CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The 2017 Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern, in partnership with Fear Connection, takes visitors to an all-new, 29,000-square-foot location in Lookout Valley to the town of Dread Hollow. The haunt begins every Thursday to Sunday Sept. 29 through October, including Halloween night at 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419.
Once bound by the confines of the Ruby Falls cave, the nightmare has seeped down into the Chattanooga valley.
Dread Hollow is a place doomed by its past, appearing to outsiders as an unassuming small town, but enveloping the blood of the innocent and evil that continues to lurk in the dark. Mercy Harker, a respected founding member of the community, convinced prominent citizens of Dread Hollow to believe her wicked plan that select girls were a coven of witches. In 1615, these innocent victims were found guilty of witchcraft and hung and burned as a result. Mercy’s spell of horror has haunted the town ever since and waits to trap those who enter. Even today, as darkness creeps across the town, the residents of Dread Hollow hear the echoes of Mercy’s maniacal laughter.
Though this season’s haunt location has changed, the intense scare factors have not. If anything, the new haunted space allows for new fear tactics and more horrifying, interactive characters than before. Haunted Cavern at Dread Hollow still boasts sliders and two separate haunts, with the ability to decrease wait times for visitors.
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern is in its 14th year of fear, and has continued to terrify record-breaking crowds annually. It has just been announced as No. 1 on TheScareFactor.com’s 2017 fan-voted must-see haunt list for Tennessee and is currently a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society. It has also been awarded the sixth spot on the national haunt list by Rand McNally in the last few years and listed as No. 4 on Buzzfeed’s national list of “19 Terrifying Haunted Houses You Should Experience Before You Die.”
Fear Connection, created by Todd Patton and Tim Green, has amped up its partnership this year with Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. Since 2007, the team has worked on the design, build, characters and storyline for each season’s new theme. Dread Hollow is a new space to work with for both teams as they prepare for increased scares.
Warning to all visitors: Expect to be scared upon exiting your vehicle. May cause nightmares. Not recommended for children under 12. The most terrifying experiences are those we least suspect.
For the new R.I.P. fast pass tickets and storyline information, visit www.hauntedcavern.com.
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