Working Safely

Dark Harbor is a fun, exciting, and adrenaline-packed event to work. But all the excitement and adrenaline you experience can make it easy to forget about safety hazards and to ignore physical limitations.

That is why it is essential that you are aware of your surroundings at all times while you are performing - not only for your safety but also for the safety of your fellow Monsters, co-workers, and guests.

Three steps for staying safe while haunting:


1. Get to know your maze and/or designated area.
✔ Locate the exits around your position so you know the best escape route(s).
✔ Check your surroundings for any safety concerns every time you come back to position.
✔ See potential safety hazards? Please let your Assistant Stage Manager know immediately.

2. Pay attention to people. If you notice anyone doing something unsafe or behaving in a dangerous manner, alert your Assistant Stage Manager immediately. Don't be afraid of being a tattletale - do be afraid of letting your friends get hurt. And, please, do not put yourself or guests in harms way.

3. If you think it might be dangerous, it probably is. So don't do it. We love great scares. And we appreciate the incredible work you put into them. But if you think one of your ideas for a scare might be dangerous (to you or a guest), just don't do it. It's not worth it. When it comes to you or the scare, we'd rather have you.

Examples of Safety Hazards you might observe or encounter:

  • The floor feels very slippery in your designated position and you're worried about slipping and falling.
  • You noticed that many guests are getting dangerously close to bumping their heads on a pipe overhead.
  • You saw a guest hit another Monster. (code Green)