Alton Towers became the home of Halloween once again in 2007, when they unleashed their Scarefest upon an unwitting public, inviting guests to be as scared as they dare! After several seasons of the Halloween celebrations being restricted to just the hotel complex, the event was expanded right across the resort for 2007 with a host of spooky new attractions as well the return of several favourites from years gone by.

Key Information

Dates: 13th October – 4th November

Water rides shut at dusk. Other rides shut at 9pm daily.

Prices

Park – On-the-day/Online
Adult – £34.00/£24.00
Child – £23.00/£16.00
Senior – £17.00/£12.00
Disabled – £17.00/£12.00

Resort
Field of 1000 Screams
Hotel Residents – £5.00
Non-Residents – £5.00

Room 13
Hotel Residents – Free
Non-Residents – £5.00

Attractions

In Park
ATTV: Halloween Special
Fright Lights Show
Halloween Characters
Haunted Hollow Live
Pumpkin Patch Playground
Terror of the Towers
Trick and Treat Doors

In the Resort
Dance with the Devil Show
Field of 1000 Screams
Long-Legged Beasties
Monster Mash Party
Room 13
Scare Rooms

In the Park

The big news in the park was the return of Terror of the Towers, where once again the master of the house opened his doors to allow guests to experience this terrifying maze deep within the gothic ruins of the Towers.

Elsewhere the Haunted Hollow Live, promised to transform the park’s latest attraction into a spook-filled paradise, as it came alive with fear. Guests could join the Haunted Hollow’s resident Gravedigger, to be guided to Gloomy Wood along a short-cut that was sure to leave even the most intrepid explorer trembling in their boots.

Meanwhile younger spirits could head over to Cred Street which was transformed into a Pumpkin Patch Playground. Brave young souls were able to try for a prize or risk a surprise by knocking on one of the Trick or Treat Doors, or if that wasn’t their scene they could hang out with Skelvin, Phil, Patch and Franklin, the park’s mischievous Halloween Characters. Cred Street was also home to the Pumpkin Patch, a new indoor playground full of games and spooky goings-on, perfect for young and old alike. Even the ATTV crowd got in on the action, presenting their very own Halloween Special from the Cred Street Theatre.

The park was also open later into the evening so that the fun and frights could continue into the night culminating with a Fright Lights Show which filled Fountain Square with eerie delights. This also meant guests had the chance to ride some of their favourite Rides in the dark.

In the Resort

The hotels looked to build upon 2006’s successful Halloween antics by providing even more scares for their unsuspecting guests. Room 13 was once again open for business, a suite so frightful that the Alton Towers Hotel only dare unbar its doors at what’s most haunted time of the year.

2007 also saw the introduction of the brand new Scare Rooms, where things were certain to go bump in the night. Guests could check in to one of these specially dedicated rooms, ready to be scared witless as the ghosts came a-knocking at all hours, while room service were on-hand to serve up a Halloween night to remember.

Those who preferred the more sedate country life could head down to Altonville Farm, located alongside the hotels. However, there wasn’t really anything peaceful about these pastures as they were home to the Field of a 1000 Screams, a maze of maize where nothing was as it seems and the corn held some terrible secrets.

Once guests had their fill of scares, they could relax with an evening of entertainment, which included the Dance with the Devil show and the Monster Mash Party, an all singing, all dancing, Halloween extravaganza. On selected dates hotel guests were also able to visit the Long-Legged Beasties in Splash Landings Hotel’s very own Halloween Zoo.

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ALTON TOWERS SCAREFEST – (13th October – 4th November 2007)

There’s a whole host of scary surprises, haunted hideouts, plus tricks and treats to tempt the family this Halloween at Alton Towers!

From ‘boo’ scares aimed at the bravest of toddlers, to full-on frights for the fearless, a unique combination of mazes, performances and attractions will ensure frights and fun for the whole family as we celebrate the spookiest time of the year!

Mysterious mazes and creaking doors on Cred Street!
Especially for our younger guests, Cred Street will be transformed into a Pumpkin Patch playground, with silly scares for those brave enough to try the new Trick or Treat doors! Look out for the flying witches, barmy bats and the pile-up of pumpkins!

Lasers and Lights – after dark!
A spooktacular evening show of lasers, lights and special effects set to a spooky soundtrack will ensure the family are toe-tapping up Towers Street and beyond! The show will take place three times daily in the courtyard opposite Rita’s Chicken and Ribs.

Hauntings in the Hollow!
The Haunted Hollow comes to life with live performers hiding behind the ivy tunnels where you least expect them! An adventure for brave families – not suitable for small children.

Terror of the Towers – The Return
You are cordially invited to a festive feast to celebrate Halloween. The Master of the Towers has made room at his table for a few more guests – will you be on the menu? This gruesome and grisly attraction is suitable only for those with nerves of steel, strong stomachs and a good sense of humour!

