Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHAT TIME ARE YOU OPEN?
Q: WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Q: WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
A: We accept credit cards for on-line purchases, and cash at the door. We have an ATM machine on site for your convenience. We do not accept credit cards at the door.
Q: IS IT REALLY SCARY?
A: Yes. It’s really scary!
WHAT IS TIMED TICKETING?
Timed ticketing is not meant to indicate an exact entry time for our guests, but instead provide an overall wait reduction strategy. Wait times will still vary depending on the night you attend, but are drastically reduced with our timed ticketing system. Detailed information on timed ticketing can be found by clicking here
WHAT DOES MY TICKET PURCHASE INCLUDE?
Each ticket includes the attractions listed on the ticket. “Packages” are available for those who want to experience all the thrills, and save money at the same time!
NOTE: Our 5 minute escape rooms are for haunted house ticketed guests only. Guests must first purchase a general admission, group rate, or fast pass haunt ticket in order to be able to purchase “The Device” or “Bomb Squad” tickets. 1408 and The Tomb escape rooms are available to anyone.
Q: DO WE HAVE TO PRINT OUR TICKETS?
A: Printing your pre-purchased tickets is preferred for faster and more convenient entry, but if you do not have a printer, we can scan your tickets directly from your smartphone. We will scan your tickets at each attraction entrance. NOTE: Please have your phone charged and the tickets ready to be scanned at each attraction. We do not have the ability to look up your tickets on site. Those without an operating phone will not be granted entry. Come with a full battery, or print your tickets instead.
Q: CAN I SWITCH THE TIME/DATE OF MY TICKET? WE CAN'T MAKE IT TO OUR RESERVATION
A: Cancellations and rescheduling need to be done at least 24 hours before your scheduled time. We highly suggest planning your trip to Brighton Asylum in advance. However, please note, like sporting events and large attractions, we do not give refunds under any circumstances.
Q: ARE THERE DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN?
A: No. We scare everyone equally. Additionally, all children must walk through the attractions on their own 2 feet, and cannot be carried.
Q: ARE THERE GROUP RATES AVAILABLE?
A: Yes. Information on our group rates are available by clicking here
Q: WHAT IS BRIGHTON ASYLUM?
A: Brighton Asylum is an interactive, multi element, indoor haunted house designed to play on your worst phobias, fears, and nightmares. Superb actors, Hollywood quality sets, special effects and so much more make up this award winning attraction. Brighton Asylum consists of 2 main attractions: The Tunnel, and Brighton Asylum.
WHAT IS "BRIGHTON ASYLUM ESCAPE"?
Brighton Asylum Escape is an interactive gaming experience where you and your friends must find clues, solve puzzles, find hidden passage ways, and work as a team in order to escape the room! We have 4 highly advanced, 2nd generation escape rooms including 1408 Escape, The Device, Bomb Squad, and The Tomb. Brighton Asylum Escape requires a separate ticket purchase, and is not included with haunted attraction ticket purchases. More info on our escape rooms can be found HERE
CAN I PLAY MULTIPLE ESCAPE ROOMS?
Yes! It is highly advisable to purchase your tickets in advance, ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment. 1 hour escape rooms MUST be purchased in advance. 5 minute escape rooms can be purchased on site but we strongly recommend advanced bookings due to limited capacity
Q: WHAT IS "CONTACT NIGHT"?
A: These are special event nights where guests are given a glow necklace at the gate (this is entirely optional). If a glow necklace is accepted, our creatures, zombies, patients, and undead can PHYSICALLY interact with you! These nights can also be attended by those who do not want to participate in the contact. Just don’t accept the glow necklace, which is provided for free. This is for our hardcore fans who wish to take the scares to another level. We do not provide this experience throughout the entire month of October because Brighton Asylum sees too many guests to make the experience personal for everyone wearing a glow necklace. This is a very personal experience, and we will be offering a limited amount of tickets only, in order to ensure maximum entertainment for our guests. If you enjoy “high intensity” haunted houses, you want to attend on a contact night! We suggest booking a time slot in advance in order to avoid a potential sell out. More info on our Contact Nights HERE
Q: WAIT, YOU OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS?
