Halloween: A Spooky Celebration at Amusement Parks
Halloween is a holiday celebrated around the world, known for its spooky and haunting theme. People often dress up in costumes and decorate their homes with cobwebs and skeletons to celebrate this holiday. It’s a time for thrills and excitement, and what better way to experience this than at an amusement park?
Amusement parks around the world celebrate Halloween by transforming their parks into a terrifying playground. Here we’ll focus on two of the most famous amusement parks in Europe: Moviepark Germany and Europa-Park.
The History of Halloween
Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31st. The Celts believed that on this night, the boundary between the living and the dead was blurred, and ghosts and other supernatural beings were able to roam the earth. To ward off these spirits, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare away the ghosts. Over time, the holiday evolved and was adopted by Christianity as All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, which is celebrated on November 1st. The night before became known as All Hallows’ Eve, which eventually became Halloween. Today, Halloween is celebrated around the world and has become a popular holiday for costumes, candy, and spooky fun.
Moviepark Germany: Horror-Filled Nights
Moviepark Germany is located in Bottrop, Germany and is known for its movie-themed attractions. During the Halloween season, the park transforms into a horror-filled playground where visitors can experience terrifying mazes, haunted houses, and spooky shows.
One of the most popular attractions during the Halloween season is the “Hollywood Monsters” maze, where visitors can encounter iconic monsters from classic horror movies. In addition, the park also offers a “Walking Dead” maze, based on the popular TV series, where visitors can feel like they are part of the show.
Europa-Park: A Haunting Adventure
Europa-Park is located in Rust, Germany and is one of the largest amusement parks in Europe. During the Halloween season, the park transforms into a haunted adventure, with over 180,000 pumpkins and other spooky decorations.
One of the most popular attractions during the Halloween season is the “Horror Nights – Traumatica” event. Visitors can experience five haunted houses, each with its own unique theme, and a scare zone where monsters roam the park.
In addition, Europa-Park also offers a family-friendly Halloween experience called “Pumpkin Festival”. Visitors can enjoy pumpkin carving, pumpkin-themed shows, and a pumpkin maze.
Halloween is a lot of fun!
Amusement parks are a great way to experience the thrills and excitement of Halloween. With terrifying mazes, haunted houses, and spooky shows, parks like Moviepark Germany and Europa-Park offer visitors an unforgettable Halloween experience. So put on your scariest costume and get ready for a hauntingly good time!