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|Reviewed by: squishweasel   (Event Visited: 10/18/14 @ 9:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/19/14
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: This can be tricky depending on which way you come in from. If you head off of 80 through Morris there were plenty of signs. The other way didn't have any that we saw. I would use a GPS either way, though.
Wait Entertainment: There were about four actors going between the lines for Dungeon of Terror and the Maze of Terror. The creepiest was Panda Man. The rest, we're mainly wearing masks aside from the Inmate. All were very quiet and mainly invaded personal space.
Length of Event: Dungeon of Terror: 15 minutes
Maze of Terror: 1 minute, probably less. More on that later.
Actor Performance: Actor performance was decent. They were mainly small children, so it wasn't as effective as it could have been if bigger people had filled the roles instead. Even with the small people, there were a few standouts, like the girls in the toy room.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We didn't run into another group. We could heat the other group behind us occasionally, but they never caught up. Very good pacing.
Appropriate Ages: 10+
Props / Special FX: There were some nice props and sets in here. No big props, but effective use of what they had.
Costumes / Make-up: I'm not a big fan of stationary masks. Especially for line entertainers that are subject to closer scrutiny. Except Panda Man. His worked. The clown makeup was decent, but everything else was a mixed bag. There were some good pieces and some not so good. The zombies had some real nice makeup going on.
Summary: We go to this haunt every year, as it is one of the best in our immediate area. This year we left feeling a little let down and more than a little taken advantage of.
Dungeon of Terror:
This one is usually pretty good and it didn't disappoint thus year either. I felt some of sets seemed a little off this year, though. I remember in years past the scene with the prison/mental patients was very good. This year it was brought down to a quick blink and you'll miss it scene. One of the best actor performances of the night came from one of the actresses here, though who pleaded to be let out as "she was not one of them." Pretty freaking creepy. The only drawback was the ages of the actors. There were very tiny youth that seemed miscast in roles that would have been better suited to adults. I'm not knocking their performances, as most did well. There were just clearly children in adult roles and it took away from the immersion of the event. My compliments to that one girl in the prison scene, the one lady in the random hallway, the girls in the toy room and the hooded figures.
Maze of Terror:
We were having a great time up until this point. I can't tell you much about this haunt for one good reason. We were literally in there for less than one minute. The clown telling the rules and the gist of the house was great and helped build up the excitement. Then we went in and literally turned a few corners and found the exit. We didn't see anything else this maze had to offer and we were rudely told that we had to leave. It's $10 for both attractions and we really felt like we just lost $5. We were very excited for this maze and we quickly got ushered out as if we were being disruptive or breaking the rules. It was disappointing. In the future, personally, I do not know if I would spend the money on both attractions if this is the way it is going to be.