Alton Towers Resort has received five nominations for the ScareCON Scar Awards, the annual awards which recognise and champion all aspects of the scare industry – from Halloween events, to year round scare attractions.

In the nominations for the 10th annual awards, which were revealed earlier today by ScareTOUR, the resort picked up nominations in the following categories:

• Best Halloween Scare Attraction – Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers
• Best Original Concept and Design – Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers
• Best Set and Costume – Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers
• Award for Technical Excellence – Haunted Lantern in Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers
• Best Street Team and Live Entertainment

These latest nominations follow on from a number of successes in previous years which have seen the Resort win two awards last year for ‘Best Halloween Scare Attraction’ for Sub Species: The End Games; The Sanctuary win Best Seasonal/Halloween Attraction in 2013, the Alton Towers Hotel Scare Rooms win Best Overnight Scare Experience in 2014, and The Ultimate Sleepover retain the Best Overnight Scare Experience award for the resort in 2015. These latest nominations are a reflection of the continued high production values and positive feedback Alton Towers Resort received for their 2016 Scarefest.

A number of other Merlin Entertainments attractions also feature in the nominations, with Thorpe Park Resort picking up two nominations and London Dungeons picking up a nominations for Best Year Round Scare Attraction..

Now in its tenth year, the SCAR awards are held annually by ScareCON in association with ScareTOUR (a site dedicated to providing independent reviews of scare attractions all over the world) and Fear FX. Held at a well-known attraction each year, the 2017 ScareCON event is due to be held at Alton Towers Resort on 23rd June, and will bring together professionals from across the scare industry, including designers, owners, fans and experts.

Do you agree with this year’s SCAR nominations? Which were your best scare attractions of 2016? Have you say over the TowersTimes forum. TowersTimes wishes all the nominees good luck, and will be sure to bring you news of the winners when they are announced in June.
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