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4.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual amusement park
Mr and Mrs Morris are on their way to the zoo in their car along with their daughter Lizzy and their son Luke and Luke's mate Clay. The parents have forgotten to bring a map and they are soon lost in the desert. When they come across an unknown amusement park, they stop to ask where they are. As soon as they leave their car, it blows up. The kids are allowed to go explore...
Published on 18 Mar. 2010 by Artemis

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2.0 out of 5 stars boring...barely anything happens...10 year olds review
I just read this book and its not as good as the first four classic goosebumps books. Nothing happens and it wasn't scary at all.I was disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual amusement park, 18 Mar. 2010
Mr and Mrs Morris are on their way to the zoo in their car along with their daughter Lizzy and their son Luke and Luke's mate Clay. The parents have forgotten to bring a map and they are soon lost in the desert. When they come across an unknown amusement park, they stop to ask where they are. As soon as they leave their car, it blows up. The kids are allowed to go explore the park while the parents try to contact the proper authorities.

Lizzy, Luke and Clay enjoy the park at first. All the Horrorland employees are dressed up as monster, and all the attractions are in tune with the horror theme, such as the doomsday slide. The attractions have some scary special effects that are just on the limits of taking it too far. Lizzy is starting to wonder if there is more to it than just an amusement park.

This one is among the really nice Goosebumps (even if the solution Lizzy came up with was a bit much) and the ending is hilarious. It's easy to sympathise with the characters, they're just a normal family (+ 1 mate) who are on their way to have a fun day together, get lost and land in a nightmare.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ONE DAY AT HORRORLAND REVIEW, 22 May 2013
The 16th and most commercially successful Goosebumps book. It has spawned 3 sequels, 2 computer games, 1 board game and an entire spin off series\arc. But this isn't the best Goosebumps book, (not even top ten material). This story is a case of a genius idea that fails to be executed (pardon the pun). The set up is fun, 3 kids wonder around a horror theme park, each ride scarier than the other which at some point suggest certain death. R.L. Stine really captures that excitement, anticipation and fear all kids get on scary rides, he has fun building the tension before repeatedly releasing it, but soon this becomes very episodic. The climatic battle in a room of assorted monsters is thrilling yet rushed, the twist is strange (a nod to reality shows before they had become so popular) and the ending which adds a pinch of poetic comedy and then some really spoils what could have been up there with children's classics such as charlie and the chocolate factory. The book lacks scares and twists but makes up for it with a monster of an idea that would grow over the series and lead to the best 2 books Goosebumps has produced (escape horrorland & the streets of panic park)

SCARES 4\10
DEATHS: 0. no one REALLY dies at horroland (do they?)
MONSTERS: 100s horrors + a zoo full of many monsters

VERDICT 4\5: Not quite the rollercoaster of fear it suggests, its more like the big wheel, it will raise you up only to take you straight back down, it doesn't really go any where apart from round in circles but most will just enjoy the ride. The ending will leave you deflated but you might just want to return (you've got free passes)
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2.0 out of 5 stars boring...barely anything happens...10 year olds review, 29 May 2014
This review is from: Classic Goosebumps #5: One Day at Horrorland (Kindle Edition)
I just read this book and its not as good as the first four classic goosebumps books. Nothing happens and it wasn't scary at all.I was disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 9 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Classic Goosebumps #5: One Day at Horrorland (Kindle Edition)
It was a really good book and it didn't freeze l
would recommend it to anyone who likes being scared
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Said 1 of The Best, 9 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Classic Goosebumps #5: One Day at Horrorland (Kindle Edition)
One of the best out of the series as another reviewer has said havent read it since being 11 though :)
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst book i ever read, 29 April 1999
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I was very disappointed as this book was so boring and not abit scary... i didn't even want to finish reading it... give it a miss
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