Frequently Asked Questions

What time does PsychoPath Start?
PsychoPath begins at dark, usually around 7:45pm.

How much does it cost?
Admission for PsychoPath is $15.

What is a Ghost Pass?
Don’t want to wait in line? Purchase a Ghost Pass to ‘appear’ at the front of the line. No Wait time! Ghost Passes are a $10 upgrade

Is it really scary?
Yes. It is really scary!

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
We do recommend pre-ordering tickets, but walk-up tickets are also available.

Are there discounts for children?
No. All tickets are the same price.

Once we’ve paid for admission are we able to go through again?
No. However, you can purchase another ticket if you would like to experience PsychoPath for a second time.

Is the waiting area inside?
The waiting area is underneath the rain shelters of The Waterside Theatre.

How long does it take to go through?
It’s really difficult to give an answer to this question­ some groups run right through, while others take their time. It really depends on how well you can handle the terror within.

Do you have strobe lights?
Yes. We have strobe lights throughout PsychoPath. It is recommended for people that have Epilepsy to take caution when attending PsychoPath. We have strobe lights and fog.

Can we take photos and/or videos during PsychoPath
No. Photography and video recording (including GoPros) are not permitted.

Will the actors touch us, or can we touch the actors?
The actors will not physically grab at you or restrain you, but you could be inadvertently touched or brushed up against due to the close proximity to the actors. PLEASE DO NOT PURPOSELY TOUCH THEM OR RESTRAIN THEM IN ANY WAY. Physical contact with our actors and staff could result in expulsion from the trail.

If I enter PsychoPath and get too scared, what do I do?
If you get too scared, stay calm and find tell the actor in the room and they will escort you outside. Please note, like sporting events and large attractions, we do not give refunds.

Can I bring my purse and/or bag into the haunted house?
We do not have lockers or a coat check at the haunted house. Very small purses and/or bags are allowed in, other bags should be left at home.

Are there live animals, reptiles, or insects inside?
As far as live creatures go, there are many life­like creatures throughout PsychoPath. If there are real animals, they will be handled by professionals.

Is there an age limit for PsychoPath?
No. However, due to the graphic nature, it is not recommended for small children, toddlers or babies. We have had young children go through and have a great time and adults who go through and are in tears! You’re the parent­ you be the judge.

Can pregnant women go through PsychoPath?
Pregnant women are welcome to go through PsychoPath, but if you are worried we suggest calling your OBGYN and/or Physician to discuss the situation with them.

Are you open if it’s raining?
If there is slightly raining, PsychoPath will continue. Please make sure you dress appropriately. If there is other inclement weather, PsychoPath may get canceled. We encourage you to purchase Rain Insurance, to receive a refund.

What should I wear to the haunted house?
It is recommended to wear close toe shoes that are comfortable for walking, or running.


Prepare to be terrified. What are your deepest fears? What makes you cringe? Creatures, Maniacs, Zombies, and Disembodied Spirits, all roam the desolate and deserted Fort Raleigh National Park. Make plans to brave the haunted trail for an all new PsychoPath. Every Friday and Saturday evening in October, PsychoPath ‘The Terror Within’ returns to the Waterside Theatre. With added scares and new special effects PsychoPath 2015 will be nothing like you have ever encountered before. One of the top haunted attractions in NC. 

Thousands of dollars have been invested in state of the art scares and Hollywood quality effects. New masks and devices that are on the cutting edge of the Halloween industry will be tested this season at PsychoPath. Be prepared to encounter new levels of terror.Ask about our GHOSTPASS, to “appear” at the front of the line without waiting! General admission is $15; GHOSTPASS tickets are $25.

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