Fright Nights at Playland 2012

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST
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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

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.

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  1. Lisa says:

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

  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. Chris says:


  8. Ed says:

    70’s tennis player

  9. Tiffany says:

    minnie mouse!

  10. Isabel says:

    Lara Croft

  11. Karl says:


  12. 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)

  13. Alisha says:


  14. Chelsea says:

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

  15. Darcy says:

    Moaning myrtle from HP!!

  16. Alex w says:

    Snowy owl

  17. Lucie B says:

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

  18. Jess says:

    My costume last year, Edward Scissor Hands!

  19. Stephanie says:

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

  20. Katie says:

    Gold digger

  21. Manpreet says:

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

  22. Candice says:

    My twin Snow White was my fave costume.

  23. Naomi says:

    A bunny πŸ™‚

  24. Amy says:

    Harry Potter’s intelligent friend- Hermione!

  25. Winnie says:

    Favorite costume- vampire!

  26. Christine says:

    Puff the magic dragon!!!!!

  27. Terry says:

    Harry Potter!

  28. Emilia T says:


  29. Lyndsay says:

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

  30. Bernadette E. says:

    Little Red Riding Hood is my fave!

  31. Greg says:

    Harry potter!

  32. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

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

  33. Lauren says:

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

  34. David D says:

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

  35. Ashleen says:


  36. Nancy says:

    a lion! RAWR!

  37. laura says:

    Pikachu i love him hes so cutie

  38. 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!!

  39. Jen says:

    I’m going as the Hamburgler

  40. Peter says:

    Wreck Beach Vendor!

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

  42. Joyce L says:


  43. 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.”

  44. Tina says:

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

  45. Carmelle says:

    Master Chief πŸ™‚

  46. SYK says:

    Fave costume: Honey Boo Boo!

  47. Ross Keyes says:

    I like Halloween πŸ™‚

  48. Sharon says:

    Static cling!

  49. MrsF says:

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

  50. Angie says:

    A shadow

  51. mary says:

    tooth fairy

  52. Mary W says:

    waldo’s girlfriend

  53. liz says:

    walking dead zombie this year

  54. maria says:

    Jennifer Lopez in Jenny From The Block days!

  55. cindy quach says:

    garden gnome!

  56. Tera Esplin says:

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

  57. Julie says:

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

  58. mary says:

    my favourite costume is wizard of oz!

  59. Nick says:

    Psy from gangnam style!

  60. Ramona says:


  61. 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

  62. Elena says:


  63. christine says:


  64. Sharon Dong says:

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

  65. tracy says:

    i’m a sucker for superhero costumes!

  66. Shawn R says:

    Freddy from Nightmare on Elm St.

  67. Brian says:

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

  68. lisa says:

    any of the Disney princesses

  69. David says:

    Robot made with cardboard box!

  70. Gina says:

    A sock hop girl from the 50’s

  71. Lexie says:

    Alice in Wondeland

  72. Kyle Treliving says:

    Mad Hatter

  73. Meaghan says:

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

  74. Scott says:

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

  75. jennifer says:

    nicki minaj!!

  76. Rachel says:

    Dracula! – I heart Vampires!!

  77. 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™‚

  78. Breanne says:


  79. Jonathan says:

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

  80. Kristy says:

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

  81. K says:

    cool witch

  82. Raj Saran says:

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

  83. 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!!!

  84. Adam says:

    The Red Ranger from Mighy Morphin’ Power Rangers!

  85. Julie says:

    Anything involving black fishnets…;-)

  86. Shawn says:


  87. Karen says:

    Cat woman

  88. shelly says:

    superwoman πŸ˜‰

  89. Mai says:

    Minions from despicable me!

  90. Wendy says:

    My favorite was Cruella De-Ville!

  91. Amy says:

    Snow White!

  92. Moon says:


  93. Gary says:


  94. Steph :) says:


  95. Niamh says:

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

  96. kathy says:

    poison ivy…(from batman)

  97. 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

  98. Dana says:


  99. Candace says:

    Princess Peach

  100. ZombieMaegan says:

    My favourite halloween costume is a Zombie of course!

  101. Karen says:

    I’m going as a leprechaun! πŸ™‚

  102. Uday says:

    The Hulk “HULK SMASH “

  103. Jolene says:

    A pickle lol

  104. Mary Y says:


  105. Ruth says:

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

  106. Ariele says:

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

  107. MJ says:

    Zombie Osama Bin Laden

  108. jeanelle says:

    Edward scissor hands

  109. Nada says:

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

  110. No Costumes allowed! says:


  111. Linda says:

    Little Miss Moffat

  112. Adam says:

    I like scary costumes, like Darth Vadder.

  113. MIKE says:

    Halloween theme costumes are cool. Spider!

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