Halloween Season in Europe 2016

Halloween is close and already many European parks are inviting guests for the scare of their lives. But where should you consider going in these times of horror? Here a quick overview of a grasp from the many Halloween events!


Alton Towers (United Kingdom) – Scarefest

Alton Towers can be on itself already pretty scary. The Nemesis monster and the Nemesis Sub Terra experience are some great examples. Also the Thirteen theme in the Dark Forest can give chills to some guests. And let’s not forget The Smiler… Yet, at Halloween, they get out much more for a truely scary experience.

alton-towers-scarefest
Source: Alton Towers

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 3
* Scare Zones: 2
* Family Haunted House: 1
* Extra price: Yes, for the haunted houses

The newest haunted house is ‘Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers‘. The description is the following:
“Tour the depths of a damp disused mine, which is believed to have once been home to a family of village outcasts with a dark, spine-chilling secret.” (Age15+)

Besides this, there is a new scarezone: Freak Show and a new haunted house for the little ones! Do you want to ride in the dark?

Disneyland Paris (France) – Disney’s Halloween Festival

Those who aren’t a fan of being scared to death at a theme park, can choose Disneyland Paris as the safe option. Pumpkins, ghost and villains are there, but no chainsaws or dark horror houses. It’s the time of the year where the Disney Villains take over the park, accompanied by pumpkin king: Jack Skellington.

Source: Disneyland Paris
Source: Disneyland Paris

Overview
* Special parade: 1
* Special shows: 1
* Special meet and greets: 10
* Extra price: No, except for the Halloween Soirée

As usual, on the 31st of October, there is an extra Halloween Soirée after opening hours where you can dress up as your favourite character. Besides that, there is quite some extra entertainment and exclusive characters that can be spotted during these evenings. The event does require a special ticket. Camera ready?

Europa-Park (Germany) – Ungeheuerliches HALLOWEEN

Germany’s largest theme park simply loves October. The giant dome of Eurosat transforms into the world’s largest pumpkin, their musical “Spook Me” returns every year and for the 10th time in a row: Horror Nights!

Source: Europa-Park
Source: Europa-Park

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 6
* Scare Zones: 3
* Special parade: 1
* Special shows: 3
* Extra price: No, except the Horror Nights & “Spook Me & Dinner”

During the day, you can walk around in the park with the beautiful decorations and enjoy the several extra shows. A new Halloween themed parade will be running as well.

At night, starting from 7 pm, the Horror Nights begin where guests can enjoy some rides and many horror houses in the Greek area. Some of the nights are already sold out, so best to check the calendar!

Liseberg (Sweden) – Halloween

13 days long, Halloween is taking over Liseberg. 29 rides will be open and Halloween decorations will be found all over the park.

Source: Liseberg
Source: Liseberg

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 4
* Scare Zones: 2
* Extra price: No (All-in-one ticket available or pay seperate per ride, also haunted houses)

There is a new zombie themed house this year: Zombie. Near Balder, foul creatures will come to life. Next to that, the park has two scare zones: The Harbour Area and District Z.

Parc Astérix (France) – Peur sur le Parc

Compagnie des Alpes has many parks with top Halloween events. In their biggest park, they cannot miss out on that opportunity. Peur sur le Parc brings scares to the world of comic character Astérix!

Source: Parc Astérix
Source: Parc Astérix

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 3
* Scare Zones: 1
* Special shows: 1
* Extra price: No, except for the Nocturnes

New this year is the ‘Métamorphosis’ spectacular where you see a man come to life! Also a Peur Pass is introduced, where you pay extra to skip the queues of the haunted houses.

Parque Warner (Spain) – Halloween 2016

If you want to combine family fun and scary mazes for the adults, Parque Warner offers this type of experience. The heroes world turns a bit darker with the extra mazes and more.

Source: Parque Warner Madrid
Source: Parque Warner Madrid

Overview
Haunted Houses: 4
Scare Zones: 2
Special parade: 1
Special shows: 3
Extra price: No

New this year is Freddy Krueger who’s paying a visit. 10 scenes are recreated to experience the movie live. Also a new Freak Show scare zone will take place near the lake.

