|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: The Naper Settlement is an genuine 19th century village and museum. Easy to find, easy to park.
Wait Entertainment: Lots of roaming characters, lots to see even while waiting in lines.
Length of Event: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Actor Performance: Excellent. The actors are really into their roles and it showed.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Lots of attractions, so patron flow was smooth. If there is a long line at one attraction, you can hit several others in the meantime.
Appropriate Ages: All ages had a ball.
Props / Special FX: The settlement itself provides an ideal background for the festivities. There were some great special effects and makeup/costume jobs, but high-tech effects would clash with the 19th century setting. They got it just right.
Costumes / Make-up: Period costumes really added to the spooky environment. The headless horseman, the seven deadly sins, and the headless woman were all great.
Summary: Overall, the event is essentially a Halloween theme park. There are storytellers, magicians, a seance, gypsy fortune tellers, multiple haunted locations, food vendors. A very spooky environment with fewer shock stunts. Scary without being overly intimidating. Great value for money. The Naper Settlement is a great place to visit year-round.