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Danger Run - Halloween Attraction with Two Haunted Houses


We compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about the Danger Run Halloween Event. These questions range from what is the Danger Run to what haunted house options do I have on the Danger Run. So, feel free to read through. Simply click the question you'd like answered and the answer will reveal itself. If you find that you still have questions please visit our Facebook Page or Contact Us for assistance.

HELP! What advice or tips can you give us?
We dunno, we just write the thing, but since you asked...

  1. Drive like you have some sense.
  2. Read each clue all the way through before attempting to solve any part of it. Clues are 2 lines long and missions are 5 lines long. Sometimes you need the info in the 5th line BEFORE the info in the 1st line.
  3. Make sure you have a good team (maybe too late for that one).
  4. Remember that a "POTS" is a STOP sign spelled backwards, a "T" is what it looks like, and you'll know a limp spear when you see one.
  5. LEFT has how many letters? How about RIGHT?
  6. Midnight and Noon are straight.
  7. On the "Liar Liar" clue, calm down, take a breath, and think it through...
  8. Enjoy the ride. It really IS the Most Fun You've EVER Had in Your Car!®

What is the difference between Full-Service and Self Service locations?
The Full-Service location is a fully staffed starting location allowing us the opportunity to guide you in your adventure. The Self-Service locations allow you to download your clue book now and start at a location that is most convenient for you. The Self-Service clue books are free for download, but in order to get the Full Danger Run Experience you must purchase tickets online or at your first destination. The Self-Service also allows you to save time and avoid any wait at the Full-Service location.

Why are haunted houses now an optional add-on?
Everyone has a different level of comfort with the current situation. Safety has and will always be our #1 priority. Haunted houses are inherently a high COVID-19 risk activity. However, all optional haunted houses developed and submitted a comprehensive safety plan to officials. Regardless, we want everyone to feel 100% safe while they are having fun doing the Danger Run, no matter what their level of comfort.

How Many Optional Haunts are there?
TBA. This is dependent on the ability of haunted houses being able to open in 2020. This information is still pending.

Can I “skip” the clues and go straight to the haunts?
If you opt to purchase add-on haunted houses, it is strongly advised that you first enjoy the Danger Run game. Ultimately, you came to have "The Most Fun You've EVER Had In Your Car!"

What if we DON'T make it to the Haunts in time?
Fear not! Your Danger Run ticket is good for admission ANY night the Haunted House is open. Generally, that's until 2AM every Friday & Saturday (weather permitting). Some also have extended days on or near Halloween, which you can find on their websites or at

Do I HAVE to go inside haunts?
You do not have to go into any of the haunted houses. They are an optional experience that you can add if you are comfortable.

How Long is the Danger Run?
Distance is no longer a factor on Danger Run, but we design the course so the $10 in gas is more than sufficient to cover your experience. If you're talking about TIME, you may take as long as you wish to complete the clues. Without mistakes, you could complete the entire game in about 90 minutes. This time does NOT include any time spent at the optional add-on haunted houses.

Does SPEED count?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is Louisville not Daytona. To gear this event in any way toward speed could encourage some people to drive too fast. Our goal in designing the Danger Run has always been to make it as fun, and as SAFE as possible. What counts is SOLVING THE PUZZLES.

Do I have to go EVERY night?
We'd love it if you did, but no. We said ANY night. You can certainly go as often as you like, but the whole thing is done in any single night you choose. This year's Danger Run features 6 routes with unique points of interest on each route. For shorter lines at the Start Gates and haunted houses, we'd suggest you come on a Friday, as Saturdays tend to be much busier.

Does anyone really win?
Even if you've never won anything in your life, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! Yes, people just like you win the prizes every year. In fact, a prior Danger Run Champ is now one of our clue writers! Check out our WINNERS page to see the pictures and names of all the top survivors of the run. You could be NEXT! If you happen to know any of the winners, it may be helpful for you to bring them along for the ride.

What if I get lost?
Don't worry... Nobody ever gets lost on this thing. If you find yourself crossing into Missouri, then yeah we'd say you're lost. Barring that, don't jump to conclusions too quickly. Danger Run clues are written to keep you on the edge of lost all night, and to make you feel like you're lost, even when you're not (we're tricky like that). You'll find that ending up in the middle of nowhere is half the fun, lost or not. In your clue book, you will see points of interest that will confirm your location, so you're never more than a few clues away from a spot you can go to get back on track! You may also tweet us (@dangerrun) and we will reply to try and help you out of a jam. Or if you need immediate assistance, call 1-800-771-9750 for our live help line.

How did you come up with the Danger Run?
We didn't. We just took the concept of the older-style ghost runs, and made it infinitely better. You can see the full explanation on our HISTORY page.

What is your refund policy?
Being a participatory event, there are no refunds.

Is Danger Run handicapped accessible?
The game played 100% in the car is accessible. Again, this is a scavenger-hunt style game played IN YOUR CAR. However, the optional haunted houses are not handicapped accessible. Please see the individual haunted attraction's website for accessibility details.

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