Pursued by freaks and terrors, you’ll be assailed by monsters above and below. The standards are here, too: Vortex tunnels and a suffocation room, a chainlink maze and a ghastly dining hall all have to be crossed before you can leave.
New this year is the Captain’s Tour and Canptain’s Ball,
a dockside Halloween party and a special lights-off tour in which
visitors will be armed with only weak flashlights to guide them through
a no-holds-barred night of terror. The Laser Rage laser tag arena makes
a fun, adrenaline fueled finale to the night.
THE WAIT: Lines last 20 minutes in the early evening and are much longer at peak times. It takes another 25 minutes to tour the ship.
DETAILS: Boarding time is 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 31. Newport on the Levee, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859-392-7568, www.ussnightmare.com
THE DAMAGE: $16, $13 with a coupon on their web site; add Laser Rage for $1 more when purchased online; $20 RIP Fast Pass admission; $6 for the lights-on kids matinee 4-6 p.m. Oct. 24; $20 for the Unrated Captain’s Tour (must be 17 years and older) midnight-2 a.m. Oct. 30; $28 for the Captain’s Tour and the Captain’s Ball, a dockside Halloween party aboard the River Queen at 11 p.m. Oct. 30.
CITYBEAT RATING: R