Please note: this review is for the 2004 season rather than the current season.
after attending on Friday, October 15, 2004 at about 1:30 p.m.
Submitted: Friday, October 22, 2004
Signage / Visibility / Location
Easily found. The signs weren't brightly lit or anything, but if you've ever been to Alpine Valley...you already know the way.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
Spacious, but we were some of the first customers of the evening. There was music playing, and reading material on the wall about historical hauntings in Wisconsin. We had maybe 20-25 minutes to wait.
Again, we were some of the first people there that evening. The ticket-taker was new, and was initially allowing too much time between groups going into the Fear. This made our wait longer than it should have been, but it was not unpleasant.
Most were very much into their roles. Our problem was that there were a couple of people in our group who were so terrified that they almost ran through the place - not a good pace to truly enjoy the actors' efforts.
13 and up
It's great to see the people from Rainbow Springs back in the haunted house business! I don't know if they had any logistical problems, but everything seemed to run smoothly. You just can't replace the aura of Rainbow Springs *that* easily, though. I'll be looking forward to seeing what they do for 2005.
NOTE #1: If you go, plan to GO SLOWLY. Make it last! There are lots of good scares, and some hysterical moments if someone in your group is easily frightened!
NOTE #2: The only reason The Fear didn't get a 5 for Scare Factor is because I'm an old guy. Being truly scared for me is the spectre of a tax audit.
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