A: Brighton Asylum offers several off season haunted attraction events throughout the year, including our “Santa’s Slay”, “Dark Valentine”, Rottentail Slaughterhouse”, “Night Of The Creeps” events, Clown Asylum and more! Information on each is located on the EVENTS page.
On Site/Day Of Event Questions
Q: HOW LONG IS THE WAIT IN LINE?
A: It depends. During our September hours, the wait is much shorter. The beginning of October, Sundays, and Thursdays will see less crowds as well as earlier in the night and later in the night as crowds dissipate. As it gets closer to Halloween, specifically on a Friday or Saturday night, the wait is longer.
We offer several wait reduction strategies including timed ticketing, fast passes (which reduce or eliminate your wait all together), and new for 2017 – now each haunted house has its own separate queue line and entrance.
Q: IS THERE PARKING AND DO YOU CHARGE FOR IT?
A: We have on site parking, free of charge. On busy Friday and Saturday nights later in October, please allow extra time for parking. In addition to our on site parking, on Fridays and Saturdays in October, we also offer a large off site parking lot available at 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ 07012 for your convenience. Park there and ride the shuttle 4 min to Brighton Asylum. Shuttles pick up and drop off every 10 minutes or so. At this time there is no charge for this convenient service. You can also type “The Learning Center” into your phone’s navigation system.
Our off site parking lot hours at 199 Scoles Ave are from 1 hour before we open until 1 hour after we close on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 1st through Oct. 29th. Please utilize our on site lot during all other operational hours.
NOTE: Our off site parking lot is NOT open Mon-Thurs, and Sundays. Utilize our on site lot during week nights, Sundays, and Fridays/Saturdays before Oct. 1st.
Q: WHERE IS THE WAITING AREA?
A: The waiting area for all attractions is outdoors, under weather protected tents. All the attractions themselves are INDOORS. WE ARE OPEN RAIN OR SHINE! Please keep an eye on the temperature before coming so you can dress accordingly.
Q: ARE YOU OPEN IF IT RAINS?
A: Yes! All of our attractions are INDOORS and our parking lot is concrete. No grass. The rain doesn’t affect us. WE ARE OPEN RAIN OR SHINE!
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GO THROUGH?
A: It’s really difficult to give an answer to this as some groups run right through, while others take their time. It really depends on how well you can handle the fear! Brighton Asylum is one of the largest and longest indoor haunted attractions in New Jersey! It’s safe to say it’s pretty big, so you should be in there long enough to get plenty scared!
HOW MANY PEOPLE ENTER AT ONE TIME?
5 guests at a time. We will sometimes allow smaller groups on slower nights such as opening weekend, and Sundays. NOTE: If you wish to enter ONLY with your own group, please purchase 5 tickets to guarantee other guests are not added to your group. Additionally, Guests will enter Brighton Asylum: Escape Rooms in groups of 6, and 7 for 1408 Escape. We will add guests to a room until we reach capacity.
Q: IS BRIGHTON ASYLUM HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
A: Yes. There are a couple areas that may have to be bypassed; we provide bypasses for all guests that cannot go through certain rooms of the haunted house. Please make sure that you check in with an Event Staff employee and they will help you through the houses!
NOTE: we do not allow anyone with medical braces to enter, such as casts, leg braces, crutches, as a pre-existing medical condition could be made worse by these events. Those in a secured wheelchair will be granted entry.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF STROBE LIGHTS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSES?
A: Yes. We have many strobe lights throughout the entire haunted house. It is not recommended for people that have Epilepsy to go through the haunted house. We also don’t recommend people with asthma, heart issues, pre existing medical conditions of any kind, back/neck problems, and pregnant women go through the haunted house. Those with medical braces of any kind will be denied admission.
