Halloween Ghost Train

October 1, 2009

Zombies. Voodoo gods. Wild Women of the Woods. Three-headed dogs. Mexican witches’ brew. All these and more are in store for those who dare to climb aboard this year’s Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train.

Since 1999, the Ghost Train has become an annual tradition for thousands of families craving thrills and excitement. Reinventing itself each year with new themes, sets, costumes and many more surprises conjured up by the creative team at Mortal Coil Performance Society, the Ghost Train is a uniquely wonderful and fun experience every trick-or-treat season.

Just ask Georgie—if you get a chance. In the latest Ghost Train adventure, Georgie is on the run, dodging and ducking an international group of ghouls and ghosties that inhabit the underworld. Will the mischievous boy outrun the Wild Woman of the Woods, outwit the voodoo god Obatal, outsmart the Goddess of Death Kali? And can he stay one step ahead of the man with the Georgie-sized sack, Gentleman Jack?

Directors Sharon Bayly, Peter Hall and Marietta Kozak of Mortal Coil head up this year’s crew of actors, dancers, stilt performers, and puppeteers bringing demons from all corners of the world’s folklore to life. Don’t worry, though – even as you venture through the Mouth of Hell and travel to the Underworld, you’ll be safe and comfortable in our evil-proofed Ghost Train… trust us! Mwahahahahahaha!

Family adventures at this year’s Ghost Train, in addition to the train ride, will include face painting and the always-popular Children‚Äôs Haunted Farmyard and its spooky animals, along with other activities. And on Thursday through Saturday nights, you can take part in Creatures of the Night Walks hosted by the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

The Ghost Train runs from October 9th – November 1st nightly from 6 pm –10 pm at the Miniature Railway in Stanley Park (off Pipeline Road). Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for children/youth (2- 18) and seniors (65+). Advance tickets are available now through Ticketmaster at 604.280.4444 or www.ticketmaster.ca or in person at any Ticketmaster location. For more information, call the Vancouver Park Board at 604-257-8531 or visit www.vancouverparks.ca.