4/18/2017 5:21:00 PM
Rat Cafe to open as part of the San Francisco Dungeon.
Berks County, PA - SAN FRANCISCO – Rat-uccino, anyone? For the adventurous at heart, The San Francisco Dungeon will be launching The Rat Café, an immersive pop-up experience available for a limited time this summer, starting in June.
Be forewarned: the fare at this pop-up experience is neither locally grown nor sustainably sourced. Guests can sip their coffee while seated at bistro-style tables, nicely draped with red and white gingham tablecloths... all while being surrounded by live rats. The special price starts at $29.99 per person and includes all-you-can-drink coffee and 15 minutes of interacting with the furry residents, as well as admission to The San Francisco Dungeon.
Guests who book this rodent encounter will arrive at The San Francisco Dungeon where they will be seated and served their coffee in the lobby reminiscent of the Barbary Coast. Once guests finish their cup of Joe and bid farewell to the rats, they will begin The San Francisco Dungeon experience, the first-of-its-kind attraction for North America, providing a 60-minute, live-action journey through 200 years’ worth of the Bay Area’s most riveting — and sinister — history. Located in Fisherman's Wharf, the experience begins with a suspense-filled descent in a rickety mine-shaft elevator to a realm where theatrical actors, captivating storytelling, special effects and spectacular stages offer up a dark, atmospheric — and often hilarious — interpretation of the city’s deepest, darkest historical moments. From the Gold Rush to the Chinatown Plague (where more rats await!) to Alcatraz, interact with 10 distinct shows inspired by actual events from the city’s history. As visitors pass from one show to the next, professional actors transform into various shady characters such as Sam Roberts, the leader of the Gangs of San Francisco, or infamous bar owner and crimper, Miss Piggott and her partner-in-crime, Shanghai Kelly.
"We want to offer a frighteningly funny encounter with creepy-crawly critters you could only find at The San Francisco Dungeon," said Matthew Clarkson, regional head of marketing for West Coast Midway Attractions, North America, Merlin Entertainments Group (parent company of The San Francisco Dungeon) in a press relesease. "Drinking coffee while a rat is running around your feet? That's not for the faint of heart."
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