Before You Visit

Tips For Surviving Brighton Asylum

Haunt Updates for 2018

The Bleeding Grounds is a BRAND NEW highly interactive and immersive haunted attraction experience on the 2nd level of Brighton Asylum. New 60 min/5 min escape rooms have been added.  Brighton Asylum and The Tunnel have been updated with new scenes, scares, special effects, and unique characters.  The Horror Museum is displayed all new this season with beautifully photographic displays as well as new props and costumes.  Our queue lines are more efficient, and new queue line entertainment and ambiance has been added!

Save Time and Money by Buying Your Tickets OnLine

Make sure to purchase your tickets in ADVANCE ONLINE. You will skip the long lines at the box office as your tickets are downloaded ahead of time and scanned on the queue line directly from your smartphone. No need to print your tickets. Advanced ticket purchasers also guarantee their entry into Brighton Asylum and its attractions as once we reach capacity, we close the on site box office. Sometimes we sell out busy Friday/Saturday nights before we even open.  So we strongly encourage our guests to purchase tickets in advance, even days or sometimes weeks ahead of time to avoid having their desired time slot/night sold out.

Groups Save Even More

Groups of 20 or more can save with reduced ticket prices and no additional fees when they buy online. Are you part of a school or organization planning to bring a large group to Brighton Asylum? Email [email protected] for pricing. We can also create a personalized promo code for your school, group, or company. Email [email protected] for more information.

Ticket Types

Both Fast Pass and General Admission tickets are purchased for a specific date and time.  Both ticket types include 2 haunts: Brighton Asylum and The Tunnel.  Does not include The Bleeding Grounds. These two haunts are experienced one right after the other without having to return to another wait line. Ticket prices change depending on the date and time. A separate ticket is required for The Bleeding Grounds.

Fast Pass ticket holders bypass the general admission line and only wait for other fast pass ticket holders.  Fast Pass tickets are extremely limited in order to keep the wait to typically only a few minutes.

60 Minute Escape Rooms require a separate ticket purchase, as do our 5 minute Escape Room experiences.

Our “Scared Stiff” ticket package, which includes General Admission or Fast Pass Admission to: Brighton Asylum, The Tunnel, The Bleeding Grounds, two 5 minute escape room experiences, and The Horror Museum, is the ultimate haunters ticket package!

NOTE: Fast pass is not available for the 5 minute escape room experiences or Horror Museum.  

Shortest Wait Times

We suggest visiting us in September or on a Thursday or Sunday if you’re looking for the shortest wait times. The show is the same every night we’re open. When we’re busy, typically Friday and Saturday nights in October, your wait can be extended.  TIP: Arriving earlier than the time stated on your ticket will only cause additional waiting.  We suggest arriving no earlier than 15 minutes than the time listed on your ticket.  Please allow for additional time to park. 

Timed Ticketing

Timed ticketing is used as a wait reduction strategy.  In a “first come, first serve system”, guests tend to all arrive between 8pm-8:30pm, causing huge crowds to form early on, creating hours of waiting, even on non-peak nights.  To reduce waiting, “timed ticketing” is used.  This allows our guests to choose an arrival time, so only a certain number of guests are arriving every hour, thereby controlling the crowds.  For example, if you purchase 10pm arrival tickets, you would arrive at 9:45pm.  There would be no need to arrive at 8:30pm.  This would only cause you additional waiting.  This saves you hours of waiting by narrowing down your “wait window”.  You will still wait in line, but the wait is less than it would be if everyone showed up at the same time.  NOTE: The time on your ticket is your ARRIVAL time, not your entry time.

General Admission Tickets are purchased in 1 hour time blocks.  Typically, groups would enter sometime within that 1 hour depending on when they got in line.  However, on busy Friday and Saturday nights in October,  wait times will often be extended.  To reduce your wait, we highly recommend purchasing a fast pass on busy Friday and Saturday nights, or you may explore other wait reduction strategies listed above.


