time
Wait Entertainment: the wait was long. but every one i asked said it was worth the wait. i maybe waited 45 minutes. the atmosphere of the waitng area had so much going on. you had a lot to look at and hear. the haunted house had these clowns and this jester guy scaring the crap out of my friend. over all they had a bunch of things that we looked at and talked about while in line, which made everything seem to go by much quicker...
Length of Event: 40 minutes... with every one creeping behind the dark twisted hallways we really didnt get to far to fast.
Actor Performance: as always, the intensity of the actors are always at their peek. there're are deffinalty no 'kids' working here. its all very percise at how they scare. i was surpied to hear that they raised the price to $14.00 but after going through both haunted houses in one shot [they added a second haunted house at the end. a huge giant you walk through] and seeing all the new additions it was more than a reasonable price.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: like is said earlier, we didnt move through it to fast. we did meet the group in front of us but the 3 girls totally needed help getting through the rooms! they were freaked and were glad to have us guys go in front of them to guide their way, we didnt mind either!
Appropriate Ages: it does say not recomended for kids under 12, but im sure a stong 10 year old could make it with their parents. i do think that its more appealing to the older crowd. 16 +
Props / Special FX: Way to much to list. the rooms were full of props, and it seemed like every room had an animated prop. the exorcist room was one of the best ideas ive seen anywhere!
Costumes / Make-up: very well costumes and make up. it did seem like most of the acotrs were wearing prostetics. you could tell the level of professinalism in the make up because oh how close they get in your face. maybe only a few actors were in masks. the costumes looked like they were specific to the room. instead of boring black capes most haunted houses have... including the Dungeon of Doom a few years ago. but now every thing is progressed into more of a believeable aspect.
Summary: overall year after year, the dungeon of doom seems to strive for new-age techniques. they seem to know what their customers want to see, feel and experience. im looking forward to seeing what the D.O.D. is comming up with next year. its never the same and thats why me and my buddies go at least once a year. there is no need for anyone to travel any further for a good haunted house. its the best thing ive found.