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2011 Visitor Reviews of
Q.C. Haunted Forest (Port Byron, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/29/11 @ 10:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/11
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Nice location in the middle of nowhere - use the GPS and get right to it easy. The road markings are not good, you won't see anything until you get there. The building isn't scary but the remote wood setting (very large and dark) is very well done. They have a bar for the adults and play area for the young kids - so you have options here if you drive there.

Wait Entertainment: No wait entertainment here, but you have room to roam until you are ready to go.

Length of Event: The event took almost 45 minutes to compete, lots of walking here. You walk to the first entry gate and enter the attraction from the deep woods, to the hayrack ride, and then to another gate within the woods. Very good length here.

Actor Performance: All the actors done a great job, everything was on the mark here and everyone gave 100% to the characters.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was seamless and we had no problems at all - the flow is controlled at each entry gate and even the hayrack ride. We ran into no other group tonight, but the crowd wasn't too large here either.

Appropriate Ages: I would say 10 years or older here, with all the long walking and the dark surroundings here, the young kids wouldn't enjoy this. There is some light in your face scares here too!

Props / Special FX: Lots of good props here, would like to see much more automation here - kind of weak in spots and very good at others. The special effects are average - standard smoke machines and a few strobes throughout. There is some interesting decor here that we haven't seen at other events.

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and masks were good, nothing too stand out here but everything worked deep into the woods. With the deep woods and darkness the outfits were good for scares.

Summary: This was our first year here and we didn't know what to expect, and to our surprise we enjoyed this haunted event very much. It was very well designed with the long walks and the deep woods surrounding the attractions which you walk into. Everything went off great and we were impressed with what the actors put into this event, everything we saw went off great. The hayrack ride was enjoyable, but could have some characters jumping out at you or automation popping around you.. The only weak spot was the return walk after the last haunted woods event - you have a return walk of maybe 1/3 of a mile without anything ! The could have used several monsters or creatures walking the return or jumping out. Otherwise; we liked the event and will return got the follow-up next year.





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