A Look Inside Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Each year, Terror Behind the Walls is rated as one of the country’s top haunted attractions by various media, and there’s good reasons of why! The haunted attractions are located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania… Which was once a REAL PRISON!
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This gothic structure, with soaring 30-foot high fortress walls, is intimidating enough during the day. At night, the cellblocks fall into darkness, and the building becomes truly terrifying. This extraordinary theatrical production has featured exciting new additions every year since it’s inception, 25 years ago.
Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision for visitors: should they explore the prison and watch the action, or should they mark themselves to truly interact with the denizens of the cell blocks? Those who opt in for true interactivity may be grabbed, held back, sent into hidden passageways, removed from their group, and even incorporated into the show. They will deal with the consequences of their decision through six long attractions that create a seamless experience for visitors.
To celebrate it’s 25th season of scares, Terror unveils the most ambitious redesign in the history of the event – two groundbreaking new attractions; Quarantine: 4D and Breakout. Check out the video trailer below!
Inside Quarantine: 4D, visitors learn of an infectious outbreak, whose symptoms include hallucinations, blurry vision, distorted depth perception, and other mind-altering effects. Flat walls appear to have depth, creatures emerge from (seemingly) nowhere, and some brave visitors will be challenged to face their worst fears.
Also new for 2015 is Break Out.. Just when visitors think they have found freedom, they find themselves in the middle of a prison break! Inmates surround them using every way imaginable to escape, including barrels, ropes, tunnels, ladders and crates. Visitors must keep an eye out at every corner, as inmates may even be using them to aid in their attempt to gain freedom.
Travel Channel calls it “One of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions,” The New York Times calls it “perfect for Halloween,” and Forbes names it #1 in the nation. If you’re anywhere near Philadelphia Pennsylvania this Halloween, we highly suggest making a visit!
Terror Behind the Walls is located inside Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia. The event does not affect operation of the historic site, which remains open for daytime tours seven days a week, year round. All proceeds from Terror benefit the preservation of Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark.
The Halloween event runs select evenings from September 18 through November 7, 2015.
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