Here’s How Lotte World, Disneyland & More Are Celebrating Halloween 2017


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Travelling this October? For a truly spooky Halloween, make sure you head to your favourite theme parks as they get a ghoulish makeover. Read on to find out where you can play as a survivor in AMC’s The Walking Dead haunted maze, get your spine chilling in a supernatural The Conjuring 2-inspired experience, and more!

Top 8 Halloween Theme Park Parties 2017

#1 NIGHTS OF FRIGHT 5

Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The fifth year of Sunway Lagoon’s Halloween celebrations, Nights of Fright features 8 terrifying haunted houses, 5 scare zones, 11 thrill rides, and 4 show stages! Spook yourself out at the Island of Dolls, or gather round the OUIJA zone for some supernatural experiences. More an action-packed kind of parkgoer? Have your own Walking Dead experience at the Zombie Apocalypse house.

With a special Halloween spin, the following rides will be open after dark as well: Vultures, Wagon Wheel, Colorado Splash, Fun Fair, Apache Pots, Tomahawk, Pirate’s Revenge, Carousel, Lost City of Gold Scream Coaster, Grand Canyon River Rapids, and Butch Cassidy Trail.

When: Every Fri to Sun from 7 to 31 October, 7.30pm to 11.30pm.
Restrictions: For parkgoers ages 12 and above only.
Address: Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
via Public Transport:
Subang Kaya Station (Komuter Train) –> feeder bus to Sunway Pyramid stop
Kelana Jaya Station (Putra LRT) –> feeder bus to Sunway Pyramid stop

 

#2 HORROR HALLOWEEN 2: HE’S BACK

Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
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In the day, it’s all fun and games with the family-friendly Halloween Party Parade at Lotte World! Featuring their cute mascots with pumpkin props, the park gets an adorable makeover in celebration of the festival! With nothing too frightening, this is perfect for those who want to visit the park as it, with a harmless dose of Halloween festivities.

After 6pm is when the real horrors lurk at Lotte World! This year, the park brings to you a continuation of last year’s horror story of Big Daddy, who injected himself with a nasty zombie virus! The zombie king and his spawns take over Korea’s largest indoor theme park and its rides, as Magic Island turns into a giant zombie factory that you will have to escape from! Also, don’t miss the hyper-realistic Zombie Drop, a VR attraction.

When: 1 September to 5 November, 6pm onwards.
Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Via Public Transport:
Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) –> take Exit 4 to reach Lotte World

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#3 DISNEYLAND & WALT DISNEY WORLD

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Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Paris Disneyland, and Walt Disney World (Orlando)

Let the #Halloween hype begin! 🎃 #NotSoScary #MagicKingdom #WaltDisneyWorld (Photo: @disney_nuts)

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Didn’t think the happiest place on earth could ever be frightening? Perhaps you’re right! But a visit to Disneyland this season may be worth it anyway; you’ll get to see your favourite characters get dolled up with their absolute Halloween best. The parks also get decorated with Jack-O-lanterns, cobwebs, and other Halloween theme props. They will also be selling limited edition merchandise, such as figurines in spooky outfits and more. Not forgetting the food, which get even more Instagram-worthy!

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  • Disney’s Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland
    When: 8 September to 31 October
    Highlights: The Halloween Pop’N LIVE Parade at Parade Route, which boasts 95 performers dressed in the classic mascots, as well as ghosts and skeletons.
  • Disney Halloween Time at Hong Kong Disneyland
    When: 14 September to 31 October
    Highlights: Attractions include Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiments Continues, Villains Night Out! Chapter 2, Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party, and Halloween Time Festival Gardens.
  • Disney’s Halloween Festival at Paris Disneyland
    When: 1 October to 5 November
    Highlights: The park’s 25th anniversary celebrations will be ongoing, in addition to the Halloween works, which include Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party and Mickey’s Halloween Tricycle Gang.
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, Orlando
    When: 25 August to 1 November
    Highlights: Many top rides and attractions will remain open after dark, as well as the Hocus Pocus Villain Speltacular and Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.

 

#4 THE HALLOWEEN: BLOODY AND BOO-TIFUL

Everland, Seoul, South Korea
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It’s a real nightmare come true at Everland, as the theme park opens an extreme horror zone, Blood City! Go on the most popular T-Express roller coaster, as it gets taken over by ghouls and zombies from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. From 5pm, the Safari World Animal Watch will also be closed in preparation for the Halloween attraction, Horror Safari. The experience features a bus which drives through a haunted zone, and gets chased by hordes of gruesome zombies. But perhaps the scariest of all is the Horror Maze, the haunted house!

Scaredy cat but still want in on the festivities? No problem. In the day, the park is decked in orange and black decorations suitable for children and the faint-hearted. Check out Boo Street (at Parade Path) and the Trick or Treat Happy Halloween Party.

