Tales of Terror, Orlando’s newest haunted trail, officially opens THIS WEEKEND at Warrior Sports Park on Colonial Drive. While initially founded as an innovative home haunt, this company has evolved to an independent attraction with one original spooky maze, Zombie Gellyball, and local vendor market. With a reputation for creative storylines, unique performer interactions, and a passion for accessibility; Tales of Terror is a welcome addition to the Central Florida Halloween scene.
As someone who has followed this company since its very beginnings, I was THRILLED to attend Tales of Terror’s soft opening last weekend. It is such a fun event, and I’m so glad to see this talented group of people succeed. Thank you, Tales of Terror, for inviting us out!
Now, let’s take a look at all you can see and do at this year’s Tales of Terror Haunted Attraction:
What to Expect at Tales of Terror Haunted Attraction
Running select evenings now through November 5, Tales of Terror offers a varied selection of Halloween themed activities. You can traverse the immersive haunted trail, shop at the spooky market, or battle your friends in a game of Zombie Gellyball. And there’s even options to vary the intensity and scare level of your experience, so that there’s something to satisfy every horror fan.
A full-length spooky trail complete with live actors, special effects, and detailed sets; The Wasteland tells the story of an isolated and virtually forgotten Florida bayou. Recently overtaken by a vengeful demon named Ashes, this land is now full of sadistic killers and terrifying creatures. Will you manage to escape its powerful clutches, or will you fall victim to a miserable fate?
For more intensity…
If you’re a seasoned haunt-goer or thrill seeker looking for a more intense experience, consider the $5 glow necklace add-on. Those wearing a special glow necklace will be subject to additional scares, potentially including being touched by the performers, extreme interactions with The Wasteland’s monsters, and even extra show scenes. Please remember that, due to the highly personalized nature of the haunt, every individual’s experience will vary.
Having survived The Wasteland during my visit, I can tell you that this is an awesome trail to add to your Halloween itinerary. Full of terrifying characters and memorable interactions, Tales of Terror excels at creating intense environments and organic experiences. I did not use the glow necklace add-on. However, I heard some intriguing stories, and I will definitely try it next time. If you’re a haunted house fan, you won’t want to miss this truly unique attraction!
A less messy and painful version of paintball, you can add a game of Zombie Gellyball to your Tales of Terror experience. Playing against your family, friends, and a few extra monsters, this game is hosted by Warrior Sports Park and can be included in your ticket package – just choose the Gellyball option at checkout.
Located just outside the entrance to The Wasteland, don’t forget to check out the Spooky Market. Here you’ll find a variety of local vendors – all focused on providing Halloween and horror themed products and services. While the exact assortment of vendor booths may vary based on your visit date, here are a few of the awesome merchants we met during the soft opening:
Dead Man’s Mausoleum
Dead Man’s Mausoleum is a vintage shop providing an assortment of oddities. Available items include creepy toys, taxidermy specimens, medical tools, paperback horror novels, and more. For additional information you can follow them on Instagram or visit their Etsy shop.
Frankenstein’s House of Oddities
If you’re looking for a completely different type of curiosity, check out Frankenstein’s House of Oddities. Created by professional artist Monica Zvonchenko, grab a preserved pig ear or foot with AN ACTUAL TATTOO ON IT! There’s one pictured below. Check out her Instagram for more!
Visiting Tales of Terror
Are you ready to visit The Wasteland? Don’t wait. Buy your dated and timed entry ticket online to reserve your spot! Tales of Terror will be open on select evenings now through November 5.