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2015 Boo Crew Haunted House Review
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|Boo Crew Haunted House
11083 Buckhart Road
Mechanicsburg, IL 62545
To find the location we had to utilize GPS. We did not see any signs until we came up on the event on Buckhart Road. Once you see the event there is a large lighted billboard sign. There could have been more signs directing you to the event off of the country roads.
There was a huge grass lot where you could park right next to the event.
After you purchased your tickets, you stood in line to enter the Trail of Souls. There was a maniac zombie cop and the creature from Jeepers Creepers that walk the crowd, giving patrons that uneasy feeling of what they were about to encounter. You could also sit by the fire pit that was located near the exit of the haunted house.
Once you made it through the Trail of Souls you found yourself in a queue line that separated into 2 lines for the regular and Fast Pass patrons. Then you entered the Haunted House wait area. The wait area contained black lights, a movie screen that was showing hard rock videos, and one demented zombie cop. This zombie cop initiated one of the greatest scares I have ever seen in a wait line. This actor knew how to work the crowd and got scares he went after.
The waiting area inside was a very nice large space that could hold a lot of patrons to protect from the weather.
$12.00 and they did offer a Haunted Attraction/Fast Pass for $8.00 more if the lines were busy.
Trail of Souls: 10.5 Minutes *
Haunted House: 13 Minutes
Since people move through haunted attractions at different
rates, your time will vary. Note:
The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving
forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue
lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic
jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted.
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by
length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual
quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation.
to see how this event compares to others
visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Trail of Souls: Low
Haunted House: Medium-High
The gentleman at the Trail of Souls did a nice job spacing the groups out. Once you were in the Trail of Scream another group did catch up to us just because they were running through the event. We did stop and let them go in front of us.
During the Haunted House we did have to wait a few times and did have the group behind us catch up with us twice. A few actors tried to space the groups out a little more.
Once you entered the Trail of Souls, you made your way down a winding and uneven path. Lights are strategically placed that they go from bright to dim in just the right places causing your eyes to have to constantly adjust.
One prop that was nicely done was the rotting horse and hearse carriage. This prop was very detailed and really added to the creepiness of the trail.
There were many different scenes that you came upon during the woods. The scenes were all nicely done; but they did not contain any scares. Only 3 of scenes contained actors, with another actor walking through the woods. One stand out was the “Freak Show”, in which a happy little clown greeted you with a noise maker.
Once we entered the building, we entered a house of the macabre. Each set was designed to be part of a dilapidated old house. The house is filled with pneumatics and actors. Each pneumatic is to just take your guard and attention off of the actor that was coming at you. Actors wore both masks and/or makeup; but the masks worn fit each room the actors were set in.
Two standout areas that I really enjoyed were the dining room and the kitchen. The dining table was just waiting for you to walk in, and it greeted you very well! Don’t worry “The Butcher” is waiting. I can only say he is not right in the head and he is there to get you ready for dinner.
To the bald woman/thing in the striped dress, oh how you made it so creepy! Your silence and messed up facial features made the group even more uncomfortable as we descended into the depth of the house.
The last area, you seem to descend into the basement of the house and find yourself in a hospital of the insane. A nurse would slap a name tag on the lead person and that person would have to lead your group out of the insane carnival of madness. All the patients kept you on your toes. When you entered one of the last rooms, the doctor, was waiting to give you a shockingly good scare.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Boo Crew’s Haunted House. I would have liked to have seen more scares in the Trail of Souls. The Trail of Souls although a really good set up, lacked in the scare department. The Haunted House is packed with highly detailed gore and tons of actors to make sure that you don’t get out of a room without a scare. The price cannot be beat for both attractions. The Boo Crew’s Haunted House definitely deserves a visit this Halloween season!
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