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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/30/15 @ 7:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/31/15
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|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Located in Three Sisters Park for years and years, easy to find using your GPS .. Road signs aren't that strong so it could be hard without knowing where to go
Wait Entertainment: There was light in crowd wait entertainment and everyone did a fairly good job overall ..
You always have something going on inside the central waiting area, but tonight with "clogging" was just to much - whoever come up with this wasn't into fright !
Length of Event: In our two events the trail lasted maybe 15 minutes while the haunted house took us 13 minutes -
Actor Performance: The waiting line actors were actually much better than the haunted trail actors, most of them being younger children (no scare value) and many just standing around watching.. They had maybe 20 characters working the trail and could have used considerable more!
The haunted house was severely lacking characters and we continued seeing the same several actors over and over and over again, sometimes they could even get through the trap door before we come back upon them again .. This is absolutely ridiculous for this size of attraction to have this weak of characters working the event - extremely poor ! There were a couple of these actors (the ones rocking from room to room) who gave 100% but most of them were just present ...
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow through this event is always difficult and it's hard to explain why - some people skip through the video intro and this creates issues with running into other groups ... There are others who literally run through this attraction and therefore they also cause issues with bottlenecking ... This year we had literally two groups on our rear half way through the haunted house ..
Appropriate Ages: I would recommend at least 10 years old -
Props / Special FX: The props here have always been acceptable and done the job, however after 15 years this stuff is badly aged, broken, damaged, or so used that it contains very little scare value anymore - it's way past time to update the trail and the house !
Costumes / Make-up: Costumes and makeup looked ok, but the wardrobe was simple for the most part .. Might be a good idea to invest in more detailed costumes .
Summary: This event has took place for over 15 years at the same location - Three Sisters Park .. During its beginning stages it packed the hayrack ride (now paintball ride), the trail and the haunted house with light automation, great sets, and tons of workers bring the scares - those days are over ! The entire event looks weathered and tired, perhaps that's why many cast have exited the event .. They have so much potential here but it just falls to the ground, they still have a nice following but they just aren't giving them their money's worth .. It seems that most of the Spider Hills crew are worried about the paintball event (no doubt a big money maker) and the other events have sufferered! This year they never even bothered to installed the haunted house faceboard, sad .. After taking last year off we thought this year might have improved, no such luck !