Madison Seminary Rules & Policies

GUEST CODE OF SAFETY AND CONDUCT

Read all of the text below. Failure to follow any of the regulations, conditions and instructions set forth below may result in serious injury to yourself or other individuals. Individuals not following Madison Seminary rules and safety instructions, will be subject to immediate ejection from Madison Seminary without refund.

Safety Standards – General Principles. Please understand that people may be excluded or removed in the interests of safety. 

This may include, but is not limited to, concerns with sight-disabled people who need adequate eyesight to safely engage in an activity, height and weight restrictions, mobility and/or use and existence of all limbs in a stable and coordinated manner, a clear and alert mind which is unaffected by mental disability or other hindrance, being under the influence of any substances (whether legal or illegal, drugs or medications, alcohol, or any other chemicals and substances), signs of heat illness, any loose headwear or clothing or apparel which may damage property or pose a hazard to a guest or others, and whether or not a person may appear to be ill or injured or otherwise unable to safely participate.  


For Your Safety:

  • Please watch where you are going. This building is old with many distractions, elevations in surfaces, man-made structures, patron possessions in pathways, etc; this is the open, obvious and inherent nature of an old building environment environment. As such, Madison Seminary disclaims all liability, and shall not be held liable in any manner whatsoever, for any trip, slip, and/or fall you may suffer, nor from any injuries caused from walking, stumbling into objects or structures or falling over objects or structures. By entering Madison Seminary, you automatically agree to this waiver of all such liability. 
  • No running (it poses a collision, trip, slip and fall hazard). 
  • Slippery Surfaces. Surfaces may be slippery or wet—especially in bathrooms.
  • Dress for Safety. No loose/oversized/baggy clothing. Prohibited items may include, without limitation, purses, backpacks, or any dangling fabric.  If you choose to wear unstable, loose or ill-fitting shoes (e.g., high heels, flip-flops, clogs, loose sandals or slip-ons, etc.), realize that you are creating a hazard for yourself. We urge you to wear secure, comfortable footwear.
  • No climbing on or hanging from, any structures, trees, wiring, door frames, etc. 
  • Benches and chairs are for sitting only—not jumping on or over, nor standing on. If you are obese, or especially large and heavy, proceed with caution when sitting, and check the chair/bench’s stability. Multiple persons should never share the same single-person chair. 
  • Fences, railings and banisters should never be leaned on, sat upon, stood upon, twirled on, or jumped/vaulted over. Doing so causes damage to Madison Seminary property and people may get injured.
  • Parking is reserved for safe drivers. Parking lots are, by their very nature, hazardous places where you must act cautiously and pay attention at all times for yourself and those in your care (minors, elderly needing assistance, disabled persons, etc.). Please drive slowly and carefully at all times (including into and out of parking spaces, or when entering or exiting the lot). Madison Seminary shall not be liable for theft, break-ins, car collisions or other property damage, and Madison Seminary has zero liability for anything occurring on public roads.
  •  If anything makes you uncomfortable about participating, please do not participate.  If you do choose to participate, realize that you are assuming all risks of the attraction in which you are participating.
  • READ AND ABIDE BY ALL SAFETY SIGNAGE, ATTENDANT INSTRUCTIONS, AND RECORDED WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS.  If you have questions, PLEASE ASK an attendant.  If you see something unsafe, PLEASE TELL an attendant.

Madison Seminary can be an adrenaline activity which puts substantial strain and forces on your body and senses, may cause muscular strain and stress on your body such as on your neck and back, and accelerated heart rate and blood pressure.

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY ALCOHOL, DRUGS (WHETHER LEGAL MEDICATION OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES) OR OTHER SUBSTANCES WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH, SENSES, AND BODY REFLEXES AND COORDINATION. 

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS OR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS OR INJURIES, OR IF YOU ARE TOO AFRAID TO PARTICIPATE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HEART, NERVE, MUSCLE, BACK, NECK, BONE, JOINT, BRAIN, EYE, EAR, OR OTHER AILMENT OR INJURY, OR IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR HAVE HAD SURGERY IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS OR IF YOU ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM ANY ILLNESS OR MEDICAL CONDITION, TREATMENT OR PROCEDURE.  ONLY YOU CAN DETERMINE IF YOU FEEL GOOD ENOUGH TO SAFELY PARTICIPATE IN AN ATTRACTION.  MADISON SEMINARY DOES NOT, AND CANNOT, GUARANTEE YOUR HEALTH, AND YOU FULLY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ANY ACTIVITY IN WHICH YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE.

 

Patron Responsibility

Each guest has legal and moral obligations to act responsibly.

This attraction is a physical activity which poses inherent risks.  You must at all times act in a responsible manner to safeguard your own health and safety, and refrain from anything which poses a risk to others. Carefully read and obey all warning signs and instructions, attendant instructions, and recorded safety messages.

Safety must always come first above and beyond anyone’s desire to participate in an activity. If Madison Seminary determines in its sole discretion that you are not able to safely participate, we may prevent you from doing so (without any refund or other compensation to you).

