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Terror Behind The Walls

Once I heard about Terror Behind The Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly, I knew I wanted to go. It looked pretty cool. What was even more intriguing to me was that this haunted attraction would take place inside this old prison. A prison that is said to be haunted! So of course to have some Halloween fun my friend and I went.

Once again I headed down to Philadelphia from New York City. This time I took the Bolt Bus which dropped me off near the 30th street train station. Once we got over to the Eastern State Penitentiary we saw tons and tons of people lined up. I noticed they had timed entrances. There were also people walking around dressed up in costumes scaring and entertaining those on the lines.

Luckily we had Quick Passes and were able to go in at any time and skip a few lines. Of course before entertaining you have to go through security and then sign a waiver. Yup, we signed a waiver to go through a haunted house. We knew this had to be serious! Once we did that we skipped another line before we actually had to wait on one.

Quick Pass ©2017 HollyDayz

We got to the first interaction which was a guy who looked like a zombie telling us the rules and explaining how everything worked. They were going to be giving out lit up necklaces that opted you in for a more interactive experience. This includes being touched, pushed, grabbed, and even taken away from your group. We didn’t opt for it, but after it was all over we realized it might have even been more fun if we had, so next time!

There are 6 areas to Terror Behind The Walls. The areas are Lock Down, Machine Shop, The Infirmary, Quarantine 4D, and Break Out. Each unique, scary, and fun. People in amazing costumes and makeup were jumping out of no where, grabbing those with necklaces, and making people scream. It was so much fun. Even cooler going through the old prison. Upon entering they even ask if you want some fake blood on your face to get into the experience and take a picture of your group.

I really don’t want to give anything away so you just have to go check it out for yourselves. It is definitely worth it! Highly recommend it for Halloween fun. I would actually like to go back and take a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary after the haunted house is over. If you are in, around, or thinking of heading to Philly in October or the beginning of November head on over to Terror Behind The Walls. You won’t be disappointed!

See some of the fun we had at Terror Behind The Walls below!

Disclaimer: Thank You to Terror Behind The Walls for having us. Whilst receiving an invitation all opinions and views are my own and have not been influenced. 

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  • TravellingDany

    While my husband would be all over this experience, I have mixed feelings about it! I’m always afraid I’d end up being too nervous/scared, even if on paper I know it’d be fun!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was a lot of fun. I think you would enjoy it.

  • loisaltermark

    Okay, this would be terrifying to me! It sounds like perfect Halloween fun for those who like to be scared! Just the name and the fact that you have to sign a waiver makes me get goosebumps!

    • Holly Dayz

      I had a great time. They set it up really well.

  • Theresa Ladner

    I was a bit concerned upon reading the title of the post until I read it. And to have to sign a waiver! That’s scary right there. I probably would have opted out of being touched/grabbed as well; I don’t blame you. It sounds like some good terrifying fun!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea we opted out, but afterwards we realized we should have opted in! It was a lot of fun.

  • lucywilliamsglobal

    This sounds really fun, but I would probably be so scared! I know my husband would love this! I’m not surprised you didn’t opt in for the more interactive experience that would probably be really scary! I love hearing about these Halloween experiences as I have never been to one.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was a lot of fun.You both would enjoy it. Next time we probably will opt in.

  • interNATionalcaty

    This would terrify me and I don’t know if I could do it. However, the other side of me would love to experience it. Weird. Great concept

    • Holly Dayz

      I think you could. It is all in good fun.

  • Linda de Beer

    The Terror Behind the Walls tour sounds like a unique, fun experience. I’m wondering whether I would’ve opted in for the scarier interactive experience. Probably not!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was very fun! We said no to the interactive, but afterwards we were like awwww shoulda did it.

  • Sreekar Harinatha

    I would love such an experience a tour. But Im pretty sure my wife will back out! But love such Halloween stuff. Nice deviant fun!

    • Holly Dayz

      Let her use you as a human shield. It was fun!

  • McCool Travel

    I have heard super cool things about Eastern State Penitentiary. Great tip about the timed entry tickets. That will save people time.

    • Holly Dayz

      I want to go back in the day time and explore. It was so cool to have it as a setting for the Haunted House.

  • Marvi

    Now this seems really exciting. Having the necklace would’ve made it more thrilling, I guess, but.. ummm… since I’m no fan of anything scary, I’ll probably not avail of it too! LOL. Anyway, looked like you had a lot of fun!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it would have been more thrilling. Next time. We had a great time.

  • Passports and Pigtails

    Okay, so you would have lost me at the title and I’d have run away from the zombie explaining the rules, but it’s only because my tolerance for scary is in the negative! It does look like a pretty fascinating experience, perhaps someday I’ll pull myself together and enjoy it!

    • Holly Dayz

      The zombie was cool. You woulda been laughing. You gotta give it a whirl. It is worth it.

  • Koen

    ms. Rice would def be scared all the time haha. But looks like a fun activity to do when in Philly. Nicely described what to expect.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was a fun time. Great Halloween haunted house.

  • Lara Dunning

    I like learning about ghosts and hearing ghost stories, but I have to admit I don’t like being scared, and I rarely watch scary movies, as I always have nightmares afterwards. I think I’d go back for a tour after the Halloween season was over.

    • Holly Dayz

      I don’t watch scary movies too often either. Horror isn’t my thing, but this was a lot of fun.

  • Carolina Colborn

    The only thing about Halloween I like is the costume parties. I am too easily scared to go through these horror tours. This year my costume is Roarinig 20s.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is like a big costume party. The costumes and makeup are great.

  • SherianneKay

    I got nervous just reading the post title! Such a chicken and likely would not have opted in for the extras then been mad at myself after. Sounds like so much fun!

    • Holly Dayz

      They have you spooked already huh? We felt like we should have opted in after it was all done. So many people did. You are allowed to take the necklace off it if became too much though.

  • AllGudThings

    This horror and terror behind walls in Philadelphia would have been a real fun and awesome experience for my husband but it would have surely scared me out. And those props -OMG! I can only go here after Halloween.

    • Holly Dayz

      You would have had to use him as a human shield. Let him take all the scares and you just enjoy lol.

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