Fear the Dead, Beware the Dark
Frightful nights at Fort Henry’s Fort Fright begin October 2, 2014
KINGSTON, Ontario – Tighter corners. Darker areas. More live ghouls! Fort Fright in Kingston brings back the dead this fall on select nights from October 2 through November 1 with new locations, new technology and new scares. This award-winning largest scare event in South Eastern Ontario has been redesigned for 2014 to give bigger than life chills and thrills.
With the 19th century military fortress of Fort Henry as the setting, visitors will appreciate a high quality and professional set design in the layout of the event, installations and the overall visual presentation of the experience. The addition of more live scare actors, high quality Hollywood-style animatronics, eerie sound and light effects and 3-D wall projections will all set the stage to give you the most hair-raising experience. This year, not only will Fort Fright challenge you visually and with sounds, but now your sense of smell will also be engaged with the addition of scents to some of the exhibits.
“This year we have really focused on raising the quality of the layout of Fort Fright from a set-design perspective. Our team has been very creative in the addition of some new large scale props, displays and themes such as some overturned car wrecks that really help to set the mood. We have added more scare actors, and they are very popular with our visitors. Also, this year we will be engaging more of your senses. We have added different smells that will help to transport you into the experience even more” said Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada.
Other new displays include ‘Kannibal Kyle’ with his own special room of horrors. And you can top off your tour with a Coffin Ride. Situated at the end of the tour, it is a perfect and memorable ending to your Fort Fright experience. An additional fee of $5.00 (including taxes) applies. Stop by theShop of Horrors retail area where you can browse through a selection of full selection of Hallowe’en themed items.
Not sure if you are brave enough? Try the Safe Pass and be confident that you have the power to keep the ghouls away!! For just $5 you can purchase a glow-in-the-dark ‘Protection Amulet’ necklace that is guaranteed to keep you safe and the scary creatures at bay! It’s perfect for youngsters or adults who would prefer to keep the scare actors at a safe distance. The amulet lets the Fort Fright team know they should keep a wide berth from you, and you feel braver knowing you have the power! Protection Amulets can be purchased in the Shop of Horrors retail area or at the ticket booth.
And if you just can’t get enough thrills and chills, the Unlimited Night Pass is the best way to experience Fort Fright. For just $5 extra, you can have access to Fort Fright all evening long on the night of purchase. A great way to experience the event with a group of friends!
For the very brave, you can plan an overnight stay right on site at Fort Henry’s Fort Fright! Check-in at 5:00 p.m. to the authentic 19th century military surroundings of the Barracks Room. In keeping with the time period, the rooms do not have modern hotel amenities and guests must bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, towels and toiletries. Accommodations are available from Thursday to Sunday, October 2 to 19th and nightly from October 23 to November 1. The overnight cost is $50 per person with a minimum nightly charge of $200. Space is limited so book early! For more information or to reserve your overnight stay call the Customer Service team at 800-437-2233.
Good food, good value and great times are guaranteed in the Fort Fright hospitality area. Reserved groups of 15 or more are welcome.
For reservations, contact Jessup Foods at 613-530-2550 or visit their website www.foodandheritage.com. New this year is the addition of two food trucks, Two Nuts in a Food Truck and Farm Girl will be on site from October 16 to November 1 located just outside the main entrance. The Fort Henry Bakery will make a ghoulish return this fall offering scary and sweet treats and pizza buns.
Fort Fright Dates & Times
Thursday to Saturday - October 2 to 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Nightly – Thursday, October 23 to Saturday, November 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Last ticket is sold at 9:30 p.m.
PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET AND DOUBLE YOUR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE! This fall take in two of Eastern Ontario’s best events and purchase a combo ticket to Fort Henry’s Fort Fright and Upper Canada Village’s Pumpkinferno (Morrisburg, Ontario). Both events are sure to give you an adrenaline rush …. but for entirely different reasons! Combo pricing is general admission $23 plus tax.
Fort Fright is Eastern Ontario’s largest scare attraction and is described by many as Ontario's Best Haunted experience. The event is sponsored byVia Rail Canada, The Great Waterway, Kingston Accommodation Partners, Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre Kingston, Tourism Kingston and Celebrate Ontario.