Well it’s soon to be THAT time of year again. Yes, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park are back and I am giving away FOUR Tickets to one lucky winner to experience the madness!
Being a Thorpe Park Ambassador this year, it’s been absolutely brilliant to have visited quite a few times already. I’ve been with just Teen and his Girlfriend… where we’ve been able to really hit the amazing coasters in quick succession, and I’ve also been a few times with the younger kids too, where we’ve taken things slowly, played on the beach and generally enjoyed the other aspects of Thorpe Park! Each time has been great fun!
Fright Night’s at Thorpe Park are definitely one of the highlights of the calendar, especially for my Teen. He LOVES them and we’ve just received our official invite for the Press Night in just under two weeks time! We can’t wait!
For anyone who hasn’t experienced a Fright Night and wants to know a bit more about it… It’s a series of dates throughout the month of October where Thorpe Park pays homage to Halloween. The park is open as usual but stays open late, till about 10pm. Twelve whole hours! Everything is pretty normal until around 4pm when it starts to go dark, then the transformation begins!
A few actors are hired to mingle with the crowd in all forms of Halloween dress. As do many of the employees. This starts giving the place a bit of an eerie feel! You do find that visitors join in and go in Halloween costumes too. It’s not compulsory though and the majority of people don’t dress up.
All the rides stay open untill 10pm and it’s a lot of fun riding them in the dark.. that’s definitely something to experience in itself!
Then there are the Horror Mazes. If you’ve been to Thorpe Park before, you may have been in the SAW horror maze. That’s open all year round and will give you an idea of what to expect. If you haven’t been in that… the different mazes are normally themed to reflect horror movies. They’re in darkness apart from flashing intermittent lighting which reveal pretty gruesome scenes. You go in in small groups and walk through various rooms/scenes before finding the exit. There are actors inside who will jump out and probably grab at you along the way and scare the living daylights out of you!
It’s creepy and hell but it IS fun, honestly. I usually race through (if possible), holding on tight to whoever is with me (usually Teen who doesn’t get scared ha) and scream till I’m out!
There’s usually four or five additional mazes for the Fright Night’s and the themes of these can change from year to year.
Brand new for 2016 is Platform 15: Depart on a one-way ticket and trek along the overgrown railway line, the last known route of the vanished locomotive – the notorious Sleeper Express. Don’t lose your tracks and risk disturbing the haunted souls that were once aboard, where you may just experience the same chilling fate. Can you outrun what lies at the end of the line or will your journey terminate here, at PLATFORM 15?
Sound good? Definitely going to try that one!
Also new, although it’s been at Thorpe Park before, The Blair Witch Project is back this year with brand new scenes.. Released in cinemas September 15th, experience the horror-movie game changer for yourself and venture into the black hills woods to discover the truth behind the legendary Blair Witch.
The others this year will be… The Big Top: Twist your way through this scare maze set at an abandoned carnival on the island’s Amity Beach, while former entertainers of the once famous Figaro Bros. Carnival comes back to life to haunt those who dare to trespass.
Containment: In groups of ten, you’ll be locked inside one of four haunt rooms, inspired by many of the UK’s worst nightmares, and tasked with breaking the codes to make your way through to the end… all in hopes of finding the antidote to a spreading infection. Will you and your team surrender to the outbreak or have what it takes to breakout of CONTAINMENT?
Please note: Containment tickets must be purchased separately
Cabin in the Woods: Choose your own fate in an award-winning maze so disturbing and disorientating you’ll be desperate to escape. But the route to safety is never easy.
And of course… SAW Alive: A serious test of nerves with each room a disturbing scene from the shocking SAW films. Escape the puppet’s sadistic games…if you can.
Don’t forget, you don’t have to visit any of the horror mazes, you can simply enjoy Thorpe Park as you would any other day! The roller coasters and other rides are all open as usual, except they’re open later so you can enjoy the park after dark too!
NB: The Horror Mazes open at 3pm and are NOT recommended for the under 13’s due to the intensity of them.
These events are VERY popular, for good reason. It’s a great day/night out for teenagers and adults alike so if you want to be in with the chance of winning FOUR tickets…. enter my competition NOW!
It’s only open for just over two weeks so hurry….
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Best of luck!
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