Q: IS THERE SECURITY?
A: We have security on staff every single night including police officers, retired police officers, and SORA licensed security.
Q: CAN WE TAKE PHOTOS/VIDEO INSIDE THE HAUNTED HOUSES?
A: No. Photography and video recording (including GoPros) are not permitted
Q: WILL THE ACTORS TOUCH US, OR CAN WE TOUCH THE ACTORS?
A: No. Actors will not touch you. Please be respectful and do not touch them. Incidental and unintentional contact may occur. Touching the actors will get your group ejected from the haunted house without refund.
Live video recording in all haunted houses, at concessions, security check, and parking areas.
Q: CAN I BRING MY PURSE AND/OR SHOULDER BAG INTO THE HAUNTED HOUSE?
A: We do not have lockers or a coat check at the haunted house. Very small purses and/or shoulder bags are allowed in, other bags should be left at home or in your car. No hand held items of any kind are allowed inside the haunt. No backpacks allowed.
WHO SHOULD/SHOULDN’T ATTEND
Q: IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT AT BRIGHTON ASYLUM?
A: No. However, due to the graphic nature, it is not recommended for small children, toddlers or babies. We also have a strict “no carrying children” policy. We have had young children go through and have a great time and adults who go through and are in tears! You’re the parent- you be the judge. A good rule of thumb is: if you wouldn’t bring your child to a PG-13 rated movie, it’s probably not a good idea to bring them to a haunted house.
Q: CAN PREGNANT WOMEN GO THROUGH THE HAUNTED HOUSE?
A: We do not recommend pregnant women to go through the haunted house. We suggest calling your OBGYN and/or Physician to discuss the situation with them. If you ask us if it’s ok to go through the haunted houses pregnant, we are going to say no. So if you insist on going through pregnant, you do so at your own risk.
Q: IF I HAVE ASTHMA, CAN I GO THROUGH THE HAUNTED HOUSE?
A: Even though large fog effects are not used at Brighton Asylum due to NJ state regulations, we still do not recommend those with asthma attend our show due to other ways asthma can be triggered, including, but not limited to anxiety, fear, physical exertion, etc. You enter at your own risk. If you insist on attending, and you have asthma, please bring your inhaler.
Q: WHO ELSE SHOULD NOT ATTEND BRIGHTON ASYLUM?
A: Brighton Asylum is not recommended for those with known and pre-existing medical conditions including, but not limited to: breathing, heart, psychological, joint or muscle conditions, pre-existing medical conditions, back, neck or skeletal problems, any activity made worse by physical exertion, or if you are not physically fit. Attractions require guests to walk great distances over a winding pathway. There are no refunds. And guests enter entirely at their own risk.
Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG?
A: Sorry, we know dogs are welcome at most places in New Jersey, however, it’s just too darn scary for our furry friends at Brighton Asylum. They would probably be more comfortable at home with the other scaredy cats…err humans.
Q: IS IT INDOORS?
A: Yes. All of our attractions are indoors and we are open rain or shine!. Our queue lines are located outdoors but are weather-protected. DRESS WARM.
Q: IS IT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR?
A: No way! Just ask anyone who attends Brighton Asylum regularly, and they will tell you. We update our scenes, characters and scares every season! In 2015, we updated 95% of Brighton Asylum with Hollywood level quality as well as added 2 additional attractions for your entertainment. For 2016, we went even further with simply unbelievable new scenes, attractions, escape rooms, characters and scares! 2017 will leave your breathless!
WE RAN INTO THE GROUP IN FRONT OF US, CAN WE GET A REFUND?
