Frequently Asked Questions
WILL YOU BE DOING AN EVENT IN THE CITY THIS YEAR?
IS THIS THE SAME THING AS THE ‘THIS IS REAL EVENT’ THAT WAS IN BROOKLYN LAST YEAR?
Not at all. Completely different experience. This is nothing like a haunted house nor an escape room. As you might recall last year’s event was $110. This year’s event is $25-$27. That’s because this one is much smaller in scale, but that is not the main difference. We are constantly finding new ways to tell a story and create an experience. We are experimenting with a form this year as a prelude to a much larger haunted house like experience in the city next year. If you did participate in This Is Real last year, you will recognize the scenario as the prequel. It explains how you got caught in put in the cage you were in.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS ONE THAT IS SO DIFFERENT?
Each participant will be blindfold. Because of this your mobility will be very limited. You will be instructed what to do and where to go through a headset you will be wearing as the story unfolds.
WILL I BE TOUCHED?
Because you are blindfolded there will be handlers there to guide you and make sure you don’t walk into a wall. There won’t be a lot of walking either way, but for the few times you have to go from point A to point B, someone will make sure you get there. you will not be touched in any aggressive manner or any manner other than what was just described.
HOW LONG IS IT?
The whole thing will take about 30 minutes. maybe a hair more.
WHERE IS COLD SPRING, NY?
It’s in the Hudson River Valley. There’s a Metro North stop called Cold Spring. The location is about a 5 minute walk from the station.
DOES THIS EVENT HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE?
YES, (and if it’s cold as well) and half of the event is outside. We will be providing ponchos, but there is nowhere to wait inside at the venue, and you will participate in the event in the rain if need be, so please come prepared for that. Before the show, if you’d like to wait inside, there are several watering holes down the street, particularly Doug’s Pretty Good Pub and Barber and Brew which both serve food as well.
CAN YOU SQUEEZE ME IN IF I AM LATE?
Absolutely not. We will start exactly on time with or without you, and we will allow you to participate for as much as 5 minutes after we’ve started, but after that you have wasted your money. Logistically, there is just no way we can insert you into the show any later than that. When you do it, you’ll understand why we have this policy in place.