FrightTown: Portland Halloween Haunted House Opens This Weekend + Coupon

Portland’s Halloween fun is definitely under way as Fright Town opens its three haunted houses this Friday! Below is a coupon for up to $10 off.

Reminder: We give out 100s of $$$ in free tickets every week including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join our email list if you like free stuff

From our sponsors at Fright Town:
2011 Fright Town, Portland, Oregon
Exhibit Hall at the Rose Quarter, on Portland's east side between the Broadway Bridge and the Steel Bridge

October 7th-9th, 12th-16th, 19th-23rd & 25th-Halloween
More info: http://www.frighttown.com/
Coupon: http://www.frighttown.com/coupon.html 

Box Office hours are:
Sunday-Thursday 7pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 7pm-11pm

Here’s a tip: For the shortest lines, shortest waits and easiest parking, weekdays by 9pm are your best bet.

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Fright Town: Portland Haunted House Press Release

This Halloween, there may be no reason to be scared of the dark – but there's every reason to be scared of what's in it!

Fright Town, Portland, Oregon

FRIGHTTOWN returns to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter for an all new Halloween season of thrills and screams, with three huge haunted houses to chill you to the bone!

Lord Elshoff has clawed his way back from the Infernal Pit and dares all fools to explore the demon-filled halls of ELSHOFF MANOR – completely renovated with even scarier scares for 2011! Then, lose your fragile, little mind in BARON VON GOOLO'S MUSEUM OF HORRORS, as Baron celebrates his 10th year anniversary in Portland by making his Museum bigger, weirder and more terrifying than any sane mind could imagine!

And if you have any breath left to scream, try to escape FrightTown's ALL NEW ultimate maze, THE BLACK BOX – a headfirst plunge into a stygian labyrinth filled with ravenous zombies and bloodthirsty creatures beyond your worst nightmares!

Horror culture magazine, Rue Morgue, calls FrightTown one of the best haunted attractions on the whole continent! And with three haunted houses at one location for just one ticket, FrightTown is also your best value for Halloween entertainment this year. Sweeten the deal with a coupon worth $5 regular admission available at Dairy Queen, Bi-Mart, Spirit Halloween Superstores, Things From Another World and many other local retailers.

FrightTown is open October 7-9, 12-16, 19-23 and 25-Halloween, with doors opening at 7pm every night and closing at 11pm on Friday & Saturday and 10pm on all other nights. For more information and a chance to win free tickets, go to frighttown.com.

Celebrate Halloween at a whole city block of screams and shock! FRIGHTTOWN!

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Fright Town FAQ:

Q: What is FrightTown?

A: FrightTown is the Pacific Northwest's newest haunted event featuring three amazing haunted houses in one location for one price. Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors, the top rated madhouse of humor and horror, returns for its tenth year in Portland; Elshoff Manor has been completely renovated to be bigger and scarier than ever; and an all new version of our haunt not seen since 2006, The Black Box, is a non stop free fall into darkness and terror unlike anything this town has ever seen. There's something to scare everyone at FrightTown!

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Q: Where is FrightTown?

A: FrightTown is located in the Exhibit Hall at the Rose Quarter, on Portland's east side between the Broadway Bridge and the Steel Bridge. FrightTown is below the Coliseum: in fact, you enter FrightTown off of the courtyard in front of the Coliseum. When you're facing the Coliseum, take the stairway to your right, down to FrightTown. Click here for a map.

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Q: When are you open?

A: FrightTown opens on Saturday October 7, 2011. We’re open 20 nights through Halloween. We are closed every Monday except for Halloween and every Tuesday except for the 25th.

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Q: What are your hours?

A: The box office opens and sells tickets starting at 7pm every night. The box office closes at 10pm on weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) and 11pm on weekends (Friday & Saturday). To be sure that you get all three haunted houses in, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the box office closes. Tickets are good for any night, so if you have to leave you can always come back.

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Q: What is the best day and time to come?

A: There's something new happening every day: be sure to check our event calendar for current happenings and promotions. In general, we always advise people to come during the week instead of the weekends: it's just as scary and the lines are a lot shorter.

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Q: Which of your haunted houses is the best/scariest?

A: We've gone out of our way to offer three completely different haunted house experiences here at FrightTown so different that it would be impossible to compare them. If you prefer the sorcerous terror of rotting haunted mansions, you'll love Elshoff Manor; if you like your horror served raw and screaming, The Black Box is for you; and if you like your scares bizarre and unpredictable, you can't go wrong with Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors.

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Q: Is it okay to bring my kids to FrightTown?

A: Haunted houses are about being scary and we are very good at what we do. While we have no age restrictions at FrightTown, the management does not feel that FrightTown is appropriate for very young children. Baron Von Goolo's offers disturbing and often risqué humor; Elshoff Manor is intensely scary; The Black Box features scenes of gore and mayhem. That being said, we've had four year old kids go through our haunts and have a lot of fun, laughing and smiling, while forty year old adults have gone through and literally soiled themselves. This is a very subjective call and we will always rely on the judgment of the parents or guardians.

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Q: How long does it take to go through the haunted houses?

A: Our favorite story is from 2002, when a group of screaming girls sprinted through Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors, nonstop, screaming the whole time, in about four minutes. In general, it takes a lot longer and some folks have taken over an hour just to go through the Museum alone. The haunts are self-guided and shy of loitering or obstructing the paths of others, patrons may set their own pace. And yes, that includes sprinting.

