Founded in 2000, Erebus celebrated their 15th year in 2015, and they’re not even starting to slow down. They held the world record for the World’s Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction from 2004-2009, and are still incredibly close to the current title holder in size.
The 4 stories of scares is in an old parking garage with over 100,000 square feet. It’s so big that it takes up most of a city block! All that space allows the experts at Erebus to create enormous features with plenty of room for scares. And they go all out, changing out the sections of the haunted house every year.
A flexible story lets them get away with anything
One of the great foundations of Erebus is the story behind the attraction. Dr. J. Colbert invented a time machine which sends subjects to various time periods, but whatever time period they go to attacks them like they’re a virus. Unlike other haunted houses that have to switch up the stories every so often, this steady story allows enough flexibility for anything they think up, while still giving a form to the haunt.
And they take full advantage of that flexibility when they plan their scares. In one single attraction, you can get all of the big scares. You’ll get squashed in claustrophobic scares, jump with startle scares, feel you spine tingle with creepy scares, and have you stomach turn through horror scares. They build everything from elevators to creepy stairs to animals that “eat” patrons to enormous vortexes.
The haunted house for haunted house lovers
As haunted house aficionados, we love to see what Erebus comes up with every year, especially since they have all year to plan it uninterrupted. The Erebus building is only for the haunted house, so the experts spend all year planning and building the haunts so every last detail is perfect.
Like all top haunted houses, Erebus actors are prohibited from touching the guests. But the effects and animatronic monsters don’t have the same restrictions. They’ll grab you, land on you, or even bury you in foam or other lightweight props. One things for certain: You’re sure to get scared. Fortunately, there are emergency exits if you can’t take it.
- Erebus is located in an urban area. While you can find free parking on the street, it might be worth it to pay the $4 to park at the lot across the street.
- For the best experience, make sure that you reserve an entry time online before you go.
- Credit cards are accepted online, but on-site it’s cash only, so come prepared.