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It’s Carn-evil Time at uShaka Marine World this Halloween! - Durban News

It’s Carn-evil Time at uShaka Marine World this Halloween!

Celebrating things that go “boo” by the sea, uShaka Marine World together with Coca-Cola will trick and treat visitors to a thrilling Halloween Experience during the month of October. This year’s theme is “Carn-evil”… and there’s plenty to give you goosebumps!

Visit uShaka’s spooky “House of Fear” in the Village Walk where creaky doors and coffins, a snake, spider and scorpion pit, goulish characters and plenty of blood and gore will get you into the uShaka “spirit” this Halloween.  This terror-ific experience costs just R30 and will be open to visitors from October 1 – 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 28 – 30 October!  (PLEASE NOTE NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGES OF 13)

The freakish festivities will last the entire month culminating in three events at the end of the month.

On Friday, October 28, at 7pm, the Phantom Ship will transform into a freakish party zone where under 18’s can party up a storm until the wee hours with U-Party jocks Royal K, DJ Justin Mentel and Sandro Borrelli. 

Then, two magical dolphin shows – on the 29th and 30th at 3pm – will provide plenty of wicked family fun. Trick-or-treaters can expect a welcome from a motley crew of “ghoulish” hosts. The wacky uShaka Pied Piper – played by the inimitable Brian Hiles who is synonymous with the very best children’s theatre – will hand out goodie bags.  He’s planning a merry dance through the Village Walk where tenants will pounce on the “Carn-evil” parade and add more treats.

From there, it’s off to the Wreck Aquarium in the Phantom Ship where Halloween characters lead the way through a spooky maze of spider webs, bats, skeletons and scary characters. At the magical hour of 6pm, the uShaka Sea World dolphins add their bewitching touch to a show that stars Liesl Coppin as the wicked witch Mona, Georgina Mabbett as the somewhat ditzy good witch Melinda and veteran uShaka Halloween performer Rowan Bartlett as the large munchkin.

The show is written by Charon Williams-Ros and directed by the award winning director / writer / actor Peter Court who has earned a special place in children’s hearts with appearances in a host of shows, cabarets and musicals through the years.

Included in the show is a fancy dress competition with prizes for the best and scariest outfits. Tickets to the Halloween under 18 party are R80 pre sold and R100 at the door per teen.

Tickets for the dolphin shows are R95 and include a complimentary Coca-Cola as well as a half priced return ticket to Sea World for your next visit! Children under 3 are free.

Tickets are limited, so book well in advance at Computicket outlets or at the uShaka Marine World ticketing office.  If you have any enquiries, call 031-328 8000.

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