Project Description

Halloween Horror Nights, Haunted House Productions

Europa-Park, 2012 – 2016

For five continuous years, Europa-Park has teamed up with Leisure Expert Group to design and produce haunted houses as central pieces for their Halloween Horror Nights. Based on Europa-Parks concepts, we design the houses into detail and create production guides with details about decor, technology and construction. These production guides make the building phase efficient and make sure the result looks as designed on forehand. To enhance the experience of the haunted houses, we design the perfect AV solutions and implement these into the houses with an overall show control which is easy to operate for operators.

Throughout the years, we designed a variety of new houses which all differed in theme and guest experience. While designing every new house, we kept in mind the age group it was targeting and the budget that was available for the production phase. Besides developing new houses, we also refurbished existing houses into more immersive experiences with the implementation of new techniques or the adaption to a new overall theme.

Services
Concept Design
  • Experience design

  • Artist impressions

  • Storyline

Schematic Design
  • Elevations

  • Dimensioning

  • Floorplan

  • Materialization & Color Coding

  • AV Design

Content Design
  • Soundtrack

Art Direction
  • Off-site art direction

Bloody dentist scene at Halloween Horror Nights in Europa-Park

The Take Away haunted house

One of the houses we developed over time was The Take Away in 2012. This house was themed with the preconceptions of everything happening at a Chinese restaurant, such as the butchers in the back and questionable waitresses. The Take Away haunted house was awarded as world’s best haunted house in 2012.

Inside of the restaurant at the Take Away Haunted House at Europa Park
Scare actor at the Take Away haunted house at Europa Park
A scare scene at the Halloween Horror Nights at Europa Park
The kitchen scene at the Villa haunted house at Europa Park

The Villa haunted house

The Villa was designed as multifunctional house in 2012. Throughout the day, this house was perfect for guests form 6 up to 12 years old with an experience that way mildly scary. And as soon as the darkness fell, the house changed into a gruesome horror experience for adults with literally only one press on the button of the AV operation system.

A scare actor at the Labor haunted house in Europa Park
Outside graveyard at the Villa haunted House in Europa Park

Nightmare haunted house

In 2014 we designed and produced 4 complete new haunted houses for the Halloween Horror Nights. One of these houses was Nightmare where guests walk through an ordinary house where all kinds of nightmares become a reality. By using this storyline, we were able to implement different themes within one house so it will scare all different fears.

Horror church scene at Halloween Horror Nights at Europa Park
Game at the Mansion haunted house at Europa Park

The Mansion haunted house

To go beyond a basic haunted house walk thought, we developed The Mansion as VIP house in 2015. Throughout this experience, guests are invited into a billionaire’s home where they have to play phycological games in order to escape. The interactive elements are guided by video content or with the use of actors.

The entrance hall of the Mansion haunted house at Europa Park
Scare actors at Halloween Horror Night at Europa Park
During production of Labor haunted house at Europa Park
Transporter at the Code Name 10 haunted house in Europa Park

Code Name 10 haunted house

In 2016 Europa-Park celebrated their 10th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights. As memorial, we designed and produced the haunted house Code Name 10, in which guests went through different portals that took them back to previous haunted houses. Previous houses that were for example added to the Code Name 10 haunted house were Big Shoe Casino and The Mansion

One of the scenes at the Code Name 10 haunted house in Europa Park
A corps at the church scene at Halloween Horror Night in Europa Park
The casino at Big Shoe Casino haunted house in Europa Park

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