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Fright Nights at Playland 2012

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT
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Vancouver’s favourite amusement park turns out the lights and turns up the horror as Fright Nights return to Playland this month.

Fright Nights @ Playland
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Running from October 17th to 31st Fright Nights will have a new haunted house this year called “Fear” to go along with Car-n-Evil, Hollywood Horrors, Asylum, Darkness and the Haunted Mansion. Fear is a new 2,500 square foot house of paranoias including claustrophobia, arachnophobia, and acrophobia.

Along with the haunted houses, rides, and colourful characters lurking around the park you can enjoy catch a Monsters of Schlock comedy circus and Kinshira Fire Troupe.

Fright Nights @ Playland Fright Nights @ Playland
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

With over 80,000 guests last year, Fright Nights is Western Canada’s most successful adult-themed event. Tickets are on sale now for $36 at the gate (Thursday to Saturday) and $31 at the gate (Sunday to Wednesday). Book online and get $3 off the ticket price. Fright Nights opens at 6:00pm each day.

I have a pair of passes to give away as well, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite Halloween costume (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @PNE_Playland #FrightNights from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/epEKh

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2012.

Update The winner is MrsF!

Warning! Definitely not recommended for ages 12 and under, seniors 65+, people with sensitivity to strobe lighting, people with high blood pressure, heart conditions, pregnant women or easily scared cats. Absolutely no guest costumes allowed.

Current contests on Miss604.com


  1. Lisa says:

    My fave halloween costume right now is the loofah because it’s what I wanna be this year! ie.. http://en.oakley.jp/a/a1/9c/BAh7CGkKIggweDBpC2wrB-5fD0lpCGkC-0o.jpg

  2. Dae says:

    Sock monster!

  3. Laura says:

    I like going as a French maid!

  4. Stephanie says:

    My kids love dressing up as all the star wars characters

  5. Lindsey says:

    My Fave Halloween costumer is Jessica Rabbit. But 2nd place would be Morticia Addams – which I am being this year, SUPER Excited!

  6. Sanaz says:

    Hula girl

  7. Ed says:

    70’s tennis player

  8. Tiffany says:

    minnie mouse!

  9. Isabel says:

    Lara Croft

  10. Robyn says:

    We once went as silent movie characters…all black and white, and didn’t speak (just played tinkly piano music on a tape recorder)

  11. Alisha says:


  12. Chelsea says:

    Little Miss Grand Supreme (from Toddler’s & Tiara’s)

  13. Darcy says:

    Moaning myrtle from HP!!

  14. Alex w says:

    Snowy owl

  15. Lucie B says:

    My favorite still has to be the yipyip monsters from Sesame Street!

  16. Jess says:

    My costume last year, Edward Scissor Hands!

  17. Stephanie says:

    I had a Snow White costume that rewore and loved as a little kid!!

  18. Katie says:

    Gold digger

  19. Manpreet says:

    Hmmm I would have to say any of the M&M’s :p

  20. Candice says:

    My twin Snow White was my fave costume.

  21. Naomi says:

    A bunny πŸ™‚

  22. Amy says:

    Harry Potter’s intelligent friend- Hermione!

  23. Winnie says:

    Favorite costume- vampire!

  24. Christine says:

    Puff the magic dragon!!!!!

  25. Terry says:

    Harry Potter!

  26. Emilia T says:


  27. Lyndsay says:

    My favourite costume as a kid was Jem – and I’ve replicated it as an adult more than once πŸ™‚

  28. Bernadette E. says:

    Little Red Riding Hood is my fave!

  29. Greg says:

    Harry potter!

  30. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    My fav is catwoman..which my daughter wants to be this year πŸ˜‰

  31. Lauren says:

    Fav costume is the class ghost, except with printed sheets so it looks funny.

  32. David D says:

    My fave has to be my sons this year – headless horeseman. πŸ™‚

  33. Ashleen says:


  34. Nancy says:

    a lion! RAWR!

  35. laura says:

    Pikachu i love him hes so cutie

  36. Shelley says:

    My Favorite costume has got to be what I am going as this year. I am dressing up as Theresa Caputo The Long Island Medium. She’s a trip!!

  37. Jen says:

    I’m going as the Hamburgler

  38. Peter says:

    Wreck Beach Vendor!

  39. I went as a Whoopee Cushion 2 years ago. One word: Amazing.

  40. Joyce L says:


  41. Fern T. says:

    My favourite costume was the year I went dressed up as a little girl in a sweet dress and my hair in curls, and I’d gouged out the eyes of my doll and smeared us both with blood. It was very effective, especially when I told everyone that there would be “no tea and cakes for dolly tonight. She was a bad girl.”

