Fright Nights – Thorpe Park

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We were fortunate enough to be invited along to the press night for Thorpe Park’s Fright Night. This year the park was under-siege by flesh-eating zombies from the worldwide TV phenomenon ‘The Walking Dead’.

The Immersive LDN team traveled to Thorpe Park with baited breath, excited to see what was in-store and we weren’t disappointed…

Those of you that’ve been to the Fright Night event before, will be happy to know that some of the classic mazes made a return, such as ‘Big Top’ and ‘Platform 15’. But there were also a bunch of new attractions that left us with our jaws on the floor, one in particular was ‘Living Nightmare’ a TWD themed maze that went above and beyond with incredibly immersive and Hollywood-style set-design, scare actors and live-action sequences that brought the world of The Walking Dead to life right before your eyes.

Thorpe Park have done an incredible job with The Walking Dead property/brand and any hardcore fan of the show would be in zombie-heaven (does that exist?).

Though we must say our favourite maze of the night was the fantastic ‘Big Top’, a maze set in a fiendish old-timey circus, where cannibalistic clowns hunt you down with chainsaws in hand. Three of us went through the Big Top together but managed to get separated during a disorientating strobe section, which we felt like we were in for an eternity.

We each went our separate way, not releasing we had lost one another until we exited the strobe portion and found ourselves alone, wandering through the Big Top, watching over our shoulders and jumping at the sight of our own shadow. It was truly terrifying experiencing the maze alone and was the stuff of nightmares. The Big Top team need to take a *huge* bow because it was a horrifying experience that we won’t soon forget.

Fright Nights runs throughout October and is well worth the price of entry. You won’t be disappointed and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for next years event. It’s growing bigger and better each year!

Don’t miss it!

4/5 Rating.


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