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Danger Run - Halloween Attraction with Two Haunted Houses


We compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about the Danger Run Halloween Event. These questions range from what is the Danger Run to what haunted houses are included on the Danger Run. So, feel free to read through. Simply click the question you'd like answered and the answer will reveal itself. If you find that you still have questions please visit our Facebook Page or Contact Us for assistance.

HELP! What advice or tips can you give us?
We dunno, we just write the thing, but since you asked...

  1. Drive like you have some sense.
  2. Read each clue all the way through before attempting to solve any part of it. Clues are 2 lines long and missions are 5 lines long. Sometimes you need the info in the 5th line BEFORE the info in the 1st line.
  3. Make sure you have a good team (maybe too late for that one).
  4. Remember that a "POTS" is a STOP sign spelled backwards, a "T" is what it looks like, and you'll know a limp spear when you see one.
  5. LEFT has how many letters? How about RIGHT?
  6. Midnight and Noon are straight.
  7. On the "Liar Liar" clue, calm down, take a breath, and think it through...
  8. Enjoy the ride. It really IS the Most Fun You've EVER Had in Your Car!®

What is the difference between Full-Service and Self Service locations?
The Full-Service location is a fully staffed starting location allowing us the opportunity to guide you in your adventure. The Self-Service locations allow you to download your clue book now and start at a location that is most convenient for you. The Self-Service clue books are free for download, but in order to get the Full Danger Run Experience you must purchase tickets online or at your first destination. The Self-Service also allows you to save time and avoid any wait at the Full-Service location.

How Many Haunts are there?
Your Danger Run ticket will include admission to TWO haunted houses that you will find while playing Danger Run.

What is a "Break-In Game"?
New to Danger Run, your night will end by trying to use your missions to break-in to your final puzzles of the night. They are very similar to an escape room, but instead of getting're trying to get in.

Can I “skip” the clues and go straight to the haunts?
While this is possible, this would eliminate your ability to complete your game and play for prizes. We have made considerable adjustments to make the clues far more manageable than in the past. Try them out before just heading straight to the haunts. We think you'll find it truly is The Most Fun You've EVER Had In Your Car!

What if we DON'T make it to the Haunts by 2AM?
Fear not! Your Danger Run ticket is good for admission ANY night the Haunted House is open. Generally, that's until 2AM every Friday & Saturday (weather permitting). Some also have extended days on or near Halloween, which you can find on their websites or at

I’m a chicken… Do I HAVE to go inside haunts?
Good news for chickens-- You do not have to go into either of the haunted houses. Lots of people enjoy The Danger Run each year "guarding the car" while the braver souls in their group venture into the haunts. The Danger Run rocks, even without the haunted houses (and offers those with all the courage of a five year-old girl something to do for Halloween), but if you give them a try, you might be surprised how brave you are.

How Long is the Danger Run?
Distance is no longer a factor on Danger Run, but we try to keep things in a manageable driving distance. If you're talking about TIME, you may take as long as you wish to complete the clues. Without mistakes, you could complete the entire game in a little over 2 hours. However, we would suggest you factor in reality (being the time spent at the haunted houses, as well as the mistakes and wrong turns that are all but inevitable). So, if you have a 10:00 curfew, you'd better plan to start as close to 7:00 as possible. If you're a last-minute kind of group, you can start as late as 11:00 PM and have a decent shot at making the last haunt by the 2:00 AM closing time. Don't forget, now you can play Danger Run ANY TIME then visit the Break-In games and haunts at your convenience by starting online!

Does SPEED count?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is Louisville not Daytona. To gear this event in any way toward speed could encourage some people to drive too fast. Our goal in designing the Danger Run has always been to make it as fun, and as SAFE as possible. What counts is ACCURACY. (Not accumulating ENOUGH miles is just as bad as accumulating too many)

Do I have to go EVERY night?
We'd love it if you did, but no. We said ANY night. You can certainly go as often as you like, but the whole thing is done in any single night you choose. This year's Danger Run features 6 routes and 2 separate haunts. For shorter lines at the Start Gates and haunted houses, we'd suggest you come on a Friday, as Saturdays tend to be much busier.

Does anyone really win?
Even if you've never won anything in your life, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! Yes, people just like you win the prizes every year. In fact, a prior Danger Run Champ is now one of our clue writers! Check out our WINNERS page to see the pictures and names of all the top survivors of the run. You could be NEXT! If you happen to know any of the winners, it may be helpful for you to bring them along for the ride.

What if I get lost?
Don't worry... Nobody ever gets lost on this thing. If you find yourself crossing into Missouri, then yeah we'd say you're lost. Barring that, don't jump to conclusions too quickly. Danger Run clues are written to keep you on the edge of lost all night, and to make you feel like you're lost, even when you're not (we're tricky like that). You'll find that ending up in the middle of nowhere is half the fun, lost or not. In your clue book, you will see Safe Zones and Pit Stops, so you're never more than 1-2 pages away from a spot you can go to get back on track! You may also tweet us (@dangerrun) and we will reply to try and help you out of a jam. Or if you need immediate assistance, call 1-800-771-9750 for our live help line.

How did you come up with the Danger Run?
We didn't. We just took the concept of the older-style ghost runs, and made it infinitely better. You can see the full explanation on our HISTORY page.

What is your refund policy?
Being a participatory event, there are no refunds.

Will the creatures we encounter at the Danger Run haunted houses touch us?
No. The characters will not touch you. Please be respectful and do not touch them. Incidental or unintentional contact may occur.

Is Danger Run handicapped accessible?
As long as your car is accessible, then the Danger Run game itself is accessible. Again, this is a scavenger-hunt style game played in your car. However, the included haunted attractions generally are not handicapped accessible. Please see the individual haunted attraction's website for accessibility details.

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