|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: Same location as last year so easy to find. Decorations and signage on the main road make it easy to find. Lots of parking and police security in the dark parking lot.
Wait Entertainment: Two clowns with chainsaws chasing patrons from their cars toward the entrance. Very fun!
Length of Event: 30 minutes or less
Actor Performance: Most actors were either "overacting" or not doing anything. We were a group of 4 and once two of our group were in a room the action stopped. No commitment. Costumes looked real and make up was superior to years previous.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Never once ran into another group. We got lost in the meat locker room and the "Saw" room but the actors showed us how to get out. We were happy that there was a bypass for patrons who don't wanna crawl through the dark tunnels. A nice option for handicapped or older patrons.
Appropriate Ages: 12+ might be too scary for little ones even with the lights on. There was several disturbing scenes like the guy sewing a skin suit that a child might fear even in the light.
Props / Special FX: One room is meant to resemble a downed aircraft like on the TV show Lost. Two vortex rooms make patrons very dizzy, the suffocation room is unique to this attraction. I have never seen it anywhere else. Most props were of good quality except the jail cells. Those scenes were cheesy fake and not scary.
Costumes / Make-up: The make up was well done. The passengers on the downed aircraft were a stand out for me. Most of the masks were typical and have been done before scream,saw, jason, freddie ect.Few impressed us for being unique and scary.
Summary: I attend this haunted attraction ever year since this is in my hometown and last year I couldn't say enough about how great it was but this year it disappoints. I was expecting more and it never came through. No first scene directions from a MC just let you in and go. Not many thrilling actors who jump out and scare you. Most actors were under acting and out of character before the 4 of us made it through the room. Few rooms impress such as the vortex and the downed airliner, the Ed Gein scene, the scary dark crawling tunnels and the suffocation room. I did appreciate that there were no long dark, feel you way through tunnels and no bug room. There was an adult worker who asked us our opinion on the way out since it was early in the season. Things may get better with feedback. Overall we were disappointed but still enjoyed the experience.