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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/19/13 @ 7:30 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/20/13
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Located in a great location in Marquette Heights high above the hills, marked with lighted sign and also marked from the main turn-off heading out of Pekin. You can't miss this after you turn up the hill toward Marquette Heights.
Wait Entertainment: There are tons of monsters walking around looking to keep your fears high long before you get into the haunt, and you will need something to keep you entertained for a long time!
Length of Event: The actual event from start to finish took us about one and a half hours to get through after we actually got started - that's another story!
Actor Performance: The actors all done a very good to excellent job, everybody which was ready for us was great; however there are a few (girl actually sleeping on a bed) which missed the mark.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: This is the issue here, a REAL problem which needs to be fixed and soon, we started at 7:15 and didn't finish until 11:10 which is way too long period. With the actual event maybe within a 45 minute frame layout that adds all this extra time for waiting and it mean jumping from one line to another line continuously thoughout the event. Even after you enter into the event it's one bottle neck jam after another - far too many to be except able within a normal haunted house attraction.
Appropriate Ages: I wouldn't recommend that small children or people who shock easy attend this event, there are some real shocking effects and monsters throughout the event.
Props / Special FX: There are tons of high quality props and automation devices firing off all around you, there is more detail here than you could ever see if you entered the event several times. There are no weakness points here with props and effects, they do have them and everything tonight went off very good .
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and make up are perfect, there are no weak points here either, everyone was dressed up great and their make up was perfect. There are also some real high quality masks here too!
Summary: Overall this is a great attraction here and they all do an excellent job pulling this thing off, they have done this for years and have a very large following and it shows. Everyone has a great time and they keep it exciting and action packed every year. There is an excellent surrounding here which has about a half dozen remote locations throughout the woods and everyone with a different theme, it's very well done. The only weak parts here and the keeping from a high rated 10 score is the LINE CONTROL which is totally disrupted because of management issues, this is the worst I have ever seen it! The opening also lacked something, by teasing you with a haunted entry into the main building just to listen to a beginning 101 about the rules for three minutes, then moving you out the door to another one hour or better line - not well done !
This event needs to find a way to control this issue before people get to upset over this, $20.00 is a lot of money to spend to stand for 4 hours plus waiting. I would suggest paying the extra $30.00 for a speed pass and even then you are going to have some real waiting time ahead if you.