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Terror Behind The Walls

Closed Now: 7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Very Fun!

I’d give it a 5 if it was more scary. I’d describe it as pretty innovative but not terrifying. I’d... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Denise P
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Haunted house fun but pricey

A fun haunted house. Make sure to give yourself some room between the group ahead of you in order... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
BeccaC518
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

You can opt in to be touched--do it. Sounds weird but it is so worth it. They do different things--pull on your sleeve or pull you into a "false" passages like a faux jail cell or a passage way of big dark air pillows you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

If you're into haunted attractions and can afford the tickets, don't let the price tag scare you. It is 100% worth it, especially if done right. Some tips for a good time: - Let them touch you! You'll be given a glow in the dark...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

I went to a "lights out" version of Terror Behind the Walls and had a blast. I did not elect to let the actors touch me, but I would the next time. I am pretty timid, and screamed a few times during the tour, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laurie B
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is our 3rd year going and there is always something new! The cast was the best yet!! Even waiting in line outside the prison was entertaining. Can’t wait until next year....

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We did this the Saturday after Halloween and the cost was half compared to before Halloween. It was alot of fun, not too scary. I can't give this a better rating because of the wait time. You have to buy a ticket for a certain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D L
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I’d give it a 5 if it was more scary. I’d describe it as pretty innovative but not terrifying. I’d mirror the previous comments about the long lines. Even with advanced tickets, we didn’t get to the first attraction until 9:30 (our tickets were at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise P
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

A fun haunted house. Make sure to give yourself some room between the group ahead of you in order to make it scarier. Also opt in for the full scare mode necklace! If they direct you to secret spaces do it, makes the experience that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeccaC518
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Visited Saturday evening. Glad I paid for the VIP entrance. By the time we arrived (800 pm for the 830pm tour), the regular line was down to the end of the block. Six different "scares" with plenty of clowns and "actors". Not bad for those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We wanted to try this as part of our yearly "pick a haunted attraction". We are only a short drive away. This was a great haunted attraction. Maybe, not so haunted as pretty cool and authentic. The efficiency and courteousness of the staff to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The decor is amazing and the actors are committed to their roles. The experience is long enough to make it worth the money and potential wait. Get the fast pass. The thing that is not awesome is how close to other groups they file u...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Frank H
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Anwar P |
They offer tours all year round at Eastern State Penitentiary. But the "Terror Behind the Walls" is a different event. It's only available during the Halloween season
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833alliej
October 20, 2015|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
Personally I prefer the guided flashlight tour. It's kind of fun and scary in the dark if you like that kind of thing. Daytime tour is also very interesting. You get to learn lots of the history of the prison.
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