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2015 Visitor Reviews of
Shadows Realm Haunted House (Galesburg, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/02/15 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/15
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Even though the mystic of the old school house is gone this new location is much more accessible than driving to Gilson .. They need to improve the signs, event is somewhat confusing to locate ...

Wait Entertainment: There were two girl zombies walking around the lines holding photo board frames (selfies with the zombies) while a clown girl chased down the streets ... It wasn't scary but somewhat entertaining ...

Length of Event: The event after entering took around 15 minutes or slightly more ...

Actor Performance: Most of the characters were on the mark and keep their parts -- lots of teenage kids but this is a teenage presentation so it's expected ....

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow throughout the attraction was very good until we hit the 3D rooms (explain later) -- the groups move through on their own pace and we never experience any issues ..

Appropriate Ages: I would say that anyone 8 or above should be fine.

Props / Special FX: It was interesting to observe how the school house props incorporated into this building, it had been years and it seemed somewhat enjoyable seeing them again ... However; the timing on your hangman and various other triggered events were way off and actually wasted ..

Costumes / Make-up: Costume and masks seemed ok but they definitely could use more work upgrading this department - make-up seemed somewhat weak ...

Summary: After the Fire Marshall closed down Gilson School House Haunted Attraction years ago this group has been searching for another building to relocate this event - they found it in Galesburg (easier to access) however the mystic of the vintage old three floor school building are gone. This new location transformed ok into a haunted theme and lots of the decor of the school worked great here, the spinning floor, the shifting hall, the 3D, etc .. Missing however and desperately needed was the maze room, this was their strongest attraction in the haunted school and now it's gone ! The spinning tube also removed but everyone has one or two of those things, nothing too big here .. We enjoyed the return of the attraction however needs to be somewhat longer length, which is a good thing because we want more .. The only problems which occurred was running out of 3D glasses and have our group and another group wait over 3 minutes while someone ran to the end and gathered more glasses - shouldn't ever happen ! Second issue was a security man or haunted house adult worker walking the corridors to the entrance of the 3D room while we waited - not good and totally destructive in a haunted theme attraction ..





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