Giveaway: Win two free tickets to New York City haunted house Nightmare: Fairy Tales 2011

This contest is now closed. Congrats to winners Anthony C. and Anne R.!

No matter how old we get, we still love a good scare. Whether it’s watching a horror movie in the dark or riding the newest roller coaster, freaking ourselves out is the surest way to feel like a kid again.

Nightmare_FairyTalesWith that in mind, we’re excited to offer our latest contest!

Don’t miss this chance to win 2 free tickets (a $70 value) to New York City’s leading haunted house.

Hurry– the contest ends on Tuesday, October 11th!

The prize

Two lucky readers will each receive two general admission tickets to Nightmare: Fairy Tales Haunted House, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Known as New York’s most horrifying haunted house, Nightmare prides itself on bringing our darkest fears to life. This year’s theme– “Fairy Tales”– doesn’t disappoint.

Creator Timothy Haskell turns classic fables into a gruesome, interactive experience for visitors. When you are handed a blindfold at the entrance, you know you’re in for a wild ride!

How to enter

#1. Leave a comment below telling us which fairy tale or children’s story freaks you out more than any other.

#2. “Like” Downtown Traveler on Facebook and leave a comment on our Facebook page confirming that you’ve entered the contest.

BONUS: Qualify for extra entries each time you tweet about the contest using the hashtag #hauntedtix.  Here’s a sample message you can paste into Twitter:

Contest: Win 2 tickets to NYC’s creepiest haunted house @NightmareNYC! #hauntedtix

Good luck! Enter now through 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

The fine print

Contest is open to anyone who meets the entry criteria listed above. Please keep in mind that the Nightmare Haunted House is located in New York City and you must visit before November 5, 2011. This attraction is for adults and children over 10 who are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Two winners will be chosen through a random drawing. Each winner is entitled to 2 general admission tickets that can be used any evening before 11/5/11, except 10/20-10/23 & 10/28-10/31.  Dates will need to be chosen at least five days in advance.

Contest will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, October 11th. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, October 12th. Ticket vouchers will be emailed to the winner (at the email address used when the entrant leaves a comment on this post).

So, what fairy tale scares you the MOST?


The tickets in this giveaway were provided by Nightmare: Fairy Tales. Visit for more information on this unique Halloween attraction.

About Jake Semmel

I'm a blogger and round the world traveler. I'm always on the lookout for new places to scuba dive, hike and ski.