Over the past few years, we have watched Paula’s story at The 17th Door go from bad to worse. This poor girl has been through so much already in such a short period of time…how much worse can it get for her? Well, according to the folks over at The 17th Door, MUCH worse. This year, the haunt changes location…not just in physical space but also for the story!
This year, the haunt has moved to the West Fullerton Shopping Center in Fullerton, CA, and they are bigger and better than ever before. In addition to a brand new story line, the experience will now last 35 minutes AND there will be an added Virtual Reality component as well (though, of course, that will cost extra).
As for the story, their press release says this:
Our Paula has committed a heinous crime and it is now time to pay the price. A lengthy sentence to be served in the most gruesome and hellish of prisons. Much worse than the troubled and miserable life of our depressed college sophomore. Welcome to Perpetuum Penitentiary, a place of darkness born only in nightmares. For within these stone walls, you will meet true suffering and despair. Prayers for mercy unanswered. Evil pervading its every space. Paula’s space. This detour through hell is her new reality. The question is… will it be yours? The sadistic warden has agreed to unsupervised visitation. Go cautiously, one-by-one, as the residents of Perpetuum have no concept of confinement and no intentions of behaving. And they are thirsty, longing for the smell and taste of new blood. No one escapes. Your only hope is to survive. Are you scared? You will be.
Prison? Yikes. Our girl has already had a hell of a time at college and a psychiatric hospital. I am sure it’s just down hill from here for her…
“I’m very excited about the new theme this year,” said Heather Luther, co-owner of The 17th Door. “All new sets. New characters. New innovations. New scares. New everything! Guests can expect things to be very very different, and of course they should expect the unexpected!”
The 17th Door always boosts some pretty amazing sets AND effects, but remember, it is considered mature. Make sure you don’t bring the young ones!
The 17th Door will be open this year from September 22-23 and 29-30 and October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 18-22, 24-31. Tickets range from $22 to $35, depending on what day you go. They do offer the VIP option again, though. Pre-sale tickets for this year are already available online on their website: http://www.the17thdoor.com