Stanley Park Ghost Train For Halloween

Comments 100 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Though the weather is currently reflecting late July temperatures, autumn is just around the corner and with it comes all the fun and excitement (and fright) of Halloween. This year the Stanley Park Ghost Train‘s theme, running October 11th until November 2nd, is “Monster Movie Mashup“:


Stanley Park Ghost Train

Mortal Coil Performance Society has created another great production for this year’s premium Halloween event in Vancouver. The Monster Movie Mashup is alive with visual and imaginative theatre for audiences young and old. The costumes are amazing, and their is a sense of magic with this year’s classic horror movie theme from 1930 movie scenes.

The Stanley Park Ghost Train will run nightly seven days a week from October 11th until November 2nd, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. There will also be matinees on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00am until 6:00pm. The train will be closed for Thanksgiving Monday, October 14th.

You can purchase your tickets in advance now through Ticketmaster online or by calling 1-855-985-5000 to plan ahead. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the train station ticket window at 3:00pm every day with matinee sales from 11:00am to 3:00pm, day of.

As they say, you know you grew up as a true Vancouverite if your Halloween costumes were made to fit under a garbage bag poncho. But fear not — the rain, at least! We’ll probably have more fantastic weather leading into October but the Stanley Park Ghost Train is covered anyway. Hot and cold drinks are available at the Railway Cafe along with hot buttered popcorn from the Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Cob House in the plaza. It’s the perfect fall activity, rain or shine, for you and the kids.

I have 5 pairs of train tickets to give away so you can check out all of the Monster Movie Mashup magic yourself. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite monster movie (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win @ghost_trainYVR tickets from @Miss604

I will draw 5 winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Follow the Stanley Park Ghost Train on Facebook and Twitter for more information about ticket purchases, activities, and attractions.

Update The winners are Alicia, ‏@leanne_mac, Darwin, Brian P, and Mo!

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  1. GinWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 3:36pm PDT

    Does Underworld count? If it does I pick that 😀 If not, then the original Dracula since it was so cheesy

  2. tessa bWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 4:08pm PDT

    jeepers creepers, he’s kind of a monster i guess

  3. Dayna WilsonWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 5:05pm PDT

    Hmmm… Do zombies count? If so, Dawn of the Dead.

  4. MoWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 6:01pm PDT

    Our favorite monster movie is The Munsters movie

  5. AiWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 6:49pm PDT


  6. AliciaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 7:52pm PDT


  7. DarwinWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 7:53pm PDT

    The monster squad

  8. AdamWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 7:54pm PDT


  9. KameliaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 8:45pm PDT

    The Lost Boys

  10. JasWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:25pm PDT


  11. Lindsey MWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:25pm PDT

    Monsters Inc!

  12. Leanne MWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:30pm PDT

    Adams Family. Does that count?

  13. Leanne MWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:31pm PDT

  14. NatalieWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:35pm PDT

    28 days was good…same with dawn of the dead.. 🙂

  15. FionaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    Gremlins! Watched it over and over again as a kid!

  16. JuliaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:39pm PDT


  17. KamWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:47pm PDT

    Mothra vs Godzilla!

  18. kaykayWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT


  19. SandraWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 9:57pm PDT

    Monster House

  20. EmiliaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:12pm PDT

    The Fly both versions, that is about as acary monster movieish I can watch

  21. DebbieWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:12pm PDT


  22. RobQWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:19pm PDT


  23. HeidiWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:42pm PDT

    Shadow of the Vampire

  24. GordonWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    Gremlins! 🙂

  25. Mike BWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 11:09pm PDT

    Freddy Krueger

  26. Brenda AWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 11:54pm PDT

    The Addams Family!

  27. SwapnilThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 7:32am PDT

    Monsters, Inc

  28. RanjeetThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 7:35am PDT


  29. RachelThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 7:51am PDT


  30. GregThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 8:49am PDT

    Growing up, Nightmare on Elm St.

  31. ShirleyThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 10:51am PDT

    Monsters, Inc. Not scary at all.

  32. ToddThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    The Original 1933 Movie: King Kong

  33. taniaThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 12:36pm PDT


  34. rinoThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 12:37pm PDT

    The Adams Family!

  35. Aaron B.Thursday, September 12th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    Creature From The Black Lagoon

  36. Jason KuryloThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    My favourite monster movie is something a little different: Bubba Ho-Tep is about Elvis Presley & John F Kennedy in an old folks’ home, fighting against an ancient Egyptian mummy. Great stuff.

  37. GregThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 1:51pm PDT


  38. alexThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    immediately i thought of monsters inc. I still have yet to watch monsters university =(

  39. TeryThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 6:27pm PDT

    Bram Stokers Dracula

  40. Jean HansenThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 7:17pm PDT

    The Kiss of the Vampire!

