Florida’s history is coming to haunt us as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return!
Dark Horizon is divided into different zones, each highlighting pieces of Florida’s dark history, myths and lore. “We really like to dive into local legends and history,” shared Charity Hill Co-producer for Dark Horizon.
Akin to one of the early 1800’s pirate port’s in what is now Florida, this zone features the Bootlegger’s Bungalows, Walk the Plank Pub & Pier, Siren Stage, Dark Horizon Gift Shop, Shark Bites and the entrance to the Marketplace and Panic 4-D Maze Experience. The signature attraction at The Port is Ghostship haunted house. BEWARE: Use caution at all times while navigating your way through The Port under the command of Captain Killigrew and her deviously mad crew!
Avast ye! Rising to the surface, the spirits of the high seas set sail to wreak havoc at Dark Horizon. Also known as a phantom ship, a vessel with no living crew aboard; a common occurrence during pirate rule… This derelict ghost ship is found adrift with its Colonial crew seemingly missing or dead…Your commander orders you to board in search of survivors, loot and rations to sustain your own crew. Late to the looter’s party, you unwittingly become loot and rations yourselves. Lurking below deck are a band of crazed pirates and redcoats suffering from Botulism and starvation and left for dead. These deranged and infectiously diseased seamen stand between you and the safety and salvation of your own brigade. Will you live to tell the tale or will the Pirate Captain and her derelict crew be your demise?
Once the most feared female pirate in history, this rotting corpse of a Captain gained her notoriety through unwavering brutality. But what started as a routine pillage of an abandoned ghost ship quickly turned deadly, as it wasn’t just gold they struck!” Riddled with Scurvy and going mad from starvation and Botulism, she and her crew never back down from a good fight. Though their fate is sealed, they forge on as their rotting chunks of flesh chum the murky waters below.
Set in the early 1900’s when the Glades were mostly uncharted territory called 10,000 Islands, a place where thugs, gangsters and outlaws went to disappear. This virtually lawless land is home to The Outpost Pub and Gator Grub. The signature attraction in the Glades is Murder Island haunted house. BEWARE: This area is lorded over by Bloody (Ed) Watson’s band of derelict transients and pre-historic man-eating creatures.
In the sinister swamplands of the Everglades lies The 10,000 Islands amidst the mangrove-choked rivers. The area is a hotbed for murderers, ancient creatures and bizarre tales. Chatham Bend on Lost Man’s River – otherwise known as Murder Island, is the home of the infamous Bloody Ed Watson. Known for harvesting sugar cane, Bloody Watson made his fortune on the backs of transient labor. Knowing they wouldn’t be missed, instead of paying them at the end of the season, they pay the ultimate price and are never seen nor heard from again.. Body count on Murder Island: 57 and counting. Step back to the early 1900’s, come face to face with the brutality that shadowed 10,000 Islands and turned it to a grave of shocking terror.
A wealthy sugar cane island owner, Ed Watson is a slippery well-dressed ill-meaning devil with a silver tongue. Able to talk anyone into just about anything, his unsuspecting prey never know what hit them (or in some cases, ate them!). Amassing his Sugar empire is his only goal, so come pay day, run the other way! The payment he is planning to give isn’t what you bargained for!
This remote island village hides a vortex to the Vodouan underworld of Vilokan. Can you safely traverse the waters and make it out alive? This mirky scene is home to Sacred Circle Stage, the VIP Storm Cellar & Shelter Patio. The signature attraction in The Village is Vodou haunted house. BEWARE: This area is under the enchantment of the Vodou Priestess and Lwa spirits!
This remote island village hides a vortex to the Vodouan spirit underworld of Vilokan. Safe passage can be costly, will you traverse the foggy bog? This mystical and murky realm is home to Sacred Circle Stage, Storm Cellar RIP Lounge, Shelter Patio and Village Treats. BEWARE: This area is under the enchantment of Mambo Cecile. The high priestess has awakened the ancient Lwa spirits so proceed with extreme caution.
As the original temptress of the flame, Mambo Cécile will bewitch you in an instant. Her ability to command the blaze is intoxicating and mesmerizing. Under her command, the Lwa spirits will jump at the chance to steal your mortal soul and drag you into the depths of Vilokan with no chance of escape.
In addition to the houses, Dark Horizon will feature more than 150 monsters, bars and live entertainment — including DJs and aerial and fire performers.
Dark Horizon offers an air-conditioned R.I.P. Lounge (or VIP Lounge), called the Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge, accessed only by a coveted key. This experience includes two complimentary cocktails and grants access to a premium full bar featuring Moonshine Tastings. This key must be used in combination with an event admission ticket, and is for guests ages 21-years and older.
Expedite your entry into the event and all the haunted houses with a Fast Fright Ticket (starting at $74 per person). Or, enjoy nearly instant entry into the event and all the haunted houses with an Evil Express Ticket (starting at $94 per person). Looking for a high-class VIP experience? Spring for the most exclusive experience at Dark Horizon with the Ultimate Scream ticket. This privately-guided and curated experience is extremely limited and available on select nights. Fast Fright and Evil Express Tickets are limited nightly and prices vary depending on date.
Dark Horizon opens on October 4.
For more information or to buy tickets, go to darkhorizonorlando.com.