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Dark Horizon: Point of No Return to offer secret bar inside haunted house

by Brittani Tuttle

Dark Horizon: Point of No Return is bringing an interesting offering to its Orlando debut this October: Looter’s Lair, an immersive, secret bar inside one of the haunted houses.

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Inside Looter’s Lair, guests are encouraged to explore their curiosity, mingle with monsters, and try Dark Horizon’s new specialty craft cocktails that can only be found there.

“There will be a secret bar located in one of our haunted houses. Access is only granted to those lucky enough to acquire a vintage gold coin,” said Charity Hill, executive co-producer of Dark Horizon. “Select cast and crew members throughout the event possess gold coins for the taking. These coins provide a mystifying clue hinting at the location of an access point.”

Guests can obtain these coins by interacting with monsters and characters, searching for clues on social media, and even from a Dark Horizon bartender.

Outside of the secret bar, private bungalows, patios, and not-so-secret bars will offer specialty cocktails, like Black Magic – a mixture of tequila, agave nectar, blackberry liqueur, and lemon juice – found at the Outpost Pub. Guests will find Ship-Faced – Kraken spiced rum mixed with root beer or coke and cherry – on the menu at Walk the Plank Pier. For those brave enough, Looter’s Lair offers Point of No Return – a vodka, gin, and tequila-based drink mixed with lemon juice, cream soda, and pomegranate juice.

VIP guests with access to the RIP Lounge can try specialty classic cocktails like Corpse Reviver #2, moonshine tastings, and Maple Old Fashioned Ambler – a whiskey-based staple with a twist.

For those looking for something to satisfy their appetite, bungalow menus offer table service platters with a variety of options. Visit Gator Grub for a selection of BBQ options, or have some American fare at Shark Bites. Antonio’s Pizzeria will offer wood-fired, hand-tossed pizzas, burgers, chicken and fries. Sombreros Cantina will offer Latin-inspired southwest favorites, including tacos, bowls, and salads. At Club Candy, guests can have treats instead of tricks with crepes, iScream malts and shakes, and other sweet treats.

For the most hard-core haunt fans, Dark Horizon’s creative team is offering select guests the opportunity to ‘Terror-Up.’ This who opt-in will receive a more enhanced experience while going through Dark Horizon’s haunted houses, as well as the rest of the event.

“Terror-Up is not for the faint of heart. Those guests that are daring enough to Terror-Up with us at Dark Horizon might be separated from their group while inside a haunted house. They could be guided into a dark, secret passageway no other guests have access to. They might get stuck in a small nook or cranny; and, of course, the monsters will be certain to pay extra special attention to them,” said Steve Sheldon, executive co-producer for Dark Horizon. “If at any time the experience is too scary for the guest, they can just simply drop the talisman on the ground and the Terror-Up experience will end.”

Dark Horizon: Point of No Return opens on Oct. 10 and will scare you to your limit until Nov. 2. General admission tickets start at $20 online with Happy Haunting Hour, Fast Fright, Evil Express, Ultimate Scream tickets and Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge keys available.

To learn more, and to purchase tickets online, visit DarkHorizonOrlando.com.

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