Fright Dome at Circus Circus is celebrating its 14th anniversary by teaming up with Scottgames, the creative genius behind the Five Nights at Freddy’s video game series to theme one of its six haunted houses. Beginning Friday, Sept. 30 Fright Dome takes over all five acres of The Adventuredome theme park at Circus Circus, transforming it into an interactive, twisted and horrific experience featuring haunted houses, scare zones, rides and more. FrightDome has been ranked as one of the top 10 haunted attractions in the nation by USA Today’s 10Best and recognized as one of the nation’s best haunted attractions by Travel Channel.
“As we kick off our 14th year here on the Las Vegas Strip I am truly humbled by the overwhelming success of Fright Dome,” said Jason Egan owner and creator. “This year has been a whirlwind for myself and my team, from launching a new feature film to creating another haunted attraction in Boston. Through it all our fans are the ones that keep us going. The support that we have received over the years is incredible and I hope it continues for years to come. Teaming up with Scott Cawthon to design a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed attraction is a tremendous opportunity and the scenario that we are creating is sure to be a fan favorite.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of horror-themed video games in which players takes on the role of an overnight security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family restaurant and arcade. At night, the restaurant’s life-sized animatronic characters, including Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy, wander the restaurant. As the security guard, the player must keep a close watch over the premises, as surviving to 6am may prove to be the most difficult part of the job. Launched in 2014, the series includes three sequels and has been optioned by Warner Bros. for the development of a feature film. Striker Entertainment, the licensing agency handling the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, was key in connecting Scottgames and Fright Dome to launch the October attraction.
Egan and his team will be the first in the world to bring the popular game to life, fans will feel as if they have stepped inside a life-size version of the game, watching and waiting for the oversized animatronic characters to make their move to kill. Inside this interactive haunted house, guests will be given a room by room tour by the on-duty security guard and must keep their eyes peeled for lurking shadows, movements, and noises from the notorious characters residing within in order to survive the experience.
Also new for the 2016 season, Egan has again teamed up with Hollywood FX guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe to darkly transform Christmas in the all new Krampus’- Not So Silent Night haunted house. Guests will enter the dark world of Krampus- the legendary horned demon counterpart to Santa Claus known for terrorizing and holding captives in his lair. High above The Adventuredome floor this house features high-tech FX, customized characters, snow and memorable Christmas smells. Over the years Tunnicliffe has been responsible for the makeup, props and special effects for more than 60 feature films including franchises such as HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, CANDYMAN, EXORCIST, BLADE, SCREAM and many more.
Guests upgrading to Fast Pass or a VIP tour this season will be granted entry into the isolation-style haunted house Ouija. Entering the séance with others the illusion of safety will comfort visitors until the house separates them from their group. The abandoned hospital is seemingly harmless until guests realize all of the spirits – good and bad- have been awakened within.
In addition to the six haunted houses and chilling scare zones, Fright Dome guests can experience seven thrill rides under one roof, including two roller coasters. Coaster lovers will dive into the darkness on The Adventuredome’s El Loco, an adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists. The theme park’s second roller coaster, Canyon Blaster, takes them through a double loop, double corkscrew shrouded by shadows and fog.
Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 30 – Oct. 31 on select nights. General admission tickets start at $36.95 with additional fast pass upgrades starting at $20 allowing express line entry for all six haunted houses. Updates on Fright Dome are available online at frightdome.com, on Facebook, Instagram @frightdome, Twitter @FrightDome or join the conversation using #FrightDome
About Fright Dome
Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003. Egan’s extensive years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying culminate to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation year after year. Over the years Fright Dome has become a mecca for horror-loving celebrities including the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Marlon Wayans, Vince Neil, Kevin Hart, Dana White, David Copperfield and many more. Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors, six haunted houses, extreme scare zones, 25 rides and attractions and much more. Not appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and live shows nightly. For more information, visit frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939.
Scottgames, LLC is a Texas limited liability company owned by Scott Cawthon and is the licensing company for the rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s. Scott Cawthon created the popular computer game/mobile applications Five Nights at Freddy’s, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, and Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. The games are point-and-click survival games that have built an enormous fan following since the initial launch in August of 2014, quickly rising to one of the most popular series of mobile application games. For more information visit scottgames.com.