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2011 Visitor Reviews of
Springfield Jaycees Haunted House (Springfield, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: emtguy65   (Event Visited: 10/20/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/11
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: This haunt is very easy to find. It is located under the grandstands on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Plenty of parking available.

Wait Entertainment: There were no actors waiting to give a scare and this was sad because it was dimly lit and there were all kinds of places for a good scare.

Length of Event: It took around fifteen minutes.

Actor Performance: Too many small children!! Not scary!!! Honestly, there was only one scene that really scared us and that was the final room with the chainsaw guys.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We got there well after the event opened and there was no wait! We were the only group going through at that time.

Appropriate Ages: Depends on your child, but I would not hesitate to take my seven year old daughter through.

Props / Special FX: The props throughout this haunt were so so. More effort was made on total darkness, which has its own element of scare.

Costumes / Make-up: Honestly, in most areas of the haunt it is so dark that you cant even see the actors, you just hear their voices. The clown room had great potential, but the actors fell way short.

Summary: I realize that all haunts have their scares and that each haunt will affect people in a different way, but this haunt just didnt work for us. The scare factor was very low and there was little to no gore at all! Is this a good haunt for families? I would say yes because I feel any age group could make it through. Is this a good haunt for a high scare factor and lots of gore? In my opinion, no! There were way too many small children working this haunt. On a positive note, the final scene with the chainsaw guys was really scary. When entering the room you will have the items hanging from the ceiling to navigate through and the chainsaw guys come out of no where! It is my opinion that the value for your scare dollar just isnt here. I dont like to be negative because I realize how much time and effort goes into these haunts. Just being honest.





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