The San Francisco Dungeon, San Francisco

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#5 of 18 in Fun & Games in San Francisco
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  • The was right next to the Wax Museum (snooze) but to kill some time we did a combo. I knew what to expect with the Wax museum, but I thought this would be lame (a basement with lame props and people j...  more »
  • This was part of a package I purchased and wasn’t sure what to expect. This is a walking tour where you are guided from showroom to showroom by actors. Each room is a different period of time in San F...  more »
  • We turned up at 10:25 and was told it would start in 5 minutes. They ended up starting at 11am, I think they were waiting for more people. Really corny storyline and acting but was fun. They try to sc...  more »
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  • A fun time, but very similar to the Amsterdam Dungeon, only not quite as good. The boat ride was barely a boat ride and the drop was maybe 10 feet? The actors were great, however! We had a good time and will recommend it to friends and family who travel here and have some time to spare. We did take our 7 year old, and he was not too scared, just on edge. It is more on the humorous side with audience participation than on the scary side. Thanks for a great time!
  • We were at Madame Tussad's, were told for $5 more, we could also get into this attraction. Walked in with zero expectations. Was pleasantly to find how elaborate and well-done this was! Actors, costumes, and set felt real at times, transporting you to 1800 era courthouses, saloons, ships. At 9 scenes, the attraction was def a full experience, and its clear a lot went into the design and effects. On the minus (which didn't bother me) the drop ride is indeed over-hyped. Also wouldn't call the attraction very scary, but certainly entertaining. I would say its well worth your time if you're looking for a new and unique thing to do in the area.
  • My co-worker and I went here as a fun Halloween excursion. Upon entry, you are taken down to the basement throughout a maze of rooms. Each room has a different setting and live actors who tell you more about San Francisco's history from Alcatraz to the Plague. Good special effects and there's a giant drop ride at the end. Very cool. On our tour we had different people - both tourists and locals alike. There was a large group celebrating a birthday and the group privately asked them to pick on the birthday boy, so when they asked for volunteers to come on stage, he was randomly selected. That's a nice way to celebrate if you're looking for something spooky/entertaining. Personally, it wasn't scary enough for me, hence 4 stars, but I know for most it would definitely give you a fright.
  • Easily my favorite part about my trip to San Francisco. Fun for the whole family too. Very interactive and great acting. I highly recommend this to everyone! It's also more funny than it is scary, so even if you don't like being scared you'll enjoy this.
  • When I saw that The San Francisco Dungeon had opened, I was so excited for some scary fun that I immediately purchased tickets for my wife and I. Sadly, it was an unfortunate experience. Let me start by saying that I really appreciated how committed the actors were to their roles. On the one hand their material was not that great leaving them little to work with, and on the other hand the group I was in varied from completely unresponsive to openly hostile towards the actors. One woman in the group was completely offended by the references to torture and genital mutilation. She even became hostile to the actor portraying the judge after the judge called her "Sweaty Betty". The attraction itself was okay. There were some cool looking rooms and moments, but overall the glowing EXIT signs and the signs declaring the MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of each room ruined the illusion for me. (I know they are required by law, but they sure do spoil the "spooky" vibe.) After the second room everything became predictable and a little silly, especially the room in "Chinatown" with the "rat catcher". That room was laughable. The attraction is not worth the price. I would not pay to see it again. P.S. - What the hell is up with these arranged photo booths they have in these attractions??? I don't want to purchase a photo from them. I don't want them to take my photo. I tell them NO and keep walking and they keep after me and my group with questions of "how will we remember the experience" and "it's all part of the fun". Please...
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