|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: No lighting to the entrance of the parking lot. If I hadn't been there before in the daylight it would be really easy to just drive past and never see. Maybe a bright light and large sign at the parking entrance next year.
Wait Entertainment: Non-existent. The concession stand was located far from both the hayride line and the haunted house line and no one wanted to risk getting out of line to go to it. There was no music, movies, or spooks to entertain people in line. My suggestion would be to move the concession stand closer to the haunted house, have some spooks wandering around the lines, and have a bigger or more than one bone fire because everyone was cold and there was one small fire.
Length of Event: It was a decent length but not as long as last year's which was a disappointment. They also seemed to rush you through. The length of the trail compared to last year was cut in half. There was no zombie grave yard through the trees and nothing towards the end of the trail.
Actor Performance: Some of the actors were really good while others seemed like they didn't care and would rather be doing something else. The "son" in the first room was very good. I liked the dialogue from the actor in the second room. The black and white checkered room was really cool! I wish the actor would have done a little more though. Most of the actors on the trail and in the house where very creative. They would just pop out and scream. Most of them didn't have any creepy noises or things to say. They could have used more dialogue to tie into the theme.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Rushed. It really seemed like they wanted to get you in and out as fast as they could.
Costumes / Make-up: Most of the costumes and makeup were very good and creative and tied into the theme.
Summary: All in all I had a fun time but was a little disappointed when it was over with. More work needs to go into the trail/hayride. Last year had ziplines, and creepy sound effects, chainsaws, more spooks and was much longer. The hayride left much to be desired. The house was good but also not as creative as last year. The maze should be smaller to allow for more room for themed rooms and spaces since the maze a little boring and lacking spooks. Also the hayride didn't have narrators which took away from the atmosphere. There were no stories to build suspense as you came up on each scene. I hope my suggestions help!