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  1. ciki
    October 7, 2012

    Good lord… freaky! haha. I really wanna try now, and yes I will bring a change of clothes and wear a grotty cap to protect my precious hair fm goo 😛

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 7, 2012

      You have to visit this one! I went 3 days ago and am still thinking about it/having flashbacks. It’s the kind of experience that grows on you… and once you summon up the courage to go once, you’ll be hooked!

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  2. Juliann
    October 7, 2012

    No freakin’ way. NO WAY. I would not do this. You are much braver than I am. I can’t even get through a normal haunted house without wanting to cry. But conversely, I like going ghost-hunting. Go figure. 🙂

    I plan to re-post this on my blog this month as part of my ‘October Haunted Places’ theme. Hope you don’t mind.

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 7, 2012

      Thanks– I’m glad you like our Blackout review! If you do post to your blog, please include the standard excerpt of just a few sentences and then include a link to Downtown Traveler for the full story. We don’t reprint our posts on other sites. As for the haunted house, I strongly urge you to give it a try! I was super nervous before I went in, but it was a unique experience and I’m glad I went through with it 🙂

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  3. The Jaded Viewer
    October 7, 2012

    Great review and tips for somebody who’s willing to try Blackout for the first time. Yup you will get dirty. As a Survivor, even though you start hesitating (and hyperventilating) before you go in, you have to push forward and try it. It’s a rollercoaster of macabre thrills and large amounts of icky. Blackout is perfect Halloween craziness.

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 8, 2012

      You know a haunted house is extreme if you are called a “survivor” just for completing it! Now that I’ve been through it once, I’m hooked 🙂

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  4. Charu
    October 7, 2012

    I definitely won’t be trying this anytime soon. My concept of adventure is along the lines of having High Tea at Lady Mendl’s.

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 7, 2012

      Yes, if high tea is more your style I would definitely recommend skipping this! Although I did enjoy both 🙂

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  5. Matt Stabile
    October 8, 2012

    Wow, this place looks crazy. I’m not exactly sure I could take the fear though, but I’d be wiling to checkout. Great find Leslie!

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 8, 2012

      Go for it Matt! I promise you will think about the experience for days afterwards. And you’ll want to do it again next year.

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  6. sarah wu
    October 8, 2012

    hahah oh girl you’re very brave. I don’t think I can even go through this since I’m afird of the dark.

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 8, 2012

      Yikes! Sarah, I wouldn’t recommend visiting this haunted house if you are afraid of the dark. Good thing NYC has a ton of daytime Halloween events 🙂 I’d recommend the Zombie Crawl this coming weekend!

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  7. lea
    October 9, 2012

    i wanted to ask if props were reused on every person passing thru. reviews from last year claimed that there were some unsanitary moments where a wet plastic bag was reused on ppl’s heads. that would be a deal breaker for me
    thx!

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    • Leslie Koch
      October 15, 2012

      Hi lea! Thanks for the comment. It’s hard to answer your question without giving a “spoiler” for Blackout Haunted House. They give you a paper mask to wear when you enter. In my experience at least, the mask disintegrated AFTER the rooms with most germ-potential so it did offer some (psychological) protection. I didn’t get sick after going if that helps 🙂

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  8. LouAnn
    October 16, 2012

    what the heck?

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