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Stanley Hotel Brings Back Overlook Hotel Haunts for Halloween

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | October 07, 2015

Stanley Hotel Brings Back Overlook Hotel Haunts for Halloween

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The hotel that inspired “The Shining” is entering its most precious season, offering up all the festivities and fright you would expect from a place that inspired such a terrifically frightening story.

As we have noted in a previous article, Stephen King enjoyed a night at the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

From that stay came a novel that spawned a subsequent movie by Stanley Kubrick.

Decades later, the hotel is working on growing its very own “The Shining” maze and continues its tradition of celebrating the Halloween season with various opportunities to party.

Now if you want to know how to celebrate a night in Estes Park, you only need head to the hotel’s website, which lists various events.

• Murder Mystery Dinner: (Friday, October 23) This dinner in the haunted MacGregor Ballroom will run you $160 for a single adult or $290 for couples. With it you are promised a four-course meal, a glass of wine and entertainment.

• The Shining Ball: (Saturday, October 24) Dress to impress with this homage to the soiree featured in the classic film. The website proclaims: “This amazing night of music, food, drink, horror and dancing is Estes Park’s most coveted costume party.”

• Halloween Masquerade Party: (Saturday, October 31) And on Halloween you can bust out the truly ghoulish attire for a party that will run $199 per couple ($110 per person).

As noted, there will be a few more tickets for the popular events. The Shining Ball and Masquerade Party will now take place at the Historic Concert Hall, which accommodates 100 more partygoers.

We must recommend that you refrain from hanging out near anyone who seems to be talking to themselves or bears a striking resemblance to legendary actor Jack Nicholson.

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