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DARE TO BE SCARED.... FORT HENRY'S FORT FRIGHT RETURNS ON OCTOBER 1, 2015


Hooded – Tunnel of Terror

A brand new sensory experience sure to send chills down your spine!

KINGSTON, Ontario – If you thought Fort Fright couldn’t get spookier …. well think again.  This year the award-winning event is bringing back fan favourites such as the Vortex, amazing wall projection, animatronics and an army of scare actors, plus added a second Coffin Ride.  The launch of a new multi-sensory experience called ‘HOODED- Tunnel of Terror’ will test your imagination, not to mention nerve.  HOODED – Tunnel of Terror is inspired by the poem ‘A Butcher’s Tale of the Fort Henry Tunnel” written by Canadian poet Watson Kirkconnell.   It was inspired by his time as a guard at Fort Henry during internment operations during World War I. 

The story tells of two German prisoners attempting to escape from Fort Henry through a hidden tunnel. Escape isn’t easy as the prisoners encounter snakes, vermin, insects and spiders ….. and their torches are extinguished.  Only one man survived.  As the story tells:

“Just at our feet, as we descended,
The honest limestone pavement ended,
And the whole passage, two feet deep,
Was filled with vipers half asleep,
A monstrous, writhing, reptile mass
That here had crept in swarms to pass
The winter, kenneled in the dark;
While far beyond then, like a spark,
A low, dim exit we could see,
Cluttered with mouldering debris,
For half the roof had fallen in
Where once a way for men had been,
And only left a gap in view
Where rats or snakes could wriggle through.”

Fort Fright’s HOODED – Tunnel of Terror experience will test the senses of groups of ” escapees” who will be given a hood that will obscure vision and result in a heightening of all other senses.  Shrouded in darkness and with only a rope to cling onto as a guide, HOODED – Tunnel of Terror will find participants encountering a series of incidents that will portray the escape attempt through Fort Henry’s hidden tunnels. 

The 19th century military fortress of Fort Henry provides an unrivalled setting and Fort Fright visitors will experience professional set design and animatronics complimented by sound and lighting effects and 3-D wall projections to set the stage for a spine-tingling experience.   Sound too scary for you?  Don’t worry you can get a Zombie Protection Amulet that is guaranteed to ward off direct scares.
 
Fort Fright has been acknowledged as one of Canada’s Creepiest Halloween Places and as one of the Top 10 Haunted Houses in North America.  There is really no other experience like it in the province.  If you haven’t visited yet, what are you waiting for?

Top off your tour with the Coffin Ride Buried Alive!  By popular demand a second Coffin Ride has been added.  Situated at the end of the tour, it is a memorable ending to your Fort Fright experience.  Stop by the Shop of Horrors retail area where you can browse through a full selection of Halloween themed items.

Dates & Rates:
Fort Fright opens on Thursday, October 1 and runs Thursdays through Sundays until October 18 (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and then nightly from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, November 1, 2015.  General admission is $16.  An additional fee applies to the Zombie Protection Amulet ($5); Hooded ($5) and to the Coffin Ride ($5).  All prices are plus HST.

If you just can’t get enough thrills and chills, the Unlimited Night Pass is the best way to experience Fort Fright.  For $25, 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!

 “This year we have really raised the bar on the Fort Fright experience.   Our team has been very creative in the development of the new HOODED attraction which will give visitors a whole new way to experience this event. Plus with more scare actors, great technology and the amazing backdrop of Fort Henry, we think this year will be our best Fort Fright yet.” – Jennifer Tarini, Manager, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada.

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 $27 plus tax.  

 

 

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
getaway@parks.on.ca

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