Site Sponsors
HauntedIllinois.com  Haunted Illinois is your online source for everything Halloween in Illinois: Directory of Haunted Houses, Haunted House Reviews, Haunted House Industry News, Halloween Website Links and more !
  Facebook.com   Twitter.com   Instagram.com   Pinterest.com   YouTube.com
Site Sponsors

Site Sponsors

 

 

HauntedIllinois.com's
2003 Wheaton Jaycees Haunted House Review

Wheaton Jaycees Haunted House
DuPage County Fairgrounds
Wheaton, IL 60187
Date of Review: 10/24/03
Visibility/Location: Because this event was held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, it was fairly easy to find.  There was a sign at the entrance of the fairgrounds, telling you were to turn.  Also the multi-colored lights dancing off of the fairground building made it quite obvious where the haunted house was. 
Outside Appearance: This attraction was located inside one of the fairground's buildings, so the exterior was pretty plain-looking.  To enhance its appearance, they did have a couple of evil-looking creatures attached above the entrance (to make it look like they were crawling up the wall), as well as some colored lights shining on the front of the building.
Wait Entertainment: While customers were waiting to buy tickets, a couple of actors were scaring the people waiting in line with an air horn.  There was also scary music playing outside the attraction.  After buying tickets, you advanced into an indoor waiting room, which was filled with fog and was nicely decorated.  The walls were painted to look like the stone walls of a castle and there was a scene of a witch stirring a cauldron.
Admission Price: $8.00
Length:

8 Minutes *

* = Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time may vary.

Scare Factor: Low-Medium
Atmosphere: Wheaton Jaycees used a number of very dark hallways in between their various scenes, in order to create anticipation of what would happen next.  In their scenes, they used sound effects and simple props to establish a spooky mood throughout the attraction.  
Crowd Control: Crowd control throughout most of the haunted house was fine; however, two or three groups ran into each other in the strobe light maze.  The strobe light interfered with everyone's sense of direction so much, that no one could find their way out!
Other Customer's
Opinions:
A lot of the customers that I spoke with enjoyed the haunted house, but some of the older patrons commented that it could have been a little scarier.  

Summary:

This year the Wheaton Jaycees Haunted House had scenes of various themes, separated by several very dark hallways.  Themes ranged from Michael Myers reaching out of a jail cell to a jungle scene complete with a rope suspension bridge.  

The actor in the bloody body parts scene was enthusiastic and really charged the crowd with his electric saw, but the rest of the actors seemed a little less intimidating. This made the attraction not overly intense and appropriate for younger children.  

I enjoyed some of creative areas they had like the crawling maze, where you had to crawl on your hands and knees to find your way out. 

Overall, this is a nice family-oriented attraction.

Click here to find out more about this event.

 

 

"The Internet's Most Comprehensive & Up-to-date Directory Of Illinois Haunted Attractions"
Copyright 1999-2017 HauntedIllinois.com - Contact Webmaster - Media / Promotion Inquiries - Join Our Mailing List
 
Find Wisconsin Halloween Events at