KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
TIPS FOR SURVIVING Brighton Asylum
- Make sure to purchase a General Admission or Fast Pass Ticket ONLINE. It is the only way to guarantee entry at Brighton Asylum. Tickets are sold by arrival time which helps enable you to plan your night out better as well as skip the long box office lines. A limited number are sold each night so get yours today. (NOTE: general admission tickets are not “skip the line” tickets. The time listed on your ticket is your arrival time not entry time. Wait times vary depending on the night. For faster entry, purchase a Fast Pass ticket)
- You will reduce your wait greatly for our all new “Fear Pressure” 5 min escape challenges by purchasing multiple escape rooms in advance. If you purchase only one room for your group and decide after finishing that you would like to play more, you may purchase additional rooms at the ticket booth if we have not sold out (5 minute rooms only. 1 hour rooms must be purchased in advance). However, you will subject yourselves to additional waiting using this method. For best results and overall wait reduction, purchase our Fear Pressure Escape Room package to play all our rooms with minimal wait.
- Outside take as many photos as you’d like with monsters and other entertainers and feel free to grab a snack and drink. While inside there are no food, drinks, bottles, recording devices, photography, videography, smoking or flashlights allowed. (please see a complete list of posted warnings here)
- No masks or hand held items are allowed inside (this means your phone too). If you come in costume please leave your mask and accessories in your car. Face paint is acceptable. No hoods (FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED DUE TO COVID-19
- Mistreating any Brighton Asylum performer will result in being ejected without refund. There is absolutely NO touching of the performers. We consider that an assault, and it will be treated as such.
- Wearing heels or flip flops are not allowed as they are potential tripping hazards for you, our valued guests.
- There is absolutely NO smoking, NO lighters, and no weapons of any kind inside of Brighton Asylum or on our queue lines. You will be wanded by a security guard or police officer at the entrance gate. You may smoke outside just off the queue line. Please do not smoke or vape on the queue line.
- There are no open containers of any kind, no outside food or drinks (open or unopened) allowed past security check point. We don’t allow drunk or stoned individuals into the park or haunted attractions.
PLAN AHEAD. GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
- If you purchase your ticket in advance you get to skip the line at the Box Office all together.
- For peak nights we highly recommend purchasing a Fast Pass ticket in advance as this will greatly reduce your wait in line or eliminate it all together. We sell only a very limited number of Fast Pass tickets so expect a much shorter wait than with any other method.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- We provide limited onsite parking at Brighton Asylum. Book early time slots to take advantage of onsite parking. For additional parking (Halloween season only), park at 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ 07012 and ride the shuttle 4 minutes to Brighton Asylum. Shuttles pick up and drop off every 10 minutes for your convenience. This lot is open 1 hour before Brighton Asylum opens until the last guest is dropped back off.
- Upon arriving at Brighton Asylum, if you have already purchased your tickets, proceed directly to your designated entrance – General Admission or Fast Pass. There is no need to exchange your print-at-home-ticket at the ticket booth; the ticket you printed is your ticket. If you are experiencing an escape room first, the escape rooms are to the left of the ticket booth while the haunted attractions are to the right of the ticket booth.
- If you purchased your tickets in advance, expect to feel good about that decision as you pass the line at the box office and proceed to our entry lines.
- If you purchased a Fast Pass ticket expect to feel like you made a wise decision as you skip the General Admission line altogether.
- The show starts as soon as you arrive, while you wait to enter expect to be entertained by monsters and other performers. Feel free to take pictures with them, they love the spotlight.
- Guests enter in max groups of up to 10. For groups larger than 10 that we split up at the entrance, If you stop to wait for your friends inside the attraction, you are doing yourselves a great injustice as well as causing other groups to catch up to you and you to catch up to other groups. (OUR TICKETS CAPACITY WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED FOR THIS SEASON AND MORE TIME PUT BETWEEN GROUPS DUE TO COVID-19)
- On peak nights, we aim for a minimum group capacity of at least 4 guests per group. Therefore, groups of 2-3 will be added to other groups to reach a minimum capacity of 4-5. If it is important that you are together only with your own group, please book a minimum of 4 tickets on peak Friday/Saturday nights in October when we are busiest. NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO GROUP COMBINING THIS SEASON DUE TO COVID-19. YOU WILL ENTER ONLY WITH THE GROUP YOUR ARRIVED WITH
- If you come on a off peak night (typically a weekday night or Sunday) expect there to be more space in between you and the group in front of you (unless of course the group in front of you walks slower than a pack of zombies). Significantly less people attend early in the month and on Thursdays and Sundays, therefore, we are able to offer longer spacing for traveling through the haunted houses. This changes on nights the closer we get to Halloween.
- If you come on a peak night or on one of the busiest nights of the year, expect an action packed and terrifying experience with an energy like no other. But also expect there to be less spacing between you and the group in front of you. Our attractions are some of the highest attended in the nation and as such are designed to be fun and scary regardless of the size of the crowd walking through them. There are special direction and adjustments made to accommodate larger numbers of patrons on weekends and busier nights.
- If it’s important for you to have a more “alone” feeling at the haunted house, come earlier in the month, or on Thursday/Sunday. If you enjoy the energy and excitement that is fueled by more people, attend on a Friday/Saturday, or later in the month. Either way, we are confident that you will enjoy your experience!
- Final note: on our busy weekend nights closer to Halloween, we can sell out. To ensure your entry, purchase tickets online in advance; you can do this any time during our season, up to the day you plan to attend. Those of you that are tech savvy can even purchase your tickets online from your smartphone on your way to the haunted house! Your tickets are emailed to you immediately, you can pull them up on your smartphone screen and we can scan them at the entrance right on your phone. If you have an online ticket in hand, you will get in that night. However, in the event of a sellout night, our on-site box office will close early. Don’t worry though, we stay open until the last ticketed patron in line is through all haunted houses and events! NOTE: OUR TICKET CAPACITY WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED THIS SEASON DUE TO COVID-19
- You will wait on line. Buying your tickets ahead of time does not mean you do not wait on line to get into the attractions. Only Fast Pass ticket holders get immediate or near immediate access to the haunted attractions. NOTE: SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED ON ALL QUEUE LINES
- If you or anyone in your group needs special arrangements for a disabled member of your group, or individual who may not be able to wait on line for extended period of time, please email us with specifics and we will work with you and your group to ensure your comfort while you wait. Please understand, we are not able to offer free upgrades to those who have long drives back home, have kids to get to bed, are waiting longer than their desired or expected time, etc. Every effort is made to get everyone into the attractions in a timely manner. However, if you come during peak hours, your wait may be extended and we are unable to specify by how much. Please plan accordingly.