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Gateway's Haunted Playhouse

 
  • 215 South Country Rd.
  • Bellport, NY
  • 631-286-1133
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Average Review
  (133 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
Not Recomended for Kids Under 13
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Theaters & Plays, Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly)
More Info
Snacks & Refreshments, Outdoor Event(s), Indoor Event(s), Covered Wait Area, Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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7 Awards Received

7 Awards Received

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse has astounding automation, a brand new horrifying theme and over 80 professional actors in special effects designs by Ricky Vitus (a finalist on SyFy’s FaceOff). Come see Long Island’s oldest professional theater transformed into a labyrinth that was rated one of America’s Best Haunted Attractions by Hauntworld Magazine. While you wait to enter, enjoy our beer garden, take a coffin ride, or shoot some zombies in our latest midway attraction. We’re located in Bellport, NY (a short train ride from NYC).


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Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse 215 South Country Road, Bellport From Sunrise Highway Exit 56 Station Road south to South Country Road. Left on South Country Road for 1/2 mile, theater on your left. From Southern State Parkway Exit 44 Sunrise Highway East. Exit 56. Station Road south to South Country Road. Left on South Country Road for 1/2 mile, theater on your left. From Long Island Expressway (I-495) Exit 62 South – Route 97 (Nichols Road) Go 5 miles to Route 27 East (Sunrise Highway) Go 5 miles to Exit 56 South Station Road Go 2 miles to South Country Road. Make a Left on South Country Road – go 1/2 mile, theater on your left.

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  • Don't even think about it, JUST GO!

    I just got back from the BEST Haunted Attraction (and I have been to many). These people actually WANT TO scare you and they do a fantastic job of it ! Be prepared to use all of your senses as you navigate your way through this haunted place! Visually the costumes are perfect and the props are realistic. The actors look deranged and the place looks like something out of your worst nightmare. From hanging body bags to complete darkness where you have to feel your way around, you have absolutely no idea what awaits you . The smells alone make you want to question your own sanity. I wasn't sure if I was smelling something bizarre or if I was just losing my mind. After ahwile I found myself tasting what I was smelling. What a unique experience. The sounds were terrifying as well. This was NOT A BUNCH OF KIDS ANNOYINGLY SCREAMING IN YOUR FACE. From moans or torture to snake-like hissing, the sounds were ones of fear and distress. Sometimes the lack of noise and macabre stares were more unnerving than any sounds the human body can actually product. The best part is that it's not a basic walk through haunt. Of course you do walk through but there are twists and turns, corridors, tight places and different stairs and levels throughout. It's also both indoors and outdoors...How cool is that ! Thank you for such a wonderful job. Your efforts are evident and appreciated. Great way for adults to get a chance to enjoy Halloween !

    Posted 10/29/15

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Fantastic Opportunity to Enjoy Halloween !

    Absolutely the Best Haunted Attraction ! ( and I have been to many). They actually WANT to SCARE YOU TO DEATH! From the actors, to wardrobe designers and makeup artists, this is professionally done. Be prepared to have them invoke all of your senses in the ultimate fright experience. The costumes are AWESOME, these people look like a bunch of deranged freaks. Take a minute to actually look at the props they use: the stuff looks like it something out of a torture chamber ! Even though the actors are not suppose to touch you , be prepared to feel around in the darkest areas, run into body bags and grab hold of whoever is with you to hide from the fear. The smells are bizarre too...I actually though I was just losing my mind with these horrid smells ! That was totally cool...after ahwile I felt like I was tasting what I was smelling! The noises were perfect as well. I am calling them noises because they were NOT A BUNCH OF ANNOYING SCREAMERS. The sounds were more like tortured moans, cries for help, snake like hisses, inappropriate laughter and just plain noises you expect out of a psycho place. My absolute favorite is that it's not a basic walk through...there are different levels, stairs, corridors and both indoor and outdoor parts. Thank you for a wonderful production. You guys really do a magnificent job and provide a really fearful and fun attraction . A great way for adults to enjoy Halloween. Seriously, just go, don't even think twice about it!

