News from Other Parks

With the Halloween season upon us and a huge choice of spooktacular events to choose from, we've rounded up this year's highlights at the UK's theme parks and beyond for The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in 2016.

All of the most popular theme parks are as usual offering a comprehensive array of frightful fun, including Scarefest at Alton Towers, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park, Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures, Drayton Manor's More Treat Than Trick and LEGOLAND's Brick or Treat.

The UK’s original pleasure park Dreamland Margate once again transforms into a world of nightmares with ScreamlandVampire Pleasure Beach will return to Blackpool Pleasure Beach as part of a week of Halloween activities, and Twinlakes is a Family Scream Park by day and an Xtreme Scream Park by night.

There's also a great lineup of family events at many other theme parks in the UK including Paultons Park, Lightwater Valley, Flamingo Land, Pleasurewood Hills and Oakwood.

Looking beyond the UK's theme parks, Tulley's Shocktober Fest is the largest of many dedicated scare attractions around the UK and Warwick Castle becomes The Haunted Castle for Halloween.

The multi-award winning Screamland is back and more terrifying than ever! We were invited to Dreamland for a special preview, as the UK's original pleasure park is once again transformed into a world of nightmares.

SPOILER WARNING: our review does contain spoilers, so if you want your experience to be a complete surprise don't read on...

Vampire Pleasure Beach will once again be returning to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as part of a spooky week of Halloween activities between 22nd - 31st October 2016.

There will be a full 10 days of Halloween fun in addition to the special late night event on 29th October plus the bizarre Circus of Horrors is nightly between 27th - 31st October.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced that a new multi launch roller coaster from MACK Rides will be opening at the park in 2018.

The new ride will feature 2 inversions; an in-line twist and an immelmann. It will take just 161 seconds for the roller coaster to complete the 1,143 metres of track.

Pleasure Island, the family theme park in Cleethorpes, will be closing down at the end of the 2016 season.

The park opened in 1993 and was originally a subsidiary of Flamingo Land but the park became independent in 2010.

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