Anyone go to Playland’s Halloween Fright Night? I went this year and it was fantasic! I’m not a fan of roller coasters but for 15 bucks (corp discount) on sundays, you get to go enjoy the short line ups with no kids, no mom and dads with strollers. Most importantly, it was the haunted houses that did it for me.
There were 4 haunted houses you would walk thru and one you sit in a cart. There were two haunted houses where you were able to walk thru with 3D glasses and when you walk in, the colors and the paintings on the walls made me feel the walls were moving. Visually it was already scary esp. when you’re disoriented by loud noises and flash lights and all other special effect. But when you add a few real actors/actresses, it was urberly pee in your pants fantastic. They pretty much replaced all of the monsters with human actors. There would be at least 10 actors popping out of cages, jumping out from closets and crawling out from briefcases. Even when you get a warning: “Please do not touch the props or the actors. They will not touch you.” You still get scared when they jump in your face, point blank. We had 2 guys and 6 girls and even when my gf closing her eyes hands around my wasit, these actors would whisper in my gf’s ears “I know you can see me, I know you are scared”. Hey, you can’t cover your eyes and ears at the same time trying to hold on to your bf in front right? It was great.
You see the odd staff dressed up with masks and costumes walking around, so we didnn’t pay too much attention since there were any WOW factor. Then there was this werewolf. Initially, it was a “oh-you’re-a-werewolf” moment, but when this werewolf started to follow us and began to circles us, we thought, 'we get the point, you’re a werewolf HA-HA, you’re trying too hard'. The moment we ignored the werewolf and walk passed it, somewhere, somehow, he pulls out a chainsaw, reving it “BRA BRAAA BRAAAAAAAAA” chasing after us. Let’s just say I was running and screaming like a school girl. I know I must have pushed and trampled over 10 people along the way.
Best experience at Playland for fright night. Highly recommended!!!