Thorpe Park The Walking Dead Fright Nights

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


This weekend I went to Thorpe Park to visit The Walking Dead live mazes for Fright Nights. I went with my husband and our nephew and because of my SC joint playing up again (long story for a different day) I was unable to go on any rides. They spent the day on roller coasters whilst I sat with the bags but as soon as the queues for Derren Brown's Ghost Train and The Walking Dead mazes opened I was ready to have some fun.


Halloween is always a weird time of year for me. I love everything to do with it apart from actually being scared. I don't do scary films and I can't stand the dark but The Walking Dead is one of my favourite shows so I couldn't miss the opportunity to come face to face with a walker. The whole park is decorated for halloween with pumpkins hidden here there and everywhere.



But my favourite part of the scenery was finding little hints of TWD hidden around the park. Like the grave yard with all the dead characters and signs saying 'go back' and 'dead inside' with burnt walkers hanging about in random places.

We got there early in the day so by the time the mazes opened at 3pm we were already waiting, which meant queue times were really short. I heard a few people walking around the park saying they were waiting for it to get dark before they went into the open air mazes, so if you don't mind it being day light, go to the mazes early to avoid long queues. 


The Living Nightmare maze was by far the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my whole life. It was inside so it was really dark and there were walkers everywhere. I don't want to give too much away, but you do meet Neegan as you enter the maze and Lucille is firmly in his grasp. I managed to lose my voice from screaming so loud and it took me a good half hour to get my heart rate anywhere near normal. I have now realised that if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, I'm probably going to be one of the first to go. It's probably not a bad thing, I used my nephew as a human shield at one point, and I would probably do it again if I was put in the same situation! 

Sanctum was far more manageable, but again I was in daylight, I can imagine it being far worse in the dark. This one is all outside and I would liken it more to London Dungeons kind of scary. The live actors talk to you and creep you out but they aren't anywhere near as bad as Living Nightmare. This one works a little better if you follow TWD as there are lots of elements of the maze that you probably wouldn't understand if you hadn't seen it. 

There is also a TWD Final Cut Cinema that gives you a recap on the last 7 seasons and an awesome look at next season, which looks unreal! 

Have you been to Thorpe Park Fright Nights yet? 

Abi xo

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11 comments :

  1. I love the walking dead, this looks like it could be fun in the dark 💕💕

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    1. There was no way I was going back in once the sun had gone but everyone else seemed to love it!

      Abi xo

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  2. Wow, this sounds like a really terrifying experience!! I am not a lover of rollercoasters so the mazes would be ideal for me whilst my Dad and brother enjoyed the hair-raising rides haha! Sanctum sounds like something I'd enjoy although I've never actually watched TWD so it might be a little lost on me!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I usually love the rides so I was gutted I couldn't go on. I usually try and avoid the mazes but decided to be brave this year. I'm sure you would still enjoy Sanctum!

      Abi xo

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  3. Hi, I keep meaning to visit at this time of year, it looks like a scary but fantastic experience.

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    1. It wasn't too scary which I was relieved about. You should definitely give it a go!

      Abi xo

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  4. omggggg this sounds RIGHT up my street! HOW did I not know about this sooner?! I absolutely LOVE the walking dead, (as in, I just discovered it this may and watched all seasons in 9 days lol!), I've been to thorpe park but had no idea they had this. Looks like I need to be making another trip! x

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    1. Definitely!! I loved all of the TWD elements around the park and if you love the show you will definitely love the mazes!

      Abi xo

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  5. I'm not really a fan of the Walking Dead but this sounds like such an amazing experience x

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    1. There are 3 other mazes if you don't really like zombies! I'm glad I forced myself to go!

      Abi xo

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  6. This looks so amazing! my teens would love it but i don't think my nerves could take it!

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