Everything you need to know about PNE's Slayland Halloween nights

Oct 9 2020, 11:26 pm

Fright Nights at PNE are up for a twist this year.

Instead of the traditional haunted houses, Playland will be transformed with spooky decorations to feature Slayland – Night of a Thousand Screams, an outdoor, horror-themed, walk-through experience.

For the first time in the PNE Halloween event history, visitors will be allowed to wear costumes, with the exception of face coverings and face paints for the safety of all guests and staff. Children under 13 will also be allowed at this year’s event.


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The park will feature 20 frightening rides, including Atmosfear, Wooden Roller Coaster, and the Beast for those up for chills and thrills. Some of the more family-friendly rides have also been revamped with a creepy spin, such as Scary-Go Round, Murder Hornet Express, and the Skeleton Swinger.


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Actors will be placed around the haunted walk-through experience – and perhaps other surprising places – to add to the spirit and scares of Halloween. Contrary to past years, visitors will be allowed to take photos in the walk-through experience this year.

For many years, Fright Nights at Playland has become synonymous with residents in the Lower Mainland.

Last year, the park welcomed over 82,000 visitors to its spooky October event. To accommodate COVID-19 concerns, Slayland will possess the same appeal and pay respects to popular haunts of the past for those hoping to celebrate a fantastic Halloween in a safe way.

This year’s event will take place from October 9 to 31, and each weekend will have a different costume theme. Tickets start at $39.50 and must be purchased online in advance through TicketLeader.ca.

Playland is working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to establish the best COVID practices. Similar to how PNE operated this past summer, park capacity will be reduced by around 75% compared to past Halloween events at Playland. Medical-style masks will be required for staff and guests in lineups, on rides, and wherever physical distancing isn’t possible. A complimentary face mask will be provided with paid admission while supplies last.

Hand sanitizer will also be provided for visitors at the entrances and exits of all experiences. Visitors will be permitted to bring their own hand sanitizer should they wish to do so.

To learn more, visit the Slayland website and book your tickets online.

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