Halloween in amusement parks: what spooky program?

Halloween is an opportunity for amusement parks to change their scenery, giving pride of place to monsters, witches and other frightening creatures. Everyone redoubles their imagination to create new activities that will make the children tremble with pleasure and howl with laughter. And this year, they did great! 2022 program.

  Halloween in the parks'attraction : quel programme effrayant ?

Monday October 31, 2022 is the exact date of Halloween. In theory, a single evening where little monsters, once is not custom, are in the spotlight, but in practice, Halloween begins at the beginning of the month in amusement parks. Indeed, the very history of Halloween and its practices are the perfect opportunity to renew, by changing scenery and offering new activities. Enough to attract many visitors, who this year will not miss thrills and adrenaline rushes. Disneyland Paris, Parc Astérix, Futuroscope, Nigloland or the Mer de Sables: they have all concocted a program to make you swoon (for fun)!

Face your fears at the Parc du Petit Prince

From October 22 to November 6, the Parc du Petit Prince will put on its autumn costume to make its visitors shiver. On the occasion of these 15 days, all the attractions of the park will be themed for Halloween: the Crypt, the Manor, Halloween Express, the Chemin des Froussards and the Tour de la Mygale... And several shows will delight little visitors! The traditional autumn treasure hunt will test the brave players! To find the hidden surprises, they will have to solve a very mysterious enigma... Only those who will mobilize their mind and all their senses, taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch, will succeed! On October 31, the Park will extend its opening hours until 10 p.m. On the occasion of the Happy Halloween Hours, visitors will be able to enjoy a crazy day and defy their fears... As soon as night falls, the Grand Labyrinth will open its doors to the most daring: creatures of the shadows, lurking in the corners, will try to lose visitors in the dark maze. It will take courage to find the exit and not give in to the calls of the fire jugglers. Information on www.parcdupetitprince.com.

Little Prince Park

Dino-Zoo pulls out all the stops for Halloween

On the occasion of the All Saints holidays, Dino-Zoo, the most famous of the leisure parks dedicated to dinosaurs, is adorned with the colors and mystery of Halloween. From October 22 to November 6, it will invite young and old to live a unique experience. Unique like this park located in the Jurassien Massif where more than 80 ultra-realistic dinosaurs live side by side that made Dino-Zoo a success. In the midst of pumpkins, ghosts and vampires, the public will notably be able to discover 'A brain in the lab', the new magic show imagined for the occasion.
The program will also feature Tales and Secrets of the Loch Ness Monster and the new 4D animated film Happy Family. And what would Halloween be without campfires and roasted marshmallows? Information on www.dino-zoo.com/fr/


Chills and horror guaranteed at Parc Spirou Provence

Parc Spirou Provence, France's first 100% comic book amusement park, is launching its fifth Halloween season on October 15 . The park will thus be open during all the All Saints holidays, until November 6. And exceptionally, the park will be open in the evening on October 29, 30 and 31 and the park invites the public to come in costume! Spirou and all his friends will turn into mummies, zombies, vampires and monsters and the park will become a world where giant spiders, skeletons and pumpkins will reign supreme.
On the attractions side, children and parents will of course be able to enjoy the 24 attractions that have made the success of the park since its opening in June 2018: sensational attractions such as the Zombillenium (the second highest tower in Europe with its 90 m) and a fall at 140 km/h... or the Eviv Bulgroz, a unique attraction in France: a 30-meter-long arm that rotates 360 degrees while three other different movements surprise people who try it.
Softer attractions will reassure children with digital simulators such as the Supergroom and the Dinozorgs, like the roller coasters with the very latest Blorks Attack or the Spirou Racing, without forgetting the Fantasio Rodéo or the Marsu Palombia. Spiders' webs will cover the alleys and surprise animations, walks in the park and shows will be to be discovered twice a day for about twenty minutes with the live performance company Hanabi Circus. Many workshops (paying) will also be offered throughout the day: on the program, make-up, caricatures or pumpkin carvings! Finally, the Parc Spirou Provence will receive the designer and co-colorist Mathieu Reynès for his Harmony series, Arthur de Pins, author of the Zombillénium series and Midam, creator of the character of Kid Paddle, for signing sessions as close as possible to their readers. ! Information on www.parc-spirou.com.


