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2014 Hoppers Haunted House Review

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Hoppers Haunted House
Winnebago/ogle County Line
11576 N.illinois Route #2
Rockford, IL 61102

Visited: 10/04/14


Reviewed By: Raven
Visibility/Location: Although the haunt is located right on Route 2, it can be very easily missed if you don’t use GPS. Like all roads in this area, Route 2 is very dark at night – and aside from the one lighted sign, it can be very easy to miss without it.

Plenty of parking available. Parking is located directly next to the haunted house. Can accommodate a good crowd.
Wait Entertainment: Once admission is paid, you’re directed to an outside waiting area.

The waiting area is in a walkway, located next to a garage – leading up to the front entrance of a home. Something I’ve never seen before. When it is your time, you open the door and go in, shutting the door behind you.

Some fun scenery to check out while waiting. Freddy themed music played in the background, while Freddy himself looked down on the crowd from the window above – along with his new friend - Mr. Hyde.

A chalkboard drawing of a flaming demon and a long chalkboard where others have signed their names gave some good reading material.
Were no monsters working the line, but we didn’t wait very long to go inside.
Admission Price: $10.00
Parking: Free

13 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: 4.550
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Scare Factor: Medium
Crowd Control: Crowds were spaced nicely in this haunt. Throughout the attraction, we never once caught up with the crowd behind us – or the crowd behind us with our little group. Was very nice to have the haunt to ourselves.


I love a good, homemade old fashioned scare – and Hoppers is one of them.
Becoming more difficult to find – this particular is designed around a home. This attraction combines both simple and complex props to create some good scares to their visitors – making it really fun.

Mostly a maze – and there are two. The first consists of very dark hallways lined with some glow in the dark faces drawn on to them. Although I’m not usually a fan of mazes – this worked well with the theme of the haunt – winding you through not only scenes inside, but outside as well – which was not only unexpected, but a nice switch up from the norm.

Actors throughout the house were not only well hidden with some excellent timing, but most aggressive enough to follow you through the different rooms when possible, making the experience more fun.

The first maze held some good surprises. A very large semi truck that crashed through the wall – blaring it’s very loud horn and bright lights directly at you. This scene really took us off guard.
One of the first scenes in the house, you cannot hear the horn from the outside or in – while walking through. Not only didn’t expect that particular type of large scene in a smaller haunt, but not hearing it prior, gave a very element of surprise.

Another larger scene was the Knight’s tomb. A very large coffin lay off to one side, while several Knights – all dressed in armor – stood guard in front of it.

This particular room had such a good focal – that we didn’t notice the dead knight waiting behind the door – until we had closed it.

In another scene - a very angry gorilla jumped around in his cage trying to escape, and a very foul looking toilet needed immediate attention in another.

Spiders – real or not – we were unsure! – brushed against your face in some of the dark hallways.

The outside scenes were very fun. Nothing fancy, simple tombstones mixed against some wicked trees and bushes. The location of the haunt and the bright moon added to the eeriness. A chainsaw wielding maniac took us off guard in the second, making sure we knew we were all going to die.

The second maze consisted of many clowns. The maze itself was easier to see around. Lighter in color with scribbling, and words like Die! Or Play? The catacombs were one particular scene that stood out here. Well lighted windows cut into walls – making the decaying bodies visible to those who were passing through.

Clowns and the actors in this area were just as much fun and aggressive as in the first. The last, even following us out. We were too focused on him to notice that a brick of the wall was being moved out of place from the inside by another monster asking if we wanted to play.

I really had a fun time at Hoppers. More than dark hallways, this haunt is filled with many well lighted, nicely detailed scenes.
The time traveling through was perfect – and not bumping into another crowd – even better. It’s a very fun traditional style haunt for the Rockford area. One, if you are – or find yourself in that particular area – definitely worth checking out.

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