How did the York Dungeon celebrate notching up five million visitors?

York Town Crier Ben Fry hails the York Dungeon’s five millionth visitor, Denise Pitts, and her mother, Jeanette

THE York Dungeon is celebrating its five millionth visitor since opening its doors in Clifford Street, York, in 1986.

Denise Pitts hit the jackpot as the landmark intrepid visitor when she took her mother, Jeanette, to York for her birthday celebrations and accusations of naked dancing!

Their trip to the theatrical dungeon attraction made that day extra special when they were given VIP treatment: coffee and cake while they waited for their tour to begin, free pictures and goody bags.

“The experience was great,” said Denise. “We loved that the show was informative with a dash of terror and a hint of humour; also some unexpected surprises along the way! Thoroughly enjoyable.

“My mum was put into a cage for pleading insanity when accused of naked dancing and she found this absolutely hilarious. The actors were great and really got into their characters.

“We would highly recommend this attraction when visiting York and would like to thank everyone for making us feel so special.”

Dungeon manager Stuart Jarman said: “The York Dungeon has been a must-see since opening in 1986 and over the past 34 years we have welcomed, scared and provided amazing immersive experiences to five million visitors.

“This is a significant milestone in the history of the York Dungeon and it was great to surprise Denise and Jeanette as the visitors that hit the milestone, particularly with the help of York Town Crier Ben Fry.”

Looking ahead to 2020’s attractions, Stuart said: “2020 is another exciting year for the York Dungeon with a new show for the February half-term, War Of The Roses: The Bloody Battle, Guy Fawkes in May and Séance in October for Halloween.”