Fright Nights at Playland 2012

Comments 114 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

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.

114 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LisaThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:21pm PDT

    My fave halloween costume right now is the loofah because it’s what I wanna be this year! ie..

  2. DaeThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:27pm PDT

    Sock monster!

  3. LauraThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:35pm PDT

    I like going as a French maid!

  4. StephanieThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:43pm PDT

    My kids love dressing up as all the star wars characters

  5. LindseyThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:44pm PDT

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

  6. SanazThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 4:55pm PDT

    Hula girl

  7. ChrisThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 5:14pm PDT


  8. EdThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 5:24pm PDT

    70’s tennis player

  9. TiffanyThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 6:15pm PDT

    minnie mouse!

  10. IsabelThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 6:22pm PDT

    Lara Croft

  11. DanaThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 6:44pm PDT

    At the moment, this just makes me smile!

  12. KarlThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT


  13. RobynThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 7:45pm PDT

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

  14. AlishaThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT


  15. ChelseaThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:17pm PDT

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

  16. DarcyThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    Moaning myrtle from HP!!

  17. Alex wThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:47pm PDT

    Snowy owl

  18. Lucie BThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:51pm PDT

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

  19. JessThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:54pm PDT

    My costume last year, Edward Scissor Hands!

  20. StephanieThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 8:57pm PDT

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

  21. KatieThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 9:02pm PDT

    Gold digger

  22. ManpreetThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

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

  23. CandiceThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    My twin Snow White was my fave costume.

  24. NaomiThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 9:50pm PDT

    A bunny ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. AmyThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 11:08pm PDT

    Harry Potter’s intelligent friend- Hermione!

  26. WinnieThursday, October 11th, 2012 — 11:13pm PDT

    Favorite costume- vampire!

  27. ChristineFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 7:37am PDT

    Puff the magic dragon!!!!!

  28. TerryFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 8:08am PDT

    Harry Potter!

  29. Emilia TFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 9:16am PDT


  30. LyndsayFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    My favourite costume as a kid was Jem – and I’ve replicated it as an adult more than once ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Bernadette E.Friday, October 12th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    Little Red Riding Hood is my fave!

  32. GregFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT

    Harry potter!

  33. Ginger Leah GervaisFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    My fav is catwoman..which my daughter wants to be this year ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. LaurenFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

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

  35. David DFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT

    My fave has to be my sons this year – headless horeseman. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. AshleenFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 2:22pm PDT


  37. NancyFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    a lion! RAWR!

  38. lauraFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

    Pikachu i love him hes so cutie

  39. ShelleyFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT

    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!!

  40. JenFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT

    I’m going as the Hamburgler

  41. PeterFriday, October 12th, 2012 — 4:40pm PDT

    Wreck Beach Vendor!

  42. Samantha ClarkSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 12:32am PDT

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

  43. Joyce LSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 11:27am PDT


  44. Fern T.Saturday, October 13th, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    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.”

  45. TinaSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 11:34am PDT

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

  46. CarmelleSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 1:39pm PDT

    Master Chief ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. SYKSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 1:46pm PDT

    Fave costume: Honey Boo Boo!

  48. Ross KeyesSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 3:58pm PDT

    I like Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. SharonSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    Static cling!

  50. MrsFSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    In high school my friend and I went as dead prom queens ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. AngieSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 5:09pm PDT

    A shadow

  52. marySaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 6:04pm PDT

    tooth fairy

  53. Mary WSaturday, October 13th, 2012 — 6:09pm PDT

    waldo’s girlfriend

  54. lizSunday, October 14th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    walking dead zombie this year

  55. mariaSunday, October 14th, 2012 — 7:06pm PDT

    Jennifer Lopez in Jenny From The Block days!

  56. cindy quachSunday, October 14th, 2012 — 10:53pm PDT

    garden gnome!

