Stanley Park Ghost Train for Halloween

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The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train will be pulling out of the miniature railway station and into Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden starting October 10th, 2014. Tickets are on sale now for this mystical, magical ride for all ages with creepy tales and spooky good times.


Stanley Park Ghost Train for Halloween

Experience Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden, the theme for 2014:
Bridge collapses. Little girl eating cheese terrorized by spider. Hysterical mother found living in shoe. Horrendous headlines from trashy tabloids? Or simply the real goods that classic nursery rhymes are made of To find out, come to the Ghost Train as we present a twisted cabaret of timeless nursery rhymes and bedtime treats perfect for a Halloween night.

The miniature railway area will feature an array of activities like the pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving tent, a costume contest, a lantern-lit nature walk (Creatures of the Night) with Stanley Park Ecology Society, and the new Spooky Barn with matinee and evening shows. The Stanley Park “Cob House” will also be open for hot and devilishly delicious organic popcorn. Proceeds support gaps in funding for Stanley Park Ecology Society’s School Programs.

Stanley Park Ghost Train Hours and Admission

The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train will operate Friday, October 10th to Saturday, November 1st, 2014 but will be closed on Monday, October 13th for Thanksgiving.

Matinee train ride: Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 4:30pm
Evening train ride: day of, starting at 3:00pm

From 3:00pm on the day of your train ride, you can purchase tickets at the ticket booth in the Stanley Park Miniature Train Plaza. You can buy same-day tickets only. A full schedule of admission prices is available online. Tickets are now online or by calling (604) 252-3700.

Tips from the organizers:

  • At least half of the tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site. However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly. Come early!
  • Evening train rides include live performances and displays. The last train leaves 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Train tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot.
  • Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks.

Follow the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train on Twitter and Facebook for more information about group bookings, snacks and dinner packages, and more this season.

Win Tickets!

Update: October 9, 2014 — Enter to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets for the Stanley Park Ghost Train on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Here’s how:

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I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Tickets will be valid for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Update The winners are Lyn and rebecca!

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35 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KristinaThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 8:02am PDT

    Sounds fun 🙂

  2. Vicki wingoThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 10:02am PDT

    A spooktacular time!

  3. Debbie SThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 10:33am PDT

    What a Spooktacular prize!

  4. HayleyThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 10:45am PDT

    Would love to take my Niece to this ^_^

  5. Katie borrettThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 11:07am PDT

    Would love to go!

  6. Michelle WThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 1:08pm PDT

    Sounds fun!

  7. JenniferThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 2:15pm PDT

    I’ve always loved the Christmas train. Haven’t done this one yet!

  8. ChristinaThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 6:19pm PDT

    First time for our family! We can’t wait to win! Love the Stanley Park train all done up with cool and awesome Halloween decorations! Thank you!

  9. ErinThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 7:09pm PDT

    A Spooky fun time!

  10. Mel HughThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 8:36pm PDT

    My kids love this!!

  11. SheldonThursday, October 9th, 2014 — 8:48pm PDT

    Heard it’s a lot of fun, Love to check it out!

  12. M RedmanFriday, October 10th, 2014 — 10:29am PDT

    Booo!!!!!!! A train with ghosts, how great is that.

  13. Jen RFriday, October 10th, 2014 — 11:23am PDT

    I would like to bring my kids to this!

  14. meredithFriday, October 10th, 2014 — 12:42pm PDT

    Would love yo take my daughter!

  15. tracyFriday, October 10th, 2014 — 8:45pm PDT

    yes please!

  16. YorgiaSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 11:19am PDT

    This sounds like the right scary way to spend our Halloween!& would be our first time to go on the train! 🙂

  17. CurtisSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 12:46pm PDT

    I haven’t been on the ghost train yet, ready for a spooktacular time!

  18. KevinSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 1:24pm PDT


  19. Kelsey WSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 1:26pm PDT

    Sounds spooky!

  20. rebeccaSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 3:24pm PDT

    Me and my fellow goblins and ghosts would love this please Boo

  21. bjhSaturday, October 11th, 2014 — 3:30pm PDT

    Would love to take my friend’s kids!

  22. NatalieSunday, October 12th, 2014 — 8:53am PDT

    I love the Ghost Train

  23. daeSunday, October 12th, 2014 — 11:17am PDT

    Would love these tickets.

  24. Greg LSunday, October 12th, 2014 — 11:59am PDT


  25. LynSunday, October 12th, 2014 — 1:38pm PDT

    LOVE the Ghost Train! We go every year. Can’t wait to see this year’s theme. So fun!

  26. chistaMonday, October 13th, 2014 — 10:20am PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  27. StotesTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 6:26am PDT

    Sounds like a great time!

  28. VickiTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 9:41am PDT

    Hoping to try this with my kids this year…they are finally ready to give it a go! Crossing fingers! Thank you!!!

  29. Simone LiberaTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 9:51am PDT

    Wouldn’t have to drag the kids to this one- they’d run out the door to jump on the ghost train! Fingers crossed!

  30. SamanthaTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 10:25am PDT

    This would be so fun!

  31. BernadetteTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 10:50am PDT

    this is a family tradition big or small. Would love to win!!!

  32. RebeccaTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 2:05pm PDT

    I love the Ghost Train! Hope I can get tickets 🙂

  33. NicoleTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 9:04pm PDT

    Sounds a like it could be a spook-tacular time.

  34. leanneTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 9:34pm PDT

    I Would love to take my kids to this. Last year we took them to the matinee but they didn’t find it scary enough so we want to go again to the evening one.

  35. leanneTuesday, October 14th, 2014 — 9:34pm PDT

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