Every year October a few weeks before Halloween, the Stanley Park miniature train operates with a Halloween Ghost theme! As you take the 14 minute train ride, there are many scary scenes for the theme alongside the ride to scare and thrill you! There are actually live actors who perform alongside the train (night train only).
In addition to the miniature train rides, there is a haunted maze, haunted barn, and other activities.
You need to purchase tickets to go on the train ride. Tickets are sold online and on-site. It gets very busy right closer to Halloween night and many of the core times sell out! Tickets are sold for half-hour time slots which guarantee you will get on the train around the END time of the slot. You should line up for the START time(or earlier) of your time slot.
Note: This train ride is probably not for the really little children, but the older children and adults will love it! Guys...it makes a great date! When your date gets scared she will hang onto you!
Remember to dress appropriately. You may have to wait in a queue outside for your boarding time. It may be rainy, cold, and/or windy outside. The train has a roof, but you may still get a bit wet and cold so be prepared!
The theme for 2016 is Day of the Dead! This means you will be serenaded by a mariachi bank of cockroaches, see the Aztec Lord and the Lady of Death.
The Spooky Barn is back for another year!&bnsp; This is an indoor haunted barn that is open when the train is open. It costs $2 per person to enter the barn.
Dates: October 8 to October 31, except closed on October 10 for Tranksgiving Day!
Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 5:30pm to 9:30pm; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 5:30pm to 10pm; Matinee Train on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 11am to 5:30pm Note: the matinee train does not have a live performance!
Ticket prices: Adults(18-64): $11, Seniors(65+): $8, Child/Youth(3-17): $8, Child(2 and under): free, Matinee Train: $6 Purchase tickets online or on-site. On-site sales start at 3pm daily (or 11am for Matinee trains) and they only sell same day tickets on-site.
The theme for 2015 is Horror Classics! This probably means that Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, and other creepy creatures will arise!
The 2014 Halloween Ghost Train theme is "Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden". Additionally, there is a 'Spooky Barn', pumpkin patch, pumpkin-carving tent, dress-up costume contest, and a latern-lit nature walk! The train will operate from October 10, 2014 to November 1, 2013. The train operates Monday to Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Friday thru Sunday evenings from 5pm to 10pm, with matinees 11am to 5pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The 2013 Halloween Ghost Train theme is 'Classic Monster Movies'. The train will operate from October 11, 2013 to November 2, 2013. The train operates nightly from 6pm to 10pm with matinees 11am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The 2012 Halloween Ghost Train theme was 'Scary Fairy Tales'. Earlier, in 2012, the beautiful little train station burned down. However, the area was cleaned up and the Halloween Ghost Train operated as per usual.
The 2011 Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train theme was 'Circus of Disaster'!
The 2010 Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train theme was 'Alice in Wonderland'!
The Halloween Ghost Train is located at the Stanley Park Junction in Stanley Park. This is up Pipeline Road on the right past the Rose Garden and is next to the Bus Loop. Nearby is the Air Force Garden of Rembrance and the Wishing Well.
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