Futuroween at Futuroscope

From October 22 to November 6, Futuroscope organizes Futuroween. Many places in the Park will thus take on a decor and a musical atmosphere of circumstances, like the creatures of Dr Froussard or the Vampire Rockets who will stroll through the paths of the park. The Rabbids will of course play the game by welcoming visitors in the morning. Nearly a ton of pumpkins will adorn the lawns of the Park (provided by local producers, then cooked on site or offered to associations) . Games of smoke, ephemeral decorations and dedicated soundtrack will also accompany you throughout the visit... To make the party complete, the children will be offered a few 'circumstances' gifts at the entrance. Of the makeups will also be offered to children in the village of chalets, dotted with braziers. The 'La Table d'Arthur' restaurant will rediscover the spirit of Halloween, with a themed meal in a 'shivering' atmosphere Finally, throughout the All Saints holidays, Futuroscope will be showing the film by animation for all audiences 'The Monster Family'. A horribly funny 3D adventure: on a trip to an amusement park, a witch casts a spell on them so that they are all transformed into abominable creatures! P read information about www.futuroscope.com


Halloween Festival at Disneyland Paris

The Disney Villains, otherwise known as Villains, come out of the shadows and invite themselves to the festivities of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris . They will take over Disneyland Park from October 1st! Bewitching encounters, mischievous atmosphere, terribly fun entertainment and attractions will be on the agenda for this celebration. And this year, two Disney Halloween Evenings will enchant Disneyland Park on October 29 and 31, 2022 until 2 a.m.!

For fun to be scared, Disneyland Park will be full of many Disney Villains (Maleficent, Captain Hook, The Queen of Hearts, Cruella…) who are already preparing for this celebration which will put them in the spotlight. This year also marks the return of Mickey's Halloween Celebration, in its full configuration after two years of absence. . A frenzied cavalcade during which the Disney Characters, dressed in their most beautiful Halloween costumes, will celebrate the beginnings of autumn in a festive and colorful atmosphere. Mickey will also enjoy surprising visitors from his amazing 'Mickey's Illusion Manor' float home to some prankster spirits!

This year, at nightfall, ahead of Disney D-Light, the great success of the 30th Anniversary including a ballet of drones, and Disney Illuminations, the Disney Villains will have one last mesmerizing surprise for visitors: a Twilight with the Disney Villains . For those looking for thrills, Disneyland Paris is also the ideal place, with its attractions for young and old! The little ones will be able to show their courage in attractions such as 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Alice's Curious Labyrinth *, or in La 'Dragon's Lair* . As for the more daring, will they dare to (re)cross the gates of the famous 'Phantom Manor* ? In this dilapidated residence, the phosphorescent specters feast and dance in the vast dining room without worrying about its visitors. Visitors can then go to the Walt Disney Studios Park, to tremble with friends with the famous 'The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror* . Dizzying 13-story drops, darkened spaces and spooky specters: they will be transported to another dimension! More information on www.disneylandparis.com .

Festival Halloween

Fear on Parc Astérix: heading for the Catacombs!

From October 1 to November 6, 2022, Parc Astérix changes its face with the unmissable event of the park: ' Fear in the Park' . For this new season, Parc Astérix is ​​offering something new sirius curse and receives a disturbing visit to its docks from a ship that has been missing for almost a century. Its mysterious passengers, presumed to have been shipwrecked for so long, are already rejoicing at the idea of ​​dismounting to get to know the tender Gaulish visitors better. take over this scary new area. In the night version, 1 live DJ set will be held to make visitors and mysterious passengers dance in a dark atmosphere.

Also this year, Parc Astérix is ​​putting on the colors of autumn with 14 tons of pumpkins and 3,000 plants of corn and bales of straw installed in the alleys of the Park and the hotels . To guarantee everyone the best experience, the fear zones are delimited everywhere in the Park, thanks to traffic lights to inform of the degree of fear: Little thrill for the little ones, Moderate fright for the whole family and big terror for the more adventurous. The little ones will be able to walk along a route that looks like a living garden in La Forêt d'Idéfix. A whole plant world will be honored through larger than life creatures!

