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Which theme parks are celebrating Halloween this year

By 30 October 2015 No Comments

Not sure what parks are celebrating Halloween this weekend? Here’s a list we’ve complied of all the parks around Australia and what their Halloween offerings are.

Fright Nights - Movie World (2015)

Warner Bros. Movie World (QLD)

Without a doubt, the original and best Halloween event in Australia. With world class mazes, scare precincts and live shows, Movie World’s Halloween offerings compare favourably to its U.S. counterparts.

Mazes: Four
Scare precincts: Four
Live shows: Yes, including a 4-D movie
Other offerings: Rides, panic rooms

Price: $50 per person
When: Friday (30th) and Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 6.00 – 10.30pm

Aussie World Halloween (2015)

Aussie World (QLD)

This year Aussie World has certainly punched above its weight by offering two fantastic horror mazes, a children’s maze and a bucketload of roaming scare actors. With less queuing for rides and some great entertainment offerings, Aussie World is certainly a fantastic alternate to the larger Gold Coast parks’ offerings.

Mazes: Three
Scare precincts: No, roaming actors around park
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, trick or treating

Price: $29.95 per person
When: Friday (30th) and Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 6.00 – 10.00pm

Dreamworld Halloween (2015)

Dreamworld (QLD)

This is Dreamworld’s first attempt at hosting a Halloween event and it’s certainly looking to be a big one. The park is taking a more family friendly approach by offering only one maze and focusing on its entertainment and ride offerings. A laser show will feature at the end of the night.

Mazes: One
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, laser show, trick or treating

Price: $29.99 per person
When: Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 6.30 – 10.00pm

Sea World (QLD)

The most family friendly of all the Gold Coast parks’ offerings. Using a special Trick or Treasure Map, guests will have to follow the clues to find the goods!

Mazes: No
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: No
Other offerings: Trick or treating

Price: Included in park entry
When: Saturday (31st) and Sunday (1st)
Operating hours: During regular park hours

Adventure World Halloween (2015)

Adventure World (WA)

Focusing on its entertainment offerings, Adventure World in Perth takes Halloween seriously — albeit not with such a “scary” take like some of the other parks do. With world class rides, a pop-up “creepy” circus, roaming scare actors and a huge fireworks spectacular, it’s certainly worth the admission price!

Mazes: No
Scare precincts: Roaming actors
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, fireworks, live DJ

Price: $40 for adults, $35 for kids (online prices quoted; extra $5 at the gate)
When: Friday (30th) and Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 2.00 – 10.00pm

Wet’n’Wild Sydney (NSW)

Water slides and trick or treating — enough said, right!?

Mazes: No
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes (Nickelodeon movie on the big screen)
Other offerings: Water slides, trick or treating

Price: Included in park entry
When: Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: During regular park hours (11.00am – 7.00pm)

Luna Park Sydney (NSW)

With a brand new (permanent) interactive haunted house, mirror maze, trick or treating and some of Sydney’s best views, it’s definitely the place to be this Halloween in Sydney.

Mazes: One and a half (the mirror maze is the half)
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, trick or treating, light show

Price: $49.95
When: Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 7.00pm – 12.00am

Luna Park Melbourne (VIC)

With some great entertainment options and a few cool mazes, Luna Park Melbourne is definitely up there with its Halloween offerings.

Mazes: One
Scare precincts: Sort of, placed throughout park
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, roaming park entertainment

Price: Free entry; ride passes are $49.50 for 2 people (or dress up to receive free coupons)
When: Saturday (31st)
Operating hours: 7.00 – 11.00pm

Luna Park Melbourne also offers a more family friendly option from 11.00am – 7.00pm on Saturday (31st) and 11.00am – 8.00pm on Sunday (1st).