Brighton Asylum offers limited on-site parking.  Book early time slots to take advantage of on-site parking.  We also offer off-site parking at “Todays’ Learning Center”, 199 Scoles ave, Clifton NJ 07012 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.  Park there and take the free shuttle busses provided just 4 minutes to Brighton Asylum.  The shuttles run back and forth all night long until the last ticketed guest is brought back. TIP: Leave your purses, backbacks, bags in your cars as you will not be able to bring them into the attractions.  Additionally, leave any expensive items at home if you are worried about leaving bags in your car.  Security is provided at Today’s learning center for your convenience and peace of mind. 

NOTE: Should any ticketed guest with a car at Today’s Learning Center miss the last bus, please call 201-716-2827 and follow the prompts to speak with management and transportation will be immediately provided for your party back to the lot.  

Taking an Uber, Lyft, or Z-Trip Vehicle to Brighton Asylum

You should have your driver drop you off at the corner of Brighton Ave and Walnut Street. Driver can then make a left on Walnut street after dropping off your party and avoid traffic heading to the asylum.  Use the address 2 Brighton Ave, Passaic NJ.  You will see signs for Brighton Asylum.  NOTE: Those driving themselves should NOT turn left on Walnut street.  This street will NOT take you to Brighton Asylum, but back out to Van Houten Ave.  To get to Brighton Asylum, you must take Brighton Ave straight to the end and follow our signs around to the back of the building. 

Inclimate Weather

Brighton Asylum is open rain or shine.  Our wait lines are outdoors so please dress appropriately.  Most of our outdoor wait areas are weather protected in the event of rain.  Some areas (the box office line, the wait line for “The Bleeding Grounds”), are not weather protected so take the appropriate measures in case of rain.  We do this to avoid the “line to another line” scenario that happens when attractions have guests wait outdoors, only to wait in more lines indoors.  Once you are inside the asylum, you are IN the action!

Age Requirements

Brighton Asylum, The Tunnel, The Bleeding Grounds, All Escape Rooms, and The Horror Museum have NO age requirements. These events are designed for a much older crowd, but our minimum age recommendation, is 10yrs.  Any children that enter these attractions must walk on their own, and cannot be carried for safety reasons.


Security is on staff throughout the park, attractions, and parking lots for the safety of our valued guests as well as our staff.  You will be wanded with a metal detector before entering.  You will be asked to take your cell phone, wallet, keys, and all items out of your pockets and placed on a table before entering for visual inspection.  Bags will not be inspected because they are not allowed to be entered.  No bags of ANY SIZE will be allowed past security.  Leave them in your car or at home.  If you are concerned about expensive items in your backpack or purse, simply leave them at home.

NOTE: We actively record video/sound in all areas of the attractions including the parking lot, concessions, box office, wait lines, escape rooms, haunted houses, and use video for the purposes of prosecuting criminal offenses. 

Hours and Dates

Brighton Asylum is open for the Halloween season on select dates from September 28th till November 3rd. Brighton Asylum hosts a variety of special events throughout the season including “student nights” every Thursday from 8pm-10pm, and our Blackout Night Sat. Nov 3rd where we turn off the lights and guests must navigate through the haunt with only one glowstick for their group.

NEW FOR 2018: “Optional” contact offered each and every night we are open.  YOU decide the level of scare by opting in at the entrance of the attraction.  Accept a glow necklace to opt in.  Remove it to opt out.  

Brighton Asylum is open select Thursdays from 7:30pm-10pm, Sundays from 7:30PM-10PM and Fridays and Saturdays vary depending on the night.  See our calendar for individual hours of operation.

Food and Drink options

Brighton Asylum offers a variety of drink and snack options including bottled water, canned sodas, packaged snacks, hot chocolate, and food vendors (varies each season). Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the box office.  TIP: No outside food and beverages are allowed inside the park.


Brighton Asylum sells a variety of Halloween themed merchandise including (while supplies last): Brighton Asylum T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Halloween costumes, original movie props, and more! These items can be purchased in The Horror Museum as well as The Box Office.

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