Thorpe Park Resort have today confirmed the full line-up for Fright Nights 2018, with the promise that ‘this year nowhere is safe’. With all new mazes and scare zones for 2018, a previous maze being re-introduced, plus the return of several past attractions, Attraction Source rounds up all the details for this year’s event.
New for 2018 are scare mazes The Walking Dead: Do or Die, described as a macabre experience filled with nail-biting jeopardy, and Vulcan Peak, an intense tribal nightmarish hell where visitors will need their most primal instincts to survive. Having been absent from 2017’s event, Blair Witch makes a return for 2018, promising a new and sinister experience situated deep in the woods of the theme park.
With the Resort promising that ‘this year nowhere is safe’, there is also set to be new scare zones populated by disturbingly real scare actors. This will include Terror at Amity High and Big Top Showtime, a twist on the maze considered to be the strongest of the Island’s 2017 event, which will not feature itself as part of 2018’s event. These scare zones will be the first attempted by the Resort since 2010’s Dead End: Terror Zone. New for this year will also be Screamplexx 4D where short indie horror films will be shown, and terrifying encounters courtesy of Fanta’s evil vending machine on selected dates.
After debuting for 2017’s event, The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare returns for a second year. The maze previously opened as an ‘extreme’ mode back in May this year, as well as opening for a short period at the start of the summer holidays, however it is not known what level of intensity the maze will be for this year’s Fright Nights. However, there is no place on the 2018 line-up for The Walking Dead: Sanctum with the maze confirmed as not returning following its debut last year.
Guests will also be able to journey down the abandoned railroad once more in search of the Sleeper Express in PLATFORM 15 marking its third year as part of the Fright Nights line-up. Jigsaw will also be playing his twisted games as long-standing maze SAW: ALIVE returns once again following a brief run during the summer period. Escape room experience CONTAINMENT will be back for its fourth year, once again challenging guests to face their fears to break the codes and find the antidote to a deadly infection.
This year, Fright Nights will commence on Friday 5th October, with the event running between 5th-7th October; 11th-14th October; and 18th – 31st October. The Resort will be open 10am-10pm on all Fright Nights dates, with Fright Nights attractions open from 3pm each day.
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