Please note: this review is for the 2006 season rather than the current season.
after attending on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at about 1:30 p.m.
Submitted: Sunday, October 15, 2006
Signage / Visibility / Location
We had someone with us who knew exactly where to go. When we were in the building I'm not sure if we would have known where to go to enter the haunt if we weren't with someone who knew where he was going. You wait in a big room and I had no idea where to enter the haunt.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
Big waiting area. You get a ticket and your number is called so you really don't wait in line. It was nice that we were able to sit down for the 20 minutes that we waited. We arrived at 6:15, doors opened at 6:30 and we were let in around 6:50. We drank hot chocolate while we waited ($1.00 a cup). It would've been nice if they played scary music or had a scary movie playing on their TVs in the waiting area. Instead we had to listen to a very loud video game. Once they call your number you wait in several lines like you do at Great America to get on a ride.
Right when we were about to enter the haunt a Police Officer came up to my husband and said, "You're coming with me." We didn't know what to think. (He was just kidding.) The bus was cute, but I read about it on this site so I don't think I enjoyed it was much as I would've if I didn't know about it. (Don't give too much away reviewers!!) But I will say chainsaws always freak me out and playing checkers was fun. The most unique character was the one who talked to us with no body. Loved the voice effect.
There wasn't too many real scares (ie jumps). We were the first to go thru for the night so maybe their timing was off a bit. Most of the scenes were top notch and looked like they came straight out of a movie. Bravo.
If your child is old enough to watch the movie Hellraiser than they are old enough to visit this haunt. There were many scenes that reminded me of that movie and small children shouldn't be allowed.
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