Alton Towers Resort has received two 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 11th annual awards, which were revealed earlier by ScareCON, the resort picked up nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Set, Costume and Make-Up – The Welcoming
  • Best Street Team and Live Entertainment
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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 Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers and the ‘Award for Technical Excellence’ for the Haunted Lanterns in Altonville Mine Tours. Previous years have seen the Resort win awards in a number of categories including ‘Best Halloween Scare Attraction’ for Sub Species: The End Games, and The Sanctuary, and ‘Best Overnight Scare Experience’ in 2014 and 2015. However, this year’s nominations have, for the first time in a number of years, seen no nomination in the ‘Best Halloween Scare Attraction’ category for the Resort, something which will be disappointing for the Resort.

A number of other Merlin Entertainments attractions also feature in the nominations with Chessington World of Adventures Resort picking up two nominations, Thorpe Park Resort receiving one nomination, and Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, and Warwick Castle picking up one nomination a piece.

Now in its eleventh 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 2018 ScareCON event will be held at Alton Towers Resort on 22nd & 23rd May 2018, and brings 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 2017? Have you say over on the Attraction Source Forum. TowersTimes wishes all the nominees good luck, and will be sure to bring you news of the winners when they are announced in May.

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