Your Last Night For A “Nightmare”
Your last chance to rock with “Nightmare On 19th Street” is tonight. Haunted houses aren’t for everybody, but they are for most people. The best Haunted Houses combine scares/laughs and thoughts of ‘oh, cool’. If people were just looking to be scared, Haunted Houses would just hold you at gunpoint until you wet yourself. More after the jump.
The first few years at Nightmare we had more than a few people pee themselves. They were new to Haunted Houses and didn’t know what to expect. Now, they join in on the fun, enjoy the startles and check out almost what it would like to be in a movie (or four different movies). In a haunted house you’re the star, you and your group are the center of attention and the ghouls and demons are after you.
Tonight also represents your last chance to visit the Sanitarium. After tonight we will completely reinvent that attraction (we don’t want to say what it’s going to be yet, because we don’t want our ideas stolen).
Admission is $25, which is about half what it costs to visit a haunted house of this caliber in any major city. We offer four ‘haunts’ and some great ‘in-between’ places for you to check out. We have fantastic food available (the guy sells out every night) and some of the coolest t-shirts you’ve ever seen from My Phat Tees. If you’re in the mood for fun come check us out.
Here’s some other info about Nightmare while we have you here, sorry if some of it is a little dated:
- Nightmare on 19th Street is now in it’s sixth year
- Nightmare is at 602 East 19th in the back parking lot of the amp.
- There are now FOUR attractions. Bloodmoon Manor-a more traditional haunted house, Dr. Nexum’s Sanitarium-a medically themed attraction, the ancient cultures themed “The Lost City” and the new old west ghost town “Skull-Lick Texas”
- Nightmare will then be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October, the Sunday before Halloween and Halloween.
- We open the ticket booth at 7:30 each night and close it at 11:00 on Thursdays and at 11:30 on all other nights. Now, that doesn’t mean we close at those times, that’s just you last chance to get a ticket. We stay open until every who has purchased a wristband to go through the park. At the same time, the ticket booths open at 7:30, but we wait until it’s full dark before admitting anyone to the attractions.
- Admission is $20 on Thursdays, $25 on all other days. THIS FRIDAY ON FMX’S ‘SEIZE THE DEAL’ YOU CAN GET HALF PRICE ($10) TICKETS GOOD FOR ANY THURSDAY. We also offer VIP tickets that allow you to go to the front of the line at all attractions.
- The suggest age is 12 and up. We believe that you know your kids better than us, if you think they can handle it, then younger ages are welcome.
- Nightmare is brought to you in part by “The RockShow” on FMX, Monster Energy, Pizza Hut, Culligan Water and Party City (your Nightmare wristband is good for a discount at Party City).
- We have armed sheriffs and bonded security on site.
- We DO NOT SERVE OR ALLOW alcoholic beverages in the park. We don’t care what you do before you come to visit, we don’t judge…we just want to be an alternative to bar hopping and not part of it.
- We do feature food, drink, and the coolest concessions you’ll find anywhere with booths from “My Phat Tees” and “Zombie Peepshow”.
ANSWERS TO MORE RANDOM QUESTIONS:
How scary is it? This is the number one question we get, and it’s impossible to answer. It depends on what scares you and so on. We have had little kids just say ‘cool’ all the way through and we’ve had grown men and women actually loose control of their bowels (yes, poop themselves). We have coordinated with the Fire Marshal to make numerous exits available for both emergencies and chickens.
What should I wear? We’re going to say evening gowns and tuxes. Not really, all that’s important, and it’s very important, is that you were comfortable shoes. The terrain can be a little rough in the Ghost Town, and some of the ramps in the other attractions are hard to negotiate in heals or flip-flops.
Do you have a phone number I can call for more questions? Sorry, that’s one thing we do not have at this time, however, you were smart enough to get on a computer, email those questions here and we’ll get back to you promptly!
How long does it take to go through all the attraction? It really depends on when you arrive and how many people are ahead of you. At peak times we put groups of up to six through at a rate of 25 seconds per group, so the lines move FAST! Generally coming out to Nightmare is a we consider to be an ‘all-night’ experience. Even if it only took you an hour to go through all the attractions you will be so tired from all of the adrenaline rushes that you are highly unlikely to want to do much afterwards. On a busy night, we’d say you’ll probably be out for a couple hours or more.
What’s the story with the “Group Costume Contest”? Well we noticed that buddies or couples like to occasionally dress in a theme. We’ve had a group of three or four “Ghostbusters” or a man and wife dressing like “Batman and Robin”. On October 27th at 11 p.m. we will award a $250, $150 and $50 prize for the best “group costumes”. There is no charge for entering, you don’t even have to buy a wristband..you just need to show up at the main stage then.
Do you have group discounts or advanced ticket sales? You bet! Just head to the Nightmare page and we’ll get you hooked up.
How many actors do you have out there? Sometimes more than 100. Sometimes a lot less. That’s actually a beautiful thing, every time you come out it’s a different experience. More actors can make it creepier, less actors can make it scarier. We also have an unbelievable makeup teen…we try to opt for killer makeup over masks.
What charity do you represent? Nightmare is not a charity run haunted house. We are a professional haunted house that (hopefully someday) is a for profit business. We do benefit many charities with donations of time, tickets and help with fundraising.
How can I be a part of Nightmare? Well, for the first time EVER we’re going to have to ask you to wait until next year. And to be a part, just ‘like’ the Nightmare Facebook page. We put actor and other ‘calls’ on that page.
I went and no one was there, what did I do wrong? Well early in the evening it may be hard to see us. We are in the back of the Lone Star Events Center. We can sometimes have 1000 people on the premises and you wouldn’t know it from the street. Drive straight through the front gate, stay to the right and you’ll find us. Check out this little map and diagram below: