|Reviewed by: batesmotel13   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 10:15 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/15/07
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Fair|
Visibility/Location: Even if you are from out of town, it is very easy to find. The directions on the website are perfect. Just follow the signs to the railroad museum.
Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any. The entire ordeal is outside (with the obvious exception of the train rides) so be warned of the cold waiting.
Length of Event: an hour perhaps. When I went there was no waiting for it to begin but there is perhaps ten minutes within dedicated to waiting on platforms for another train.
Actor Performance: The actors were excellent even though we were the last group and they had had a busy night, they still maintained a high energy level. The clown was brilliant, completely in his part as well as the girls performing the seance. They made me jump a bit. The butcher and lonely girl wanting to play hide and seek followed our group for a long time harassing us and fighting with eachother. They really went all out.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Because the entire event is dependant on the train, the flow is good. Once inside the Screamliner, they break the groups up into even smaller groups which ultimately gets merged into a giant mob.
Appropriate Ages: 10+, maybe younger.
They were really considerate to another group when someone asked them to tone it down because someone in that group gets easily scared. For the not faint of heart, it could be intense.
Props / Special FX: You walk through two trains. The first is very nicely decorated. It seems realistic. There is some music as well. The second one cheapens itself on props which isn't as important because it is actually moving while you're going through it.
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes were okay. Some characters seemed to have incomplete ones but most were very good. The makeup, on the other hand, was bloody brilliant. Every single character had excellent gore and bruises and really enhanced the experience so much. Seriously, go and examine the makeup--it was that awesome.
Summary: I'm not easily scared. I've actually never been scared ever going through a haunt before, but this one did make me jump. I would highly recommend that everyone go. The price is good, especially when noted that the trains have to run on something other then crushed bones. The entire train concept is really very unique and fun. Most importantly, the actors put forth all of their energy and really want to make it awesome for each group. It is completely worth it. Make it out to Union this year.