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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/29/11 @ 11:15 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/30/11
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Located in the old hotel (3 stories high) in downtown Rock Island. The location couldn't be any better if it was at Disney - the large old style hotel gives you the perfect look, the best I have ever seen ! The marking are not good and it would be easy to drive by without notice, use GPS and make it easy.
Wait Entertainment: Wait entertainment was good, we had a great introduction by automation, the waiting line had chainsaw monsters and a large devil (large) walking throughout the crowd. This event draws numbers but they keep late hours and do a great job keeping you entertained. Even "Young Frankenstein" playing on a large screen with great decor to look at - you are waiting in the hotel grand ballroom. (picture perfect here)
Length of Event: The event took us maybe 30 minutes to complete and was perfect in length. We waited in line maybe 20 minutes - total 50 minutes here.
Actor Performance: All the actors done an excellent job, everyone was great and stayed in character throughout the haunted house. This was maybe the best job I have seen all year period - perfect!
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was seamless throughout the actual haunted hotel, we ran into no other groups until the final exit. The final exit got messed up somehow but it didn't effect the total rating of this haunt, we couldn't see what slowed down the close, but we still had a good exit.
Appropriate Ages: I would say 9 years or older here, there is some scare factor here and young kids would have a problem with this.
Props / Special FX: The props are excellent - lots of top quality props here, nothing cheap! These are Hollywood type props and mixed into the setting perfectly and worked great .. This is the best stocked haunted attraction that I have ever seen, including Chicago and ST. Louis - remarkable here! The special effects are right out of Hollywood, lots of high tech automation, bust projections (Disney) and overall high end effects throughout.
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and make up was excellent, the best I have seen in years. Everything was picture perfect here, no masks here!
Summary: We attended this event for the first time and couldn't believe what we saw. This is simply put the best haunted attraction maybe in the state of Illinois, including the big cities. This haunted house is located in a large three story hotel with the surrounding that are second to none, and they use all floors here. This is a grand attraction and has no weak points at all, this gives you the feel of a real haunted hotel. From the start to the end you are surrounded by monsters, creatures, effects and everything in between, a must see to believe attraction! This is the best $12.00 I have invested all year for a haunted attraction, if this was in a large city you would be looking at double that price easy. Overall; we have found a new staple event here and we will return next year for more SCARES!