Just remember, if you get too scared, you can always wear the neon necklace. Consider it the safety button in what can only be described as the most frightening haunted attraction to hit the Bay Area this Halloween.
Terror Vault, as it is called, is a new, fully-immersive and interactive event Oct. 10 to Nov. 3 at The San Francisco Mint. A combination of theater, haunted mazes, escape rooms, and special effects, it features some of the city’s best and brightest scare experts.
A host leads unwitting guests down the dark, narrow, back staircase of The Mint where they will begin to interact with a number of murderous characters who, rumor has it, were once held at a secret prison in the dungeons below ground.
As you descend into the dark vaults, you may encounter possessed nuns, bloody dolls, ax men, bat boys and more. Add in that technological magic and we’re sure you’ll take them up on that cocktail when you first arrive (or after, to settle your nerves).
The attraction lasts about 45 minutes in groups up to 12, with tickets available every half hour between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. Patrons must be 21 or over to participate in Terror Vault. Tickets are $60 per person and are on-sale now on Eventbrite.
On the fence? Wear the neon necklace at any time. It signals to actors that you do not feel like playing and just want to watch…and run away.
The Mint is located at 88 5th Street in San Francisco, and will also be the site for another new attraction, Dead Zone: Zombie Tag. Dead Zone: Zombie Tag will be located on the main level of the building and operational 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 12-Nov. 3. Participants must be 10 or older. Tickets are a much more affordable $19.95 per person and are available on Eventbrite.
San Francisco’s new Terror Vault is the scariest haunted house ever