Haunted houses are also returning to the park . The catacombs is for the most daring visitors tempted by a dreadful expedition into the darkest part of the catacombs. Guided by a gravedigger to a secret entrance in the heart of a cemetery, they enter the haunted house through a large vault located in underground tunnels. The House of Fear allows lovers of strong emotions to face their greatest nightmares. They will embark on an initiatory journey to meet different mythical characters from Peur sur le Parc: the living dead, clowns, spiders or the famous 'chainsaw man' will be there to welcome them.

Thanks to the Wrath of Anubis , visitors will be able to peruse the inventory of an ancient Egyptian collection and meet upset spirits who have been set free... Mission Perdue will allow visitors to go on an expedition to the stars in search of the lost crew on a strange planet and the 6 Scare Fair to live 6 experiences through dances, stunts or games of all kinds. Finally, three days will be offered with a extended opening until 10 p.m. on October 1, 8 and 15. S ix unmissable nights, requiring specific tickets, are organized on October 22, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 5 until midnight . On the program for these nocturnes, the fire and percussion show Inferno where artists wield fire and pyrotechnic effects, the sound and light show on the emblematic facade of the Oziris attraction. More informations on www.parcasterix.fr

Fear at Parc Astérix

NigloWeen at Nigloland: Chills and Thrills Guaranteed

From October 1 to November 13, 2022, the parc Nigloland celebrate halloween like every year for 20 years! It's the long-awaited period in the Dolancourt amusement park. While the magnificent forest of Aube is adorned with autumnal colors, Nigloland transforms and puts on its Halloween costume for the greatest pleasure of the whole family. Monsters, Skeletons, Witches …they all meet at Nigloland for the 20th anniversary of Nigloween. This year, Nigloween honors his family history with the terrible monsters of his circus . Indeed, the Gélis family, founders of the park, who have perpetuated the art of entertainment and attractions for 6 generations finds its foundation in the art of the circus. As a tribute to the circus and performing arts, Mr. Loyal will invite himself and take control of Nigloween's 20th anniversary. Every day during the All Saints holidays, visitors will be able to shiver at the terrifying new spectacle of the Scary Circus , performances by contortionists, acrobats and other surprises await young and old alike. On October 15 & 16 and every evening from October 22 to November 6, big fireworks will also surprise visitors with an enchanting sound and light show that will make the sky of Nigloween shine. Learn more about www.nigloland.fr


Dreadful Sea of ​​Sand

The park La Mer de Sable invite families to celebrate halloween from October 1 to November 6, 2022 . Little scared or terrified, the children will see all the colors! But it won't show under their awful make-up and spooky disguise! This year, Bill Le Macabre's labyrinth in wood, from local forests, takes on the air of haunted trail . Will visitors, whether young or old, be able to solve Bill the Macabre's puzzles and find the way out of his Labyrinth?

Adventure-filled attractions are transformed: discover the train Silver Mountain revisited for the occasion, the Train des Sables transformed into Train of Souls , the transformed attractions Mississi'Trouille or Chikachocottes! You can also discover the West City monstrous spectacle , Day of the Dead , inspired by the Mexican tradition. Children will be able to challenge the monsters to funny face contests and every day a mysterious character will designate the most awful visitors who will be rewarded. For the first time this year, the park will be open non-stop during school holidays from October 22 to November 6, but also every weekend from October 1 to celebrate Halloween in preview. More info on www.merdesable.fr


A terrifyingly scary Halloween at the France Miniature park

From October 22 to November 6, the France Miniature theme park is decked out in Halloween colors and transformed into a spooky world.


the monuments are overrun with bats, spiders, skeletons and other oddities. Visitors will be invited to participate in the dreadful treasure hunt to find who stole Queen Alién'Os de la Citrouille's jewelry. Clues are to be spotted throughout the visit, hidden in the various monuments of the park or held by horrible creatures... On the program: treasure hunt, distribution of sweets and other terrifying surprises... Information on www.franceminiature.fr

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