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Vault of Souls Draws More Spirits for 2016

How did you spend your Thursday night last week? I personally spent hours exploring the underground tunnels of a bank in downtown Tampa. Among the highlights were playing hopscotch With demented children and getting smacked in the butt with a riding crop via a lady of the night. Easily the best and most unique Halloween evEnt

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Cedar Fair’s FearVR Haunt: Perception is Reality

By now, you’ve probably heard about the hubbub regarding the virtual reality haunted house at Knott’s Berry Farm and Great America. If not, I’ll keep it brief. A new haunt experience recently debuted at those parks where guests were not ushered through a maze with live actors at the two parks owned by Cedar Fair.

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Increasing Chances of Diabetes at 2016 Florida State Fair

I’ve lived in the Sunshine State for nearly 20 years, but never took the time to visit the Florida State Fair until 2016. After attending IAAPA for so many years, it was nice to see some of the flat rides in their natural habitat, like Surf’s Up from Zamperla. Even the bounce houses that I have seen

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Valentine’s Day Haunted House Redefine Romance

Tired of roses, chocolate and lingerie? Why not give the gift that is truly unique on February 14? Not to worry, I’ve got you covered. This year, why not take her to a Valentine’s Day Haunted House? Blood Manor in New York City runs a Bloody Valentine’s Weekend with a unique haunt walk-through of their

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Man loses court case against haunted house for being too scared

I know it seems like common sense, but if you buy a ticket for a haunted attraction, aren’t you paying to be scared? Not if you’re Scott Griffin. Back in 2011, Griffin went through the Haunted Hotel in San Diego, California. For those unfamiliar, the Haunted Hotel actually runs three separate attractions, including the Haunted Trail,

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Freakling Brothers Adds Coven of 13 to Las Vegas Haunted House Lineup

I have written about dozens of haunts over the years here at Theme Park University, but by far the one that gets the most buzz, clicks, and shares is anytime I talk about the Freakling Brothers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even if you aren’t a horror fan, people seem to be fascinated by the fact

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5 Reasons Why The Vault of Souls is Not A Typical Haunt Attraction

Finally. After living in Central Florida for nearly 20 years, I have been craving a form of entertainment that goes beyond what can be done in a theme park. Something that can throw away all the rules of waiting in long lines, keeping your hands to yourself and being herded like cattle in order to

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Haunted Houses Adding Escape Rooms for 2015 Season

2015 is definitely the year of the escape rooms in the United States. With hundreds of them opening up all over the country, it seems that many businesses are cashing in on this trend, including haunted houses. In Hudson Valley, New York, the Headless Horseman Hayride has added the Great Room Escape as a year-round attraction.

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The Vault of Souls will be an Evening of Elegant Fear

If you’ve ever been to a traditional haunted house, either as a stand-alone attraction or within a theme park, you know the drill. Wait outside in metal gates usually meant for cattle and after a half-hour or even several hours, you and your herd head inside the house. Moo. Regardless of theme, the formula is

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13th Floor and Asylum Brings Six New Haunted Attractions to Denver in 2015

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is the only company in the United States who owns and operates haunted houses on a national level. In total, they manage eight haunted houses across four states and five cities. In Denver, they are adding a total of six new attractions in 2016 to their two different haunts: 13th Floor and The Asylum. 13th

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