A haunted house is born from a past tragedy, be it a grisly murder, an unexplained disappearance, or an overcooked steak buried beneath the floorboards in shame. Sign on for a spooky tour of an eerily cursed residence with today's Groupon to Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket for one (a $19.99 value).
- For $18, you get two tickets (a $39.98 value).
Brimming with undead denizens, horrific monstrosities, and meat of questionable origin, Ripley's Haunted Adventure extends the thrills of Halloween to a year-round horror show. After riding a steel-cage elevator to the top floor of the gore emporium, visitors are left to their own devices, either to escape by stumbling through the inky, bloodstained halls or by filibustering ghouls until they fall asleep. Live actors lunge from the shadows to jostle gasps from the bellies of passers-by, and animatronic entities display a soullessness cultivated through lengthy internships at “It's a Small World.” The scare factory is open throughout the year, keeping hearts racing through cheerier, less entertaining holidays.
Terror on the Plaza
Repulsive demons, zombies bearing gory wounds, and other terrifying figures wait behind every corner of visit Terror on the Plaza, a gruesomely detailed, multimillion-dollar haunted house that rises from the mists once a year. Spine-tingling sounds, smells, and other sensations submerge adults and older children in an all-consuming atmosphere of fear through the end of October. The multi-sensory Halloween experience uses sight, sound, smell, and touch to attack senses and conjure life-like scares for brave souls.
A second haunted house, Carnevil, has a more storied past. According to lore, a traveling carnival landed in San Antonio in the 1930s. After slowly being demolished, just one ride survived—and this ride was believed to be cursed. Today, Carnevil brings this sinister mystery into the 21st century. Brave passengers travel through an underground tunnel into an intimidating labyrinth that would scare even the most seasoned goblin king.