    Posted 10/29/15

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • A must go !

    This was hands down the best haunted attraction i have ever been to .The $25 cover charge was well worth the experience. The actors, the scenery, the horrid smells, the special effects were all superb. This was not your run of the mill, great adventures "fright fest" haunted attraction. This was a scene straight out of a horror flick. The actors get up close and personal. You are challenged to walk through a corridor of hanging body bags, walk across a floor that is made to feel as if it is sinking all the while you are frightened as to what lies around the corner. A+++. Thank you for the terrific.. or horrific...night !

    Posted 10/24/15

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • So worth it!!!!'

    I go to as many haunts as I can during this time and Gateway has definitely hands down been my favorite. Lines weren't bad at all and if you have to wait there are things to do to keep you busy there such as games, shows and food and drinks. The actors got me good on more then one occasion. For the price and how long it takes to go through I couldn't ask for any better. This was first time ever going here because it's so far from me but there is no doubt in my mind that I will be coming back every year from now on. By far my favorite haunt. ??

    Posted 10/24/15

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • The perfect fright night date night!

    This is by far my favorite haunt! Gateway's Haunted Playhouse is such a great experience and every year is refreshed. The costumes and sets are theatrical and nothing short of AMAZING. Def get some good scares every year! Outside, in the Beer (fear) Garden, is a nice waiting place; drink and snack in a Halloween themed set-up. It's all organized very well so even if there's a wait, it's entertaining the whole time. This is my #1 haunted house go-to place year after year. ?

    Posted 10/23/15

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Extremely Scary

    I have been to many Haunted attractions over the years (including professional) and this is by far one of the BEST Haunted Houses I have ever been to. There are a lot of actors who continuously scare you in both "pop" outs as well as "acting". The attraction utilizes a range of effects to give you an experience you won't forget! By far one of the best Haunted Houses. Don't miss it!

    Posted 10/23/15

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • SCARIEST EVER!

    It's honestly so scary! While you wait to they scary you & it was the best experience ever! I'm definitely going back!

    Posted 10/23/15

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Great time and a great haunt

    I visited Gateway Haunted House on a first date and it didn't disappoint! From the time you pull into the lot the experience begins, a little mystery, a little whimsical, and a lot of fall!!! Once inside the playhouse was GREAT!!! The scenery changes, it involves indoor and outdoor experiences, and requires you to move around a lot. It isn't just walking down a hallway with a person who follows you. The smells, sounds, and actors costumes were great! Me and my date both had a wonderful time and would definetly go again!

    Posted 10/23/15

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • BEST Haunt on LI

    Deciding where to go this Halloween season? The Gateway should be your 1st choice. This is a professional haunt filled with actors, after all, this is a playhouse. This year has outdone all other years. It's endless. The actors are incredible. It's not your usual pop up scare house. This will surprise you and trust me, you haven't seen one as good as this one.

    Posted 10/23/15

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • Awesome haunted house

    I have been to a few over the years, but never to a 'preview night' of a haunted house- it was great. If it was a preview I am intrigued to see the final product. I was more than impressed. It was a great night out and top notch show. It had some very scary moments and overall lots of fun and worth it. The actors and sets are amazing. I am going back for Halloween.

    Posted 9/30/15

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • "Best" haunt experience

    Top notch haunt. I've been taking my kids and neices and nephews for 4 years straight! This is always our first haunt of the season, and always the best! Long wait doesn't seem long under the snack/beer tent and plenty of entertainment while you wait.

    Posted 8/24/15

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    4 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • Definitely got your moneys worth

    Overall experience wasn't terrible, but could have been better. A couple that was ahead of our small group got the most enjoyment, but ruined the "spook" and creepy" aspect of it that we all wanted. The props were interesting and had the smells and sites matched perfectly. Total wait time was about 20-25 minutes, and the attraction felt like it was about 30-40 minutes itself. There were a lot of dead points that could have had more activity also.

