Haunted attraction Fort Fright returns to bring ‘your worst nightmare’ to life

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The national historic site is transformed into a festival of fear ever year for the award-winning attraction.

Fort Henry, the national historic site in Kingston, has gone dark for the 10th year in a row for the award-winning attraction known as Fort Fright.

This year’s theme is: “Welcome to your worst nightmare.”

“There are parts that are very scary and catch you off-guard so you do scream,” admits Claudia Biasolo, an eventgoer from Ottawa.

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It takes a lot of work to turn the site into a festival of fear. Crews began working on the transformation in May.

More than 50 scare actors and creepy animatronics are hidden throughout the fort and waiting to jump out at the expected 20,000 visitors.

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“It’s scary because you really don’t know what’s real and what’s a prop. It’s really hard to tell the difference,” said Tyler Koo from Oshawa.

The attraction has been recognized as one of “Canada’s creepiest Halloween places” and is one of the top 10 haunted houses in North America.

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Fort Fright is open every Thursday to Sunday after 7 p.m., and then nightly after 6:30 p.m., from Oct. 19 to Oct. 29. Tickets are $20 and $18 on Thursdays.