  41. Sean BThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 7:32pm PDT

    The Adams Family

  42. JocelynThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 8:51pm PDT

    The Adams Family

  43. yvonneThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 9:38pm PDT

    b-movies makes some of the best monster movies. my fave is TREMORS. each sequel is just as good as the last.

  44. RjThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:04pm PDT


  45. Jenn SFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 3:46am PDT

    Monsters Inc for sure

  46. AmyFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    Dracula – it’s a great Halloween themed movie!

  47. jenFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 10:26am PDT


  48. Elizabeth SalesFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT


  49. ShaelynFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Addams Family!

  50. AnneFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    Monsters Inc.

  51. JenniferFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 2:46pm PDT


  52. Lisa GedakFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 4:50pm PDT


  53. john sFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 9:04pm PDT


  54. AshleyFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 9:13pm PDT

    Edward scissor hands ( if that counts)…. Or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

  55. TrishFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 9:26pm PDT

    Monsters Inc.

  56. MaureenFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    Monsters Inc.

  57. Lexia NashFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:00pm PDT

    The people UNDER the stairs!!! Crazy movie *yikes*

  58. MarySaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 12:16am PDT

    Monsters Inc.

  59. AlisaSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 11:42am PDT

    Interview with a Vampire

  60. Stewart RogersSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 11:47am PDT

    Monsters Inc

  61. Kristine KSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 12:08pm PDT

    The Bride of Frankenstein

  62. MichelleSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 12:49pm PDT

    Hotel Transylvania!

  63. HeidiSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 3:49pm PDT

    The Mummy with Brendan Fraser.

  64. KdSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 5:52pm PDT

    Monsters inc is a classic…

  65. Carley WilliamsSaturday, September 14th, 2013 — 9:23pm PDT


  66. moniqueSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 1:04pm PDT

    monsters inc

  67. MarySunday, September 15th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    Favourite Monster Movie: The Bride of Frankenstein!

  68. KatieSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 4:47pm PDT

    Monsters inc

  69. Rachael PriceSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 4:58pm PDT

    Monsters Inc 🙂

  70. LindaSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 5:13pm PDT


  71. JarrahSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 6:46pm PDT

    Young Frankenstein

  72. Winnie KwanSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 7:45pm PDT


  73. EileenSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    Monsters Inc.

  74. CyndiSunday, September 15th, 2013 — 9:19pm PDT

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  75. GarySunday, September 15th, 2013 — 9:21pm PDT

    the werewolf from the movie Silver Bullet

  76. DelaneyMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 4:14am PDT

    When I was younger I loved “The Mummy” and it made me fascinated with Egypt.

  77. stephanie parenteMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 5:30am PDT

    monsters inc

  78. Angela griffinMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 7:56am PDT

    The thing

  79. Mike GismondiMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 7:57am PDT

    The fly

  80. Bernadette E.Monday, September 16th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    Frankentein…the classic! or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  81. KathleenMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT


  82. StotesTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 5:26am PDT

    28 Days Later

  83. Brian PTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 8:12am PDT

    “The Blob”, oldie but goodie.

  84. wenxiaoTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 1:42pm PDT


  85. Sunshine GTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

    Love Beetlejuice!

  86. JulianTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 4:14pm PDT

    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

  87. DaeTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 7:58pm PDT

    So many good ones listed! Favorite monster.. I will go with Seth (The Fly) .

  88. Katie SchieblerTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 8:46pm PDT

    Remember that really bad alien movie where the alien eggs hatched and they ran amuck killing people? I think it was called “Critters” ?

  89. Frank_ZTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 9:07pm PDT


  90. KathleenTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 10:20pm PDT

    Hocus Pocus

  91. Leah MTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 11:46pm PDT

    Monsters inc

  92. RobWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 9:46am PDT

    If Zombies count, I’d go with 28 days later.

    If it must be a “Monster” movie, I’d go with Monsters Inc.

  93. DeanWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 3:31pm PDT

    Sleepy that movie

  94. mariaWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 4:38pm PDT

    Little Shop Of Horrors

  95. Tim AnsleyWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 9:01pm PDT


  96. carlyWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 10:11pm PDT

    Just in time! My favourite is Beatle Juice!

  97. RubyWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT


  98. leeThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 12:06pm PDT

    Monsters, Inc!

  99. SamanthaThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 5:07pm PDT

    Hocus Pocus

  100. NikiSaturday, September 21st, 2013 — 1:57pm PDT

    Shuan of the Dead. Hands down no question. I think Zombies qualify lol, even funny ones. <3

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