Spooktober at Luna Dark
Time Out says
Melbourne's two spookiest festivals are combining for massive scares this Halloween
St Kilda's two spookiest festivals are combining into one terrifying event this Halloween. Spooktober (which used to held at St Kilda Town Hall) and Luna Dark are merging in 2019 into Spooktober at Luna Dark – a terrifying eight-night Halloween festival at Luna Park.
Prepare for the fright of your life as the usually jolly amusement park is transformed into spooky world filled with ghost, ghouls, monsters and more. Fans of Spooktober's hair-rising haunted houses will be pleased to hear they'll return in 2019, with Spooktober founder and director Dale Pope enlisting experts from the United States to design the horrifying abodes.
There will be two haunted houses to try this year. Only the truly fearless should opt for the Extreme Phobia house, while scaredy cats are better off trying the Haunted Fairytales house. There will also be "carnevil" games like pumpkin tossing and eyeball fishing; a SFX parlour where you can complete your Halloween costume with some gruesome make-up; and the Haunted Spirits Bar where you can imbibe themed cocktails while enjoying music and entertainment.
Mini monsters (that is, children) are welcome at Spooktober at Luna Dark. There will be a Little Zombies Trick or Treat Trail with each zombie station kids find gifting them a Wizz Fizz treat. It costs a gold coin donation to take part on the trail, will donations going towads My Room (a charity funding support for those with childhood cancer).
Luna Parks rides will also be operational every day and night of Spooktober at Luna Dark. Costumes are highly encourages as there will be competitions for best dressed, plus a photo station to capture your look for posterity.
Tickets for Spooktober at Luna Dark can be purchased online now.