Port Aventura World (Spain) – Halloween

In line of the experience that Disney is offering, you can go to Port Aventura World. Still, there is a bit more scaring involved as they do have haunted houses. They clearly however pull the card of entertainment with many Halloween themed shows.

Source: Port Aventura World
Source: Port Aventura World

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 2
Scare Zones: 1
* Special parade: 1
* Special shows: 6
* Extra price: Yes, for the haunted houses

On the 31st, there is also La Gran Noche de Halloween. Here you pay extra to stay in the park until past midnight where horrors will await you in every area of the park.

Movie Park Germany (Germany) – Halloween Horror Nights

Movie Park Germany is also a big fan of Halloween, and yes the scaring kind. Only the kids zone is safe, but the other areas of the park are taken over.

Source: Movie Park Germany
Source: Movie Park Germany

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 5
Scare Zones: 2
* Special shows: 2
* Family Haunted House: 1
* Extra price: No, except the new maze: The Walking Dead

‘Insidious’ and ‘Camp Out’ are the newest mazes in the park. In the first one you need to find out the secrets of a family in a movie themed maze. The second one is outdoor where the souls of the campers have been taken over… Already opened before is the new Walking Dead themed house! A new 4D horror themed movie is playing as well.

Thorpe Park (United Kingdom) – Fright Nights

Thorpe is one of the most thrilling parks out there and like Alton, it has some scary rides. Saw is only one example as it is themed to a horror movie, but the new Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is another perfect example.

Source: Thorpe Park
Source: Thorpe Park

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 5
Scare Zones: 1
* Extra price: No, except one maze: Containment

Besides the previously mentioned Ghost Train, they have a brand new maze. In similar theme, there’s Platform 15, a live-action scare maze on a deserted railroad. Some existing mazes also received new scenes!

Twinlakes (United Kingdom) – Xtreme Scream Park

Ever heard of this one? Elected as the UK’s Best Scream Park and number 1 on Brakesection Magazine’s top 5, it might be worth visiting. By day little ones can enjoy Twinlakes, by night, Scream Park takes over…

Source: Twinlakes
Source: Twinlakes

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 6
Scare Zones: Generally around the park
* Extra price: Yes, seperate tickets sold

Do you feel safe during Halloween events because the actors don’t touch you (much)? Think again… Here all hell breaks loose if you want to pay a visit… The haunted houses are designed internally and include a pie factory (with human flesh pies) and a haunted spa…

Walibi Belgium (Belgium) – Enjoy the day, fear the night…

Walibi Belgium has a rich tradition of Halloween events. After zombies, horror carnival and aliens, they introduce a steampunk theme this year.

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Overview
* Haunted Houses: 6
* Scare Zones: 4
* Family Scare Zones: 2
* Family Haunted House: 1
* Extra price: Yes, RIP Pass available for all mazes or paying seperatly

Two new mazes this year! The first one is Mine Blast, themed by the new character Lord Gazby. But the big surprise this year is House of Madness. A maze inspired by world famous DJ’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike! They also organize a one time Walibi Terror Night on October 28th where you can have an all-in experience of all the houses, entertainment, dinner & drinks ‘à volonté’ and more!

Walibi Holland (The Netherlands) – Halloween Fright Nights

At Walibi Holland, Halloween is most definitely the busiest time of the year. Main character Eddie The Clown is known all over the Netherlands and even Belgium. But this year, all the horrors are taking over the park…

Overview
* Haunted Houses: 5
* Scare Zones: 7
* Extra price: Yes, Haunted houses have seperate tickets

THE novelty of 2016 is called the Clinic. It has a pretty high cost of 15 euro and needs to be reserved in advance. Already all tickets are sold out… You receive a letter with your appointment at the Clinic. Here you’ll be strapped and have no way to go as you pass through this horrible institution…


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