Days Out: Fright Nights, Thorpe Park

BY PAUL LAGAN

It will be all fright on the night.

Be prepared to be scared as Thorpe Park continues to put the shivers down the spines of all who dare to enter the Chertsey-based park.

Oh, and it’s fun, too – kids will love it, parents will be delighted – all in all a great day and night out for all the family.

The park is the ideal destination for thrill-seekers and roller- coaster fans.

I took my son and his mate to the park which now sees its 17th annual Fright Nights season. They were warned that nowhere was safe in the terrifying new scare mazes and horror zones.

 

Off they went to sample the grisly attractions, including AMC’s The Walking Dead: Do or Die – a macabre experience filled with nail-biting jeopardy, Vulcan Peak – an intense nightmarish tribal hell where the boys needed their most primal instincts to survive, Dead Creek Woods, a post-apocalyptic fight for survival and the new and very sinister version of the Blair Witch maze, situated deep in the woods of the park.

Zones were populated by disturbingly real zombie scare actors.

They kept the Fright Night mazes until the sun set as that’s the best time to experience them – but be warned , queues can be long.

They went for all the famous rides, several more than once.

Food options were not an issue as outlets are scattered across the park.

New this year is Screamplexx 4D – where short indie horror films are shown. ~

We were in the park for around 12 hours – the time past quickly, the kids were exhausted at the end, but what a great day out – it’s thoroughly recommended.

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