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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by cathyflips

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Event Reviewed: Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (Zion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cathyflips   (Event Visited: Before Oct. 1st @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/02/09
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: The location was cool looking and the main roads were marked pretty well. It's only after you turn off the main road that all direction kind of ends. It would help to have a few signs posted along with the "Do Not Park" signs. Parking lot itself is very well lit.

Wait Entertainment: As this is our 10th year visiting the Dungeon of Doom, we knew there would be very little wait as it is opening night and that is very typical for opening night with any haunted attraction. The actors are fantastic as always, especially the vampire pirate. (Actually gave me the chills.) But I would have to agree about missing the TV's, the scary music and it was too lit up!

Length of Event: We did the general admission which lasted about 20-25 minutes. Definitely appropriate for general tickets. (We did not choose to do Buried Alive.)

Actor Performance: As usual the actors are amazing! So energetic and into their roles! They are the main reason we go back every year! You can tell they put everything they have into making sure you get a good scare!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Loved the fact that they put alot of thought into making sure your group goes by itself without running into any other group! Didn't run into anyone else and was surprised by each attraction without another group just leaving and them trying to set up to scare us. But we didn't like the gaps between scares, they were really open and far apart.

Appropriate Ages: We think anyone 12 and older would enjoy this!

Props / Special FX: We really, really loved the man on the operating table (looked real). Also the chapel scared us all alot! And the things that pop out at us! Definitely missed the man who gets electrocuted though!

Costumes / Make-up: Again, they all put alot into making sure you are scared and their makeup and costumes are top notch! Miss the clowns and the guys who slid up on his knees with the machete though!

Summary: Although overall, we were slightly disappointed, it was worth the trip and price at least once! Love the actors and the props as always! Hope the owners reconsider the space though. Felt like too much room and not enough to fill it up! Also, not as easy to get to as Grayslake location, although again, it is pretty well marked! As seasoned visitors to the Dungeon of Doom (we visited at least three or four times a season) we do not feel that we will be doing that this season. Felt like we were getting more for our buck in a smaller space that was easier to get to! Also thought everything was too lit up and too many gaps between scares! Hope things go well though! Good luck!

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Event Reviewed: Realm of Terror Haunted House (Round Lake Beach, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cathyflips   (Event Visited: 10/02/09 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/06/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Signs are everywhere! Easy to find on main road.

Wait Entertainment: No real wait yet. Still early in the season though.

Length of Event: Ran about 25 minutes.

Actor Performance: The actors are AMAZING! Really put themselves into their act! Green haired clown was REALLY scary! Sometimes they are too in your face though for too long. Need to scare and let pass!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Made sure that you don't run into another group until the maze! Got a good scare in each attraction without them having to try to set up next scare!

Appropriate Ages: 13+

Props / Special FX: Loved the body bags and the guy running around in them! Loved the maze too but it lasted too long! Actually go annoying. Actors need to be aware of who has been in there and get them out after say 3 or 4 minutes at the most. My sister and I were nauseous from being in the fog too long!

Costumes / Make-up: This is probably one of the most under rated attractions. The actors costumes and make-up are top notch!

Summary: Have to say this used to be my second favorite haunted house, but now it is my favorite! Loved that you were scared around every corner, priced right and felt like I was getting my money's worth! Will definitely be back alot! Thanks!





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