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Q: A couple of these FrightTown haunted houses sound familiar. Didn't you guys used to be somewhere else?

A: That's right. Elshoff Manor first went public in 2004 and Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors has been around since 2002. Since then we've had over 150,000 patrons walk through our horrifying halls. Our old location was a bit of a pain to travel to: now we're in the center of the city. We hope you agree that the Rose Quarter is the best location for a haunted house in the whole state.??

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Q: How much are tickets?

A: The regular ticket price is $20, and that includes admission to all three haunted houses. That’s a great deal but it gets even better: Coupons good for $5 off are available from many local retailers like Dairy Queen, Bi-Mart and Spirit Halloween Superstores, or download one here. You can also use your ticket stub from any Rose Quarter event scheduled between October 7th and 31st the same as one of these coupons.

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Q: Can I win free tickets?

A: Yes! Listen to our radio sponsors. They're giving away hundreds! You can also get a chance to win tickets by signing up here.

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Q: What if it rains?

A: Then patrons at some other haunted houses will get wet. But you won't: all three haunted houses at FrightTown are inside.

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Q: Can I get a refund? I'm too scared to go in.

A: Sorry, we have a strict no refund policy. Complaining that a haunted house is too scary is like complaining that a restaurant is too delicious. We deliver on our promise of scares! But since your ticket is good for any night, you can always give it to a much braver friend. They’ll thank you for it!??

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Q: Is it true that I can get married at FrightTown?

A: Believe it or not, you can! Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors is conducting ¬Å“Wicked Weddings¬Â this season and you and your betrothed can be tied in the bonds of love by one of our sinister ministers. Contact [email protected] for details.

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Q: Will the monsters touch me?

A: Not if you don't want them to. It is the official policy of FrightTown that the actors may not touch the patrons, except to help them (guiding them to an emergency exit, for example). It is understandable and not uncommon for a casual brush or accidental bump to occur, but no one is going to grab you or anything like that. Please note that if you invite the actor to touch you say, for a photo or if you volunteer to take part in a stunt or bit then the actor has the option to do so.

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Q: Can I touch the monsters?

A: Not if they don't want you to. It goes both ways.

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Q: Is FrightTown wheelchair accessible?

A: Absolutely! FrightTown complies with all applicable regulations for accessibility, and at our former venue we have even had patrons compliment us on how easy it was for them to get around. We want everyone to enjoy a horrifying Halloween!

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Q: Should I be concerned about my health condition? (pregnancy, asthma, epilepsy, etc)

A: Even though this is all in fun, the fear response is stressful and can elevate heart rates and even blood pressure: if you have serious questions about your health, you may want to go as far as to ask your doctor before attending FrightTown. Please use your best judgment. People who have recently suffered an injury, especially to the back or neck, have chronic joint problems, are more than seven months pregnant or have recently undergone surgery should use caution. We also use ¬Å“fog¬Â and strobe lights, special effects that have been known to cause adverse reactions in asthmatics and epileptics after prolonged exposure. Again, please use your best judgment. We have yet to have any problems at any of our venues and we'd like to keep it that way.

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Q: What isn't allowed at FrightTown?

A: There are a number objects and activities that we ban at FrightTown in order to maintain a fun atmosphere and a safe environment for everyone, patrons and monsters alike. We expect all our guests to adhere to the following.

No running or pushing.

No confrontational behavior or harassment of the actors or other patrons.

No touching the displays or the actors.

No weapons of any kind.

No flash photography.

No video cameras.

No pets.

No lighters, matches or smoking.

No alcohol or controlled substances of any kind.

No Halloween masks, false beards, hoods, prosthetic makeup or anything that obscures your face.

Violation of any of these rules may result in you being escorted from the premises without a refund.

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Q: This looks like fun. Can I be a monster too?

A: Hecks yah you can! Sign up here! 

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Q: What is the 1031 Theatre?

A: FrightTown is co-produced and performed by the actors and artists of the 1031 Community Theatre. Founded in 2005, the 1031 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the arts in our community by staging innovative, original and ¬Å“immersive¬Â theatre with an eye to reinvigorating the wonder lost in most modern celebrations of Halloween. This isn't your grandma's community theatre. The 1031 brings together students, enthusiasts and professionals alike to create opportunities for education and expression in all aspects of theatrical production and in doing so, aims to become a unique and significant cultural asset for Portland and the surrounding regions. Our membership represents a vast cross-section of folks in the region, from high school students to professional computer engineers, from comic book artists to accountants. FrightTown is the primary fundraiser for the theatre, with funds going to future productions, sponsorship of local artists, administration and the lease of a permanent workshop for our members. For more information or if you'd like to join our troupe, visit www.1031theatre.org.

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5 Responses to FrightTown: Portland Halloween Haunted House Opens This Weekend + Coupon

  1. vanessa October 19, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    so if you go and u bring a horn just in case u get scared and u honk them to give them a sign to stop is that okay ????

  2. trevor October 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    ive wanted to go to a haunted house this year, but they’re all way too expensive!

  3. secilio muncie-garcia October 18, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I have never bean to the haunted house at the rose quarter before and am exited to go.

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