From TV-shows, to movies and video games – the “post-apocalyptic world” is a setting few don’t ponder. Personally I’m all for a mad-max style world with lots of big engines and amazing late-seventies fashion and Tina Turner in a chain mail dress. On second thought… it was kind of a nightmare fever dream of a movie, wasn’t it? PERFECT for Halloween! This October 20 and 27th Aussie world will be holding their annual Halloween party – with a theme to scream for – THE (post) APOCALYPSE.
With unlimited rides and frights and other fun scares Aussie World is putting on one hell of a show for the whole family: “The Sunshine Coast’s biggest Halloween event is back in 2018 over two big weekends! Set in a not-too-distant dystopian future, the Wasteland at Aussie World is riddled with strange apocalyptic creatures lurking around every corner. Enter at your own risk… Explore the park after dark, take a trip into the apocalyptic Wasteland and tame the four new EPIC mazes (three of them are not for the faint hearted) including the notorious Mayhem Maze. This year’s Halloween FestEvil includes: four epic mazes, roving entertainment, live music, spooky disco in The Shed, trick or treat plus rides and attractions. Families are welcome but parental guidance is recommended as some characters and scenes may frighten younger children. There will also be a dedicated kids zone separate from the Wasteland that the little ones can enjoy!”.
So for my fellow Halloween fans – the question remains, how would you rather celebrate this ghoulish holiday? Throw a costume party with bad music on a worse sound system with some sickly sweet punch you’re pretty sure you saw some seedy looking ghost pour something insidious into? Or how about something a little more family friendly? Aussie World are once again holding their smash hit of a Halloween Festival, The Aussie World Halloween FestEVIL – The Sunshine Coasts biggest of All Hallows’ parties – And no seedy ghosts at the punch bowls – promise! Opening night is set to be bigger and better than ever this October’s Friday 13th – Could they pick a more appropriate date?
As return participants me and my pack of raiders will definitely be putting our best work into our costumes and taking aim at the big prize but more than anything it’s something we as a family can bond over. The artistic and creative journey of conceptualising and creating our own and individual costumes and characters to accompany them, it’s something we as a unit always look forward to with excitement and joy.
For more information on this years FestEVIL visit the webpage here, with tickets starting at just $35.