The San Francisco Dungeon, 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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  • We had a lot of fun going on this little tour! The actors were superb, and there's just the right level of spookiness to keep you on your toes without being actually scared. My 13 and 11 year old sons loved it. Bonus that you also learn a little about the local history. Great price when combining with Madame Tussauds next door. I would suggest lowering the price of the souvenir photos. If you made them only $5 each I think you'd have many more sales.
  • 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!
  • During our girl’s trip, we crossed off this place from our bucket list. Glad we were able to do as a group. If you are planning to come here, I strongly advise you to get the groupon deal or the city pass which covers this entrance. If you are on time limitation, then skip this place. You need to spend at least an hour inside the dungeon.The experience was entertaining which was composed of a little comedy between the rooms, scary moments and off course some scenes were mehhhh. I will not spoil the details here. In short, I’ll say expect each room with different stories for example court house. It was funny, the judge asked one of the tourists what is your favorite color. The girl responds sparkles. Ha-ha. The boat ride reminded of the Pirates of the Caribbean. They added the effects of the water sprinkle to make it scary. And they warn you, you are in danger to get wet. Towards the end, you’ll encounter the thriller drop zone attraction, it was not frightening. I would say it was 5 feet high for the kids. Personally, I would say please do not bring little children inside here. This can be terrifying for them. One time life experience is good enough at this dungeon.
  • Amazing actors! The drop ride was both terrifying and exhilarating, and there was something new around every corner. The gift shop at the end was filled with creepy stuff. Loved it!
  • 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.
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