Themes

The 2010s

Time Warp: 50 Years of Fear, the Guild’s 50th Anniversary Haunted House—will let visitors travel back in time with the Ghoulish Guide Dr. Timestein and explore five “deadcades” of music, movies, television, and history through a terrifying Time Warp! In 2013, the Guild is adding Xtreme Scream late nights hours on Friday for ages 15 and older.

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The 2000s

Tomb of Doom, inspired by the museum’s exhibits Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs and Take Me There: Egypt, the Haunted House invited visitors to cross the Desert of Despair, navigate the Vile Nile and explore the Pyramids of Peril in a Quest for the Lost Mummy.

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The 1990s

Haunted Shipwreck took another popular source of legends and tales and turned the Haunted House into a ship filled with phantoms, skeletons, and creatures from the deep.

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The 1980s

Scare Trek was based on the museum’s ongoing interest in space topics, including the opening of its SpaceQuest® Planetarium planned for later that year, and featured Eddie, a mechanical monster.

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The 1970s

Mystery Mansion used the tried-and-true device of a spooky old house, complete with a picture frame around a “portrait” that responded to passers-by and sent many scampering away screaming.

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The 1960s

Scary Tales was linked to the American astronauts’ moon landing earlier that year. Soon after the Haunted House opened that year, it lived up to its theme in an unexpected way—someone phoned in a bomb threat.

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