Remember – safety is a shared responsibility! We can only do so much to keep you safe—it is up to you, as well. We can’t protect people from the consequences of their own reckless or irresponsible behavior. You must act responsibly for your own health and safety, and for that of others.  

Finally, if at any time you feel you need help due to an injury or medical concern, please immediately notify Madison Seminary. 
 

Guests with Disabilities 

Our goal is to accommodate our guests with disabilities to the fullest extent possible and in compliance with law. 

If you (or someone you are responsible for) have a particular disability or special need, we encourage you to contact Madison Seminary and speak with a guest service associate at least 48 hours in advance of your visit to better assist us in preparing for your visit. If you have a group of disabled persons, a week’s advance notice would greatly help us to better serve you.

While Madison Seminary complies with federal and state disability and accommodation laws, there are activities or areas of Madison Seminary which may not be safely accessible to all persons. Safety is the only consideration that takes precedence over fun! Thrill attractions, by their nature, may not be acceptable or tolerable to some guests and may cause injury to participants with known or unknown pre-existing conditions. 

In general you should only participate at Madison Seminary, if you are in good health. Do not attend or participate if you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart, neck or body problems, motion sickness, recent surgery, or any other medical condition that may be affected by the features of Madison Seminary. You should not attend if you have any impairment or condition that would prevent participation. 


Please note that Madison Seminary does NOT provide medication, insulin, or other medical treatments or devices; please plan your visit accordingly.

 

Weather Safety

Weather is unpredictable, and can pose certain health and safety hazards. For example, if you are sensitive to cold or heat, you should consider not visiting Madison Seminary on a hot or cold day and/or limit your time. Or, if you have poor mobility or stability, it might be better for you not to come on a wet day where things might be more slippery.  Only you can make informed decisions about weather forecasts and whether or not any given day would be appropriate for a visit.  


Guidelines:

  • Wet weather (including mist, humidity, rainstorms, flooding, etc.) makes surfaces slippery.  On wet days, please exercise extra-caution when moving about, going up or down stairs (hold handrails), entering or exiting Madison Seminary, using bathrooms, etc.  
  • Hot weather poses a risk of heat illness. People may not realize how much they are being impacted by hot weather until they develop heat illness.

Animals

Animals of any kind are not allowed, except for legally-defined service dogs or as may otherwise be required by law to assist those with disabilities (“disabilities” being defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act or other applicable laws). If you claim to have a legally-qualifying “service dog” you will be required to verify its legitimacy, pursuant to applicable legal requirements which are then in effect. A “service animal” is defined by law, and not by a person’s personal desires. For example, a “companion” animal, or an animal that brings “emotional comfort,” or a dog which serves as “personal security,” does not qualify as a legal “service animal.”

Even if a “service animal” is verified, and allowed to enter, please be aware that you are still responsible for controlling it at all times. 

Please understand that we may require removal of your service animal from Madison Seminary property if it poses a threat to persons or property, including without limitation, if it is unruly, threatening, aggressive (barking, snarling, biting at patrons, etc.) and/or if you are unable to control your animal at all times.
 

Rules of Guest Behavior 

All guests must behave in a courteous manner, and in a manner which is safe for themselves and for others.  Violations may result in ejection from Madison Property without refund or other compensation. The following is strictly prohibited, subjecting the violator to ejection without refund:

  • Smoking. Smoking of any substance, through any means, is not permitted, including without limitation, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs, marijuana, bongs or electronic cigarettes.
  • Offensive Conduct. Prohibited conduct includes profanity, cursing, making offensive comments or gestures, pushing, spitting, flashing of body parts, and other offensive conduct. 
  • Madison Seminary does not tolerate fighting, nor invitations or challenges to fight, nor the threat thereof (whether to an intended victim or comments in general expressing a desire or intent to hurt another person). You may also be ejected for any pushing, roughness, “chest bumping,” making aggressive moves (e.g., clenching fists, getting face-to-face with another, getting into a fighting stance, etc.), or other physically aggressive conduct.
  • “Horseplay” can be dangerous to you and to those around you. All manner of “horseplay” is prohibited, including without limitation, jumping over any objects, climbing on trees or structures (buildings, lamp posts, etc.), standing on tables or chairs, climbing up or jumping over barricades and fences, wrestling, playing tag or chasing each other, throwing items (shoes, food, rocks, sticks, etc.), jumping down stairs, twirling around banisters, gymnastics-like activities (kart wheels, flips, splits, handstands, etc.). Please walk (no running), stay in permitted areas, and always watch where you are going.  Refrain from entering any areas marked restricted. 
  • Property Damage and Theft. Any damage to or destruction of property (or the property of another), or theft of any property, will not be tolerated.  Offenders will be ejected from the and may be held for authorities.
  • Many non-guest areas can pose hazards—do NOT enter!  Guests are strictly prohibited from entering any area with obvious signage such as, “EMPLOYEE ONLY,” “NO ACCESS,” “KEEP OUT,” or “DO NOT ENTER.” It is also common sense that guests should refrain from entering any maintenance areas, electrical rooms, etc., whether or not such areas are marked with signage. Offenders are subject to immediate ejection and where appropriate, such persons may be held for law enforcement.  
  • Please do not leave personal belongings where items may pose a hazard. Please be considerate of others.
  • Masks, horror, or Halloween-style attire is not permitted. We do not permit clothing that depicts violence.
  • No vulgar or offensive tattoos, statements or artwork on clothing. This includes curse words, depictions of sexual acts or nudity, depictions or messages of violence, and racially or religiously divisive/hateful material.
  • No gangland clothing, hand-signs, “colors,” or tattoos.