With so much on offer this Halloween, make the very most of the spooky season by staying over at one of our two fully themed hotels, which will both be celebrating Halloween in style with a whole host of shows and adventures for all the family. Plus, for the fearless, allow us to test your wits by checking into a Scare Room!

Dance with the Devil Show
In addition to fancy dress competitions, trick or treat trails and spooky bedtime stories with Captain William, join in an evening of song and dance as the Alton Towers Hotel celebrates. It’s showtime!

The Monster Mash party
Fright filled entertainment for little (and big) terrors! Games and quizzes, music and mayhem!

Long Legged Beasties!
Ever visited a Halloween zoo? Legs are our speciality – how many can you count? Tarantulas, millipedes, snakes and spiders – it’s the stuff of nightmares. Cast away your fears and cure your phobia – they’re more scared of you remember! Attraction available on selected dates throughout the Halloween event.

Room 13
Where a good nights sleep is far from guaranteed! Over 10 years ago, the hotel management locked and bolted the door of Room number 13 after guests began reporting some disturbing occurrences during the night. Now each Halloween we open the door to Room 13 to the brave and the foolhardy. Step inside and face the terrors lie within.
Suitable for older children. As the evening progresses, so does the scare factor!

The Field of 1000 Screams
Picture the scene. A lowly field of corn gently swaying in the breeze. Night falls. Shadows begin to appear from within the depths of the field. What lies within? Dare you investigate? An outdoor maze adventure for brave families, where the scare factor also rises as the evening develops.

Scare Rooms
So, you feel totally in control and nothing can scare you? Ever heard strange tapping noises in the night and not been able to justify who or where they are coming from? Stay in one of our dedicated Scare Rooms this Halloween, and we guarantee you’ll be first to check-out as dawn breaks! If you are happy to sign away a good nights sleep, we’re happy to ensure a Halloween night to remember. Scare Rooms are subject to availability.

Park entrance tickets start at £24 for adults and £16 for kids under 12. Hotel stays from just £33.50 pppn based on four sharing.
Terror of the Towers is not suitable for children under 14.

Advance booking for special events is strongly recommended.
For the best ticket and hotel deals, visit www.altontowers.com

Spooky Family Fun at the Alton Towers Halloween Scarefest: In association with Fanta – Just the trick for a treat!

Not-so-scary stuff!
Little ones and all the family can celebrate Halloween at Alton Towers with special entertainment including:

  • The Pumpkin Patch Playground – a little labyrinth on Cred Street for tots including trick or treat surprises
  • Spooktacular Lasers and Lights – an after dark, fun-filled family show
  • Haunted Hollow – a just a little spooky short-cut through Gloomy Wood

Plus, at the resort’s two fully themed Hotels, kids can join in spooky songs, a Monster Mash Party, trick or treat trails and check out a mini Halloween Zoo* filled with hairy spiders!

Bravehearts only!
For thrillseekers over 10, the Alton Towers Scarefest promises real terror – live! With ground-breaking new frights, entertainment and immersive thrills, there are few places you can run and hide!

Event highlights include:

  • 3 live scare mazes including Terror of the Towers, a bloodfest banquet, located in the Park’s historic ruins. New for 2007 includes Field of 1000 Screams** – an outdoor horror in the shape of a Maize Maze where resident Scarecrows are on a mission to terrify; plus the return of the disturbing Room 13** in the Alton Towers Hotel
  • New Scare Rooms at the Alton Towers Hotel. In a UK-first, the truly brave can sign up to spend a frightful night in one of the hotel’s themed ‘scare’ rooms where guests will be treated to random scares up until 2am. Checking behind the shower curtain is advised!
  • Late opening – rides suddenly become more scary in the dark!

Prices and Info
Park entrance tickets start at £24 for adults and £16 for kids under 12. Ensure you experience all the Resort has to offer – enjoy a second day on the theme park for just £5!*** Hotel stays from just £33.50 pppn based on four sharing a family room. Terror of the Towers is not suitable for children under 14. Advance booking for special events is strongly recommended. For the beastliest ticket and hotel deals, visit www.altontowers.com. Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability.

* Selected dates
**An additional entry charge applies for non-residents of the Alton Towers Hotels. Subject to availability.
***Second day rate of £5 applicable to consecutive dates only

Be as scared as you dare at the Alton Towers Halloween Scarefest: In association with Fanta – Just the trick for a treat!

Escape to Alton Towers this Halloween to celebrate the season of spooktakular fun! The little ones will enjoy mini ‘boos’, braver beings will be rattled and spooked, while older thrillseekers will be spine-chillingly terrified at the Alton Towers Halloween Scarefest, running 13 October – 4 November 2007.

