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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/26/13 @ 9:45 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/28/13
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Located at the fair grounds - easy to find with GPS . Lighted road sign marking the event.
Wait Entertainment: A couple clowns walking the lines - not much interaction with the crowd here. There is a greet hot dog and hot chocolate booth and priced vary reasonable - everything was good. Also a shaved ice truck but much too cold for that .
Length of Event: The line is the real wait here, it moves very slow - we waited over one hour just to get in, they could use a speed pass here. The event maybe 20 minutes in length, not bad.
Actor Performance: All the characters were excellent and done a very good job, they pulled this off very well. Everyone was on their mark and gave 100% to the scare, and yes it worked.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: No flow problems here, for the size of the crowd we had no issues with bottle neck jams or any issues with other groups.
Appropriate Ages: I would say 8 and above with no problem, but there wasn't any young kids here - mostly college and high school age. There is some scare factor here so even young adults were having issues going through, very nice!
Props / Special FX: The props were all excellent and above there mark, the themes of various circus and fair events came off perfectly and very convincing. There are also automation effects thrown in and just the right times and well balanced to give you a real scare - perfectly done and very professional here!
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and make up all seemed done very well, no issues here.
Summary: This is the first time attending this event, I think it operated last year. We were very surprised at the overall effort done here, the setting works great for the theme and the lack of light pulls you into the dark theme of a haunted fair/circus event. The event went was very well done and thought out and we had more to look at than time to see everything, well done. The length of the event was very good and it was continually designed so you always had action around you, the way it should be. There were several section which were very good, but some of the automation monsters seemed to be stand out points for myself. This event is a MUST RETURN attraction and looking forward to next year, and at $10.00 a ticket this is the best deal going !
Only problem noticed here was no VIP or SPEED pass - maybe $15.00. And also open the entry fence somewhere near the ticket booth for easy access to go to the restroom, nobody wants to be lifted over the fence by guys (actually saw a girl have this done) or lots of people rush into the restroom afterward, stand in line for 50 minutes after drinking pop or hot chocolate ..
Otherwise; all good here !