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All 2006 Visitor Reviews Submitted by z3r0

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams...The Evil Has Awakened (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: z3r0   (Event Visited: 10/16/06 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/18/06
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: The location was pretty hidden, we pretty much missed the entrance since it was so dark. Overall the road leading towards the attraction really build up some intensity, mainly because it was very dark and covered with trees.

Wait Entertainment: Wait entertain was pretty cool, the had a tall creature, really tall like about 10 feet, walking around scaring people, but id prefer a chainsaw guy. The wait was no more than 30mins, but the surrounding did build up the mood. OVerall pretty good.

Length of Event: The lenght was probably 25-30. What i expected since it took about that long in 2004.

Actor Performance: NOw this attraction all comes down to this, the actors. In 2004, it was because of the actors that this haunt was so scary and fun. They were all taking their parts seriously and performed so well. IN 2006, the begining scene was great the actor build up the mood and the scene was speechless, but that was it. The rest was nothing compared to what they have done in 2004.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The patron flow was not what I have expected. We were actually stopped once and waited in the middle of no where for 10 minutes, just waiting for the other group to move on. Plus you can hear other groups scream in front of yours, which is pretty bad. It might of just been our bad luck, but our group were stopped or slowed down a few times to wait for other groups to finish.

Appropriate Ages: Good for 10+ but in 2004 it was 13+ in my mind.

Props / Special FX: The props were okay, there was not really much props, but the rooms were very well decoraded.

Costumes / Make-up: Costumes was not up to expectations. There was some really good makeup, but most of the actors had on jeans and leather jackets, and wore masks.

Summary: There was no clown room, no elevators, no chainsaw room, no doctor room. Its like they took everything out and brought it over to Trails of Scream 2, and upped the price for no reason. There was actually one scene, or the second scene to be exact, where there were no actors, just a plain decorated room. There was no actors in the forest while you are walking to the next house, and you spend most of the time walkin in the forest. Oh yea, they took out the van ride and the death of one person from the group. Compared to 2004 Trails of scream really toned it down. I mean in 2004 me, im a guy a big guy, and my friend literally fell runing in horror during the trip through the woods, but this year i was just anticipating for a scare that never happened.





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