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2007 Visitor Reviews of
Gilson Haunted House (Gilson, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: becca   (Event Visited: 10/26/07 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/28/07
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: It was easy to find and the signs were helpful. The parking was ok. And not too long of a walk

Wait Entertainment: It was good, I didn't have to wait long in line though. The wait room had a good atmosphere and there was music playing. Overall really good.

Length of Event: It varies per person because of the maze. I made it out of there in a half and hour.

Actor Performance: Very good, they stuck to their jobs; no help, talking, etc.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was great untill the maze, I think there were around 50 people in the maze trying to find their way out, it made it better though

Appropriate Ages: All ages, parent needed for maze

Props / Special FX: The 3-D room and Black Hole were great.

Costumes / Make-up: Good costumes and makeup.

Summary: It was a great haunted house. I really enjoyed the maze. It was probably the best part of the whole thing. There was a lot of good vibes and it had a great energy. It was really cheap (6 dollars), it was also really fun, scary, and just great all around!

Reviewed by: becspec   (Event Visited: 10/20/07 @ 9:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/07
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: Hard to find, not many signs

Wait Entertainment: Boring, some of the people trying to scare you were in normal clothes and a cheap mask- not scary

Length of Event: 15 minutes

Actor Performance: Actor performance could use improvement. Just yelling "boo" randomly will scare young kids, but leave anyone older bored

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: felt like we were rushed. We had to go through with a group of people we didn't know, so all of the "scares" were ruined since we were in the back.

Appropriate Ages: 7 and up. Good for family entertainment, but not really scary

Props / Special FX: 3D art was interesting. We liked the spinning hole.The props weren't scary enough for anyone over age 10. I've heard that the maze at the end is fun, however we were rushed right through it

Costumes / Make-up: Very basic, needs improvement. More make-up and more detailed costumes.

Summary: There was a lot of dead space. Seems that more props and actors would help alot.More wait entertainment would make the long wait more fun. Outdoor decorations needed too.

Reviewed by: darknight69   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/17/07
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: It is in a small, dark town. The building is big and does give the impression that it is haunted. It was easy to find.

Wait Entertainment: Not too bad. Mostly just people in costumes. The inside area where you pay at was pretty dark and creepy.

Length of Event: Maybe took us 20 to 30 minutes to get through. Well worth the price.

Actor Performance: Most did a good job. Saw a couple people without masks.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We ran into a group by the black hole and in the basement area. Other than that it was pretty quick.

Appropriate Ages: 10 and up.

Props / Special FX: 3D, black hole and the airbag thing were cool.

Costumes / Make-up: Not much make-up. Some really cool masks. Maybe do more than just a mask and a black robe?

Summary: This place was really cool. We were quite impressed. It is different than some of the other places that we have been. I am suggesting this to all my friends. Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

 

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