When: 7 September to 5 November.
Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Via Public Transport:
Jeondae Everland Station (Yongin Ever Line)

 

#5 OCEAN PARK HALLOWEEN FEST 2017

Ocean Park, Hong Kong
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Ocean Park takes its Halloween celebrations very seriously, which is why they has 11 themed attractions, with 12 uniquely horrifying experiences! While the sun is up, the park celebrates with jolly parades and shows. But come sunset… The park transforms into a ghost-filled scary zone, with vampires and other monsters of the night!

With a premium Halloween Fest ticket, you can take your scare fest to the next level with the PHOBIA Experience. There’s Phobia 17, a haunted mansion with many rooms, each representing a phobia to drive you insane! (*pre-booking required.) Also part of the Phobia series is the Dark Maze and Down to Hell ride. But that’s not all: Fans of the hit gore movie SAW can face their fears in a twisted fantasy escape room. Over at Kowloon Ghost City, zombie gangs and criminals rise from the dead to prowl the spooky streets! Navigate the narrow walkways and tunnels, and run away from the demon doctor and his experiments!

When: selected days on 5th to 31st October.
Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island
Via Public Transport:
MTR Ocean Park Station –> take Exit B for Ocean Park

 

#6 FRIGHT NIGHTS

Thorpe Park, England, U.K.
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Nestled between Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames is Thorpe Park, one of U.K.’s most well loved theme parks of all time! In fact, its annual Fright Nights series has been so well-received that for 2017, they’re extending the festival dates so it will run for more days than previous years.

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, this is a definite must-go: Strategically timed to coincide with the launch of AMC’s the Walking Dead season 8, Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights feature two terrifying mazes based on the zombie TV hit series. The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare is an indoor maze and challenges parkgoers to join other survivors against Negan from season 7. The Walking Dead: Sanctum is the outdoor attraction, where the bold and brave have to escape and outrun the gruesome walkers.

When: Park is open 10am – 10pm, Fright Nights begin at 3pm; half-term mazes begin at 12nn .
Fright Nights dates:
Fri 29th Sep to Sun 1st Oct
Fri 6th Oct to Sun 8th Oct
Fri 13th Oct to Mon 16th Oct
Fri 20th Oct to Tue 31st Oct
Address: Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN
Via Public Transport:
Staines Station –> 950 Express Bus to Thorpe Park Resort
Chertsey Station –> 446 Bus from Heriot Road to Thorpe Park Resort

 

#7 FRIGHT NIGHTS

Movie World, Gold Coast, Australia
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Horror movie junkie? Well, this is your chance to live out those silver screen terrors as Movie World Australia brings your nightmares to life. Their inaugural Fright Nights event is back with a stellar lineup of hot favourites, including…

  • Jigsaw: Muster all your smarts and play the game of survival in a gory torture house, as run by a sadistic madman.
  • The Conjuring 2: Enter this maze and brave of the supernatural horrors that lurk within the darkness, as they try to possess your mind and body.
  • From Dusk till Dawn: There are sexy dancers and wicked music, the only difference between this maze and a perfect night out is that this hot club has been taken over by monsters… and they’re coming for your blood!

The game is simple, the best ones are, you want mercy? Play by the rules… #MWfrightnights www.frightnights.com.au

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For a little extra, there the Ultimate Terror Tour for exclusive privileges, fast track entry and access to all the Halloween attractions. There are also Panic Rooms—where you and your friends are locked in a terrifying room, left to your own devices to solve the clues and free yourself! Fan of first-person shooter games? Go one up and book a session of Zombie Termination laser tag. Get ready to think out of the box though… your targets are already dead.

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October.
Address: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford QLD 4210, Australia
Via Public Transport:
Staines Station –> 950 Express Bus to Thorpe Park Resort
Chertsey Station –> 446 Bus from Heriot Road to Thorpe Park Resort

 

#8 PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY

Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo, Japan
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If Halloween is all about cute cartoons in pseudo-scary costumes, then this family-friendly Halloween party is for you. After all, how spooky can Hello Kitty get?

Taking an entirely different approach to Halloween and incorporating the unique dress-up culture of Japan, this year’s theme is “Cosplay in the day, scream at night!” The Sanrio character mascots will be cosplaying, donning witchy and ghostly costumes. The merchandise sold will also show the characters in their seasonal outfits, so be sure to pick those up. At night, the mascots transform into scary versions of themselves—Ghost Kitty, Vampire Kitty, and more.

When: Usual park hours 10am to 6pm or 8pm, daily. Closed on selected weekdays. Please check the official website for the latest timings and dates.
Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo
Via Public Transport:
Keio-Tama-Center Station (JR Keio Line) à Walk to Sanrio Puroland

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Disclaimer: All information provided (including but not limited to seasonal park rides, shows, and opening hours and dates) are correct at time of writing. For the most updated information, please check the official websites and/or event pages of the respective theme parks.