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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by karlina

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: karlina   (Event Visited: 10/30/07 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The Trail of Screams was really easy to find, it had a lit up sign by the road and had signs all the way thru the entrance letting you know which way to go.

Wait Entertainment: Waiting in line was really enjoyable because they had the Halloween movie playing on a big screen and an actor was walking around talking to the people in line. His costume was very elaborate and detailed. It's nice to see people put so much effort into setting this up.

Length of Event: We only waited in line for about 20 minutes but the actually trail was about 40 minutes.

Actor Performance: The actors all did very well. My favorite scenes were the bridge with the tall monster who didn't move as you were on the bridge, but once you went a little he was behind you. He scared me so bad I cried. My other favorite scene which was way better than any others was the red clown. He did such a good job, I cried at that one too. My best friend was holding my hand and I almost broke her wrist because i was so scared.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: They spaced out the groups very well. Even if our group had gone a little slower or a little faster we still wouldn't have run into the other groups. Also, you couldn't hear the group in front of you screaming in the buildings.

Appropriate Ages: I believe this event can be appropriate for 13+, although I have a 12 year old sister and I think she might be able to handle it. You should judge if your child can attend based on their age and maturity level.

Props / Special FX: All of the props and the special FX were wonderful. The strobe lights really enhance the bridge and especially the clown scene because they seem like they are running much faster at you and you get even more frightened.

Costumes / Make-up: The make up was done very well. The blood on the faces and wounds were all very realistic. It looks as if they start doing the makeup 4 hours in advanced. The costumes were very elaborate and well done.

Summary: Overall, I think the Trail of Screams was well planned and very well executed. I can see this attraction becoming a huge success over the next few years as more people tell their friends and others come from further away. I genuinely got scared to the point of crying but afterwards I still loved it. If I hadn't gone one the next to last day, I would definitely go again. I'm making sure I take a few days off next year to go. This is my very favorite haunted attraction ever.





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