Since Halloween is coming up, thought we’d share these again – photographs from covering the Scarefest event at Alton Towers.
Every year the theme park goes bonkers for Halloween and runs special events throughout October and November – from special themed mazes to street theatre, stage shows and even the chance to ride their famous rollercoaster into the night. We went along at the start of the campaign to photograph and film the action.
Are you ready to join us at this year’s terrifyingly fangtastic Scarefest event with spooks, frights and thrills for everyone? This unmissable event takes place on selected dates as the Resort becomes home to Halloween. Open until late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark – and for the first time Wicker Man’s flames lighting up the night sky!
For younger visitors, there are live shows, a new addition to our famous ‘freaky four’ to meet. Older families will find laughs and frights in our House of Monsters maze. For those in search of spine-tingling terror, you’ll need your wits about you when you enter our terrifying scare mazes….including the new Project 42.
Scarefest – Halloween at Alton Towers Event – Project 42
New for this year is Project 42, a scare maze which will be located in Forbidden Valley. Whilst more details are expected to be revealed in the coming months, based on recent construction work, it’s likely that this attraction will be located on the Nemesis: Sub-Terra site, where the existing building and queue-line can be utilised.
This new addition will replace the Resort’s iconic Terror of the Towers: What Lies Within, which will not be returning, having run on and off since 2002. Terror of the Towers has seen many changes over the years, most recently to the route, which allowed for three mazes to operate within the Towers.
Despite being well recognised and liked, many enthusiasts have agreed that it has offered little new in recent years as well having a weaker overall narrative when compared Alton Towers’ more recent maze additions.
Also departing this year is the Freak Show scare zone, which saw a carnival of freaks occupy the path between Spinball Whizzer and X-Sector, which allowed a wider range of guests to experience a range of scares and laughs.
Returning this year are the Resort’s award winning mazes; Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers and Sub Species: The End Games, as well the return of last year’s new addition; The Welcoming – Be Chosen, which is due to return to the Wicker Man area.
Alton Towers Resort are promising that the mazes will be “re-scarified” for this year, although what this might mean in practice, hasn’t been confirmed. See more here
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