Monday, 21 October 2019

Top 3 things to do at... Walibi Holland's FRIGHT NIGHTS

Probably one of the most talked about events in Europe, this year I managed to get over to Walibi Holland to experience their Fright Nights. Aside from knowing which rollercoasters resided at this Park, I didn’t know much else about it, aside from all my friends who attended their Halloween event got scared shitless – and being someone who doesn’t scare easily, I was excited to see what they had in store. Rather than delving deep into spoilers and ruining the whole event, I’ve picked out my top things to do and try during the night.

Haunted Holidays II
This was the first maze we went to try, and it was hyped up by Jordan so I expected big things. Upon entrance, we were divulged into Christmas. Sickly sweet lights were hung around, and in the centre piece of it all, a HUGE Christmas tree. Spoiler alert – the Christmas tree fake falls and it’s honestly nearly heart attack inducing. I, the Queen of Halloween, screamed so loud, only for me to hurry out into the next room and get a jump scare from a large Santa looking character. It’s nightmare inducing in the best way – the scares were perfect along with the sets. I’d love to go backstage and look at it all in detail rather than cowering through the rooms!

Pirate’s Cove
In the UK we don’t have accustomed ‘Scare Zones’ anymore, and I’m a sucker for a well themed one so I was excited to traipse through what Walibi had to offer. During the day, Pirate’s Cove is a spooky zone suitable for the younger (or scaredy cat) folk, and at night it transforms into a UV paint haven. Smoke filled bubbles and blaring music plays in the area, with pirates and their crew causing havoc. Once a bell is run, their inner undead comes out and the lights change to UV to show off their incredible almost Day of the Dead like make-up as they stumble around as if they’re in hypnosis.

The Villa
I'm someone who's grown up watching horror films since the tender age of around 7/8. From the original Stephen King's IT, to House of Wax, to Saw, I've seen them all. I went into the Villa unknowingly what it was, greeted by a large 'Studio 13' sign, one could only guess you'd be venturing into a film set. As you step into the maze, iconic horror film characters surround you, from Twisty the Clown, to Michael Myers, wherever you turn you aren't safe. For some reason, my brain goes into overdrive when I'm actually in a room with said horror film characters and tries to go fight or flight, and again I ended up screaming the whole way round! The exit really caught me off guard too - you're never safe...

It goes without saying there's so much more than 3 things to do, but to keep it short and sweet we'll leave it at that. If you're thinking about going to Fright Nights, do it. It's absolutely phenomenal, and terrifyingly terrific. I'm still getting nightmares about a bloody Christmas tree.

Speak soon,


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