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2018 The Park After Dark Review

The Park After Dark
Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Reviewed By:

The Walking Ned



Visibility / Location:

The Park After Dark is located at Chase Park, on Ashland just south of Lawrence. There is a big sign on the corner of Leland and Ashland. The entrance to the haunt itself is at a gate by the pool area, do not go in to the main building.

Wait Entertainment:

There might have been some later, but I was the first one in.




Chicago street parking, dependent on the meters

Event Length:

5 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 Score = 1.458

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

Scare Factor:


Crowd Control:

Smooth. I was in the first group.


The Park after Dark starts with walking through the locker room of a Chicago Park District building. A child in a mask makes you follow him through the locker rooms. I don't think that was part of the haunt, because once you go through, someone meets you to take your ticket to go in to the real house, but that part had a certain eeriness to it.

Once that happens, you walk in to a house setting. You walk in to a piano room, then in to a room full of typewriters, which I enjoyed because it wasn't the usual rooms you see in a house setting. Next was a bed with a skeleton in it, then another room with a skeleton that had a clown in it for some reason.

From there, you go in to a creepy baby's room, which then leads you in to a doctor's office, followed by a dissection room. After that room, there was a cage maze with two little girls that just screamed at you the whole time. I kept worrying about their vocal cords by the end of the night!

That then leads you outside in to a lattice maze, followed by a plastic drum area with some very good scares. After that there is a woodsy area set up like a maze. There might be an actor or two following you out to make sure you make it out alive....or dead!

The Park after Dark was done on a budget, and most of the actors in there were children, but don't let that deter you from going to this house. They still had some pretty good effects, and some good scares.

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