Terror Behind the Walls

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Very Scary
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A massive haunted house inside the cell blocks a real abandoned prison! Consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation.

Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision: should you explore the prison and watch the action, or should you mark yourself to truly interact with the denizens of the cellblocks? Those who opt in for true interactivity may be grabbed, held back, sent into hidden passageways, removed from their group, and even occasionally incorporated into the show. They will deal with the consequences of their decision through six long attractions.

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Terror Behind the Walls parking is located at The Philadelphia Zoo’s new parking garage. Address indicated above. Ghost Bus shuttle will take you from the zoo to the penitentiary and back. Plan to arrive at the Ghost Bus parking lot 30 minutes before the time listed on your ticket. Parking is $20 at the lot, or $13 if you purchase online in advance. The buses loop every show night from 6 pm until 30 minutes past the last tour.

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  • best haunted house in pa

    The absolute best and scariest haunted house around!!! We used the glow necklaces so they could take you away from your group which made it alot scarier but worth it. Ordered tickets online so we got in right away. It was definitely worth our 3 hour drive to get there, definitely going back next year!

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    Posted 10/29/15

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  • Disapointing

    After hearing rave reviews from friends and family over the years we decided to give it a shot. Overall, just plain not scary. Seemed to lack creativity. Filled with stock props, air blasts, black light, loud sounds, and not scary make-up. It would be scarier to walk through the prison in the dark with no sound and some shocking scares. Super long lines at the start because they take your picture that they try to sell to you at the end. Two photographers were simply not enough for that sized crowd. Then it's line after line after line. You can never get away from the crowd. We tried walking real slow to separate so that all the surprises weren't ruined. But there are just too many people behind pushing us forward. The performers do try their best and hats off to them. But in my opinion, this has become big business just trying to herd as many cattle through as possible. If you decide to go definitely pay for the VIP. They skip the start lines and get right in to the lame venue.

    Posted 10/6/13

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