Details for Scarefest, Alton Towers Resort’s annual Halloween spooktacular event, have today been confirmed. Running from Saturday 18th October to Sunday 2nd November, the event will provide a range of frights and thrills for the whole family and feature a brand new attraction for 2014.
Set to replace Carnival Of Screams which has been running since 2010 will be an all new scare zone “Scary Tales”, featuring a unique and twisted take on classic fairy tales, having been rewritten so that nobody lives happily ever after and nightmares always come true. Will you be brave enough to reach THE END of the Scary Tales book? Also new for 2014 are some exciting additions to the resort wide atmosphere, building on successes of the past and adding a touch of spookiness across the park.
Scare zones and other minor attractions are included with regular park admission.
The Sanctuary and Terror of The Towers will require the purchase of an additional ticket, available in advance via the resort website or on the day from The Resort Box Office, subject to availability.
Multi award nominated scare maze, The Sanctuary will make a welcome return for 2014, ready to once again entice new patients into its now legendary correctional facility for marmalization and correction. It is expected that some changes will be made due to the absence of Dr. Kelman; however it is not yet clear what these changes will be.
Also returning for 2014 will be Alton Towers Resort’s signature maze, Terror of the Towers. First making an appearance in 2002, Terror of the Towers has become a staple of the annual Halloween festivities. In addition, the living dead will once again rise as the Zombies Scare Zone completes this year’s line-up of scare attractions.
Guests are able to purchase a combi ticket for entry into The Sanctuary and Terror of the Towers for an additional charge of £14.00 on-the-day or £12.00 when booked online, whilst both scare zones will be free to guests. Despite its popularity at last year’s Scarefest, the Freedom Pass, which allowed unlimited access to all scare attractions throughout the event, will not be available this year.
There will also be plenty of family friendly fun and scares to enjoy as Franklyn, Skelvin, Patch and Phil take over Fountain Square with their Freaky Fun Zone. Little ones can learn how to spook at Franklyn and Phil’s Ghoul School or discover an array of insects in Patch’s Brilliant Bug Barn before enjoying his Trick or Treat Party!
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For those feeling particularly brave, the resort is offering ‘The Ultimate Sleepover’. Situated within the historic haunted Towers Ruins, guests will stay in dormitory style accommodation with the scares lasting until 3am in the morning. Including a buffet style dinner, hot breakfast, park entry and dedicated parking, this all new experience replaces the award winning Scarerooms which were previously offered at the Alton Towers Hotel.
The frights won’t just be confined to the theme park with the Halloween spirit continuing at the resort hotels. A selection of family entertainment will be available each evening with Halloween themed shows to keep everyone entertained.
Construction for 2014’s event is already well underway with the towers ruins now closed to enable the mazes to be built, and the Scarefest Hearse has taken up its traditional position outside the Resort Box Office at the end of Towers Street.
Will you be braving Scarefest this year? What do you think to the 2014 line up? You can discuss this and more in our ever popular TowersTimes Forum and be sure to keep an eye on TowersTimes as we bring you all the latest updates for Scarefest 2014.
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