30th November 2022
Catalonia Events Culture

80% tickets sold out for south Europe’s scream park

Horrorland, south Europe’s first ever “scream park,” has already sold 80% of its 22,500 available tickets months before it is due to open its doors.

The Halloween-based theme park will be in operation on weekends and holidays from October 11 to November 17 in an industrial estate in Cercs, northern Catalonia.

It will give employment to a total of 125 people. Its temporary site is fitting – next to an abandoned power station.

Economic impact

The mayor of Cercs has highlighted the benefits for the local economy that Horrorland will bring. “It is a big impact that is very important for us,” said Jesús Calderer.

Some of the main attractions include haunted houses, escape rooms, outside shows, and interactive games designed to spook. Horrorland also has its own mascot: a Beetlejuice-like character called Mortimer.

Mortimer, Horrorland’s mascot (ACN)

One of the haunted houses is based on the derelict power station looming over the site where visitors will find freakish mutations inside ready to give them fright. More attractions will be revealed over time up until the grand opening.

The companies behind the first park of its kind in southern Europe, Horror Box and Insomnia, have expressed surprise at how fast tickets have been sold, despite it being a temporary attraction. At the start of June, half of all tickets had been bought, prompting organizers to consider extending the project.

Recent Posts

Ukrainian art on display at Madrid museum after defying Russian bombs

News Desk

Focus: Netflix picks Madrid for its largest studios in EU, helping Spain’s aim to be the ‘Hollywood of Europe’

News Desk

The Irish Arts Festival kicks off in Sitges – full programme of events, Thurs-Sun

News Desk

Spain is guest of honour at Frankfurt Book Fair, opened in presence of Felipe VI

News Desk

Focus: familiar voices of Ireland coming to the Irish Arts Festival in Sitges

Features

The Jarramplas Festival: why in Cáceres it’s an honour to be pelted with turnips

Adam L. Maloney

Leave a Comment