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Vulcan Peak

Thorpe Park Fright Nights

Don a hood to protect you from the residents, then venture down the jungle pathways on your tour of Vulcan Peak...

Theme ParkThorpe Park
Park AreaThe Jungle
TypeScare Maze
AudienceThrillseekers
SeasonFright Nights
Debuted2018
Don't peek inside Vulcan Peak

Don't peek inside Vulcan Peak

As part of an organised tour group, you have the chance to make your way through the jungle to visit Vulcan Peak. But for your safety, you must protect your face from the jungle gods by wearing a hood and venturing onward with only your hearing and a rope to guide you...

Guests wanting to experience Vulcan Peak must put on a fabric hood throughout their adventure and use their hands to follow along a rope. This is not the first hooded scare maze by any means - The Welcoming at Alton Towers Scarefest had a hooded section in 2017, and Thorpe have had previous experience blindfolding their visitors in The Passing in 2012.

It does sadly, however, manage to be one of the worst hooded scare mazes of all time. The point of wearing a hood is to heighten guests' other senses - both sound and the touch of an actor become much more intense and frightening when you can't see. Unfortunately Thorpe Park seem to have forgotten this. Vulcan Peak is just an overly-long rather boring walk around following a rope and wearing a hood, with perhaps one or two minor touches by an actor throughout the whole experience. There's no story to get engaged with, nor any special effects to excite.

With three new scare mazes premiering at Fright Nights 2018, it seems that sadly Thorpe Park have overstretched themselves. With a little thought, Vulcan Peak could have been a great new attraction, but sadly almost every guest comes out disappointed and feeling like they wasted their time. If Vulcan Peak returns in 2019, it will have to have had major work doing to fix it.