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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/07/11 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/08/11
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Location is the same as every year, it works great. More of a setup for younger children, but older will find the exterior woods surrounding that work very well. It's located at Three Sisters Park, so mark hour GPS - approx. 8 miles north of Peoria.
Wait Entertainment: Wait under the covered roof with a few monsters in costume and a few out. There is the new Fright Night Theatre (well done) with Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride.
Length of Event: We were there about 2.5 hours, somewhat middle sized lines. The haunted house was about 15 minutes, the trail about 20 minutes and the hayrack about 15 minutes.
Actor Performance: All the characters done a fair job, some much better (trail clowns) and others (children) fair at best. I don't think children cut it in a haunted attraction, just not enough experience to pull it off.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The hayrack moved right along and no we had no trouble - as expected. The haunted trail was a nightmare of bottle necks and slow to
Slower traffic flow, a real problem here. The haunted house is another bottle neck in the making, the middle maze gets everything slowed down and traffic jammed right in the middle to the end, we have to work on this guys!
Appropriate Ages: Younger kids can enjoy this attraction, maybe even 5 years or younger - no high impact scares here.
Props / Special FX: The props all work very good here, with the haunted trail with some automation, the haunted house with some automation, and the hayrack with some automation. Smoke machine, lasers, and a turning tunnel (yes everyone has one) but they have two ??? Some standard props and some home made props gives everything a nice original touch.
Costumes / Make-up: Nice selection of make-up and masks, the costumes all seem to work good. With the dark surroundings outside it's hard to see the detail in the costumes and make-up, but it works good from what I noticed.
Summary: We attend this attraction every year since it started, we seen the average to the better of this event. This year the guys have done the job good, everything looked much better this year. The hayrack ride was a great improvement, with more action going on - still weak of actors but much better with props and automation which works. The trail started out weak with lots of walking in a dead woods, no pops or monsters at first - but things get better, much better. The trail adds some more props this year with automation and more live actors - too many children here though. The haunted house give you the same twist as every year, nothing new here. I would like to see them put more effort in making some much needed improvements here. This has been a very good haunted house throughout the years, but let's update and upgrade this event. This years new Fright Night Theatre was a nice touch and much needed for taking a break, for both customers and cast. Overall; I give this attraction a 8 mark because it was very enjoyable (??) but not a total fright night experience by far.