Live Terror
For thrillseekers over 10, the Alton Towers Scarefest promises real terror – live! With ground-breaking new frights, entertainment and immersive thrills, no part of the resort escapes the unimaginable horror lurking on the park and in its hotels.

  • New Scare Rooms at the Alton Towers Hotel. In a UK-first, the truly brave can sign up to spend a frightful night in one of the hotel’s themed ‘scare’ rooms where guests will be treated to random scares up until 2am. Checking behind the shower curtain is advised!
  • 3 live scare mazes including Terror of the Towers, a bloodfest banquet, located in the Park’s historic ruins. New for 2007 includes Field of 1000 Screams* – an outdoor horror in the shape of a Maize Maze where resident zombies are on a mission to terrify; plus the return of the disturbing Room 13** in the Alton Towers Hotel
  • Feel the thrill of the rides in the dark as the park stays open until 9pm

New! Scare Rooms
Fancy an uncomfortable night’s sleep and some terrifying doom service? Then book into the Scare Rooms at the Alton Towers Hotel this Halloween for a truly frightful night. In a UK first, a corridor within the Alton Towers Hotel has been taken over by ghouls who will see to it that guests are mistreated to random scares in terror themed rooms, haunting visitors through midnight’s witching hour and beyond. It’s a room with a ‘boo’.

New! Field of 1,000 Screams
Yet more shocks and scares are lying in wait within the corn maze grown on cursed ground next to the Alton Towers Hotel! Buried in the shadowy depths are zombies to menace you as you try to find your way out. A spine-tingling story of madness and mayhem unfolds around those who dare to enter! Open from 5.30pm until 11pm every day, separate entry charge applies.

Terror of the Towers
Guests are cordially invited to the ruined remains of Alton Towers for a bloodfest banquet. Met by a bloodied Butler, guests are escorted through the ruins, while the house servants assess the potential tastiness of guests for the cannibalistic meal. This gruesome and grisly attraction is suitable only for those with nerves of steel, strong stomachs and fast feet!

Hotel Hell – Room 13
Over 10 years ago, the hotel management locked and bolted the door of Room 13 after guests began reporting some disturbing occurrences during the night. Now each Halloween the doors are opened to the brave and the foolhardy. Step inside and face the terrors that lie within. Live actors lurking in darkened corners, under beds or in cupboards, will scare any luckless person who has the nerves to enter! Kids will be able to enter up to 10pm only, as the later it gets at night, the scarier the maze becomes!

Not-so-scary stuff
There’s a bubbling cauldron of activities for little ones to celebrate Halloween with a whole host of spooky shows and adventures for all the family including:

  • The Pumpkin Patch – a little spook-tivity room on Cred Street for under 8’s
  • Fright Lights – an end of day, eerie, fun-filled family lasers and lights show
  • Haunted Hollow – a spooky short-cut through Gloomy Wood
  • Halloween Zoo at the Hotels- Tarantulas, millipedes, snakes and spiders – it’s the stuff of phobias at the hotels every Friday and Saturday night.

New! Pumpkin Patch & Trick or Treat Doors
Pumpkin Patch is a fun Halloween activity room where mischief can be brewed by tots! There are also fun tricks and treats for under 8’s brave enough to knock on the Halloween doors in Cred Street.

Fright Lights
It’s lights, lasers, action with deadly evening show, Fright Lights! Set to a spooky soundtrack with accompanying effects, the whole family can enjoy these ghostly glimmers. Younger kids will enjoy the earlier shows and braver beings can witness the later shows!

Haunted Hollow
Gothic tombstones come to life, open vaults echo and strange ghostly figures appear from nowhere alongside headless statues along this sinister trail. Suitable for children aged 6 upwards and fearless families.

Hotel spooks
In the resort’s two hotels, kids can join in on spooky songs, a Monster Mash Party with games and quizzes, trick or treat trails, fancy dress competitions, a creepy crawly Halloween Zoo and spooky bedtime stories.

Prices and Info
Park entrance tickets start at £24 for adults and £16 for kids under 12 when booked in advance online. Half day (from 4pm) Halloween tickets £15 per person. Park is open until 9pm (excluding 15th-18th Oct). Ensure you experience all the Resort has to offer – enjoy a second day on the theme park for just £5!** Hotel stays from just £33.50 pppn based on four sharing a family room. Advance booking for special events is strongly recommended. For the beastliest ticket and hotel deals, visit www.altontowers.com . Terms and Conditions apply. All rides and attractions are subject to availability.
*An additional entry charge of £5 applies. Subject to availability.
** A charge applies for non residents

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General Park Images

ATTV: Halloween Special

Fright Lights

Halloween Characters

Haunted Hollow Live

Terror of the Towers

General Resort Images

Scare Rooms