Pasaje Del Terror
|Pasaje Del Terror|
|Manufacturer||Monsters & Monsters|
Pasaje Del Terror is an interactive walk-through horror attraction with branches in thirty different cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, Malaga, Salou, Santander, etc. as well as some of the major cities of the world, such as Rome, Lisbon, Blackpool, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Cancun, San Salvador and Tokyo. The attraction is loosely based on the now-defunct attraction Terror on Church Street, a haunted attraction in Orlando, Florida where guests were invited to tour a horror maze filled with famous horror film icons, such as Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, The Exorcist, Pinhead and Jason Voorhees.
There had been another Pasaje Del Terror operating in the basement of the London Trocadero in Piccadilly Circus, but it was closed down on Friday January 7th 2011.
The attraction prides itself with rich special effects and artistic designs. The attraction works on the 'what you can't see will scare you' tactic. Actors use the dark to intense advantage, springing up when the group least expects it. Special rooms and passageways are designed to transfigure or disappear in an attempt to confuse the group. Candles flicker persistently, sometimes drowning out any light. A soundtrack is present throughout. Claustrophobia also plays a great part in special effects. Rooms spin, passageways tighten, wooden bridges shake over an undergrowth and doors seem to lock of their own accord.
Most people[who?] say the attraction is 'very claustrophobic'. This could be because the attraction is very dark inside and consists of many compact corridors with minimal light and room for single-file movement only. For example, in one section of the attraction, the group is suddenly submerged into darkness. When the lights suddenly turn back on, the scenery appears slightly different, meant to leave the group unsure of where to go or what to do next. At the end of the attraction is a cafe bar known as the 'Horror Bar' which pitches a favourite haunt for drinkers and family members to watch 'victims' in the group return through a port hole door, disguised as a bookcase, after fleeing the last scene.
The attraction does not usually have restrictions, however it is advised that young children, those of a nervous disposition or those who suffer from epilepsy should not experience the attraction. The attraction is not recommended for expectant mothers.