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2014 Dark Summit Review

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Dark Summit
5700 S. Archer Rd
Summit, IL 60501

Visited: 10/04/14


Reviewed By: Babyripken
Visibility/Location: Dark Summit is located right off of Archer Road and 1st Avenue. There was really only one yellow sign on Archer, which was very easy to miss. Luckily, opening weekend there was a carnival next to the house.
Wait Entertainment: There were four girls dressed like harlequins that swarmed around people. They seemed to annoy the woman who was telling us the rules before we went in, but they seemed fine to me.
Admission Price: $10
Parking: free

7 Minutes *
* = Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted. 

LPR: 2.450
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Scare Factor: Medium
Crowd Control: Flow was very smooth, one of a pair of girls who were separated by the actors joined me, but I didnít run in to anybody else.


There is a separate area to buy tickets, I believe it is a Summit Park District building, the house itself is down a different path. When you first walk in, an actor tells you the story of the house, but then another actor on the other side of the room starts talking about something, but it was very hard to hear her over the music. Then, people are sent through different parts of the house.

The first room had two actors set up like a movie house lobby, and they throw popcorn at you. Another room had a torture scene, with a couple of actors in chains. After another room, I met up with this girl who came in with a friend, but she said the actors separated the two of them for some reason.

We then ran in to a three faced magician that asked us what our greatest fear was, so I said clowns. He then led us in to a room where there were clowns, but they had us spin a wheel to possibly win a prize, but we didnít win anything. They led us in to another room where there were more clowns, who chased us through a small maze, and soon out the door.

It seemed like a lot of the talent was high school students, and I believe this house is more set up for younger kids and high schoolers. The actors werenít necessarily scary, and there were no pop-outs, and I felt the way they tried to be scarier was to yell in your ear, because thatís what a lot of them did. The house itself is pretty small, and you go through quickly, but I feel that it is a good house for the price, and younger adults should have a lot of fun in there.

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