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The Dark Carnival

 
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Average Review
  (7 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
Not recommended for children under 10 (unless they are really brave!!)
Organization Type
Commercial / For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Haunted Mazes / Haunted Corn Mazes, Spook Walks / Haunted Trails, Scream Parks, Other Events
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Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Event(s), Indoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Since Antiquity, visually unusual beings had been exhibited in public spaces. In the 16th century, street performances involving these beings were organized for the enjoyment of the public.

Later Freak shows featuring a number of ‘monsters’ contributed to the success of travelling shows. For more than a hundred years, the sideshow was to become an indispensable part of American circus culture. Classic attractions of the past included the giant, the fat lady, the midget, the three-legged boy, the armless wonder and the thin man.

105 Sideshows used to exist in the United States alone, but today the business of sideshows has all but disappeared due to public scorn. Until today…..

The Dark Carnival brings you New Jersey's First Traveling Side Show.

Be amazed as you meet the Morbus, the Aquatic Fish Boy. Taken straight from the Atlantic waters off Morocco, Morbus is an exotic, land dwelling fish that one must see to believe.

Step back as you witness the spectacle of Algano, the Amphibious Lizard Man. Complete with scales and a slimy coat, Algano is sure to challenge your minds boundaries between the possible and impossible.

Finally, our greatest attraction… Mongo the Human Mutant. Grotesquely deformed, one might debate if Mongo is human at all. Completely devoid of all ability to learn and function in the human world, Mongo has known nothing but sideshow life since his birth. Be careful as you approach him however he can be as dangerous as he is unusual.

So come one, come all to the Dark Carnival !!! If you have unquenchable curiosity for the outlandish, thirst for the unknown, and both an attraction and repulsion for the diseased and deformed, we have put together the show for you. Visit our Sideshow of Oddities and we assure you that your mind, your curiosity, and all the beliefs you have ever held true will be questioned forever.

Please note that this event is weather dependent. In case of inclement weather please call in advance to check opening status Email Haunt Owner
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Hours of Operation: 7-11pm

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards

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Event last updated 8 days ago. Please confirm dates on haunt website before you go.
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We are located on the premises of Blackbeard's Grave (Cave).

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  • Absolutely terrifying

    Went there last year. Absolutely horrifying best haunted house I've ever been through period was a little too fast for me but that's cuz I was running for my life. Actors did an amazing job and I met the two owners who are also very cool. If you like guys with beards you should definitely go 100% recommended for anybody above the age of 10

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    Posted 8/12/17

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  • Best in nj

    This is the best haunted attraction in New Jersey by far, it's long, scary, and has scare factors for every level.

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    Posted 10/3/16

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Scary Fun but Short

    Lots of scary screams and surprises from behind. Both houses took 20 minutes in total and it was over. Just expected more for $25 bucks.

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    Posted 10/29/15

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  • It was amazing!

    Came here last night and I have got to say everything was completely unexpected! You didn't know what was going to happen next! The setting before going in makes it even scarier! It was very scary and so much fun! Its definitely a must go to!

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    Posted 10/24/15

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    6 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Crazy good...

    Went on Sunday...didn't know what to expect. I was exhausted by the end of it...from screaming. It was one scare after another. Great rooms!!!

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    Posted 10/14/15

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    6 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Freakin scary

    Went through it last night. Screamed from beginning to end. Never knew what was around the corner. Just when you think it has ended...it hasn't. Very cool...

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    Posted 10/12/15

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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • SO F---ING SCARY!!

    Came here with a group of friends one night and I have to say, out of ALL the haunted places I have gone to so far in NJ, this place is the ABSOLUTE BEST!! The actors did such an amazing job, half the time I forgot they were that, just actors. LOL. This place is not to be missed. A+ on every single level. Cant wait to go again this year!

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    Length of Event: 11-20 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Unsure
    Posted 9/24/15

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    6 out of 7 found this review helpful

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