I was watching a Travel Channel documentary last night about these “haunted” attractions in various places that are quite the rage these days. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, imagine an abandoned factory or some patch of woods where people pay to walk through scenes of gore and death, while costumed actors chase them with chainsaws.
My question: I imagine that customers have to sign some sort of waiver before going into one of those places. However, if a patron were to suffer some sort of adverse reaction to the environment (say, a heart attack), would the attraction be exposed to any liability?
Furthermore, has there ever been a case of such a thing happening (a patron of a haunted attraction suffering a heart attack or other serious malady as a result of the attraction)?