It feels like summer is barely in our rearview window, and yet Halloween is right around the corner. This is no trick. You’re being treated to two videos in one week! The Stanley Park Ghost Train has opened up for another season of frightening (and delighting) young children (and the young at heart). This year, they’re taking an Irish folklore approach with the origin story of Jack O’Lantern and his journey through the dark forest.
This video was shot entirely on the Google Pixel 3 XL, as were all of the photos below.
In addition to the train itself, you’ll find some free attractions and activities in the surrounding plaza too. There are two haunted mazes: one for littler kids and one bigger one. The humble pumpkin patch returns, as do the Stanley Park Ecology Society exhibits. Kids will also enjoy the free movie theater and craft stations.
And then there’s a stage with live performances too, including some unique “juggling” acts.
The Stanley Park Ghost Train runs until Halloween. Regular tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (65+) and youths (13-18), $8 for children (3-12), and free for kids 2 and under. The matinee train (Friday to Sunday), with no live performers or actors, is $6 for all ages. Parking is free.
Now, we anxiously await Bright Nights to roll around for the Christmas holiday season. It’ll be hear before you know it!
Disclosure: We attended the Stanley Park Ghost Train media night, including complimentary tickets for the train itself. We received no additional compensation. All opinions are my own.