Thorpe Park's Fright Night season is kicking off this month with an unusual spin. For the first time the park is offering its scaredy-cat customers the opportunity to escape into a secret Panic Room during it's latest horror movie maze, Studio 13. Created by the Fright Nights’ team in collaboration with Psychologist and expert in fear, Dr Becky Spelman, the Panic Room is a place where guests can go to compose themselves before banking more screams at other horror mazes and on the rides in the dark. The Panic Room will be filled with 25 real live bunnies to stroke, candle light and relaxing classical music, comfortable seats, green plants, fresh lavender trees and dishes of chocolate and chewing gum!
Thorpe Park Fright Nights will run until 2nd November 2014 from 3:00pm - 10:00pm and you can pick up your tickets at www.thorpepark.com
Commenting on the activity, Dr Spelman said: “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm, which can prove addictive and pleasurable. This is largely thanks to the natural highs released when we feel in danger. Knowingly putting ourselves in situations where our fight or flight natural instinct kicks in alerts all the senses in the body, making us feel more wired and sensitive than normal.” She added: “The Fright Nights Panic Room brings together many elements which have been proven to relax the body and alleviate stress, including sights, sounds and smells.”