Ticket Launch Details

Everything You Need To Know To Buy Tickets

Ticket Launch Times

Early Access

Friday April 16th

11am EST

Public on Sale

Friday April 16th

12pm EST

The Virtual Waiting Room

Due to overwhelming demand we will be implementing a virtual queueing system during the ticketing launch.  When you land on the ticketing website you might encounter a screen that will make sure everyone gets tickets in the order in which they come to the website.  This is an attempt to make the ticket buying process as smooth as possible and prevent servers from crashing during the launch. If you do see this screen do not refresh your browser or you will lose your spot in line. You will see your spot in line and how many people are ahead of you. 

HOW Reservations WORKS



The first step is to select the date you would like to attend. Available dates will be listed right on the ticketing page.



Second, you will select which type of ticket you would like to purchase. All ticket options get you into the entire attraction. Fully Loaded, gets you double the ammo and the Photo ticket gets you a printed souvenir photo with your group for each member. 



Next, you will select the time slot for your reservation. Make sure you select a time slot that has enough availability for your entire group. Double check that you select the same time slot for all members of your group. 



Finally you will need to submit the names, email and phone number of everyone in your group. After your purchase you will be able to login and update this information at any point if this changes. 

Dates and Times

New Dates Just Added

June 18, 2021

7pm - 12am

On Sale 4/16

June 19, 2021

2pm - 9pm

On Sale 4/16

June 20, 2021

3pm - 7pm

On Sale 4/16

April 30, 2021

7pm - 12am


May 1, 2021

5pm - 12am


May 2, 2021

5pm - 12am


Ticket Options

Nightmare Combat


Access to the Nightmare Combat attraction. 

Fully Loaded


Access to the Nightmare Combat attraction and double the ammo. 

Fully Loaded + Photo


Access to the Nightmare Combat attraction, double the ammo and a printed souvenir photo with your group.

Group Size Information

Groups are strictly limited to 6 members going through the experience together. Groups larger than 6 will be split into smaller groups. There are no exceptions to this rule and it is for the safety and satisfaction of all our guests. Some rooms in the attraction are too small for groups larger than 6.

Length of Experience

We provide no guarantees on the length of the experience because it is based on how quickly you travel through the experience. We estimate that most guests will spend 30+ minutes in the main attraction plus time for training, photo ops and a few staging areas throughout.

When planning your visit please allow for at least 90 minutes between the time you arrive and the time you leave. If you are purchasing multiple time slots in the same day please give ample time between. 

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 13 years of age to attend the event. Anyone under 15 years of age MUST have at least one parent/guardian in the group. Everyone must sign a waiver before entering the attraction and anyone under 18 must have a parent sign on their behalf.

Please be aware that this event is a very graphic and violent experience featuring full size and weight weapons and 50+ live performers. We want everyone to have fun but this is not an event intended for children. Do not mistake this event with your kids playing classic laser tag. 

Time Slots

All guests will get the entire experience no matter what time slot. Do not be afraid to select a later time slot, you will not be rushed and the attraction will be fully operational until the last group is complete. 

Frequently Asked Questions


We are able to scan your tickets off your smart phone. However, we do recommend printing them if you’re able. When you arrive please have your tickets ready on your phone and your brightness turned all the way up!

We do not offer discounts for children because we do not allow anyone under the age of 13 into Nightmare Combat.

Each ticket is good for one admission into the attraction. If you’d like to experience it again, you’ll need to purchase another ticket.

Groups of 20+ should contact info@nightmarecombat.com for specialty rates! Please note that you will need to break up into smaller groups of 4-6 to go through the attraction. 

No. We do not offer refunds under any circumstances. You may change your ticket to a different date or time as long as their is availability. You may also transfer your tickets to someone else if you are not able to attend.  All ticket changes MUST be done online through our ticketing portal. We can not change tickets over the phone or via an email request. 

Who should attend

You must be at least 13 years of age to attend the event. Anyone under 15 years of age MUST have at least one parent/guardian in the group. 

Please be aware that this event is a very graphic and violent experience featuring full size and weight weapons and 50+ live performers.  We want everyone to have fun but this is not an event intended for small children. Do not mistake this event with your kids playing laser tag. 

Due to the extremely active nature of this event we very strongly discourage anyone who is pregnant to attend the event. 

We suggest calling your OBGYN and/or Physician to discuss the situation with them. If you purchase tickets please note no refunds will be offered if you decide not to attend before or during the event.

