Orange County's nister Pointe Haunted Attraction, which recently unveiled its brand new year-round facility in Brea, is set to scare southern California once again this Halloween season. The haunt, which was named one of the Top 3 Scariest Haunts in SoCal by Scare-Zone.com, will offer fright fans a totally immerve - and highly interactive - haunted house experience, offering vitors the ability to plot their own course through the maze and make choices that will create a different experience with each new vit.
nister Pointe, which has been haunting vitors for more than a decade, is one of the few profesonal haunts with humble yard haunt origins. Mastermind Jeff Schiefelbein, who personally oversees maze degn and creates all of the nister Pointe sets and props in-house, has seen his haunt blossom into one of O.C.'s most popular Halloween attractions alongde area stalwarts like Knott's Berry Farm's annual Halloween Haunt and Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights.
In fact, nister Pointe takes pride in the attention to detail and pason for giving vitors a personal experience that sets the haunt apart from the corporate "big guys." According to Schiefelbein, "One of the most exciting new features we're offering this year is a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type of maze. Essentially, there will be consequences for the choices you make when moving from room to room, allowing vitors to take 12 different posble paths through the maze." To accommodate fans who want to experience the maze in all of its different incarnations, discounted tickets will be offered for repeat vitors. Schiefelbein also plans to extend the fun to those waiting to enter the maze by ung the extra space afforded by the new permanent location to create a "carnival atmosphere" for the line area, featuring food trucks, Halloween-related vendors and other attractions.
nister Pointe 2011 will be open to the public on the following dates:
Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2; Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9; Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16; Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23; and Wednesday, October 26 through Monday, October 31.
Hours of operation are 7 PM to 11 PM Sundays through Thursdays, and 7 PM to 12 AM Fridays and Saturdays.
General admison is $15, or $23 for a "Scream Pass" (which bestows front of the line privileges) and $28 for an "All Nite Pass" (allows multiple trips through the maze) or $33 for an "All Nite Scream Pass" (front of the line + multiple trips through maze).