|Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair|
Visibility/Location: Not the easiest haunt to find, although it was easier for us being repeat patrons. Watch for the "haunted house" sign from the main roads.
Wait Entertainment: They had several actors that were outside to scare patrons and cars driving by. They stayed in character and the masks and costumes were well done. Also, there was a vendor stand with food/beverages, which we found to be a plus.
Length of Event: 10-15 minutes
Actor Performance: I would have to say we were very disappointed this year overall. This is our 4th year attending, and we may not return next year based on this year's performance. Some actors stayed in character well, but one of the actors' cell phones rang (a goofy song started to play) while we were going through their room, and all we could do was laugh for the remainder of the time. It's hard to set a "scary" scene while your cell is ringing. One other comment is that I liked in the past years that they had a larger range of ages of the actors, while this year appeared to be more of a Jaycees feel with young teens. I can't hold that against them, but I liked having some of the adult actors in the past in the haunted house, as they can be more intimidating.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow was good, as we didn't run into the group ahead of us much. We did come close a couple times and could see the actors ahead of us trying to "reset" the scene before we entered the room.
Appropriate Ages: 10+
Props / Special FX: I loved the cockroach room--very creepy and unique. Otherwise, the props were comparable to most Jaycees haunted houses.
Costumes / Make-up: Average--they used mostly masks, although some did have face paint on.
Summary: Overall, we were incredibly disappointed this year with this haunt. We've been repeat patrons over the past 4 years and were always impressed with this house in the past. However, we were disappointed by the actors' commitment to their roles this year, which took away from the overall feel of this haunt. It did have a juvenile feel, which would be more appropriate for younger patrons and not for the hart-to-scare.