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2017 Boo Crew Haunted House and Trail of Lost Souls Review


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Boo Crew Haunted House and Trail of Lost Souls
11083 Buckhart Rd
Mechanicsburg, IL 62545

Visited: 10/06/17

 

Reviewed By: Debra Parish
Visibility/Location: Oversized parking lot, both gravel and grass, located right near entrance.
Event was easy to find, GPS took us right to the location. There were arrowed signs leading the way as well as a large lit up sign at entrance.
Wait Entertainment: Trail of Lost Souls: Knuckles the Clown entertained the crowd, posing for pics and interacting with customers as they waited in line (outdoors). Beep, another clown, although kinda creepy looking, also provided photo ops and joked with awaiting patrons.
Boo Crew Haunted House: Indoor waiting. Large room lit up with black lights, and a live DJ, with interactive music videos being played on large flat screens. Knuckles the clown made another appearance, as well as a mad man in a straight jacket. Photo prop ops with Stocks and Electric Chair. Black light interactive decorations really make the room pop!
Admission Price: General Admission: $15, Speed Pass $25
All tickets include Trail of Lost Souls and Haunted House attraction.
*Childrens Matinee: $7 per person/child, Sat Oct 21st from 3-6 pm.
Parking: Free
Length:

Trail of Lost Souls: 8.5 Minutes
Boo Crew Haunted House: 10 Minutes
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* = 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: 4.207
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing 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. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Scare Factor: High
Crowd Control: Crowd control was handled well, did not run into any other patrons while moving thru Trail of Lost Souls or the Haunted House. Several minutes spaced between each group. Flow was smooth and uninterrupted.

Summary:

Trail of Lost Souls:

I really enjoyed this trail! Unlike some, it really does provide that feeling of wandering alone in some creepy forest with enevidable doom lurking around every bend. Scenes were done well and very realistic. The cloaked figures really creeped me out, my daughter swore she was being hunted by men in camo, and an evil bunny had my neice crawling around looking for escape. Loved the skeleton horse and life size props. Lots of jump scares!

Boo Crew Haunted House:

Very well done! Everything is soo realistic! Real books line the shelves of the library, actual framed photos hang on wallpapered walls, and the animatronics are insane! Furniture moves, fixtures shake, and there's a real working Elevator (although quite sketchy) promising to transport its victims into the realm of terror below. The props were awesome too! There were brains boiling on the stove in the kitchen, bodies chilling on drawers in the morgue, and a feces filled bathroom for a true grossed out experience. I loved the AHS theme, the posters and music really made me feel like I was on the set of Freakshow. Lots of jump scares. We really enjoyed this venue all the way around.

*Bon fire and merch booth upon exit.

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.boocrew.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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