|Reviewed by: jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 7:15 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/19/08
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Location is great, remote park location outside Springfield Illinois. Somewhat marked from the major roadside and not to hard to find. They have all the surroundings here to have a great haunted attraction.
Wait Entertainment: Great wait entertainment with a live DJ, moving monsters, good food, and two nice warm fires. Lots of nice seating and everything on a call list. A first rate job here.
Length of Event: Lots of waiting here, "speed pass" available. Actual event last around 20 minutes top.
Actor Performance: Actors do a good job, however the numbers get weaker every year.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Hayrack ride makes several short stops throughout the dark park setting. Everything moves along good, just not enough to see here.
Appropriate Ages: 7+ Some light "shockers", mostly loud explosives.
Props / Special FX: Props are very weak and getting more dated every year - same stuff and almost the same locations. No actual special effects, however some would be nice here. Wish more detail and effort would be used here, the setting is great and everything else needs work.
Costumes / Make-up: Costumes are all basic stuff, nothing big here.
Summary: Overall this has all the making for a great haunted hayrack ride however it falls far short. More of the profits need to be put into larger and more attractions. Same stuff used every year throughout. The wait entertainment is one of the best around, however the event falls short. Expect to see more for the $8.00 cover and forget about paying extra for a "speed pass" - keep the money. Hope to see more work put into this for next year.