Category Archives: Haunts

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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Fright Dome Adds Friday the 13th for 13th Season

Our friends over at Extended Queue Podcast were able to go behind-the-scenes at Fright Dome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. They also got a chance to interview Jason Egan, Head Designer at Fright Dome in Las Vegas, to get some insight on to this year’s event. “We teamed up with ‘Friday the 13th’ in our

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San Francisco Dungeon Adding Adults Only Zombie Event October 21

We have raved about the San Francisco Dungeon several times here at Theme Park University for their unique blend of haunted attraction that is not only based on real events, but funny and family-friendly. For those of you looking for something a little more adult, the Dungeon offers unique entertainment for those 21-and-up called Wicked

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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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Don’t Be A Monster on National Haunted House Day October 9

Even if you didn’t know National Haunted House Day was the second Friday in October of every year, you can still celebrate in a very cool way. On October 9th, haunted houses across the country will be donating a portion of their proceeds to an anti-bullying campaign called Don’t Be A Monster. The school seminar

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5 Reasons Why Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream is Better Than Halloween Horror Nights

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you’ve heard of the mega Halloween event known as Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. Simply due to the size alone, many call it the nation’s premier haunt event and depending on how you look at it (size), that may be true. Today we are

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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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Vault of Souls with Scott Swenson Interview – Theme Park University Radio

Rarely have I been so excited about a new attraction opening in Central Florida. Opening in October 2015, the Vault of Souls will be combining a unsettling haunt experience with immersive theater in Tampa, Florida. What is being called “an elegant evening of fear”, this event takes place in the real Exchange National Bank which

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This Is The End Movie to be Turned Into Haunt for Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2015

In what may be one of the most bizarre choices for a haunted house theme of all time, Universal Studios Hollywood is turning the hit film This Is The End starring James Franco and Jonah Hill into a haunted house for their 2015 Halloween Horror Nights. This Is The End became a surprise summer hit

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