This year, The Nightmare On 13th is celebrating 30 Years of Terror with and over 1.5 million people have screamed at Utah’s Legendary Haunted Attraction! Halloween Lives here!
Starting out in 1990 as The Institute of Terror Haunted House, Nightmare on 13th has since grown into one of the industry’s most successful haunted attractions (Haunted Attraction Magazine), one of America’s scariest attractions (The Travel Channel), and one of America’s best haunted houses (USA Today). It is no wonder that the Nightmare on 13th has become a Halloween-time household name, and you can bet that we aim to live up to these honorable recognitions.
Raising the bar on ourselves as each season passes, each year we present a brand new, never-before-seen Nightmare (theme). Nightmare on 13th also features 36,000 square-feet of room for haunting our customers; professionally trained actors; professionally crafted costumes, masks, and makeup; cutting edge animatronics and audio/lighting effects. It’s all in the name of frightful fun. Because of this, there will always be a new reason to visit Nightmare on 13th, a guaranteed evening full of new ways to get scared and scream your lungs out.
The Nightmare On 13th is always changing. From new sets and scenes, to outside building modifications or new photo ops in our Nightmare courtyard. We try to change as much as we can every year to keep things new and fresh for our customers.
What’s new for 2020 at the Nightmare On 13th?
Dark Ride of Terror, this classic dark ride full of gags has been around for 30 years. It is definitely broken, run down, grimey and full of grungy carnival workers. The ride may be broken, but the carnies aren’t closing it down, so get to walking through and keep moving. Be careful it’s probably not safe walking through a ride and one of these carnies could be a killer!
Nightmare Alley, there's a Gothic world behind the gates of the Nightmare On 13th and a strange darkness has spread turning all who survive into their worst nightmares! Beware of the new monsters lurking in the rubble and streets!
I-Scream, where some of our clowns have decided to go into business for themselves and taken over an abandoned ice cream factory and they are now making their own brand with who knows what kind of ingredients, called I-Scream! While the clowns took over the factory and went into business last year, they have made some changes and added new things into the factory that will be sure to give you a bumpy ride you’ll never forget!
Our new castle look, the Nightmare Castle has long been an icon in Salt Lake City, but the time has come and we decided to remodel, to make our building tower over 1300 South with a bigger, darker, and scarier looking presence than ever before!
While the haunted house is what the Nightmare is well known for, there are other ways to add to the fun as well. If you are wanting a more family friendly and non-scary event to do for the evening or during the daytime, before coming to the haunted house, check out Escape On 13th.
We have the most immersive and exciting interactive escape adventures along the Wasatch Front! With 3 different themed games to choose from you’ll find an adventure the whole family will love and leave you wanting to come back for more! We were able to put all of our set building skills from the Nightmare into a non-scary family friendly environment with 360 degree design! For more information, visit www.escapeon13th.com
The Nightmare On 13th has been consistently rated as one of the top haunted attractions in America for a reason. If you haven’t been for a while come see why we are one of the best and have been for 30 years. If you have been recently, come back for more and see all the new changes we made for our 30 Years of Terror!
This year, everyone is a VIP! With our new timed ticketing system, there are limited ticket capacities available per half hour time slots, so our wait times will be much lower than usual. Get VIP access for a lower price than ever before, buy your tickets now, don’t wait, time slots will sell out! Get your tickets now!
For more information on all of our attractions, please visit our website and plan your adventures today. Whether you’re looking for something scary or fun, The Nightmare On 13th always has something to offer!
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