Walibi Belgium’s Halloween Monster Festival this year took place between October 17th and November 8th 2009 and park guests were again treated to a whole host of ghoulish experiences and special zones including the Monster Circus, Freak Village and The Serpent.
After creating a Yeti costume character which featured in the park’s 2008 Halloween Festival, for the second consecutive year the attraction commissioned UK mascot company Rainbow Productions to bring to life a ghoulish creature in a realistic and frightening costume character form.
The 2009 costume started life as a concept design shown to Rainbow Productions during the company’s participation at EAS 2009 in Amsterdam. The result – a Werewolf – is pictured trapped inside a cage during this year’s Monster Halloween Festival, where guests came face-to-face with the creature.
Ahead of this year’s Festival the Yeti and Werewolf were both surprise additions on Platform 1 of Charleroi-Sud train station in Brussels. Greeting commuters they helped to generate extra pre-event publicity by highlighting the Halloween festival taking place at Walibi Belgium in Wavre.
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Costumes and Mascots: Rainbow Productions exhibits at EAS in Amsterdam