  42. Tina says:

    I’m going as Minnie and Mickey Mouse with my boyfriend. My favourite costumes are couple costumes

  43. Carmelle says:

    Master Chief πŸ™‚

  44. SYK says:

    Fave costume: Honey Boo Boo!

  45. Ross Keyes says:

    I like Halloween πŸ™‚

  46. Sharon says:

    Static cling!

  47. MrsF says:

    In high school my friend and I went as dead prom queens πŸ˜€

  48. Angie says:

    A shadow

  49. mary says:

    tooth fairy

  50. Mary W says:

    waldo’s girlfriend

  51. liz says:

    walking dead zombie this year

  52. maria says:

    Jennifer Lopez in Jenny From The Block days!

  53. cindy quach says:

    garden gnome!

  54. Tera Esplin says:

    My favourite Halloween costume would be a dead cheerleader or a sexy butterfly (:

  55. Julie says:

    My favourite is Waldo! Fun to have people going “I found Waldo” throughout the day! πŸ™‚

  56. mary says:

    my favourite costume is wizard of oz!

  57. Nick says:

    Psy from gangnam style!

  58. Ramona says:


  59. Jennie says:

    Michael Jackson. I dressed up as him 2 halloweens ago…face mask, baby in hand with blanket, red arm badge..the whole nine yards! lol

  60. Elena says:


  61. christine says:


  62. Sharon Dong says:

    Bride of Frankenstein….always wanted to be it for Hallowe’en.

  63. tracy says:

    i’m a sucker for superhero costumes!

  64. Shawn R says:

    Freddy from Nightmare on Elm St.

  65. Brian says:

    Heading to a literary characters party this year, which finally allows the chance to go as my favourite- Hamlet!

  66. lisa says:

    any of the Disney princesses

  67. David says:

    Robot made with cardboard box!

  68. Gina says:

    A sock hop girl from the 50’s

  69. Lexie says:

    Alice in Wondeland

  70. Kyle Treliving says:

    Mad Hatter

  71. Meaghan says:

    One year I went as Foxy Cleopatra. πŸ˜€ It was pretty awesome.

  72. Scott says:

    My favourite Halloween costume is a ghost – simple and cheap; ohaithere bed sheet!

  73. jennifer says:

    nicki minaj!!

  74. Rachel says:

    Dracula! – I heart Vampires!!

  75. Nolwenn says:

    I’d love to find a couple costume for my husband and I this year, still looking for the Β«onesΒ».
    I love vampire costumes in general, with a good make-up πŸ™‚

  76. Breanne says:


  77. Jonathan says:

    My favourite Halloween costume, would probably be a toss-up between Dracula, the Mummy, and a Zombie


  78. Kristy says:

    I just got a wicked full body dinasaur costume and I am wearing that this year! ROAR

  79. Raj Saran says:

    My Favorite Halloween costume is to dress up as a Panda !

  80. Catherine says:

    Thinking of going as Catwoman this year in honour of Anne Hathaway’s awesome work in The Dark Knight Rises this summer. Meow!!!

  81. Adam says:

    The Red Ranger from Mighy Morphin’ Power Rangers!

  82. Julie says:

    Anything involving black fishnets…;-)

  83. Karen says:

    Cat woman

  84. shelly says:

    superwoman πŸ˜‰

  85. Mai says:

    Minions from despicable me!

  86. Wendy says:

    My favorite was Cruella De-Ville!

  87. Amy says:

    Snow White!

  88. Steph :) says:


  89. Niamh says:

    Wonder Woman, so much fun dressing up as a female icon! πŸ™‚

  90. kathy says:

    poison ivy…(from batman)

  91. Arielle Patterson says:

    Stoked to be going as the Yip Yip Martians from Sesame Street this year!

    Yip yip yip yip yip…uh huh uh huh

  92. Candace says:

    Princess Peach

  93. ZombieMaegan says:

    My favourite halloween costume is a Zombie of course!

  94. Karen says:

    I’m going as a leprechaun! πŸ™‚

  95. Uday says:

    The Hulk “HULK SMASH “

  96. Jolene says:

    A pickle lol

  97. Ruth says:

    When I was a kid, I dressed up as a tennis ball!

  98. Ariele says:

    Anything creative! one year my friend and I were matching rubix cubes, I was solved, she was unsolved!

  99. MJ says:

    Zombie Osama Bin Laden

  100. jeanelle says:

    Edward scissor hands

  101. Nada says:

    and this has what to do with Fright Nights??? πŸ™‚

  102. No Costumes allowed! says:


  103. Linda says:

    Little Miss Moffat

  104. Adam says:

    I like scary costumes, like Darth Vadder.

  105. MIKE says:

    Halloween theme costumes are cool. Spider!

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