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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/25/13 @ 9:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/26/13
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|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Located at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe and marked from the roadway - not too hard to get to and excellent parking .
Wait Entertainment: Lots of waiting entertainment for old and young alike, movie theatre playing scary kids movies, food (more later) and little set up booths with lots of crap to buy.
Length of Event: The haunted house took around 12 minutes to get through after entering the attraction, the trail was around 18 minutes.
Actor Performance: The actors here were great to medium good, some of the people pulled off their parts perfectly and without any trouble and on their mark, while others ( mainly haunted house) was off mark and totally out of sink for whatever reason .
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was somewhat out of sink at various points of the haunted house and the woods trail, we meet several groups ahead of us, we slowed our pace and everything worked out ok.
Appropriate Ages: I would suggest maybe 10 years or above here, there is some walking and in your face stuff here, many young might not like this .
Props / Special FX: The props throughout the woods are very good to average, the few automation props were nice, however now getting somewhat dated and need some help. The haunted house was well stocked with props and everything worked out good. No actual special effects except automation props and standard smoke and strobe lights .
Costumes / Make-up: Costumes and make-up was exceptable, however by now this should be much stronger here. This event has lots of time behind it and everyone should be totally done up to perfection !
Summary: After last year off from this event we returned to see the newly designed attraction. When you see the $30.00 price to do all 3 attractions (trail, haunted house, and paint ball) per person, this might scare off a lot of people long before they enter the events! These are big city prices for a local attraction, too much !
Start with the paintball event (which we never attended) which was new this year. We lost out on hayrack ride and now have to pay more to shoot paintballs at a hand full of zombies! If you enjoy shooting games then you will probably find this good and worth the extra money. Several people we asked seemed to enjoy the paintball game of zombie killing, however wished they had more zombies to kill. The second attraction being the haunted trail, we saw many props of years past put into new order but still too much of the same. The longer trail was much better then ever before, but very weak on actor support, lots of dead woods with nothing, then some with more monsters than you could deal with - like to see a better balance here ! Most everything in the woods was triggered ok and we enjoyed the longer trail regardless! The haunted house was next with a much improved lead in, still lots of the same old stuff from years past, very dated ! The new intro was nice, but we did have some bottle neck with other groups behind us and ahead of us. The haunted house was nicely designed but poorly executed, lots of missed triggered events, actors out of character and overall very weak here with actors - too many stuffed monsters !
Overall a nice attraction to attend but way too much overpricing here. The event should be maybe $20.00 for all three attractions, and the concession stand is highway robbery with $3.00 hot chocolate and $4.00 hot dogs - these prices are making the $3.00 bud light (yes bud light) the best deal going.. Maybe this years added booze makes the over inflated prices easier to pay !!