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|Event Reviewed: Hoppers Haunted House (Rockford, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: aingram   (Event Visited: 10/23/14 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/14
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: I love the location of this haunted house. It is basically in the middle of nowhere off a main highway. There are woods all around it, and a river across the highway. That increases the fear factor significantly!
Wait Entertainment: They have a very real ambulance parked out front, which immediately scared my children because they thought it meant people really get hurt! It's a great conversational piece. There were very friendly staff out front directing traffic, and didn't hesitate to answer our million questions, and keep us engaged. The great thing was we didn't have to wait, but would have been happy to if it had been necessary.
Length of Event: I have always enjoyed Hopper's, because it takes about 20-30 minutes to make it through, which is a long time for this area. Others I have gone to have only lasted up to 10 minutes.
Actor Performance: The actors are great at what they do! They scared me, and I love how they get really into character! Their demeanor seems so real! They are even willing to tone it down for younger children, which is great for children who are nervous but really want to experience a haunted house.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Our group was able to move at our own pace, and we didn't encounter any other groups. The time allotted in between groups is well thought out, and I think they do a great job.
Appropriate Ages: I would say teenagers and up, unless the child has gone to other attractions, and is familiar with how the haunted houses work.
Props / Special FX: We were impressed with the lighting and sounds, and the natural environment makes everything so much more scary. The scenes set up inside are realistic and freaky-looking.
Costumes / Make-up: It is evident that the characters and operators of this location take pride in what they do, and work hard to ensure they are scary and memorable. The costumes are great, and they really bring them to life!
Summary: All in all, every time I have attended this house, I have had nothing but a fantastic time. And even though I think I won't be as scared as the last time, I always am! I am so impressed with this group and their hard work and dedication to keep this house open each year, and I look forward to it! They add more scared and chills each year, and I hope they continue for a very long time! And again, the location is fantastic! It plays so much into the fear, and they utilize it in an awesome way!