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2012 Visitor Reviews of
Fear Fest (South Beloit, Illinois)

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22 out of 27 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: JonTwwinky   (Event Visited: 10/07/12 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/10/12
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: On the Hayride the Moonlight definitely made the field and interesting sight!

Wait Entertainment: There were bonfires, concession stand, and a cool country vibe.

Length of Event: It was about 20 min, and worth it!

Actor Performance: They held character well, from there voices to their costumes! They also had a great element of surprise!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were on the trailer and no matter if you sat in front or back you were getting it!

Props / Special FX: There were many different scenes, from graveyards, churches, flame-throwers, and carnival scenes.. Really set the mood, and well delivered to the customer.

Costumes / Make-up: Each person was different and done up well to represent there certain area!

Summary: When you first walk onto the farm you have that feel that you are walking into some scary movie. The barn and the silo, make for a n eerie place! Add-in the sounds of chainsaws, screams, and put them together with flashes of lights, fire, and dark field, I wasnt sure what to think. After standing in a short line, we were off into the field! There were different scenes, multiple characters, and plenty of scares. My favorite part was the carnival area! Every one on board seem to be having a great time, and enjoyed this cool expierence! I would recommend the Haunted Hayride to anyone. One of the best hayrides I have been on. The price was well worth the scare, the whole family loved it!

22 out of 28 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: ravz2008   (Event Visited: 10/06/12 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/13/12
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: East to find. Numerous signs with directions on the way to the attraction. Had a sign posted on the roadside showing where to turn in and park.

Wait Entertainment: Lines for purchasing tickets, going through the barn and hayride went rather quickly.

Length of Event: Went through the barn last year and this year too. The haunted barn is longer this year. More scenes to see and walk through. Also went on the hay ride. It took about 20 to 25 minutes for the total ride.

Actor Performance: Watch the barn, really scary. You donít know when or where someone may come out and totally surprise you. It was great. Also, the hay ride has turns and scenes where you expect to see actors, but totally surprised when they came out from unexpected areas.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: There were signs and fencing to weave you through until you reached the attraction.

Appropriate Ages: The barn and hayride are both suitable for all ages. If someone is too scared, the actors pay attention and back away or show you that they are friendly.

Props / Special FX: The barn has great lighting effects and a vortex tunnel. The hayride has a flaming fire scene that was great and makes you jump. You can feel the heat.

Costumes / Make-up: All actors were dressed to fit the roll of every scene we saw. The actors are so dressed up that you canít tell who they are in person, just who they are for the roll they are acting.

Summary: Loved both events, would go again. I have been there over the past few years. Everything changes every year. This year was again new and great. Loved the vortex tunnel, the dot room, the silo in the barn and all the new lighting effects. Also loved the hayride with the surprise fire, the actors lurking about in areas you donít expect. Totally spooked and surprised going through both events. There is plenty of room for parking and no charge to park. Have plenty of time when you get there. Each event takes about approximately a half hour to view and you also need time to purchase your tickets and get in line. Dress warm, as you will be outside to purchase tickets, riding the hay ride and standing in line before going through the barn.

23 out of 35 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: demonchild   (Event Visited: 10/12/12 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/13/12
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: Since we knew where they were located it was easy to find.

Wait Entertainment: We visited the barn but didn't see any wait entertainment.

Length of Event: About 10 minutes

Actor Performance: The actors didn't seem to have alot of energy. Several of the actors didn't seem ready for a group when they came through. We could hear talking between the actors going on in the house.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: They weren't any other groups that we ran into.

Appropriate Ages: 10 or so

Props / Special FX: The barn had a few cool things but nothing out of the ordinary.

Costumes / Make-up: It seemed like alot of masks

Summary: Overall, my friends and I were disappointed in this attraction. We wanted to be scared and they didn't do that. For the $10 ticket price ($9 if you have a discount coupon)we were expecting alot more. The creepy barn has alot of potential but it is geared more for little kids. We were expecting more inyour face scares. Most of the actors seemed very young so that might have been the problem. If you have young kids in the family this might be the place to go. We definitely won't be visiting this attraction again.

 

 

 

 

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