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|Reviewed by: SuburbanGal   (Event Visited: 10/14/11 @ 7:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/24/11
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|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Terror on the Railroad is located in Union, IL at the Illinois Railway Museum off Olson Road. There's a large illuminated "Terror on the Railroad" sign to show people where to turn near teh entrance and from afar lights can be seen.
Wait Entertainment: There are several people in costume out and about in the parking lot and around the ticket booth. Some are quite aggressive and very much in your face to the point they'll try to block you and keep you from passing. There are even some people in costume out and about near the stationary train.
Length of Event: It took me about 40-50 minutes to do both attractions.
Actor Performance: The actors were performing their roles quite well for the most part. They were pretty creepy although some were almost too low key and one was off on her timing.
There was definitely one really strong performance and that was the girl with the crate on her head on the staionary train.
Overall, the actors did a "knock-out" job. I think many of them were seasoned haunters.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: I was in a group of 5 on both trains and was very impressed with the fact that we didn't run into any other groups. Overall, the flow for the attractions was decent in terms of length of wait time and time to get through each attraction.
Appropriate Ages: I don't think children 8 and under should be taken to Terror on the Railroad. The end of the Screamliner would most likely be too much for a little child and probably make them cry and ask to get off and leave.
Props / Special FX: Strobe lights, colored lighting, fog, and various other lighting effects were used and really help give the trains feeling of being frightened as you moved through each train.
Costumes / Make-up: Costumes and make-up work fit each character and attraction quite nicely.
Summary: Terror on the Railroad consists of two different attractions: a walk-through haunt on a moving train and a walk-through haunt on a stationary train. In each case, several cars are strung together and people walk down the aisles making their way from car to car through narrow passageways that foster a claustrophobic feel. The the motion of the moving train adds a touch of realism to the experience.
Between lunging compartment actors on the moving train and elaborate and themed cars in which people have to duck down to get to the next area or walk through not really knowing WHAT or WHO was there to scare them, it was well worth the $12 I paid for both attractions.
This was the first time I've gone through an attraction like this and it was a very unique experience. This one is a great one to go see. Can't wait to see what is in store for next. Will definitely be going in the future.