Pasaje del Terror August 2020

While we had visited Pasaje del Terror already this year we wanted to check out how they had implemented the various safety precautions needed to open in these strange times.

The changes are obvious as soon as you arrive. The Pleasure Beach has a one-way system which involved going around the left side of the casino building and walking all the way round to the Pasaje del Terror entrance. Once outside other changes are apparent. The staff are all wearing visors which have been covered in blood splatters to keep with the theme which is a nice touch. As you approach the queue area your temperature is taken, you are asked to sanitise your hands and stand on a numbered square. One square per ‘bubble’. Groups are kept small and in my case, it was myself and a couple.

I was pleased to see staff telling people to wear masks properly as we had an individual who was not wearing a mask over their nose. 

We then went down the familiar steps to start our experience. I always feel that with every visit things change slightly or I notice something new. This time I felt the nun scene had a few additions which added to the atmosphere and the impact of the scare.

The run-through was great and did not disappoint. I especially liked how, even though they were told at the start to wear their mask properly the clown, in character uttered the following line “Would you like a free science lesson?… YOU BREATH THROUGH YOUR NOSE” this not only shocked the individual but also added a bit of comic relief before continuing with the scares. 

Overall a fantastic run through and Pasaje del Terror should be commended for creating an experience that even with the safety measures in place feels familiar and is just as enjoyable with as many scares as before.

Seeing how Pasaje del Terror managed to operate under the new rules has given me hope as to how we might see other attractions open this Halloween.

Pasaje del Terror opens until the 1st November so if you can, check out this great, safe and enjoyable attraction. 

Pasaje del Terror February 2020

A trip to Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pasaje del Terror, an attraction the Scare Directory team have visited many times (reviews from 2019 here and here). Every time we visit we either notice a new piece of scenery, new interaction or additional scares. This time was no different. The acting team were on top form, in a number of scenes two actors would attack you from different angles. All the actors were full of energy and got us well and truly over and over again. The clown threw in a fun improvisation playing off a younger slightly timid visitor. This managed to get laughs throughout the group. The comic relief only lasted briefly as we were tormented by Regan and the numerous characters that preceded.

Image courtesy of Pasaje del Terror

Overall a fun visit with what felt like a larger cast than usual. We definitely experienced a higher number of scares this time in comparison to other visits which can only be a good thing. This is a great start to the 2020 season and hope the scares continue to flow. 

Pasaje del Terror is currently open every weekend and will open more regularly as the season continues. Check out their website for full details. 

Pasaje del Terror September 2019

Pasaje del Terror is a classic attraction situated at the entrance to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Perfectly situated to pop into while having a break from the rides or as you leave the park.

It was a quiet day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We had managed to get around all the rides a number of times so I thought I’d end the day with a visit to Pasaje del Terror.

This visit did not disappoint. I in a group of around 8. The group were a surprisingly confident bunch (not the usual screamers) I feel this made the actors work extra hard to get a reaction.

This well and truly paid off. The actors were approaching the group from all angles managing to create scares and frights for everyone from the front to the back.

There were a number of moments that stood out. The first the hand of Freddy as if from nowhere launching towards me as I jumped out of my skin. The second was when I looked back at Michael Myers, to find him launching towards me knife in hand.

When entering the Exorcist themed room it felt as if the effects were set off a little early. Though this didn’t phase the actor who threw herself around the space really well and managed to scare a lot of the group.

You would think that visiting an attraction like Pasaje del Terror many times would loose its appeal. This is definitely not the case, as I find with every visit I notice a new bit of theming and detail. As well as this the actors always manage to find new ways to generate a good impact scare.

Overall this was a great run through Pasaje del Terror and I felt that everyone in the group got well and truly scared.

Pasaje del Terror is open until the 3rd November. If you are in the area I highly recommend a quick trip to experience this great example of what a scare attraction can be.

Pasaje del Terror March 2019

Pasaje del Terror will always have a special place in my heart being the first actor led scare attraction I ever visited. From that first visit I just wanted to experience more. I try and make it to Pasaje del Teror every time I’m in Blackpool and it goes from strength to strength on each visit. The already strong scenes always get improved tweaked and moved around each year. While being familiar also being slightly disorientating.

You start the experience with a long walk down the stairs towards a door that requires three knocks for entry. With the sound of unlocking bolts the door opens. This really gets the group on edge and ready to face the experience.

The first scene starts with the guests backs against the wall as a scene plays out in front of you. The lady next to me was physically shaking in terror.

You continue to walk through a number of scenes featuring well known characters from horror.

The horror prop shop scene stands out to me with lots of attention to detail. I found the character in this scene well executed with a good balance of wacky and scary. This caused the group to laugh and jump in surprise in equal measure.

Another stand out moment was the clown scene. The actor in this section was really on point. Using the space well and getting as close to the group as possible.

There are so many good scenes in this attraction. It’s got to be seen to really be appreciated. The overall theming and atmosphere is brilliant with a classic finale ending in the Horror Bar.

If you’re in the area it’s definitely worth a visit to Pasaje del Terror.

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