With any medical condition, we suggest talking to your doctor or physician before coming through the attraction. Very heavy fog effects are in use in the attraction, so we do recommend bringing your inhaler or any device that you may need. 

We’d also recommend people with epilepsy, heart issues and pregnant women consult their physician before going through the attractions.

Please note that if you purchase tickets and then decide not to attend for medical reasons we do not offer refunds. You may however always sell or transfer your ticket to someone else.

on-site / day of

Normal wait times for this special event are normally very short due to low capacity and timed ticketing.  Backups and technical issues can occur with any live performance so please plan accordingly.

We do not suggest making any reservations after this event in the event of delays.

No! We have ample FREE on-site parking in the parking lot at our location!

For this special event the majority of the waiting line is inside. You will wait outside once it is your reservation time just to get your ticket scanned and temperature taken. After this the rest of your wait is inside our large themed waiting area.

Yes, the entire attraction is ADA accessible but remember you will be carrying your weapon through the entire attraction.  Our staff will be available at any point if you need any help.

We do ask to please email us at info@nightmarecombat.com with your reservation date and time if you will need some help and we will make sure we have a dedicated staff member for you! 

Yes. Over 100 actually. We have strobe lights or flashing lights in almost every room of the attraction including the waiting line. 

It is absolutely not recommended for people that have Epilepsy go through the Haunted House. We suggest talking to your doctor if you have any conditions such as asthma, heart issues, or if you’re pregnant, before walking through the show.

We do not offer refunds after the order has been placed so please speak with your doctor before you make your purchase

The Columbus Police Department will be on-site every night our doors are open along with a team of private security and cast members. We work hard to ensure the safety of all of our guests.

We require each person to pass through our security screening before they enter. Security screening involves walk-through metal detectors, weapons detector wands, and full bag checks.

Please note if you are carrying any prohibited items your entire group will need to leave the line and place these items in your vehicle and return to the end of the line. If you are unsure about an item or need any special accommodations please email us at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation time.

Please arrive on time to your reservation time to allow time for our security process. 

For more information please reach out to us HERE

Photography and video recording (including GoPros) are not permitted in the attraction and may result in removal from the attraction without a refund. 

If you are with an established media outlet or looking for a press pass you may apply for one by emailing us at info@nightmarecombat.com.

Actors will not intentionally touch or grab our guests. However, because of the dark and sometimes tight nature of the attraction, an actor may graze or run into you. Please be understanding and do your part to keep your distance so everyone remains safe. 

Anyone reported to have touched an actor will be immediately removed from the attraction without a refund and our onsite Columbus Police officer will file a police report regardless of the severity of the issue.  

Even though they’re in makeup, it’s important to remember that the actors are people, some under 18 years old. Please be respectful and keep your distance. Intentionally touching an actor can result in the immediate removal of you and your group without a refund.

Anyone reported to have touched an actor will be immediately removed from the attraction without a refund and our onsite Columbus Police officer will file a police report regardless of the severity of the issue.  


Stay calm and find the nearest actor or staff member. They will escort you to the nearest exit. Please note, like sporting events and large attractions, we absolutely do not give refunds under any circumstances.

We do not have lockers or a coat check at the attraction. Due to the active nature of this event we do not allow you to be holding any bags of any kind. Please leave all bags and purses in your vehicle. 

There are many life-like creatures in the attraction. However, we do not have real animals in the attraction.

Hours are subject to change without notice.  When you purchase your ticket you will make a reservation for the date and time you will attend. Regardless of the time you select you will get the same length experience as we stay open until all groups have completed their missions. Don’t be afraid to select the late night times, it won’t effect your experience.

Ticket prices are dynamic and vary by date, time and type as well as increase the closer it gets to the event. When you go to purchase your tickets you will see a complete list of available ticket options.

This experience has been drastically changed since Zombie Apocalypse Live was hosted in Columbus. The mission, monsters, settings, ect have all changed. The weapons have been slightly upgraded to improve reliability and ammo has been changed to create a more realistic experience but they are the same professional military training weapons.


Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express to purchase tickets online as well as our Fear Gear merchandise store. 

We do not accept cash under any circumstances. If you are not able to pay with a card please have another member of your group complete the purchase.

Group sizes for 2021 will follow all state requirements for entertainment venues. This may vary as new health orders are put in place.

We do not allow more than 6 people in a single team so plan accordingly. If you have a larger group and purchase for the same time slot you will need to break up into smaller groups. 


For this event dressing in your favorite tactical attire is highly encouraged but of course not required as long as the only mask you have on your face is a protective one. You should also leave any props at home.