“The San Francisco Dungeon” Opens – It’s the Newest and Spookiest Addition to Fisherman’s Wharf – What People Are Saying

Here it is, the San Francisco Dungeon up at 145 Jefferson St. between Mason and Taylor in Fisherman’s Wharf – it’s the newest and spookiest addition to Fisherman’s Wharf. Check it out. It’s opening Thursday, June 26th, 2014.

And that makes it the ninth Merlin Entertainments Dungeon in the world. The roster:  Berlin DungeonHamburg DungeonAmsterdam Dungeon, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, the Edinburgh Dungeon, the London Dungeon, the York DungeonWarwick Castle and now San Francisco.

Beth Spotswood of SFGate says she “screamed bloody murder.

And here’s Annie Sciacca’s take

And here’s San Francisco Bay Guardian skeptic / Harvard-boy David Kurlander’s bit. He dropped by last week and wrote a lot about the dungeon. He says, “…the Dungeon transcends a lot of the more toxic elements that drag down other Jeffersonian locales.” I guess that’s a compliment.

And here are the Yelp reviews.

I’m thinking that if you’re part of a fun group and you’re in the mood to have good time, then the SF Dungeon just might be for you.

Here are some scenes:

Colonel Jack Gamble welcomes victims (guests) to the San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, California

Nikko, of Shanghai Kelly’s Boat Ride, claims his victims (guests) in the San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, California

Underground boat ride? Mmmm… Maybe I’ll make it up there someday. (It seems a lot more appealing than any wax museum, just saying.)

All the deets, after the jump.

See you there!

The San Francisco Dungeon, North America’s First-Ever Dungeon Attraction Opening June 2014

Vibrant actors journey audiences through the Bay Area’s murky history! 

June 18, 2014 – San Francisco, Calif. – Opening June 26, 2014, The San Francisco Dungeon is an entertaining, 60-minute theatrical trip through outrageous moments in the Bay Area’s rich 200 year-old history where the audience is part of the show. The Dungeon originated in London, expanded into Europe and will open its first-ever North American location in historic Fisherman’s Wharf. This attraction introduces immersive sets, along with a regaling cast that will captivate audiences with their edgy humor and scary, fun antics.

Visitors will journey through nine interactive, theatrical performances from the colorful Gold Rush Era to the criminal gangs of the Barbary Coast, to tales from Alcatraz. Guests will be introduced to original Bay Area characters like James “Shanghai” Kelly and Miss Piggott, from the famed Miss Piggott’s Saloon.  This premier attraction will playfully startle nerves, awaken the senses and rattle the funny bone.

“This world-class city has a unique background suited for us to launch this engaging attraction here.  We’ve had amazing access to local actors, costume makers, designers and craftsmen that are all helping us to create a special place for visitors,” said Adrea Gibbs, General Manager, The San Francisco Dungeon. “With the vibrant sets, authentic costumes and detailed make-up, The San Francisco Dungeon delivers an entertaining look at moments in this rich history.”

The San Francisco Dungeon will be providing timed tickets, with a specific entry and exit time to ensure a truly immersive experience. Ticket prices start at $19 when purchased in advance online, or $26 for adults and $20 for children when purchased day of.  Also this is SF-rated, which is Scary Fun rated, suggested for ages 10 and over.  For more information including hours and admission, please visit www.thedungeons.com/sanfrancisco.

About The San Francisco Dungeon

The San Francisco Dungeon, opening on June 26, 2014 and the first attraction of its kind in North America, brings to life the stories of the old Bay Area with a full theatrical actor cast, special effects, gripping storytelling, 360-degree sets and an underground boat ride.  The San Francisco Dungeon is the ultimate live action journey through the Bay Area’s murky past where the audience is part of the show.  The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year and located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street.  Fully-ADA accessible.  For more information, visit: www.thedungeons.com/sanfrancisco.

About Merlin Entertainments

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 100 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 + employees.

Merlin has twenty attractions and one hotel in North America – including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte-Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.  Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

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