Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 scary experiences
Sarah Vickers
Prize Fulfilment

Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 scary experiences

11th October 2017

Some of us love to be terrified. We relish the adrenaline. Sweaty palms. Dilated pupils. Deep breaths. The sudden moment of pure fear when your pulse is racing so fast it feels as if your heart could burst from your chest.


Whether it's a scary movie or the thrill of an adventure sport, we've all felt the strange buzz that comes with being scared. It keeps us coming back for more. So this month we've put together a list of some of the scariest experiences from around the world. Will you be brave enough to try any? Or is there a lucky - or maybe unlucky - incentive prize winner they might appeal to?


Promotion & incentive prize ideas to set your pulse racing


Promotion & incentive ideas - Thorpe Park Fright Nights

Thorpe Park



Thorpe Park's Fright Nights, England

Thorpe Park's famous Fright Nights have been drawing crowds for over a decade. Tickets to the theme park's Hallowe'en event are one of our most popular incentive prizes during the autumn months. Having visited myself, I can confirm they are truly terrifying. Riding the rollercoasters at night gives a whole extra dimension of thrill. It's the live action horror mazes though, which are the real attractions here. This year you can face a spine-tingling trek through an abandoned railway, come face to face with chilling circus clowns and attempt to break out of containment in a timed escape. As much as you know that the performers are just acting, your heart is still guaranteed to be in your mouth.


AJ Hackett Macau Tower | TripAdvisor



World's Highest Bungee Jump, Macau

Having enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch at the rotating top of Macau Tower I can confirm the view is brilliant. It's a great way to take in each of the decadent Las Vegas style hotels. If you're looking to up the excitement levels at the tower though, you can also bungee jump from the top. Macau Tower is the highest bungee jump currently open to the public. It's definitely one to tick off your bucket list if you have a head for heights. If you have the stomach for it, visit the restaurant afterwards to watch other brave jumpers take the leap.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Haunted Hayride

Regina Rioux | Wikimedia Commons



Hallowe'en Houses, Los Angeles

When it comes to Hallowe'en, American goes big. And there's perhaps no place in the States that goes bigger than LA. Millions of dollars are spent every year creating the scariest haunted houses. Each attraction competes to be the most petrifying. One of the most famous spectacles is The Haunted Hayride. Here you're taken on a wagon ride through haunted woods. You'll 'meet a legion of vicious clowns waiting for you with psychopathic fun'. I'm not sure that's my idea of fun! But if you're looking to be seriously scared this Hallowe'en, LA is definitely the place to go.


Dans Le Noir | TripAdvisor



Dans Le Noir, London

French for 'in the dark', Dans Le Noir is a unique dining experience where, as the name suggest, you dine in the dark. This probably isn't the restaurant for you if you still sleep with the light on, but it's a fascinating sensory experience. The visually impaired staff assist you in finding a place at the sharing tables. Here you'll socialise with people you've never seen - and can't see. The menu is all a surprise. You choose a colour based on your dietary requirements, but then it's down to your senses of smell and taste to decipher what you're eating. It can seem like a daunting prospect but it's also a really fun and unusual experience. 


Skylodge Adventure Suites | TripAdvisor



Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru

Located in Peru's Sacred Valley, Skylodge Adventure Suites are a series of transparent capsule rooms suspended 1,000ft above the valley floor. If that wasn't hair-raising enough, reaching the capsules will certainly test your courage. You have two choices here; a 1,312ft climb or a hiking trail which includes thrilling zip lines. Once you've made it to your accommodation the views are incredible. You can see for miles from the windows of your completely transparent capsule. Just don't look down!


Zombie S.W.A.T Training | TripAdvisor



Zombie Apocalypse, London

If you've ever wondered how you would survive when the zombie apocalypse hits, where you'd hide or what your weapon of choice should be, this is the experience for you. Inspired by films such as 28 Days Later, World War Z and Dawn of the Dead, London's Zombie S.W.A.T Training specialises in preparing you for the worst. Over 3.5 hours, you'll receive intense zombie training, handling essential weaponry and learning life-saving techniques, all while a herd of brain dead monsters approaches. If you survive your training, you'll be an expert when the real zombie apocalypse arrives.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Highland Fling Night Bungee

Highland Fling Bungee



Bungee in the Dark, Scotland

If you can imagine nothing worse than taking a leap of faith from an overwhelming height, free-falling and trusting in a length of rope to save you, how about doing it in the dark? Highland Fling's Black Out Bungee takes bungee jumping to a whole new height. What would normally be a daunting enough prospect on its own is even more formidable in the dark. You can't see the bottom. You won't know how far you've fallen. Or how far you have left to fall. This is an experience that's all about blind trust and pure adrenaline.


Ghost City Tours of New Orleans | TripAdvisor



Hunting for Ghosts, New Orleans

Said to be one of the most haunted cities in the US, New Orleans is a city of legend. Walk the spooky streets of The French Quarter after dark and even the most sceptical may start to wonder about the chill in the air. If you want the chance to try and find some substantial proof for yourself though, join a ghost hunt. Armed with audio and video recording equipment you'll be guided through historic homes, where ghosts and spirits are said to roam. While there are no ghostly guarantees, paranormal activity is said to be very common. You'll also be able to keep your recordings as proof of your experience and to scare any doubters.


Aldeia das Aguas Park Resort | TripAdvisor



World's Tallest Water Slide, Brazil

The aptly named Kilimanjaro water slide in Brazil's Aldeia das Aguas water park holds the accolade as the highest water slide in the world. It's an intimidating structure which dominates the park, daring you to take your chances. With a 164ft drop which you'll fly down at up to 60mph, this is definitely not one for the fainthearted. 


Promotion & incentive ideas - Bran Castle, Romania



Visit Dracula's Castle, Romania

Everyone has heard the story of Transylvania's favourite vampire. Bram Stoker's famous novel drew inspiration from Romania's many gothic castles, so this is the perfect place for horror fans. The spooky silhouette of Bran Castle is an imposing sight perched on the cliffside. While nearby Hunyad Castle is also striking. Vlad the Impaler - said to be the real life Dracula - was imprisoned here. There are dozens of Transylvanian castles to explore if you're brave enough - just remember to pack a string of garlic!


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