The PNE announced its Halloween programming on Wednesday, highlighted by a theme park makeover and a drive-thru fair.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the organization says that hosting Fright Nights simply isn’t possible this year. As an alternative, they’ll be transforming the park into “Slayland – Night of a Thousand Screams.”
The Halloween-themed makeover will feature an outdoor, haunted walk-through experience, chilling decor throughout the park, and 20 rides including the Beast, the iconic Wooden Roller Coaster, and Atmosfear.
Slayland also marks the first time in PNE history that guests will be permitted to wear costumes.
Each night will have a different theme, ranging from retro to superhero and everything in between. While costumes are highly encouraged, face paint and costume masks are not allowed, and non-medical face masks will still be required in lines and on attractions.
With no haunted houses this year, children under 13 will also be allowed to join in the festivities (based on parental discretion).
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The PNE has also announced its next iteration of “A Taste of the PNE Drive-Thru: Tricks-and-Treats Edition.”
The family-centred experience will feature spooky characters, Halloween decorations, and safe trick-or-treating for children of all ages. This drive-thru experience includes a trick-or-treat bag with PNE favourites such as candy apples, popcorn, cotton candy, mini donuts, and packaged candy.
“Halloween is an incredibly important part of the year for everyone here at the PNE,” says Shelley Frost, president and CEO of the PNE. “I’m really proud that our team has developed two very unique experiences for a wide range of guests.”
“Although it’s not possible to host our traditional Fright Nights, we have a new haunting experience and chilling décor for our young adult Fright Night fans.”
Slayland at the PNE will take place on weekends in October, starting on Friday, October 9, and up until Saturday, October 31, with admission costing either $39.50 or $44.50.
A Taste of the PNE Drive-Thru: Tricks-and-Treats Edition will take place on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, and will cost $25 per carload, with additional treat bags available for purchase.