95 Bone Chilling Rooms!
8 Terrifying Attractions!
Over 21,000 Square Feet!
Voted Best Haunted House in Southern California
Regular Admission and VIP Express tickets are sold at the box office (pay with cash only) starting at 6:30 PM each night we are running. Or, buy your tickets online in advance anytime.
Everyone who purchases a ticket and is in line by closing time will still get into the event that night.
Lights On Tour (no actors present, special effects turned off, no darkness): 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday 29th
Regular Admission and VIP Express tickets can be purchased at the Reign of Terror box office starting at 6:30 PM each night we are running. NOTE: CASH only sales at the box office. An ATM is available on-site. OR use a credit card online to buy your Regular Admission or VIP Express tickets.
Lights On Tour (no actors, special effects turned off, no darkness) tickets can be purchased with cash at the box office only while Lights On tours are conducted: Saturday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 29th between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM each day. Sorry, Lights On Tour tickets are not available online and must be purchased at the box office. Parents accompanying children are admitted free.
ALL 8 ATTRACTIONS ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY TICKET.
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Buy your tickets online and print them at home! Plus you don’t have to wait in line to buy a ticket!
Parking is FREE. Convenient parking is available in the multi-level parking structure and in several lots at the Janss Marketplace.
VIP Express Tickets
Don’t have time? Purchase a VIP Express Ticket to reduce your wait time. Wait times will vary depending on the night. VIP Express wait times are typically 1/3 or less of the Regular Admission line.
LIGHTS ON TOUR
Have little-ones or just want to look at all the detail? Then the Lights On Tour is for you! During these limited special times only, guests can walk through Reign of Terror without the monsters present, no scary special effects turned on, no darkness, but all the regular lights are on so you can see everything! Purchase Lights On Tour tickets at the box office on the same day you want to tour. Lights On Tours run continuously between 1:00 PM -4:00 PM only on Saturday, October 22nd and Saturday, the 29th.
Group trips to Reign of Terror are great for office parties, local clubs, and fraternity/sorority trips and more. Contact Reign of Terror with the number of guests and we will work out a special deal! (Advance sale required)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who visits the Reign of Terror Haunted House?
Reign of Terror Haunted House is an award-winning haunt attraction that draws horror fans, thrill seekers, Halloween fanatics and anyone who enjoys a good scare (scare after scare!) starting every October. Year after year, Reign of Terror Haunted House welcomes both repeat and new visitors from all over Los Angeles, Ventura County, Orange County, even San Diego, Northern California and as far away as Arizona!
SPECIAL NOTICE: MISCONDUCT POLICY
Be advised, any customer of the Reign of Terror found behaving inappropriately, including behavior resulting from the influence of ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, ILLICIT DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, AND/OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE is subject to immediate removal from our facility at any time with no refund.
Reign of Terror will determine, in its sole discretion, if customer conduct is deemed inappropriate.
Inappropriate conduct or behavior may include, but is not limited to:
- Verbal or other disruptive engagement with other customers
- Belligerent behavior, including use of foul language or intimidation
- Touching any actor or staff member
- Touching any prop, decoration or trim piece
- Taunting, challenging or otherwise confronting actors
- Running or pushing
- Staggering or stumbling when walking
- Taking video or photographs inside the attractions
This policy will be enforced to help preserve the positive, entertainment environment which Reign of Terror strives to provide each customer.
In general, customers behave appropriately to enjoy the unique experience provided by Reign of Terror. In cases where some do not behave appropriately, they unacceptably damage the experience of other customers. Inappropriate behavior also puts Reign of Terror staff and assets at unacceptable risk. In addition, customers who enter Reign of Terror and behave inappropriately or UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, ILLICIT DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND/OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE put themselves at risk.This MISCONDUCT POLICY and any subsequent customer ejections are enforced to preserve Reign of Terror’s desired entertainment environment. When you enter Reign of Terror, you agree by default to abide by the terms of the MISCONDUCT POLICY.
Thank you for observing and complying with our MISCONDUCT POLICY.
What are the hours of operation?
In October 2016, the Haunted House Grand Opening is Saturday, October 1st. We will be open every Friday and Saturday night after throughout October PLUS Sunday October 23, Sunday the 30th and of course on Halloween, Monday October 31!
We run extended hours on Saturdays only = 7:00pm – 11:00pm
All other days of operations = 7:00pm – 10:00pm
We will remain open beyond our posted hours on very busy nights.
Our box office opens at 6:30pm on evenings that we operate and will not close earlier than the haunted house.
Where can I buy tickets?
