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Thorpe Park Fright Nights are Truly Frightening!
Thorpe Park Fright Night
Member Name: katieking
Thorpe Park Fright Night
Advantages: A good experience which has provided me with a number of stories to tell!
Disadvantages: Unleashes your inner wimp, very scary!
Fright Nights only happen for a few days annually at Thorpe Park and in all honesty, I've been a few times before and managed to avoid all the horror/monsters completely. The park doesn't undergo a total frightening make over; there is just the addition of a few attractions. What I'm trying to say is that if you don't fancy the idea of a fright night, you can still go to Thorpe Park on Halloween and avoid anything frightening if you wish to.
In 2011, five mazes were added during the Fright Nights. I only experienced two of them so I am limited to what I can say about the other three, so I will just review the ones I went on :)
I went on this maze first. It is loosely based on the film by the same name, but this isn't wholly obvious as you walk around the maze. I must firstly point out that neither me nor my friends are wimpy at all. We are all of age and have become accustomed to horror films and such, plus we had sampled some of Thorpe Park's scariest rides during the day. We queued for this maze for about 20 minutes and saw a few people run out of it screaming; we laughed at them and thought they were being over dramatic. Prior to entering the maze, you are given a bit of a debriefing. You are told not to be abusive to the actors and not to be violent, not to bring food into the maze, etc. You then line up in groups of 10ish and enter the maze with your hands on each other's shoulders. Now this is where we all near pooed ourselves. The maze was TERRIFYING. In all honesty, our group was just terrified! The whole maze stunk, there were people jumping out all over the show, people in cages at knee level that'd grab your feet when you didn't expect it. There were 9 of us; we had people crying, throwing up. Definitely an experience... but not a very good one.
Following our atrocious Seven experience, a few of us (wisely) decided to not go on any other mazes. However, five of us just weren't that sensible and went to Asylum, which is known as the scariest maze. We were very nervous and were grouped up with a few other people who took their positions in the front of the line. Now, this probably was worse than the first maze; it was very strobey, with mental patients walking around in hospital gowns. Very eery and creepy. But for some reason I think we found this one less scary as we were much more prepared. I reckon that we just were a bit too cocky going into Seven and didn't appreciate how scared we were going to be, but Asylum wasn't too bad.
I would say that the mazes at Thorpe Park's fright nights are as scary as you make them and as long as you go in with a good attitude and just keep in the back of your mind that the whole thing is a total set up, then you will be able to have a good experience and not be too scared :)
Summary: Thorpe Park, on a scary day!
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