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|Reviewed by: ranma627   (Event Visited: 10/04/13 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/06/13
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|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: There's a lot going on in the Rosemont area, with all the different restaurants and the bowling alley, etc. but it was easy to find. It's located beneath the Financial Park building and there's a huge inflatable spider hanging from the parking lot. It's right under that. not toward to find.
Wait Entertainment: There wasn't much wait entertainment. It was opening night So the organization was bad. You have to take elevators to the lower level of the garage and there's 4 elevators. So once the attraction opened at 8, it was a free-for-all seeing as you can use any elevator, it also took abnormally long to purchase tickets. Again, it was opening night so hopefully they'll work out this kinks. The only person that narrated its you was the guy dressed as H.H. Holmes. But that's not until you're about to go into the house. But let me say, this actor was friendly and just fantastic. You could tell he was making it a point to get to know tidbits about everyone before you go into the attraction. He was just great.
Length of Event: 20-30 minutes. Definitely worth the price of admission.
Actor Performance: The actors inside the attraction were definitely on their game. They scream loud as heck which is what we desired. Great work. There was also a twit midway brought the house that had my group proclaiming how amazing it was. I won't ruin it but it's incredibly clever.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Waiting in line sucked, because they would literally wait 2-3 minutes to let ech group in. But it's worth it because this is probably the best haunted house, I've been to, in rehads to flow. We never ran into another group and never even heard any oter group in the house. This is patron flow done right.
Appropriate Ages: 13 and older. Unless you're a kiddie who likes to be scared.
Props / Special FX: The different animatronics were fantastic. Animatronics have the tendency to fall flat but this worked really well. There was a nice balance of real actors and animatronics.
Costumes / Make-up: The makeup was fantastic. I especially liked one regarding stuffed animals and a guy with a prosthetic snake coming out of his eye and nose. Good stuff.
Summary: I'm a harsh critic. Going to haunted houses is my thing and my initial impressions were not good. There was a bunch of grammar school kids and frankly, I thought it would be more kid-oriented/family friendly. But I was wrong. It ended up being pretty astounding. I don't want to go into detail but there was a clever set-up that was pulled off to perfection. The attraction is a great length that fully justifies the price point and the set pieces they were able to come up with really surprised and amazed me. Our group was verbally giving props to the stuff that amazed us. Check it out. It'll be my go to haunt when I don't feel like venturing too far out of the city. Finally a great haunt near Chicago.