Purchase tickets from:
- Online. Buy now and avoid lines to buy. Plus you can use your credit card online. To buy online now, click here.
- Our Reign of Terror box office, located near the Janss Marketplace Food Court. The box office will open at 6:30 pm each night that Reign of Terror is running
- At select retail shops in the Janss Marketplace
How long is the wait in line?
Our wait times can vary greatly, depending on the number of guests. The closer we get to Halloween, the wait times tend to increase. To reduce your chances of experiencing longer lines, try to come earlier in October.
Some more info about waiting in line:
- Dress in cool comfortable clothing. We do not have air conditioning and it can get warm.
- The line queue area is themed out and entertaining.
- If lines are long, just remember that the proceeds from your ticket benefit children in the Conejo Valley.
Can I get a REFUND if I get too scared to go in or I need to leave the event for some reason?
Reign of Terror Haunted House is an intense and scary attraction. This may not be suitable for young children or the weak at heart. Please use caution before purchasing a ticket as there are NO refunds. Please consider this carefully before purchasing a ticket.
Remember, tickets can be used any time or day that the event is running. If you have a ticket and are already in the queue after we have closed the ticket booth, you will still get in. We will extend our hours to accommodate everyone in line every night that we’re open.
What if I do not want minimize my wait in line?
For guests who wish to reduce their wait time, we offer VIP Express Admission tickets for $30. VIP Express tickets are available online and at our box office. If you already purchased a General Admission ticket, you may upgrade your unused ticket to an VIP Express ticket for $11.
If you are already waiting in the General Admission line and later wish you were in the Express Line, we can help! Just return to the box office with your unused ticket and we will upgrade it for $11 each.
The Express Line wait is usually quicker, typically 1/3 or less the wait time of the general admission line. On our busiest nights, the express wait could however increase to 30 – 45 minutes.
What is the price of admission?
General Admission ticket price: $19 per person.
VIP Express Admission ticket: $30 per person.
Lights On Tours will be help on two Saturday afternoons: October 22nd and 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM: $5 per child, and parents accompanying children are free.
Adults not accompanied by children for Lights On Tours: $5 each.
Do you offer group rates?
YES! A group visit to Reign of Terror is a fantastic time for office parties, local clubs, fraternity or sorority trips and more! Contact us with the number of guests in your group, and we’ll work out a special deal! If you have a set number in your group, see our Pricing section for per person discounted prices per guest of groups of 15+, 25+ or 50+! (note: advance purchase required for group rates)
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, but only for tickets purchased online. To buy tickets online, click here.
Our box office accepts cash only. If you need to get cash, there is an ATM machine at the Janss Marketplace, very near our ticket booth.
Can I buy tickets in advance?
Yes you can! Tickets may be purchased online at any time for admission on a day of your choice.
You can also purchase tickets from our box office during ROT’s operating hours or from select retailers at the Janss Marketplace during their normal operating hours.
Regardless of where you purchase it, your ticket is valid for 1 entry to the Haunted House on any of our 2016 operating nights.
Your ticket expires once you redeem it to enter the Haunted House or at the close of business on October 31st, 2016. We do not allow refunds for any unused tickets.
How much is parking?
Parking is FREE! Park for no charge in the parking structure or in any of the parking lots found at the Janss Marketplace.
Do the actors grab me?
No. The actors in the haunted house will not grab or touch you; however, they may get very close to guests in certain scenes. Due to the close proximity, it is possible to brush up against sets, actors costumes or props. Guests are also not allowed to touch the actors, sets or props. BE ADVISED: Any Guest touching an actor or prop will be escorted out of the haunted house immediately by security and may be subject to prosecution.
Who should not enter the Reign of Terror?
No one should enter the Reign of Terror if they are so scared that they will not enjoy an intense horror experience. We do not have any age restrictions, however, we strongly discourage bringing babies, young children or forcing terrified children through the haunted house. There are no refunds…even for those who are too scared to enter.
In addition, anyone who is pregnant or thinks they may be pregnant, has heart conditions, is prone to epileptic seizures, is claustrophobic, is generally in poor health or simply ill, should NOT tour the Haunted House.
Anyone entering Reign of Terror does so at their own risk.
Is it a maze? Can I get lost? What if I'm too scared to finish?
Reign of Terror is not a maze. It is a long, one way stroll through 8 terrifying attractions. If any guest is confused while walking through, a staff member will help direct you through the attraction, or to leave early through an emergency exit, if necessary.
Keep in mind, if you exit the haunted house early, there are no refunds. You’re paying us to scare you. Clearly we’ve done our job!
