|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: The location is 434 East Devon Ave in Elk Grove Village. There was an absence of signage at any close intersections, however there was plenty of lit signage AT the actual location and lights to illuminate the front of the house. The visibility like i said was very good, it is hard to miss as Bertholds has a blinking arrow sign mentioning that the haunted house is "here".
Wait Entertainment: There was no wait entertainment that I saw. But then again, there wasn't really much of a wait!
Length of Event: 30 - 45 minutes. All 4 houses took a long time to walk through.
Actor Performance: The actors were amazing, everyone was right on cue and no one broke character. I was surprised by the eleventh hour crew this year. They definitely stepped it up from last year. There are some actors I would like to point out this year. First is the actor in the tunnel after the cemetary with a jumpsuit who was perfect. I must applaud the actors in Pitch Black. They were insane! Finally, the actor in the kitchen was just unbelievable. I won't go into too many details.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We got mixed up with a couple of groups in the chain maze but overall, very good.
Appropriate Ages: I wouldn't recommend that anyone younger than 9 go through.
Props / Special FX: Very well layed out and thought filled. I loved the attic and the fog filled boiler room.
Costumes / Make-up: Everyone was perfect in this category as well. I especially liked the guy in the tunnel after the cemetary, he has a ripped face.
Summary: Every little thing from the amazing detail in the attic and boiler room to the realistic pitch black maze to the entire crew of eleventh hour made this attraction worth while! I will definitely come back.