Nightfall Returns to Old Tucson

Are you ready to get spooked? Then strap on your boots, partner, because Nightfall is back at Old Tucson. Kicking off its new entertainment season, Nightfall is in its 26th year and it’s loaded with ghoulishly new and returning favorites of comedy, drama, music and scary good times dwelling within Tucson’s one-of-a-kind haunted town. It’s a frightful feast specifically for Halloween. With new and old attractions, walkthroughs, haunted houses and shows, there are hours of fun for every member of the family.

Rob Jensen is in charge of the entertainment aspect of Nightfall, whether it’s hiring actors or helping set up shows. “Nightfall has become a year-round project,” Jensen states. “We have the party, then we start the next one.” In fact, over 6,000 hours have gone into planning and staging this year’s event. Additionally, more than 300 people were hired to work the nightfall event along with 45 actors who provide the show and attraction entertainment.

This year, Nightfall has an exciting new haunt, Doom Town. Doom Town is a new area of fun and fear that includes Dead Horse Saloon, a new haunted house that features a scare at every corner. Make sure to take Rattlesnake Gulch as you mozy your way to Doom Town for plenty of haunting surprises.

Do you have a little sibling who wants to tag along? Creepy Crawly Cave is a fun place for kids to explore the wonderful world of the Pumpkin King (parents MUST be accompanied by children). If you’re up for a real scare, check out the Bunker. The Bunker is a dark maze walkthrough, where insane post-apocalyptic prisoners are on the prowl, ready to jump out and scare you! Terror Square is crawling with creepy characters—some are benign—most are not! Just watch out for the skittles-craving clown.

There are several other attractions for the whole family. Enjoy the circus train ride around Nightfall, along with some terrifying clown passengers. Test your survival skills at the Zombie Shooting gallery. Visit the Strange Family Circus that includes your usual sideshows updated for a cynical, multicultural world. Find more information on how to enjoy these and other haunting experiences at and live news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr and Vine.

To see what Old Tucson, Southern Arizona’s premier, and Hollywood’s most famous movie location, is featuring for its 2016–17 season, visit their website at or call them at 883-0100.

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