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Old Ned's Curse: The Haunted Hayride (Decatur, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: troutwater   (Event Visited: 10/17/10 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/18/10
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: I missed it the first time because I wasn't paying attention. It's right behind the bingo hall at the fairgrounds. There is a banner on the side of the road and a few small arrows up on the fence. It's pretty easy to find, but a couple signs on 121/pershing and mound wouldn't hurt.

Wait Entertainment: No wait entertainment, but we were the only ones there and it was opening weekend on a sunday night.

Length of Event: From getting on the trailer til we got off 30 minutes, pretty awesome.

Actor Performance: Actors on the trail got out of character a few times and some even hitched a ride, but like I said it was opening weekend and it was slow. The actors in both buildings were very good though.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We passed the 2nd trailer when we were starting off and they were ending, so it was pretty good.

Appropriate Ages: I'd say 10 and up

Props / Special FX: Not a lot of props on the trail, but some decent ones in the buildings.

Costumes / Make-up: Mostly masks and general make-up.

Summary: I was pretty pleased overall with this attraction. The best part is that I timed it right at 30 minutes which was very nice. If there was a bigger crowd I could see that being a problem though. My biggest complaint is that the music/background story was too loud and drowned out the actors jumping out to scare you on the trail.  
There is also a point where u get out and go through a mini haunted house. A worker helps u get off and back on the trailer which is nice. They also drive through a building with some nice props. The part with the clowns was my personal favorite and was the only time I jumped.  
I've been all around central IL haunted attractions so I like to think I know a good one when I see it. This one isn't super scary, but it is definitely fun and worth the price.

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Reviewed by: scouts632   (Event Visited: 10/22/10 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/10
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: At our fairgrounds. I know where it is

Wait Entertainment: Tarot reader music

Length of Event: 30 minutes

Actor Performance: Good and age appropriate.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We had to wait 15 minutes on wagon, but did not meet other wagons

Appropriate Ages: 5 and up

Props / Special FX: Nice walk and drive in area with some unique stuff. Eyeballs are great

Costumes / Make-up: loved the bride and bush man

Summary: Took 12 girl scouts and 6 family members on their first hayride. We all thought it was awesome and liked hearing the story on the wagon. can't wait to hear what happens next year. The girls got scared but not too scared to sleep. This is nice family entertainment and I forgot how big our fairgrounds are until we were on the ride. Nice to know the money went to help kids and the fair.  
If it had been cold hot cocoa or cider would be nice, we had pop since it was warm out. Kids wanted to go back and go on the ride again. I am taking my family halloween night.





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