Ghost Train at Stanley Park – Alien Invasion 2017

Ghost Train at Stanley Park - Alien Invasion 2017Are you ready for an Alien Invasion that’s out of this world? Join agents as they investigate a spaceship crash landing right in the middle of Stanley Park! Journey into restricted zones as you ride the popular Ghost Train to unravel the mystery of some very unexpected park visitors. Be prepared to treat yourself to the stellar sounds of a 5-piece rock band, visit the very secretive Area 52, ride through a star field tunnel of lasers, and steel your nerves for the slow reveal of the twelve foot greys.

Area 52 – The very secretive happenings in Area 52 are open all operating hours, during matinee and evenings. Enjoy this fun, indoor addition to our family friendly event featuring face painting, crafts and movies. Creatures of the Night – presented by Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) Running in conjunction with the Stanley Park Ghost Train, Creatures of the Night is a free, family-friendly experience. The Creature Feature tent in the Ghost Train plaza area offers hands-on activities for all ages and is staffed by friendly volunteers ready to teach you about alien plants and other bizarre creatures that inhabit Stanley Park.

Pumpkin Patch – Can’t ever have too many jack-o-lanterns. Visit the pumpkin patch where $5 buys you a pumpkin to take home.

Food Bank Donations – When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to their partner charity, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Bring your non-perishable food items for the food bank.

Costume Contest – Don’t miss the costume contest on October 24 in the picnic tent for kids 17 and under. There will be prizes awarded for best costume in each age group.

Live Music – On Friday & Saturday nights, the Ghost Train plaza will feature live music from a stellar 5-piece rock band to get train passengers in the mood for some spooky extra-terrestrial fun.

Food Vendors – Get fuelled for your Ghost Train experience! New this year, Old Country Pierogis’ Polish comfort food will keep everyone warm and happy, whether it’s a warming bowl of hunter’s stew or a big plate of pierogis. Insomniac’s Coffee will be serving up their specialty coffee concoctions for moms and dads while the kids will have a hard time choosing between Dayglo cotton candy and the out-of-this-world Galaxy candy apples from A Sweet Mind. The Crop Circle Café and Canteen will feature perennial favourites on their menus as well as some new baked treats for Halloween, and no train ride is complete without a bag of delicious organic popcorn from the CobHouse. Food vendors will be open for both matinee and evening show times.

Tickets are now on sale through TicketLeader. From 3:00pm onwards each day, you can purchase tickets at the ticket booth in the Stanley Park Train Plaza. You can buy same-day tickets only.  At least half of the tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if Ticketmaster is sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site. However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly.

Your ticket is valid for one Ghost Train ride and other attractions in the plaza.  Train tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot.  Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks.  There are also matinee train rides which are more kid-friendly as it is daytime, and no one is popping out to scare the riders.

Admission rates (prices do not include GST): adults (19 – 64 yrs) $12; children (3 – 12 years) $8 youth (13-18 yrs) $9; children 2 years & under FREE; seniors (65+ yrs) $9; matinee (train only – all ages) $6.00.

Ghost Train at Stanley Park:

When: October 13 – 31, 2017
Time: Matinees: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm;
Evenings: Mon – Thurs 5:30pm – 9:30 pm & Friday – Sunday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Stanley Park Miniature Train station

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