Please note: this review is for the 2005 season rather than the current season.
after attending on Monday, October 10, 2005 at about 3:30 p.m.
Submitted: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Signage / Visibility / Location
Our group was familiar with the event's location and we still almost passed it up. There are some lights and a sign out front, but it comes up quickly so keep your eyes open. It comes up just as you leave Tichigan and enter Waterford.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
Wait area is outside so dress warm. Very little entertainment, but there are pumpkins and assorted concessions to choose from while in line.
The hearse thing ride was cool, the bonfires in between scenes kept you warm, the death metal music was great and the spongy ground FX were a nice touch.
The actors at Bear Den weren't as top notch as last year. They aren't as plentiful either. We witnessed several actors breaking character, which greatly reduced the scare factor. In fairness, some actors really put forth a great effort and if they didn't scare you the first time around, they would track you down and give it another try.
If I have any complaints, they have already been mentioned in other reviews. The fact that they sent us through in a combined group of 12 was just stupid. I understand wanting to keep the line moving, but 12 people in a group?! Just not good. Other than that, it is a decent haunt. It is worth going to overall, but $10 is just a bit too much for what you get.
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