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2015 Realm Of Terror Review
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|Realm Of Terror
Kristofs Entertainment Center
421 W Rollins Rd
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Right off Rollins Road – which was fairly easy to find. Located in the back of Kristof’s entertainment center – there were lights, guiders and large signs to help you find the location.
Food and booze welcome you as you enter the tent – which I thought was a nice novelty. The tent itself was pretty plain except for a very large sign that donned the entrance – but the actor in this area was a lot of fun.
Wiping his bloody mess on me – and “pushing” me out of the way to get to my friend – was a little stunned initially…didn’t expect that at all – but was all in good fun. I’m sure he gave the earlier crowd the same welcome – enjoyed his performance quite a bit.
30 minutes total
Although 2 haunts are advertised – this was one long walk through with no separation of the two.
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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.
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quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation.
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Were a few groups in front of us, but they went through regularly. We were grouped up with a decent crowd…which at first we were disappointed about – but it all worked out. Going through with a few others makes this experience a lot more fun.
It’s very seldom that a haunt takes me off guard – but this was one. Really standing out with their touchy feely actors – yes. They will touch you here – and very creepy fun.
Walking in we were treated to some off color jokes during our briefing. Although the jokes are done in good humor, not a place for the easily offended or freakishly squeemy. Very fun and intense haunt – this adds to the chaos and madness abound.
After our briefing we suddenly found ourselves traveling to the very pit of one very large outbreak. Prep up! And you better be ready.
Traveling our way down to the bottom level on a freight elevator – very cool effect here – we were witness to the chaos as our instructor was abruptly interrupted by a maniac beating his head in with a hammer – very violent – and made our group very excited – apparently we’re pretty sick and enjoy this type of fun.
Doors opened – and we were in. And what a mess it was. Guts and blood littered the walls everywhere – hands off the walls! And some are indeed sticky.
Some great lighting – was very easy to immerse yourself into the story here – the surroundings from top to bottom were great.
Madness pursued as you made your way around – extremely tight corridors, obstacles that had to be maneuvered around. I loved the moving floor used in one scene – not only were we disorientated from the blood, guts, lighting and surroundings – but had to watch where you were stepping as well – was all around fun – literally.
In another scene, a maze of hanging body bags were kicked up a notch with a few twitchers. Have made my way through many body bags – but never actual moving. Complete with a few live actors doing the same – this room was a lot of fun. More intense and scary - was one of my favorite rooms in the haunt.
The actors inside are just as fun as what we encountered out in the waiting area.
Maniacs – completely - and jumping all over. Neatly tucked away in areas where you either bump into them – or they find you – coming out of corners, under beds – following. And yes – touching you. But just relax. It adds to effect – and very respectful and nicely done. Want to be creeped out? – this is your huckleberry.
Had a wonderful time during this walk through. Some scenes were a little too disorientating for my taste – had some great props here that I would’ve enjoyed seeing more of – but I get it – adds to the chaos and madness – and you’re to feel like you “belong” inside this moment – which works very nicely – enjoyed the feeling of being lost, disorientated and being taken off guard – quite a bit of fun.
If you enjoy something a little more intense and different then your standard walk through – highly recommend Realm of Terror. For a half hour walk through of sheer madness – very much worth the money – and the drive out.
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