Kingston, Ontario – The great stone walls of Fort Henry were built to keep the enemy out and for centuries they had done just that. But now, the walls are trapping the enemy within. The Fort Henry Guard has been struggling to silence the dead, but it is only a matter of time before the Fort is overrun…
Fort Fright brings back the dead this fall with a new Zombie theme, new locations, new technology and new scares! Dare to enter the Fort and survive the impending zombie invasion! One of Ontario’s most unique fall events Fort Fright, opened for thrills and chills on Thursday, Sept. 26.
“Each year we work hard to develop a new compelling theme. Our customers have told us that they wanted even more interactivity and we’ve devised a theme and a layout that do just that” said Neil Shorthouse, Special Events Officer, Fort Henry. “We’ve expanded the event into the massive space in the Ditch and we’ve got some neat interactive components including more live actors and our new projection technology to immerse the visitor in the Zombie Invasion.”
The new route utilizing the Ditch area is a key part in the delivery of the new Zombie invasion theme. Visitors can expect to see ‘disturbed’ Zombie graves and will experience chilling sound effects and lighting that will test the senses. Plus live scare actors will be strategically located throughout the site…..waiting…. Did something just move? What was that noise?
The brave are encouraged to finish their visit with a stop in the Shop of Horrors where they can browse through a full selection of make-up, costumes, glow things and other novelty items such as Hallowe’en treat bags, Zombie t-shirts and Witch’s hats. Not scared enough? Try one of the many books about haunted battlefields, haunted theatres and Victorian Ghost Stories.
“Fort Fright has had a very positive impact on regional tourism and drawing visitors into The Great Waterway region during the fall. Since it launched in 2008 this event has drawn over 100,000 visitors. This year, thanks to the support of Celebrate Ontario funding we are excited to extend our new sound and light technology for a new 2.5D Zombie themed event. We think our visitors are going to love it!” said Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Good food, good value and great times are guaranteed in the new hospitality area. Reserved groups of 15 or more are welcome. For reservations, contact Jessup Foods direct at 613-530-2550 or visit http://www.foodandheritage.com.
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this event to avoid line-ups to purchase tickets and to gain quicker entry to the event. Tickets are available online at http://www.FortHenry.com.
Combo tickets are also available that provide admission to both Fort Henry’s Fort Fright and to Upper Canada Village’s Pumpkinferno (located near Morrisburg, Ontario). Combo tickets are just $20.00 a savings of almost 30% off individual ticket purchases.
Fort Fright Dates, Times & Pricing:
Thursday to Saturday – September 26 – October 19
Nightly – October 24 through November 2
Time – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (last ticket sold at 9:30 PM)
General Admission (ALL AGES): $15.00
Fort Fright is Eastern Ontario’s largest scare attraction and is described by many as Ontario’s Best Haunted experience. The event is sponsored by Via Rail Canada, The Great Waterway, Kingston Accommodation Partners, Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre Kingston, Tourism Kingston, Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston, and Celebrate Ontario.
For more information visit http://www.FortHenry.com or call the Customer Service Unit at 613-543-4328 (locally) or 800-437‑2233.