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2017 Fright Night Forest City Review

Fright Night Forest City
106 W. Market Street
Forest City, IL 61532

Reviewed By:

Juliet Tabacchi

Visited:

09/29/17

Visibility / Location:

There were a few signs on the main road through town indicating which way to go and the attraction was well lit. Parking is a bit haphazard along the street. No designated parking lot, just spaces along the road.

Wait Entertainment:

You begin in Section 24 where there is a gift shop but not much else for wait entertainment. After the short bus ride to the other side of town you are taken to the other 3 attractions where there was music, and a few scare actors to spook you as you wait but it left a bit to be desired.

Admission:

$20 per person for all 4 attractions

Parking:

Free

Event Length:

Section 24: 8.5 Minutes
Psycho Path: 4 Minutes
Skinner Barn: 3.5 Minutes
Rancid Rays: 4 Minutes

LPR:

LPR Score = 3.300

LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.

Scare Factor:

Low-Medium

Crowd Control:

With all four attractions split into their own line, it really helped to space out crowds and made moving through each area very smooth.

Summary:

For opening weekend I chose this long time veteran of the local haunt scene. Pulling up my first impression was of pulling up to the local creepy house no one goes to because everyone knows it's haunted. Once inside Section 24, you get even more of a sense of being stuck into one of your favorite slasher flicks with Mike Myers and more waiting around each corner. The scenery has more of a homemade local haunt feel but it has its own charm. The actors in this area of the haunt were fantastic; there were some very brave ladies doing some pretty impressive stunt work. From there, they take you on a bus ride to the other attractions. The second location is definitely more prepared for crowds. There was metal music playing and concession stands and a gift shop. The wait area actors were fun and always up for taking a selfie with you. The smaller attractions were shorter but fun in their own right. Some of the more interesting characters include a giant Frankenstein and some hilarious clowns that had me walking in circles through their maze. Overall I honestly expected more from such a veteran haunt with such a high price point. The scares seemed tailored to younger teens and older children but at $20 a head it would be hard to afford taking the whole brood. If you are looking for a haunt that you could potentially spend a good chunk of the night, this is a fun, and spooky alternative, but if you are looking for hardcore scares and movie realism to sets, look elsewhere.

To find out more about this event, visit:
http://forestcityil.wixsite.com/frightnight

 
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