I really like the sound of this because for the first time it looks like they could be going for the same scale that the US parks do it. The park is very suited to Halloween, much more than Thorpe, so hopefully they'll be able to add a large amount of spooky theming to most rides and even change some of their names...
Air - Vampire (Dress the station in Red and black with coffins and hang red fabrics off the supports)
Rita - Devil's Claw (Have devil tridents everywhere and flame bursts all the way down the launch track that go off down the line in order when the train is in the station for example. Have search lights on a sequence flying over the queueline area.)
Oblivion - Gallows Hill (Themed with all things Hangman and execution... axes, body bags, guillotines, slashing, scraping, screaming sound effects. The drop lit up with bright white lights which all flicker off to darkness as the train holds and then drops down.)
The Flume - There's a Spider in my Bathtub (Aimed more at families - the woods are in pitch blackness apart from the spiders webs draped from the trees and the spiders that hand from them. Replace the duck in the tunnel with a spider, naturally. Cobwebs in queue and station.)
Duel - The Haunted House LIVE (Disable the guns and simply have loads of live actors wondering around the ride, tapping people on the shoulder, or jumping onto the back of cars, or from behind props.)
Spinball Whizzer - Pumpkin Patch (More family aimed again - theme the cars as pumpkins, and simply have loads of straw and scarecrows around the ride and on the block break runs.
And then have all other rides lit up with different coloured lights and spooky music. Could work out to be awesome - and the theming could be kept for year after year.
I agree with Nick that the Black Hole tent would be a super place to house a large horror maze. Is the Big Top tent still free too? That could be used for another one, maybe the 3D cinema for a more family friendly one? The more mazes the merrier, or spookier. :lol:
I really like the way of using the Haunted Hollow and effectively turning it into a scare zone like they have in Universal Studios.
With a good marketing campaign they have the chance to turn this into a very popular event that could run annually for a long time to come.