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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by abandonallho

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Event Reviewed: Haunted Sanitarium (Chicago, Illinois)
Reviewed by: abandonallho   (Event Visited: 10/20/07 @ 10:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Located in Chicago feet from Lake Michigan on Fullerton Ave and Lake Shore Drive. Housed in what once was a Sanitarium. Parking, especially in Lincoln Park was not hard to find with $6 discounted parking at Lincoln Park Zoo approximately 1 block from the attraction.

Wait Entertainment: Indoor waiting area showing scary movies with a creepy cafe serving assorted refreshments including beer.

Length of Event: Between 12 and 15 minutes.

Actor Performance: Actors stayed in characer and were awesome in their timing as well as their aggressive tenacity to leave you scared.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Spacing was excellent throughout. We were able to advance at our own pace without a guide.

Appropriate Ages: 13 and older.

Props / Special FX: Several animatronic props. Static props true to life sets and timed perfectly. large puppets throughout.

Costumes / Make-up: All actors were both in make-up and masks. Costumes were appropriate for each scene.

Summary: Having a top rate Haunted Attraction in Chicago is long overdue especially in Lincoln Park minutes from downtown Chicago. Offering $6 discounted parking at Lincoln Park Zoo is unheard of in Chicago. Having an indoor waiting area is also a great addition. Lake Michigan as its backdrop is tremendous especially on a windy night with a full moon. The setting and the entire structure is freaky without anything happening in the space. Vlad the Impaler was my favorite actor and the scene was awesome, never saw anything like it before. Lighting afects were great. Friendly, helpful ancillary staff. A must see and well worth the money. You will truly get your monies worth and will want to return with your friends. This will defenitely be on your list year after year for those who go haunting every Halloween.

 

 

 

 

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