Weapons, Selfie Sticks, Hoverboards & Other Prohibited Items

All of the following are strictly prohibited items which will (minimally) subject the guest to immediate ejection without refund, and which (where appropriate) may result in Madison Seminary contacting authorities for law enforcement action, and holding the guest at to await the authorities. Madison Seminary reserves the right at all times to conduct Bag Checks (and to utilize other security measures, such as metal detectors), and to refuse entry (without refund) to anyone refusing a thorough bag check or to comply with other security measures.

  • Weaponry of any kind is strictly prohibited, including without limitation in parked cars, concealed on one’s person, or carried in bags, including without limitation: Firearms, knives and other cutting instruments, letter openers, scissors, box cutters, bats, billy clubs, blackjacks, collapsible canes, arrow tips, projectiles, crossbows and sling-shots of any size, mace, pepper spray, tasers, brass-knuckles, chains, canes carried as a weapon or which conceal a weapon, martial arts weaponry, anything which is intended to be used to bind or subdue people such as slip-ties or handcuffs, and tools (screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, chisels, pruning shears, multi-tool knives, etc.). Additional prohibited items includes anything which is inherently dangerous to persons or property, which could be used as a weapon or which could foreseeably cause harm to persons or property, including without limitation, fireworks, explosives or detonation devices of any kind, ammunition, hazardous chemicals or other substances, including acids or other items which appear suspicious to personnel.
  • Hoverboards, skateboards, unicycles, stilts, pogo sticks, spring-loaded footwear, Segways, bicycles, and other mobility devices, roller skates and other toys or mobility-methods of convenience create an unreasonable and heightened risk of injury to people and are prohibited. 
  • Spray paint, magic markers, glass objects or bottles, spiked clothing, jewelry (which is large, sharply edged, or spiked, such that it poses a safety concern) are prohibited.

Security 

Madison Seminary cannot, and does not, guarantee your personal security or that of your personal property and in no event will be held liable for your lost, stolen or damaged possessions.

Madison Seminary can only try to reasonably watch over the premises and the people therein, and respond in a professional manner to any security threat or incident. 

If you experience a security issue, please notify staff; we are here to assist you.

Madison Seminary May Take and Use Images & Video of All Guests. Madison Seminary at all times reserves the right to videotape patrons, and take still images, and to utilize those images and videos for any reason, including marketing, advertising, promotion, on social media, live streaming on the Internet, for safety and security, for documentation as evidence in a legal or criminal matter or other investigation, for news reporting, and otherwise in an unrestricted manner for legitimate purposes.  All property ownership of such materials, and copyright in and to all such materials, shall belong exclusively to Madison Seminary in perpetuity, without any compensation or other consideration to any guest or other person in, on or around the Madison Seminary property.

Commercial photography of any kind is strictly prohibited (including without limitation, still or moving images, modeling shots, student films, comedy routines, documentaries, commercials, TV news, major motion picture films, Internet soap operas, reality TV, actor demo reels, submission videos for reality TV, footage as part of a school project, documentation of stunts and dangerous activities (whether for commercial use or not), promotional videos, music videos, cable programs, etc.), except where prior, written permission has been obtained from the Madison Seminary's owner.

In any event where unauthorized video or images has been uploaded to any social media channel, Madison Seminary shall have the unrestricted and exclusive right and authority to have such materials removed.  Any materials which defame Madison Seminary may result in legal action for damages, and Madison Seminary shall have absolute right and authority to obtain both temporary and permanent injunctions from the further use or dissemination of such material, in all channels and all mediums of communications, throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to obtain all materials and obtain an order for the destruction of all such materials.

Madison Seminary does not allow any non-amusement activities by guests, including without limitation, political activities, fundraising, organized or group religious practices or rituals, demonstrations, exercise classes, athletic team practices, unauthorized commercial activities, or protests, anywhere on-site, nor anywhere outside the Madison Seminary's perimeter where such activities may interfere with operations, guest attendance or enjoyment, or traffic flow into/out of/around Madison Seminary, or which would compromise safety and security. At a minimum, any protests/demonstrations must be outside of Madison Seminary's property and at least 500 feet away from all entrances/exits. Anyone violating this rule on or within property will be subject to immediate removal from premises.

Operational Policies

  • Prices and operating schedule are subject to change without notice.
  • Madison Seminary is subject to temporary maintenance, safety or inclement weather shutdowns.
  • These Rules & Policies are not comprehensive, and are subject to change without notice. Madison Seminary may have numerous additional rules and procedures applicable to guests which, if not followed, may subject the guest to ejection without refund