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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by cruiserman72

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Event Reviewed: Shotgun Manor (Sullivan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cruiserman72   (Event Visited: 10/15/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location was in the back of an old store which was great and the entrance was in an alley but it was no problem.

Wait Entertainment: There was no wait entertainment, just someone selling some halloween stuff

Length of Event: about 20 minutes

Actor Performance: The actors were very good and seemed to be enjoying what they were doing even with such a large crowd in attendance.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow was good. They sent in groups of 4-6 at a time and spaced them apart about 5 minutes.

Appropriate Ages: All ages as they had a lights on walk through for little kids earlier

Props / Special FX: They have to be commended for all the work that was done on the props and special effects. Someone with a vivid imagination had to heading up that department.

Costumes / Make-up: Same as above answer.

Summary: This was an excellent attraction for the first year. By the time they opened the doors (which was a few minutes late) the line was about a block and a half long. I saw some high school kids who didn't get all the way through before having to come out. The price was reasonable and I would recommend it to just about anyone. They did have signs posted at the ticket house to not go in if you were pregnant, had high blood pressure, etc.

Event Reviewed: The Graveyard Shift (Arcola, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cruiserman72   (Event Visited: 10/08/05 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/11/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Since I am from this area anyway, visibility and location was not a problem for me. I knew exactly where I was going.

Wait Entertainment: There were actors walking around scaring people outside the entrance gate but they were not trying to be too scary for the little kids sake.

Length of Event: We went through the whole thing in about an hour or so. The longest time was spent in the corn maze trying to find our way out. We also went on the hayride 4 times so we could see someone we knew who was one of the actors.

Actor Performance: I thought the actor performance was suitable for the attraction. It is supposed to be something to do for the entire family and I thought it was appropriate for that, especially for smaller kids who might have gotten really scared if it had been set up for that purpose.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: This was no problem for us. We were there on the first night so they were still working some of the bugs out of everything. The crowd was not really too large and the park is big enough and the attractions are spaced out enough so there were no lines to speak of.

Appropriate Ages: All ages

Props / Special FX: Just about all the props were hand made and there were not really any animatronics to speak of.

Costumes / Make-up: Some of the actors had on masks and some didn't. It depended on the characters they were playing. Most were very appropriate for the parts.

Summary: I feel like we got out money's worth. They had a special for the first weekend that included dinner for two and entrance to the haunt. I really want to go back again now that they have had a couple of weeks to perfect everything and see how much better it is. For the first year of the haunt being in this location, I was very pleased.





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