Is Reign of Terror wheelchair accessible?
We have a couple of options for anyone in a wheelchair or needing assistance. Please contact us in advance using the Contact form below, or ask any Reign of Terror staff member or visit the box office for details.
Can my friends and I wear our Halloween costumes when we come to Reign of Terror?
No, sorry. For safety reasons, guests are not permitted to wear costumes.
Is your attraction open if it rains?
Yes. Reign of Terror attraction and waiting areas is inside.
Once we’ve used our ticket can we go through again with the same ticket?
No. A new ticket is required for each visit. We do offer a reduced $10 second time ticket for those who would like to go twice.
Can we be thrown out of the haunted house for any reason?
Yes. Reign of Terror management reserves the right to refuse serving any guest for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, guests physically contacting actors, including touching or taunting, touching any props or decorations, foul language, pushing, vulgar behavior, weapons of any kind, alcohol, etc. We maintain rules just like anyone else for the safety of guests and our staff.
Violation of these rules will result in Security being called and the offending Guest being escorted out of the facility, without a refund.
We also strictly enforce a Misconduct Policy. See additional details about this policy in the FAQ entitled ‘SPECIAL NOTICE: MISCONDUCT POLICY” . Violators of our Misconduct Policy are subject to immediate removal with no refund.
Violation of these rules will result in Security being called and the offending Guest being escorted out of the facility, without a refund.
Can we be injured at your haunted house?
Not by us. Running is the main cause of minor injuries. Make sure to follow the rules and DON’T run and you should be fine!
Do you serve alcoholic beverages?
NO! And alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the property, so please do not bring any with you.
Is smoking allowed? Is Vaping allowed?
No. No smoking or vaping of any kind is allowed inside.
Can we take video or pictures while inside?
NO. No video taking or photography of any kind is allowed. This is an important and strict policy.
The haunt is an intense experience. Character interactions, special effects, sound and lighting special effects are constantly while you are inside. All guests are required to continuously walk through each room at a reasonable pace without stopping. Stopping or moving too slowly will disrupt the operations of actors and effects and slow the flow of overall traffic causing groups of people to catch up to each other. In addition, it is very dark inside. If you distract yourself to focus on taking video or photos, you put yourself at risk of potential injury by tripping or otherwise losing track of what you are doing.
We have security cameras running throughout the maze. If you are observed taking photos or video, you will be pulled aside and subject to removal without refund.
Thank you for your cooperation with this important policy. Keep your phones and cameras securely inside your pocket while you are inside the haunt. You will have a better, more enjoyable experience without the distraction of attempting to film or photograph your visit inside.
What can’t we bring with us inside your haunted house?
- No pets
- No weapons
- No alcoholic beverages
- No drugs
- No cameras
- No smoking
- No vaping
- No laser pointers or flashlights
- No food or beverages
- No bags (no backpacks, no shopping bags)
Do you sell T-shirts and souvenirs?
YES! You can purchase ROT t-shirts, hats and drink coozies at the exit. Any of them is a great reminder of you surviving a visit through the Reign of Terror.
How old do you have to be to get involved at Reign of Terror?
You must be at least 18 years of age. Proceeds from the event go to the Teen Center of Thousand Oaks and the Young Artists Ensemble Theater Group.
If you want to be part of the Reign of Terror team with acting, makeup, or as a staff member, please send us a note using the Contact form below.
And the #1 most frequently asked question…Is it scary?!
YES! Reign of Terror has won numerous haunt industry awards and was voted the #1 walk-through haunt attraction in all of Southern California!
Come visit us and see for yourself! If you like horror and being scared, you’ll be glad you did!
“Amazing and multi-faceted…the most immersive and extensive haunt you will ever experience! ”Hollywood Gothique
“Reign of Terror will leave you screaming, jumping and squealing in fear ”CBS TV, Los Angeles
“A sprawling series of freightening scenes…the perfect place to get in the spirit of Halloween”Los Angeles Times
“Absolutely brilliant! A massive haunted house of epic scope. It goes on forever, but when it ends you’re begging for more!”Horror Buzz
“With theatrics comparable to big theme parks, ROT is designed to play on your greatest fears”Ventura County Star
“Reign of Terror has been one of Theme Park Adventure’s favorite haunted attractions for the past several years”Theme Park Adventure
“This haunt rivals anything at Universal, and in a lot of ways surpasses some of the mazes at Halloween Horror Nights”Scare-Zone.com
“The decor and attention to detail at the Reign of Terror are absolutely amazing – second to none”Spooky Little Girl