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2016 Visitor Reviews of
Downs Haunted House (Downs, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Psychobunnie   (Event Visited: 10/14/16 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/16
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Right off the main road going through Downs (Seminary)

Wait Entertainment: Monsters, clowns, and zombies interact and scare the people waiting in line

Length of Event: Wait wasn't too bad maybe waited like 10 minutes to get in. But interacting with all the actors made it fun.

Actor Performance: I thought all actors did a great job staying in character and trying to scare everyone.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: My sister and I were with a group of teenagers. I never noticed any crowding while we went through.

Appropriate Ages: Teenagers and above

Props / Special FX: Props and special effects/lighting really made this haunted house effective

Costumes / Make-up: Costumes and make up were great

Summary: I ve heard such good things about the Downs Haunted house that I am glad I finally visited it. It was a scary and fun place. The actors all have there own personalities and rooms. The claustrophobic room is the one thing I have never experienced in a haunted house before. Trying to make it through the dark bloated curtains and losing your friends ahead of you in the process. Trying to make sense of where u go next is difficult but ups the fear factor. I would defiantly go back next year.  
You go to the pavaillion in Dooley park to buy tickets $5 a person is very reasonable. They also have consessions there as well. A haunted hay back ride can take u to the haunted house or you can walk.

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Reviewed by: Whiteghost   (Event Visited: 10/22/16 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/16
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Very easy to find the park due to all of the signs located around the town.

Wait Entertainment: The outside is the same every year and I think they have the potential to make it very interesting considering the inside of the haunted house. There were some characters that look as if they had normal clothes on and just went outside with masks on. Other than that they had many actors outside that did really good like the man in all white with the blood on him and the clown. The clown also did some fire breathing which kept us all entertained while we were waiting.

Length of Event: It has taken us about 7-8 mins to get through the entire house.

Actor Performance: Everyone did a pretty good job staying in charter

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Never ran into another group while we were inside.

Appropriate Ages: Probably more for teenagers and above. A couple of people had to leave with crying children.

Props / Special FX: They had some really cool things inside of the haunted house as well as outside. They had what looks to be an old hearse out side which was really awesome. For the inside they had some cool lighting fx and a couple of really realistic bodies that caught my eye.

Costumes / Make-up: For the most part there were really good costumes, but there were a couple of people in black robes with masks/ makeup.

Summary: Overall it was a very decent, family friendly haunted house. It is awesome that it is located small town near us. I would recommend Downs to everyone with kids or who is looking for a cheap night. I will defiantly go next year. They always get better and better each year and I can't wait to see what they have to bring to the table next year.

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Reviewed by: cissypissy   (Event Visited: 10/08/16 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/11/16
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: You buy your tickets at the park and get a hayride to the haunt.

Wait Entertainment: These guys were great and there were quite a few.

Length of Event: 10 mins or so

Actor Performance: Very good. They got into character.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good. No one caught up and we didn't catch up.

Props / Special FX: They had nice scenes. Even a couple I hadn't seen before.

Costumes / Make-up: Everyone was well done.

Summary: Downs is always fun and a really great value! They haunt isn't really long but they pack a lot into that small building. I think they could change up the graveyard outside. It hasn't changed in my memory. Good value for a family and at the park where you get your tickets, there are other things to do with the kids, too.

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