If you love haunted houses but not the pounding hearts, terrifying screams and bloody messes, you will love a new immersive indoor experience coming to a mall near you!
Halloween House is a one-of-a-kind experience where you and your crew will be transported to a Halloween world. Each of the 10 rooms in the 10,000-square-foot locations will be curated by Hollywood set designers, artists and Halloween lovers using lighting, props and effects. But there will be no actors, no jump scares and no gore. Instead, you’ll enter different rooms to enjoy scenes like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Stranger Things,” Trick-or-Treat Room, Glow-in-the-Dark Room or 1940s-style Haunted Room. There’s even a pumpkin patch room!
Don’t be mistaken, this event isn’t geared toward toddlers, but it is a great time for kids and adults of all ages. There will be creepy spiderwebs, ghouls and graveyards, but nothing upsetting or really scary for kids. It will be a spooky good time.
Plus, a bonus at the end of the 45-minute walk-thru (though you can take your time and go at your own pace with your tour guide) is a stop at the gift shop and baked goods stands. There will be other fun activities set up, too, like pumpkin carving classes and costume parties.
Tickets are sold in 30-minute intervals every day from Oct. 1 – Nov. 1. Hours are 12 – 6 pm Sundays, 3:30 – 8 pm weekdays and 11 am – 9 pm Sundays; the last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing. Please note, the Paramus location has different hours.
Halloween House Menlo Park: Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park, Edison
Halloween House Princeton: Quaker Bridge Mall, 3320 Route 1, Lawrence Twp.
Halloween House Ocean County: Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave., Toms River
Halloween House Rockaway NJ: Rockaway Townsquare, 301 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway
Halloween House Paramus: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus. Paramus hours are 11 am – 8 pm Saturdays, 3:30 – 8 pm weekdays, and closed on Sundays
Tickets start at $20 for kids under 10 and $25 for adults on weekdays, and $25 for kids under 10 and $30 for adults on weekends.