Step inside the old Creek Woods Saw Mill, and discover for yourself the abandoned building filled with crazed chainsaw-wielding lumberjacks...
|Theme Park||Thorpe Park|
|Park Area||Old Town|
|Location||Logger's Leap station and queueline|
Creek Freak Massacre is Thorpe Park's new scare maze for Fright Nights 2019, and the park has billed it as "the most intense Halloween maze in the history of Fright Nights".
The maze is set in Creek Woods Saw Mill, an old abandoned building which promises to be home to a family of crazed lumberjacks, all wielding chainsaws and ready for a few human choppings!
Creek Freak Massacre is located in Old Town at the back of the park, and uses the old Logger's Leap queueline and station building. While it doesn't quite live up to the hype of most intense maze ever, it's still a good addition.
The maze begins with visitors ushered into a room to be greeted by a hillbilly who gives a brief introduction. Soon he splits the group in two, sending the first half crouching down through a narrow pitch black tunnel (which has featured in previous Thorpe mazes such as The Passing). They eventually emerge into the main part of the maze and, if the timings are right, rejoin the other half of the group.
From there, the rest of the maze features smoke filled passageways, a few jump scares from more hillbilly type actors, a chainlink fence section and a couple of chainsaw weilding lumberjacks.
A few years ago, this might have been one of the best mazes in the UK, but times have moved on. Seeing the quality that other scare attractions are achieving - including the superb detailed theming and storylines of The Attic and Darkest Depths at sister park Alton Towers' Scarefest - makes Creek Freak Massacre feel a bit stale and unoriginal. It's a good maze, but you get the feeling with a higher budget and a bit more imagination, Thorpe could have done so much better.
The maze re-uses the old Logger's Leap entrance
Creek Freak Massacre from across Old Town
The Creek Woods sawmill
Creek Mill is closed and boarded up
Creek Freak Massacre opens at 3pm on Fright Nights
Newly constructed disabled access bridge
Visitors batched and waiting to enter
The door to the maze is opened
Visitors run out of Creek Freak Massacre
An eighty minute queue time
Creek Freak Massacre has been built inside the old Logger's Leap queueline and station building.
Black fences have been put up to surround the old Logger's Leap station
The Creek Freak Massacre sign has been installed
A new low level bridge has been built across the old Logger's Leap water channel, next to the original entry footbridge.
Saw Mill theming has been added to the station building
It seems as though construction is still underway
Various tools, bricks, boxes and a skip sit behind the fencing
The old ride exit doorway
The open air parts of the station have been boarded across or covered with red plastic
Advertising poster on the fence
Another advertising poster