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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by mirasoot36

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: mirasoot36   (Event Visited: 10/24/05 @ 9:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/25/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There is a very long winding road that one has to go down to get to the actual haunt, but off the main road there is a lit sign with the name and hours, so that was easy to see.

Wait Entertainment: We didn't wait at all, it was not crowded, however there were some food stands, and a huge tv playing Halloween 3...

Length of Event: I didn't time it, but I would have to say 40-45 minutes.

Actor Performance: Amazing. Our tour gide was very into character, and some of the other characters made the whole experience very fun. In the MORGUE, there was this hilarious guy who made the whole even. we were all an older crowd, so they made some really funny adult jokes....

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was perfect. We ran into a group once outside the clown house, but that just made things better, they were quite freightened.

Appropriate Ages: Well, I think the actors adjust to the groups age, as I said we were all older 25+, so they made it more appealing, but I would say as as young as 12.

Props / Special FX: The props were somewhat limited, however being outside in a forest really gave one the eerie feeling. It was very dark outside, and misty...quite scarry. The actual props were really good though.

Costumes / Make-up: Awesome. It is hard to see the characters outside b/c its so dark, but from what I saw just amazing!!!

Summary: Overall, this was one of the best haunted attractions I have been to in a really long time. For the price of $10.00 you get to walk around for at least 30 minutes, and get really scared. I wish there were more actors in the open forest areas, however I would recommend this attraction to everyone. We drove from the western suburbs and were not let down one bit. I will come back again next year if it is still there. My favorite part had sometime to do with a van, and my second had to do with an acid room! JUST AMAZING!

Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: mirasoot36   (Event Visited: 10/01/05 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/02/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The visibility was okay, however the websites directions from the WEST are a bit wrong, it has you turn down the street the wrong way.

Wait Entertainment: It was really fun, a lot of visitor participation.

Length of Event: 15 minutes.

Actor Performance: Needs a lot of work. The problem was lack of experience. They got too close in your face, and held you behind from your group actually touching the visitor. I was held behind from my 13 year old brother, and was not able to catch up with him until the entire haunt was over.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: There was no flow, you were forced to leave your party behind while in the maze.

Appropriate Ages: No, I was split up from my brother half way through and was prevented from cathing up to him even though he was calling my name...we finnaly caught up at the end where you can purchase goods. He even thought about exiting via the emergency exit because he thought he was lost.

Props / Special FX: Awesome, wish it was not such a bad experience so I could have observed my surroudings better and have the possibility of being scared instead of running to find my brother.

Costumes / Make-up: Great, a lot of time and effort went into the costumes and makeup. Expecially for it being so early in the year.

Summary: Overally I would have to say I will never go back. I have been to D.R. for about 7 years now, and this was the first time I left up-set. The design of being separated takes away from the scare of the actors but insalls panic that you are alone for the whole event.





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