No. Like large concert, theater and sporting events, there are no refunds of any kind. If having a more “alone” experience is important to you, attend earlier in October, come in September, or on a week day. Groups are spaced out before entering each of our attractions. Once inside, we do not control the pace at which guests navigate the attractions. Some walk slower than a pack of zombies and some run through it. It is inevitable that some catching up will take place. Brighton Asylum is designed to be scary and entertaining regardless of the pacing.
Q: IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC DRESS CODE TO ENTER BRIGHTON ASYLUM?
A: Yes. No high heels (we have stairs inside the attraction), no backpacks, oversized purses, no props or masks with costumes (costumes are permitted), and we highly recommend not wearing expensive clothing due to the potential for them getting stained, wet, ripped, etc, inside the attraction. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED PROPERTY. We are unable to go back through the attraction to look for your phone, or other items you have dropped because you didn’t secure them properly. We will look for them once the night is over and will contact you with any updates.
Q: IF I HAVE A PROBLEM, CAN I GET A REFUND?
A: Like major sporting and concert events, refunds are not available for any reason. If you need to reschedule your time slot, you may do so, but you must do so 24 hours in advance. If you miss your time slot, we will make every attempt to get you into the next available time slot. For best result, don’t miss your time slot.
Q: CAN I GET OUT IF I'M TOO SCARED?
A: Yes. There are emergency exits around most corners. Simply follow the emergency exits signs out of the haunt (without refund. If we scared you that quickly, we did the job you paid us to do, and promptly!). We have staff in these areas to assist you. However, If you use these emergency exits, you will not be allowed back into the haunt. These emergency exits are for emergency only.
Q: ARE THERE REFRESHMENTS AT BRIGHTON ASYLUM?
A: Yes. Refreshments vary night to night but we typically carry water, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, packaged snacks and more!
Q: A: CAN I SHOW UP DRUNK, STONED, AND WRECK YOUR HAUNTED HOUSE AND ASSAULT YOUR ACTORS
A: You should ask the police on duty this question. Every night (without fail) we have to escort someone (and their group) out of our haunts into the arms of the police. We do not allow aggressive behavior, pushing, weapons of any kind, alcohol, touching our actors or staff, etc. We have a list of rules just like any other business that must be adhered to for your own safety. Please go through the attractions in a civilized manner and everyone (including yourself) will have a great time.
NOTE: No outside food or beverages of any kind will be permitted past the security checkpoint. All water bottles, coffee cups, etc, must be thrown out prior to entering. Additionally, we refuse entry to anyone who appears drunk , stoned, or openly aggressive towards our staff/actors
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASYLUM BEFORE I PURCHASE A TICKET?
A: Yes. You will be checked by a security person with a metal detector upon arrival. Please leave your lighters, metal items, backpacks, open containers, food, etc in your car, as these items can damage key props inside the haunt and we dont allow outside food and beverages. keys and cell phones should be in your hand as you approach the door for easy passage. Then they should be put away, or you will lose them in the haunt! We will not stop the show to find these items! Brighton Asylum is not recommended for people with heart conditions, back/neck conditions, pregnant women, people prone to seizures or any disorder that is made worse by fear, anxiety, darkness, or flashing lights. Brighton Asylum IS wheelchair accessible. Brighton Asylum employs the use of quick dissipation fog. We use asthma-friendly fog but those with asthma should have their inhalers with them just in case. Brighton Asylum is open rain or shine! We do not allow entry to anyone with a medical brace or crutches.
Q: I CAME LAST YEAR, AND SCARING LOOKS FUN. CAN I WORK THERE?
A: We have a limited number of positions available each season. Check the “work here” tab for information on how to apply. Please keep in mind, we are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable people to be a part of our time. If you are simply looking for extra money, don’t have a passion for this genre, or are trying to pass the time, this is not the job for you. You must be 18yrs or older to apply
Q: MY QUESTION ISN'T ANSWERED HERE. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
A: We can be reached at [email protected] or 201-716-2827. We cannot answer emails or voicemails during hours of operation so please leave your questions for us ahead of time.
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