The established autumn event, Gardaland Magic Halloween, is returning to the Italian theme park this year.

From October 8, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month, as well as over the long October 29 to November 1 weekend, the park will be transformed into a spooky setting, with special shows and Halloween characters surprising guests as they walk round and go on the attractions.

From gigantic pumpkins on huge hay bales, to ghosts, crows and bats, Gardaland will be adorned in themed decorations.

Venerdi da Paura (Fearful Fridays) will be back at this year’s event, inviting visitors to participate in an evening of spooky fun.

Visitors will be encouraged to dance to the beat of the ‘Scary Friday’ soundtrack by zombie dancers, as part of the ‘Welcome to Friday Scary Night’ show.

Gardaland Theatre will host a new show known as ‘Gotika’. The story is set in the early 1800s when a young woman is hypnotised and sent into a dark world. Acrobatic sets, choreographies and illusionist Alberto Giorgi will bring the show to life.

Other Halloween shows that will take place during the event include ‘Welcome, it’s Halloween’, ‘El dia de los Muertos’, and ‘Il Fantalibro’ at the Teatro della Fantasia.

There will also be themed decorations and a spooky experience at Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium.