While executive producer Jason Egan may be currently enjoying rave reviews on his just released feature The Neighbor, he’s also poised to scare the pants off Nevadans this season with his 14th annual, much buzzed-about attraction Fright Dome.
Having teamed with Scottgames, Egan is set to deliver an attraction based on the popular horror-themed video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s this Halloween season, along with his other top-notch scares.
From the Press Release:
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, September 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. Fright Dome has been ranked as one of the top 10 haunted attractions in the nation by USA Today’s 10 Best 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, THE 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 September 30-October 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.