Scarefest 2016 gets the thumbs up from me!
Terror of the Towers:
Was just the same as any other year, could certainly do with an update. The one thing I really didn't like about TotT this year was the conga line. I spent the whole time tripping over and shuffling along trying not to kick people, then there's the issue of the person in front going fast and the person behind you going slow.
I still like the concept so I'll give it 6/10
Altonville Mine Tours:
The acting in here impressed me from the start - there's no way I could do the accent in such a convincing, non-cringey way! Also brilliant theming and the characters are very interactive. Could maybe do with a few more actors in places. As a few other reviews have pointed out the ending is unnerving but it's very slow, which gives people the chance to just walk out casually, rather than screaming their heads off.
A very nice addition to the line up. I'll give it 8/10
Again, I thought Sub Species was exactly the same as last year and it still remains the most intense and full-on of the mazes. This is the third time I've done it and the only time I've been completely alone from start to finish! My only complaint is that i did go at least a minute without encountering a single actor.
Still a good Maze in my opinion, another 8/10 but I'd like them to alter it for next year.
The new style has grown on me a bit. Although it gives them the opportunity to be lazier with theming and get away with it, it adds a lot of atmosphere to the park and gives an individual actor more chance to interact with one person. Freak Show exceeded my expectations actually, with my only genuine scare zone scare coming from a clown that creeped up behind me!
Clearly an improvement on last year's zones, but still short and not that scary. 7/10
The resort have definitely stepped it up from Scarefest 2015 and that's all I could have asked for, so
Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.