While we are still operating as usual this year, some things have been changed in order to reduce the risk of COVID.
We encourage (but don't require) customers to wear a breathing mask while attending, and we encourage your group maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other parties when possible.
If you are at an increased risk of contracting or becoming severely ill from COVID-19, you should not attend. This includes, but is NOT limited to, people with asthma, diabetes, immune system deficiencies, and people age 65 or older. We also urge anyone pregnant or with a heart condition not to attend (due to our intense scares). Only children over 6 years of age, who are not scared of the dark, prone to nightmares, or easily panicked should attend, and they require an adult sibling or parent to accompany them.
To reduce Covid risk, the number of tickets available for purchase this year has been reduced, so we ask that you purchase your tickets online early to ensure you will be able to attend. On-line tickets will be usually be offered for each event ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
In addition, you will have to show up at Terror of Tallahassee during the 30 minute time window that you selected when purchasing a ticket. This helps us evenly separate the crowd throughout the night, so that the waiting period is reduced. It does not mean you will get in within 30 minutes (that depends on the line). If you can't wait during longer lines, please use the (more expensive) Fast Pass. Fast Pass ticket holders get in soonest (because they help keep everyone elses tickets cheaper). Another (cheaper) option is to come earlier in the season. Everyone's tickets are less then and the lines are typically shorter.
On-line tickets go on sale one week before the date of the attraction. Large parties of 6 to 10 friends usually go in by themselves (depending on the line).
We understand that these are difficult times, but we hope that you come and enjoy yourselves at Terror of Tallahassee this October.
As a COVID-19 safety precaution, when you purchase a ticket, you will have to choose what time you will arrive at Terror of Tallahassee. You must arrive within that 30 minute window to ensure entry. Tickets go on sale one week before each individual date.
Additional dates and times may be added as the season progresses.
We're located a 1/2 mile South from FSU's football stadium at 1408 Lake Bradford Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32304.
A: Afraid so! Ask anyone who has been to the corporate haunts (like Universal) and also ours, and the vast majority will acknowledge we're far more intense. We emphasize quality of the experience over quantity of the customers, so we don't push customers through in a continuous line. Our small, intimate groups isolate the customer and prevent them from knowing what to expect around the corner by seeing the reactions of other people ahead in the line... and we have LOTS of corners (and frights behind them)! We make less money reducing the crowd flow, but our customer satisfaction is worth it.
YES, providing that the line isn’t too long. We are selling limited tickets this year due to Covid concerns (to allow customers to socially distance between each group). The on-line tickets guarantee you won't be turned away (they do NOT quarentee a shorter wait--only the "Fast Pass" does that), but we can also accommodate a good number of "walk up" tickets until the line reaches the gates-- then we close the ticket booth. (People with advance on-line tickets can continue to join the line.)
We only offer on-line tickets for the current week. (Doing otherwise creates confusion with ticket dates.) However, the next week's tickets go on-line about a week beforehand (usually Sunday morning). If your time sells out, you can still get tickets at the ticket window for a little bit more. Buying in advance not only saves you some money, but it saves some time because you can skip the ticket booth and go directly to the side entrance line.
Only if you buy the "Fast Pass". Otherwise, the wait is however long the regular line is. The advance on-line tickets guarantee you will not be turned away like others will if the line gets too long. (The earlier in the season you attend, the shorter the lines.) The stated time on your ticket helps spread out the crowd. For people who want to come closer to Halloween but don't like the longer lines that causes, the "Fast Pass" gets them quicker access and helps keep the price of regular tickets cheaper for everyone else. (F.Y.I., the tickets are usually cheaper before the last two weeks in October. It helps reduce the later crowds and also saves those on a budget some money.)
YES, but if your existing time slot is sold out, you'll need to buy your extras at the ticket window. Then they can join your existing group if it does not exceed ten total.
YES. But we still operate inside either way, and the sound of rain on the metal roof adds a lot of cool atmosphere!
A: YES (if they are over 6 years old, and aren't anxious about the dark or monsters), but because of the many extreme frights, we urge Parental Guidance for anyone under 13. 12 and under must also be accompanied by an adult. Regrettably, we cannot offer our children discounts due to reduced overall ticket availability (from COVID), so please make sure your kids can handle it because there are no refunds for early exits.
A: YES. It is already quite dark, so anything that can obstruct your vision (or identity) is not allowed. Costume masks are not permitted, however surgical and medical masks are, as is face paint.
A: NO, because of the large staff we maintain for the best performance, the haunt is only open select dates in October (and sometimes a night or two after Halloween).
A: If strobe lights or artificial fog cause you problems, then please do NOT come, because both are used.
A: NO. It would be reckless and stupid to subject yourself to extreme frights if you have either of those conditions. Please play it safe and avoid coming, as much as we would otherwise appreciate your patronage.
A: YES, it is.
A: NO, they are not. If used inside, they will be confiscated or you will be escorted out an exit.
A: No open flames of any sort are ever allowed. No cigarettes or electronic smoking (or vaping) are allowed inside as well.
A: NO! Our Scaractors are trained NOT to touch, grab, or hit you at any time. You must never touch, grab or strike anyone else. Violators will be ejected (without refunds) and/or prosecuted.
A: We try to finish everyone in line regardless how late it gets. If the line goes beyond the gate, we will close the ticket booth-- but those already with tickets will still get in.
A: YES you may. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We also accept cash.
A: NO. Although many survive and make it all the way through, it's our goal to scare patrons out the exit early. (That's like asking for a refund from a restaurant because the food was better than you expected!)
A: NO, they are not (once inside). It ruins the dark atmosphere and the spirits don't like it. However, if you are like most people, you won't need a camera. The trauma will make it difficult to ever forget what you've seen or heard!
A: There is free parking on either side of the numerous side streets. There is also a large, open field where people often park for football games on Hernando Drive (after the first house on the right). However, if there is a local football game at the FSU stadium the same night, the street parking can get used up and it's better to walk from campus or arrange someone to drop you off and pick you up on game nights. We're only 1/2 a mile South of the football stadium.
A: Heck yeah! Considering our size and the time we lavish on each group, we have very cheap tickets (especially compared to other haunts). In fact, our admission costs less than what Universal charges just for parking. Now that's scary!
A: Maybe, if you think you can take it! Go here for more info.
A: We're much longer than any of the haunts at Universal, typically taking between 15 to 20 minutes to escape. (Depending if you cheat yourself by averting your eyes and walking too fast, or if you play it safer, walk cautiously, and beware!)
A: We have already included the 7.5% sales tax to all tickets, both on-line and at the ticket booth. So "No", you do not need to add it.
A: Unfortunately for you-- YES, we do. Whether it's rats, roaches, snakes, clowns, or whatever else people are most afraid of, chances are that we have it and you're gonna have to face it to make it through. It may seem cruel, but what can we say? It's our business!