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|Event Reviewed: The Fear at Navy Pier (Chicago, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: bullme109   (Event Visited: 10/09/09 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: Easy to see, right at Navy Pier.
Wait Entertainment: They had some pretty good flame jugglers and random actors outside by the line.
Length of Event: Seemed very short, maybe about 5 minutes. Seemed rushed.
Actor Performance: Pretty good, most the actors put some good energy in.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good, it was pretty empty when we went so I don't know if that's an issue on a busy night.
Appropriate Ages: Any?
Props / Special FX: What they did have seemed pretty good, but it seemed like too much empty space, also, too well lit up. I expected more from all of the commercials, not to mention the 20 buck price tag. I've seen much more detailed houses for half the price. The second part of the house (the inflatable dragon) was totally empty with way too much space. The actors try to scare, but it's hard to do when you see them a mile away.
Costumes / Make-up: Pretty good, I feel like the actors needed more help with what they had to work with, especially in the inflatable section.
Summary: This was an ok house, just nothing special, especially when compared to cheaper alternatives with much more detailed scenes. The tour seemed rushed, it wasn't very dark, and it just didn't have a huge scare factor. It's worth checking out, just keep expectations in check.