Things To Know about Visiting a Haunted House

Things To Know about Visiting a Haunted House

Things to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO to a Haunted House 

How to Survive a Trip to Darkness - Creepyworld - Lemp -  St Louis Escape - Silly Putter 

  • Make sure to purchase a Speed Pass.  The longest line is the one to buy a ticket.  HOWEVER if you buy at our box office with CASH you pay NO TAX and NO SERVICE FEES saving you about $4.00 per ticket. If you don't mind waiting in line to buy a ticket with CASH then save by buying at the box office.  You can't use coupons online however you can paying at the door.   When you buy a ticket online you skip the waiting line.  Print your ticket at home or we'll scan your phone.  You can use your tickets any day until the end of the 2021 haunt season.  You can also purchase double combo and ultimate scream pass tickets and save.  You can use all three tickets in one night or different nights.  You may also transfer your tickets to anyone.  There are NO REFUNDS use your tickets any night we're open in 2021 or give them to a friend.  We now offering IMMEDIATE access tickets, which gets you access to the haunted house with no waiting in line.   CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW.  
  • Photos and Video are allowed inside and outside the attractions however NO FLASH photo inside the haunted house.  Outside each haunt we have icon monsters please snap a picture.  Each haunt also features photo ops for you and your friends.  While inside the haunts we do not allow food, drinks, weapons or any kind.
  • No customers are allowed into the haunt wearing masks or faces painted other than facemasks for covid 19.  If you show up on Halloween you must leave your masks and other items in your car.  We do not allow any type of weapon or guns.  We have metal detectors.  Keep them in your trunk or at home. 
  • Dress Code:  Do not wear high heels, make sure you're wearing real shoes.  We suggest you remove any earrings, jewelry, and leave ALL VALUABLES at home. 
  • DO NOT TOUCH OUR STAFF ACTORS OR PROPS otherwise you will be asked to leave without a refund. 
  • Do we close if it rains?  NO not typically.  Darkness and Lemp are both totally indoor haunts and both feature partial indoor que lines.  Creepyworld is an indoor/outdoor haunt.  If for any reason we won't open due to weather we'll post this on the haunts blog or social media.  What to wear... something casual works best.   IF the haunts close you can use your tickets another night we open.  Tickets are good ANY night we're open in 2021.  
  • READ ALL WARNINGS PRIOR TO ENTERING!  YOU ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.  DO NOT RUN this is the cause of most injuries.  SEE WARNING PAGES!  Read Covid Warnings prior to entering.  Attend any of our attractions at your own risk.  Your health is your responsibility.  
  • If you purchase your ticket online you will save over 50% of wait times.  Purchase SPEED TICKETS and you'll skip the main waiting lines.  Keep in mind Darkness has an indoor waiting line which is actually part of the attraction which you will not skip.  Once at Creepyworld you will wait in small lines for some attractions but the main attraction line is the only one long.  LEMP has a small indoor waiting area.  SKIP ALL OF THIS buy speed tickets online BUY NOW CLICK HERE 
  • Coupons are available online.  Click on coupons tab, offer your email address, and a coupon will be emailed to you.  Coupons are not valid online.  Coupons are valid when presented to our box office at each locations.  
  • When buying tickets at the box office BRING CASH.  
  • St Louis Escape  and Retro Golf accepts walk ups however your best bet is to book online at    St Louis Escape is located next door to The Darkness. 

  • Once you arrive at any of our attractions if you already have a print at home ticket do NOT wait in the ticket line go straight to the attraction line.  If you purchased speed tickets find the sign that reads SPEED PASS LINE.  
  • Bring your camera because you'll find a lot of monsters roaming around to take pictures with along with several photo ops.  DO NOT USE YOUR FLASH inside the attractions.  
  • Boxoffice can open up to 30 minutes prior to opening time.  If you want to visit all three haunts in the same night we suggest you buy tickets in advance and show up 15 minutes before opening time at your first haunt.  Creepyworld is only 20 minutes from Lemp/Darkness and Lemp/Darkness are only 1 mile apart.  
  • PLEASE visit us on a WEEKDAY or EARLY October!  Sometimes weekends are really busy and our #1 complaint is the crowd.  If you visit on a weekday we pace the guests better, wait times are shorter and for some a better experience.  Sometimes we may have less actors but the crowd size is so much smaller.  Also consider coming on a weekend in September, early October or November weekends as they will have much smaller crowds.
  • When coming on a peak weekend expect large crowds, tons of energy, and excitement.  With that being said expect longer lines, and with that we must move people into the haunts at a quicker pace.  
  • If you want an reexperience with your friends, where you feel like its just you and then alone in a haunt COME in early September, November or weekdays! 
  • Each attraction features outdoor bathrooms    DO NOT LEAVE valuables in your car and DO NOT bring any type of weapon. 
  • Remember once you enter our haunted houses you might be filmed or photographed.   We also encourage you to like us on Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube.  Please share photos of your experience and tag us!
  • CHILDREN under 17 who are dropped off to attend Darkness or Lemp need to have RIDES upon exiting the haunted house.   Both Darkness and Lemp are next door to residential area's teenagers can't hang out in front of the haunted houses they must have RIDES to leave immediatly upon exiting of haunt.  Furthermore ASK your kids to TEXT YOU JUST as they ENTER the haunted house so you know to start heading over to pick them up. 
  • GIFT STORE -  Upon exiting The Darkness you'll find a horror arcade and an amazing gift store.  There is NO hanging out in this room. Our gift store area is not a waiting area for a ride.  We have hundreds of guests exiting the haunt.   Each guest is permitted 15 minutes to take pictures, and check out all the cool horrific sights.  Unless you're waiting for the 5 minute escape room, playing arcades, or buying something from the gift store you must exit and head to your car.  Do not sit on the games and do not stand in front of them blocking people from enjoying them.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.  
          We're doing a lot actually.  We've limited our staff size.  Actors are now working in scarezones only.  Things customers could touch like squeeze walls, etc have been removed.  BRING YOUR OWN FACE MASKS!  Please understand our staff size will be smaller this year.  We will be running with reduced staff for the protection of you and our crew.  We still plan on hiring the best of the best to help scare and entertain you!  The Darkness will have 55 actors this year, to go along with 200 animated scares.  Creepyworld will cap at 75 actors plus over 120 animated scares in order to accomodate the lower number we've removed one entire haunted house.  LEMP will feature up to 40 actors plus over 30 animations.   All of these actions are being done to keep our staff healthy and entertain our guests safely.  All guests will be required to wear facemasks if required by the City of St Louis or State of Missouri. 


Can you book PRIVATE PARTIES?  Visit this page CLICK HERE 

The Darkness opens for special events which are listed below. 
All special events at The Darkness are typically one night only unless otherwise noted.  

Krampus Haunted Christmas  Saturday December 11th 2021  7 to 10 pm 
Tickets are $28.00 per person.  THIS EVENT SELLS OUT BUY IN ADVANCE!  

Bloody Valentines   Saturday Feb 12th 2022
7 to 10 pm  Tickets are $28.00 per person  THIS EVENT SELLS OUT.  

SCREAM BREAK -  APRIL 2nd, 2022  7 to 10 pm   THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT.  $28.00 per person. 

The Darkness features a Horror Arcade Gift Store - You don't need to buy a ticket to enter.  Simply walk to the exit and up the stairs.  Inside we sell drinks, donuts, dip n dots, everything Darkness from hoodies to t-shirts. 

Happy Hauntings! 

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