2003 Wheaton Jaycees Haunted House Review
|Wheaton Jaycees Haunted
DuPage County Fairgrounds
Wheaton, IL 60187
|Date of Review:
this event was held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, it was
fairly easy to find. There was a sign at the entrance of the
fairgrounds, telling you were to turn. Also the
multi-colored lights dancing off of the fairground building made
it quite obvious where the haunted house was.
attraction was located inside one of the fairground's buildings,
so the exterior was pretty plain-looking. To enhance its
appearance, they did have a couple of evil-looking creatures
attached above the entrance (to make it look like they were crawling up
the wall), as well as some colored lights shining on the front
of the building.
customers were waiting to buy tickets, a couple of actors were
scaring the people waiting in line with an air horn. There
was also scary music playing outside the attraction. After
buying tickets, you advanced into an indoor waiting room, which
was filled with fog and was nicely decorated. The walls were painted
to look like the stone walls
of a castle and there was a scene of a witch stirring a
= Since people move through haunted attractions at different
rates, your time may vary.
Jaycees used a number of very dark hallways in between their
various scenes, in order to create anticipation of what
would happen next. In their
scenes, they used sound effects and simple props to establish a spooky mood
throughout the attraction.
control throughout most of the haunted house was fine; however,
two or three groups ran into each other in the strobe light maze. The
strobe light interfered with everyone's sense of direction so much,
that no one could find their way out!
lot of the customers that I spoke with enjoyed the haunted house,
but some of the older patrons commented that it could have been
a little scarier.
year the Wheaton Jaycees Haunted House had scenes of various themes, separated
by several very dark hallways. Themes ranged from
Michael Myers reaching out of a jail cell to a jungle scene
complete with a rope suspension bridge.
actor in the bloody body parts scene was enthusiastic and really charged the crowd with his
electric saw, but the rest of the actors seemed a little less
intimidating. This made the attraction not overly intense and
appropriate for younger children.
enjoyed some of creative areas they had like the crawling
maze, where you had to crawl on your hands and knees to find
your way out.
this is a nice family-oriented attraction.
here to find out more about this event.