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2011 Visitor Reviews of
Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road (Princeton, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Candice109   (Event Visited: 10/08/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/12/11
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: Very easy to find. Parking lot well lit.

Wait Entertainment: There were about 3 charaters. Going between two long lines of waiting people. The man with the chainsaw did well, the clown with the baseball bat was fine. But the 3rd person was just wearing black street clothes and rubber clown make and didn't do anything but walk back and forth staring at the crowds.

Length of Event: Over an hour, including wait time.

Actor Performance: Very low. Out of all the people they had only two gave me a good scare.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flows good. While in the barns we never met up with another group.

Appropriate Ages: 10+

Props / Special FX: Good props. The best areas were the pirate ship area and plane crash scene.

Costumes / Make-up: Very low. No effort was put into costume designs at all. Over half the charaters wore street clothes with rips and a little blood or just wore all black with a mask. Very dissapointing.

Summary: Although nightmare on fairgrounds road has some neatly decorated rooms and good props they really lack on the intensity of the actors they have. They are all a bunch teenagers that seem to be more worried about socializing with fellow high schoolers then scaring the crowd comin thru. They have very few workers wearing actual costumes most are just wearing street clothes with fake blood smeared on them or just wearing black head to toe with a walmart mask. The top 5 best things they do have is the chainsaw guy. The electric chair guy and the 3D room with spinning vortex. The pirate ship and the plane crash scene.

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Reviewed by: spook   (Event Visited: 10/15/11 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/11
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Along a main road(route 6/34) just off of 80. Easy to find

Wait Entertainment: They don't use the rope corridor that the big haunts do and it all outside. It is common to see the stalkers chasing someone across the lot. They love their chainsaws.

Length of Event: There is a wait between two barns so I'd say 25 minutes real time.

Actor Performance: Most were very good. they mix some performance people in with the usual screamers and chasers. I noticed a couple that didn't really seem to be into it but overall not bad.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Inside the barns the flow was good however when we were there there was a long wait in between. They have a short hay rack ride that takes you out and makes you walk through a long barn filled with actors.

Appropriate Ages: They have something for small kids in another barns so anyone can find something.

Props / Special FX: They had some stuff I have never seen before. Nothing really big except this plane scene that was awesome.

Costumes / Make-up: Nothing real special but the Castle scene had a couple that was well done. They could use a make up person.

Summary: We hit at a peak time so my complaint was the wait. Otherwise I had a ball going through this. The pirate scene was as detailed as any I have seen even in the big haunts. It is an odd collection of scenes that don't really look like some of the other haunts. They could use a couple more really good actors to fill them. They had two vortex's that were well done. The prison scene got me. The big event was the plane scene in the second barn. They had so much stuff going on I might need to see it again.





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