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Presents...

 

Haunted Holidays Series

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Story-driven

egg hunt

through

scare zones.

Horror themed.

Signature booze.

Weirdo prizes.

Location dark and sketchy.

Rated

M for Mature

(Art by Anggi Prayogi.)

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Hi. We're a

beer and wine bar..

 

Mostly we make signature cocktails with new wicked strong wines,

but we've got beer and seltzers, too. Plus a mean mocktail.

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We're also

A Laboratory for the development of novel methods for the

efficient elicitation of

terror.

It's cool. We're psychologists.

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This one's totally different.

Not a haunted house.

 

Listen to a choose-your-own-adventure horror story. Make decisions. Hunt for eggs. Maybe die. If not, redeem what you find in the eggs for prizes at the bar. What kind of prizes, you ask?

Weirdo ones, we answer.

 

You'll be fine. We aren't even going to blindfold you for this one. It's very professional and not at all sketchy. The relevant authorities definitely know that we're doing this.

You'll be fine.

Okay fine. No more marketing spin.

 

We're a nerdy, offbeat haunted house...thing.

 

Give us a shot? (Novelty is good for human brains.)

-K&K

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622 SE 2nd St., Gainesville, FL 32601

Right across from the RTS bus station

In the old Depot Park Fun and Games building

Depot Park / Cade Museum area

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FAQ

How do the reservation times work?

 

When you buy tickets (by clicking the white “Tickets” icon that keeps intruding as you scroll down this page), you’ll select a specific date and a time. That's your entrance time - after we check your ticket, we’ll lead you to Alexa, our bartender. She'll hand you an Egglog (no spoilers), then give you instructions for your hunt. (Specialty booze - including a new flight of stuff you probably haven't tried before - available for courage.) Then...you're off. Follow the instructions, keep to the path, and fill out your Egglog. At the end, you can exchange that Egglog for prizes at our redemption station. Think very, very carefully about how you fill our the Egglog. Very. Carefully.

Are you really doing scientific research?

 

 

Yes. I'm a psychologist - former faculty in the psychology department at the University of Florida - and I honestly can’t help it. The urge to slide little snapshots of us – of people thinking and feeling and behaving – under a microscope, is, apparently, in my blood. It finds its way into everything I do. And what I’m doing now is concocting harebrained ways to scare people for science and fun.

If you choose to participate in the research component (let us analyze your data), you’ll be contributing to genuine social science. But it's totally your call.  More details - informed consent - on site. Research participation most definitely not required to attend.

Is this one of those "extreme" torture haunts?

 

Super extra no. "Offbeat" = unconventional, disorienting, disquieting, dorky, tense, confusing, surreal, and goofy. We know of haunted houses with forty-page waivers that boast completion rates (the percentage of guests who actually finish the experience) in the single digits. We are decidedly not one of those. The point of our thing - from start to finish - is fun.

Is this an escape room?

Nope.

Will I be egg hunting with strangers?

 

You'll definitely cross paths with other hunters. but part of the hunt requires you to interact with them. (You should, though - chatting with strangers confers a bunch of mental benefits.)  It's a scare zone walkthrough with extra narrative spice. There might be other folks hunting in your zone - even following the same path you're on - but you're effectively on your own. ("On your own" = you and the party of people you came with.)

How long does the egg hunt take?

 

It's a choose your own adventure thing, so it can vary WIDELY. You could blitz through in 15-20 mins, but we're pretty sure it's going to take closer to 30-40. Plan to be on site for an hour, I'd say.

Where should I park?

 

Is there an age limit?

Nope. But  we very, very, VERY much recommend a minimum age of 13. There's some gory shit afoot. Kids under 13 must be supervised.

Can I skip the hunt and just drink at the bar?

Yes!

Show up any time, but be aware that we might have to limit entry if we hit capacity. Ticket holders always have priority, and we never sell more tickets than our occupant limit.

ADA accessible?

Yes! All of our pathways meet ADA guidelines for width and slope, so standard mobility devices = go.

Service animals: totally cool, but if you want to bring them, they'll have to be comfortable with navigating tight corners, being in dark spaces, big loud noises, random strobe effects, strong fog scents, and, potentially, people freaking out around them. If you've got a companion like that (one that can handle a wicked overstimulating haunted house environment), cool.

Can I come alone?

 

Yes!

 

Rain or shine?

 

Yep. - We have backup plans to reroute the outside stuff if it rains.

 

What will security be like?

 

At least one hired security officer on site at all times. Two during peak hours.

 

What am I allowed to bring?

 

Standard theme park rules. (We copied and pasted the text below from Universal's website shhhhhh.)

 

Bags:

  • All bags, backpacks, purses, packages and items are subject to inspection . Suitcases and bags with wheels are prohibited. We recommend that you leave unnecessary articles in your car and secure valuables in your trunk.

  • Trained Service Animals are welcome, but animals who do not meet the definition of a Service Animal will not be permitted. Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the Service Animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

 

Prohibited Items:

  • Any type of explosive, weapon, item that can be used as a weapon or has the appearance of a weapon

  • Outside alcohol

  • Coolers

  • Illegal items or substances

  • Clothing likely to create a danger, incite a disturbance or displaying offensive language or content

  • Clothing or accessories that represent someone as emergency personnel or that may create a false impression of employment

  • Power driven devices such as Segways (unless utilized as an ADA mobility device), Hoverboards, Drones or any other radio frequency controlled device

  • Any other items personnel deem to be inappropriate, disruptive or harmful

What about refunds?

 

Negative, unfortunately. (We’re a literal mom-and-pop operation, and we have to know how much revenue we’ve got in order to keep the thing operating day-to-day.) So, “all ticket sales are final.” (Unless WE cancel the event, in which case you’d obviously get a full refund.)

But get this:

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESERVATION DATE / TIME

AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT!*

*As long as it's fewer than 3 hours from your entry time.

 

It's all self-service - your confirmation email will contain instructions.

 

Do I have to sign a waiver?

 

Oh yeah. You’ll need to print, sign (in blood), and date in our ledger to indicate your consent to participate.

 

Will this be lame?

 

Dunno, never done this before.

 

Give us a shot?

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