When we got an invite to try out Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2015 at the press preview last week, we were a whole bag of mixed emotions. We were very excited at the thought of having a whizz on some of the most iconic rollercoasters in the country for free but we were also petrified at the idea of running around the horror movie mazes and being followed round the amusement park by dead clowns. As scary as it all sounds, it was one of the most fun nights we’ve ever had and here’s 3 reasons why you should book tickets.
Although most of the island does shut down during Fright Nights, the biggest and best rides Thorpe Park has to offer stay open and become even more spooky than usual. Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, Saw: The Ride, Colossus and the surprisingly relaxing The Swarm are all available with your ticket. Unfortunately Tetley Teacups is not open.
Fright Nights brings action mazes based on horror movie classics to Thorpe Park and we actually nearly pooed ourselves in them. The Blair Witch Project is the least spooky of the four, with Saw Alive and The Cabin In The Woods being a hell of a lot more creepier. Nothing compares to My Bloody Valentine though, which receives 5/5 stars on the scare rating.
Fright Nights 2015 welcomes two brand new attractions – The Big Top and Containment. The Big Top sees visitors haunted by the once famous Figaro brothers who come back to haunt those who dare to trespass their abandoned carnival.
For Containment, you have to work in groups of ten, being locked inside four haunt rooms inspired by many of the UK’s worst nightmares. Your group has to break codes to make it through to the end.
Fright Nights is at Thorpe Park on October 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 October – 1 November. Visit the Thorpe Park website for more details and to book.