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2011 Visitor Reviews of
Catacombs of the Lost (East Peoria, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/23/11 @ 7:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/11
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: Located between East Peoria and Sunnyland, large building - GPS will take you to it. Easy to find the building, poor markings - no street sign and no markers, OPEN sign flashing ??

Wait Entertainment: No waiting tonight in line however "staged" delay and who knows why? There were us and two other groups here tonight, we waited maybe 10 minutes for nothing ..???

Length of Event: The event took maybe 6 minutes to complete at best..

Actor Performance: Same five actors do a fair job if that, nothing high impact here and all young kids. Lots of work needed here, nothing special and very very low on numbers - 5 kids inside event, few adults on the outside.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was smoothless on our side, nobody else to worry about. I guess they let one group in every 5-10 minutes and who knows why??

Appropriate Ages: Any age could handle this event, no real sets to see (everything dark - more later) and the kids scares were weak.

Props / Special FX: You see more props before you enter the haunted house than you do when you enter, hard to understand ?? Inside the haunt everything is dark with a few flashlight bulbs and filtered in light from the warehouse windows parking lot lights, weak here... No fog machines, no strobes, no effects - DO YOU LIKE THE DARK ?

Costumes / Make-up: No make up we noticed, everything was masks, and as far as character costumes - who knows ?? This event is dark so they didn't really need to invest in costumes or masks - just yell... Not much here..

Summary: We usually give every attraction a try no matter how small they are, with the size of East Peoria and remote to Sunnyland and Washington we were expecting something like Pekin's Dungons event - WRONG !! This event has real issues here and where to start, too many to begin to list. This is maybe a MOM/POP event where the kids are the show, nothing more! The small area of the building is the event and the waiting area is twice as big as the event, why?? The larger second building isn't used here at all ?? The sets are unknown because everything is dark, filtered light (windows & parking lot) and maybe two or three flash lights, bad and very bad. The kids (characters) actual jump out at you and then run ahead (all in view) to scare you again, again, and yes again - 5 kids do the job of 20 scares and yes with the same mask and voice, cheesy and very low quality here.. The event is short and nothing here to stand out, usually you can think of something they did that was good, just nothing here.. The haunt cost $10.00 (yes $10.00 a person) and has NOTHING behind it, at $5.00 it wouldn't have cut it. Lots, and lots of work needed here, too much to even consider it a return visit.

 

 

 

 

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