    Posted 10/31/14

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    0 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Best on long island

    This was the best one I have been to on long island. Have been to many of the haunted houses around here. But this one was the best,at probably 25 minutes from entry to exit. The actors were committed to the work, they put full effort into scaring. The environment and decor of are top notch, to the point even some rooms actually smell horrible to match the props.this is a must experience.

    Posted 10/30/14

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • From Haunter to Haunter

    Ok, Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I never feel complete without going to a haunted house. Working in one I don't have the luxury of going to one on the weekends. Being that you were opened on one of our off nights was a God sent cause I finally got to visit the haunted playhouse. First off, your sets are amazing. I knew it was going to be great because of your sets, The maze, the layout, the long walk through made it top notch just from those alone. It made it go longer, it was spookier, and made it visually and psychologically amazing and worth it. I was blown away from all the new surprise elements. Actors were great. Characters were creative but the makeup lacked. We went on an off night, but I'm sure y'all rock it on the weekends. I was hoping for more but the ones that were good, they were good. The kid actors added to it for sure. You fulfilled my haunting hunger and I will be back. I can't wait to see what you guys have in store for the future and hope you continue to develop. coming from another haunter, major props. A must see and deserve the recognition.

    Posted 10/29/14

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    5 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • Best Haunted House

    You will not be disappointed! It's really a great haunted house, ism impress with all the labor that they put into that house.

    Posted 10/20/14

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Really long and that's about it

    Gateway was a big disappointment this year. The actors really aren't great, most of them are in mediocre makeup and they just stare at you. There's not nearly enough jump scares or anything scary happening period. You can tell that they put a lot of work into it but I can't help but feel letdown regardless. Maybe Gateway should focus on making a smaller and scarier haunt instead of just dragging it out when nothing really interesting happens

    Posted 10/14/14

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    0 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • Holy Crap!!

    Wow!!!!! I do not scare easily AT ALL but this scared the crap out of me!!! They really put you in some scary situations! At numerous points in the walk I had to run as fast as I could leaving my party behind to bypass the room completely because I was terrified! The actors and actresses are pretty scary as well but the actual physical situations you are put in room to room are super scary! You have to experience this!

    Posted 10/8/14

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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • Very well done!

    This attraction is set up well. You don't have to wait on a long irritating line. You can just hang around, enjoy some hot apple cider and other fall things! When your number is called you just go right in with your group. As for the actual house, it was very good! There are many changes in scenery and the actors are very good too. I didn't think it was that scary but this is coming from the person that goes to sleep watching horror films. The rest of my friends thought it was pretty scary! Some place I'd probably come back to!

    Posted 10/8/14

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Fantastic

    I can't believe I've never heard of this place before! That said, I can't wait to go back next year (or who am I kidding, maybe a second round this season). Our group had actually gone to a different LI haunted house an hour before this one and we were pretty disappointed. Well let me tell you, there's no comparison. The actors, makeup, scenery, and entire experience were amazing. The walk through is easily 30 minutes as we were told. I thought it was very well organized and we only passed another group once from a distance so it really felt like we had the place to ourselves. And I loved that while we waited for our group to be called, there was a whole outdoor area with food, a bar, and a DJ to pass the time. As someone who loves Halloween and anything horror, I was impressed. Great job Gateway!

    Posted 10/5/14

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Coming Back!! Best ever!!

    This year I went to the haunted house in previews, on a friday. I shouldn't have gone during previews, though. I heard from a worker that it was only 70% done. It was AMAZING for only 70%!!!! I would have never known. I am coming back to see what this wonderful, insane masterpiece is in it's entierty. My favorite part was when I was walking in a maze thingy and I had to go on a school bus. I think the kids are super talented. Also, I liked the weird nurse lady. Tell her that she is horrific if you see this!! I have been to many haunts all over new york, but this one is certainly the best by far. Everything about it, from the adults, to the kids, to the sets, Gateway is the best even in previews!!

    Posted 10/1/14

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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