Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights have made a return.
Even though Halloween will look a lot different this year, the event will be as spooktacular as ever.
With thrill-seekers health and safety in mind, organisers have created five new live-action experiences.
They’ve dubbed the extravaganza “Fearstival” due to its creepy carnival themed.
Guests will be quaking in their boots as they enter Creek Freaks Unchained, where they’ll be chased with lumberjacks armed with hammers and chainsaws.
Or for those who are more into werewolves, they can face the beasts at Howling of LycanThorpe High.
Other new attractions include the Roots of Evil maze set in a chilling forest setting and the ghost story-inspired Crows area.
The Swarm: Invasion ride has also been given a makeover for spooky season.
It’s been transformed into a dystopian world flanked by security guards who march you towards the ride.
After you’ve been on a few rollercoasters, you may want time to sit down.
Guests can head to the Screamplexx Cinema – but be warned, it won’t be an relaxing experience.
The movie theatre will be streaming horror clips to give attendees a fright.
With an aggressive farmer wielding a chainsaw in my face, I’d never felt so pleased about social distancing guidelines.
Our small group managed to dodge the terrifying actors unscathed.
But the experience was proof that Fright Night can still give you chills even when restrictions are in place.
After passing through the loony lumberjacks, it was time to hit the Saw rollercoaster.
Play time had only just began as the coaster took us through a dark room and plunged us down a stomach-churning drop.
Another highlight from the evening included walking through the Roots of Evil maze.
With the sound of eery music in the background, we held our breath as we stepped into the sinister forest.
Be prepared for plenty of jump scares around each corner – embarrassingly, I did actually end up screaming when a tree branch swung back in my face.
When you’re not dodging blood-covered zombies, killer farmers or uniform-clad security guards, there’s plenty of opportunity to unwind too.
Luckily, we were able to enjoy a beer to get the colour back in our cheeks.
A successful evening all round!
Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights open tomorrow (October 16).
They run until November 1 so thrill-seekers don’t have long to book into them.
Tickets can be picked up from £42pp when booked online – but you’ll have to pay extra for the live mazes.
This year, you must pre-book before heading to the theme park.
The event is likely to be running at a reduced capacity to aid social distancing.