  57. Tera EsplinMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 12:57am PDT

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

  58. JulieMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 1:18am PDT

    My favourite is Waldo! Fun to have people going “I found Waldo” throughout the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. maryMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 8:01am PDT

    my favourite costume is wizard of oz!

  60. NickMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 9:17am PDT

    Psy from gangnam style!

  61. RamonaMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:01am PDT


  62. JennieMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    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

  63. ElenaMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:06am PDT


  64. christineMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT


  65. Sharon DongMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:19am PDT

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

  66. tracyMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT

    i’m a sucker for superhero costumes!

  67. Shawn RMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    Freddy from Nightmare on Elm St.

  68. BrianMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

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

  69. lisaMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    any of the Disney princesses

  70. DavidMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:31am PDT

    Robot made with cardboard box!

  71. GinaMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    A sock hop girl from the 50’s

  72. LexieMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:55am PDT

    Alice in Wondeland

  73. Kyle TrelivingMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

    Mad Hatter

  74. MeaghanMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

    One year I went as Foxy Cleopatra. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was pretty awesome.

  75. ScottMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 12:09pm PDT

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

  76. jenniferMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 1:30pm PDT

    nicki minaj!!

  77. RachelMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:15pm PDT

    Dracula! – I heart Vampires!!

  78. NolwennMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:21pm PDT

    I’d love to find a couple costume for my husband and I this year, still looking for the ยซonesยป.
    I love vampire costumes in general, with a good make-up ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. BreanneMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:23pm PDT


  80. JonathanMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

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

  81. KristyMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

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

  82. KMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:39pm PDT

    cool witch

  83. Raj SaranMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

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

  84. CatherineMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:43pm PDT

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

  85. AdamMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:44pm PDT

    The Red Ranger from Mighy Morphin’ Power Rangers!

  86. JulieMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    Anything involving black fishnets…;-)

  87. ShawnMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT


  88. KarenMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 2:50pm PDT

    Cat woman

  89. shellyMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 4:07pm PDT

    superwoman ๐Ÿ˜‰

  90. MaiMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Minions from despicable me!

  91. WendyMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 7:12pm PDT

    My favorite was Cruella De-Ville!

  92. AmyMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT

    Snow White!

  93. MoonMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT


  94. GaryMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 9:35pm PDT


  95. Steph :)Monday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:48pm PDT


  96. NiamhMonday, October 15th, 2012 — 10:48pm PDT

    Wonder Woman, so much fun dressing up as a female icon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. kathyTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 8:48am PDT

    poison ivy…(from batman)

  98. Arielle PattersonTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 10:30am PDT

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

    Yip yip yip yip yip…uh huh uh huh

  99. DanaTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 10:36am PDT


  100. CandaceTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 12:41pm PDT

    Princess Peach

  101. ZombieMaeganTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 2:17pm PDT

    My favourite halloween costume is a Zombie of course!

  102. KarenTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    I’m going as a leprechaun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. UdayTuesday, October 16th, 2012 — 10:13pm PDT

    The Hulk “HULK SMASH “

  104. JoleneWednesday, October 17th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    A pickle lol

  105. Mary YWednesday, October 17th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT


  106. RuthWednesday, October 17th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

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

  107. ArieleWednesday, October 17th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

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

  108. MJThursday, October 18th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    Zombie Osama Bin Laden

  109. jeanelleThursday, October 18th, 2012 — 8:00pm PDT

    Edward scissor hands

  110. NadaSunday, October 21st, 2012 — 5:28pm PDT

    and this has what to do with Fright Nights??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. No Costumes allowed!Sunday, October 21st, 2012 — 5:29pm PDT


  112. LindaMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:00pm PDT

    Little Miss Moffat

  113. AdamMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:01pm PDT

    I like scary costumes, like Darth Vadder.

  114. MIKEMonday, October 22nd, 2012 — 2:02pm PDT

    Halloween theme costumes are cool. Spider!

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