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Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Stanley Park Ghost Train is Back!

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train offers up a fun and spooky seasonal activity where riders take a fun journey through a world constructed by Halloween and other creepy tales. This year's theme is 'Classic Horror', complete with lights, sounds, and live performers. The classic night train is a popular attraction for those seeking a creepy thrill, while the matinee train rides are suited more for families, school groups, and groups with children (there are no live performers during the matinee train rides). There are also a variety of other activities to check out when you visit, including the Spooky Barn, Creature Feature Tent, Lantern- Lit Walks, and more. To help you get in the spooky spirit there will be live music on select nights from local bands.  The Ghost Train's partner charity is the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, and visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank.  See below for all the details on this fun Halloween attraction and how you can WIN one of two pairs of tickets to the Ghost Train for October 15th.

October 9 November 1, 2015. (Closed October 12 for Thanksgiving Day).  
Night Train  
Monday to Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm  
Friday to Sunday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm  
Matinee Train  
Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 5:30pm  
The train is covered, but dress warmly.  
Buy online at www.ghosttrain.ca or by phone (604-252-3700) with TicketLeader.  
If the time slot you want is sold out online a portion of tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site. However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly, so go early!  
On-site ticket sales start at 3:00pm (11:00am for matinee trains, Friday to Sunday). You can buy same day tickets only.  

About this Year's Theme, 'Classic Horror'
Lights...camera...all aboard!!   
Back from the graveyards of yesteryear comes the most gripping, exciting, and spine-tingling creatures ever to haunt the Stanley Park Train! Dracula, Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, and more, as they come back to life from behind the silver screen to haunt you, chill you, and thrill you! This weird and wild adventure will take you back to a time when moving pictures dared to unearth the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds.  
More Activities  
Spooky Barn  
The 2nd annual Spooky Barn is open during all operating hours. Enjoy this fun indoor, haunted addition to our family friendly event. Escape from the weather and have a Spooky good time for just $2 per person. The Spooky Barn will be available for both matinee and evening show times.  

Creatures of the Night – presented by the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)  
Running in conjunction with the Stanley Park Ghost Train, Creatures of the Night is a free, family- friendly theatrical experience.   The Creature Feature tent in the miniature train area offers hands-on activities for all ages and is staffed by friendly volunteers ready to teach visitors about Stanley Park’s nocturnal creatures.  Visit the Creature Feature tent to register for your free walk. 
Lantern-Lit Walks: Thursday - Sunday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Walks leave every half hour.  
Creature Feature table: 7 nights a week 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm  

Movie Theatre Tent  
Classic horror films, such as The Mummy (1932), and Dracula (1931) will be showing at night in a tent beside the Ticket Booth. During the matinee trains, children’s films will be showing, such as Hotel Transylvania.  

Pumpkin Patch  
Pumpkins are available on site for $5 each.  

Activities Tent  
Nightly feature activities (5:30pm onwards), such as face painting and colouring sheets.  
Both Saturday and Sunday matinees will have face painting.  
There will be no activities on Halloween night,

Costume Contest  
October 27 at 7pm in the picnic tent 
Kids 17 and under can enter. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in each age group.  

Costume Sales  
Net proceeds will go to SPES & the Vancouver Food Bank. Adult-sized costumes used in previous Ghost Train performances will be on sale, on Tuesdays October 13 and 20, from 6-9pm.  

Visit the blog's Facebook page to enter.


Visit www.ghosttrain.ca for more info and to reserve tickets. You can also find the Ghost Train on Facebook and Twitter. #GhostTrain

Logo & Images courtesy of the Stanley Park Ghost Train

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