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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:10 pm

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Beware of visiting on a Sunday during the first week or two, especially when the Uttoxeter racing is on = Alcohol ban and high police presence ;)


The Uttoxeter racing is on the first weekend (6-7 of October) for those wondering. Hopefully won't have any issues with the *cough* clientele that get attracted to that event when we are going on the 13th...
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:44 pm

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The Alton Towers Holidays website has been updated with Scarefest details. There doesn't appear to be anything of note in relation to the theme park offering, but there is some insight into the seasonal entertainment in the Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel:

Alton Towers Hotel:

Enjoy a host of spooktacular Halloween entertainment, including The Magical Mayhem Show, full of twisted tales, spooky tricks & treats, and The Freaky Funk Squad Remixed, who are bringing their mixture of Rock & Roll to the Alton Towers Hotel.

Splash Landings Hotel:

Head to Patch's Pumpkin Pad for a night of children's entertainment, including The Magical Mayhem Show and Patch's Pumpkin Party. Then The Freaky Funk Squad's 'Dia De Meurtos' Show is the perfect place to dance the night away.

The terms and conditions on the sub-pages also confirm this year's arrangements for hotel guests regarding the alternative to Early Ride Time:

There will be no Early Ride Time during Scarefest.

Instead, guests staying in the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel or the Enchanted Village will get one fastrack ride on Nemesis, Oblivion, Runaway Mine Train OR Duel.

Or, guests staying in the CBeebies Land Hotel will get fastrack on 3 rides which can be used at any time during the day. The choice is from the following; 1 ride on either Justin's House or In the Night Garden, 1 ride on either Postman Pat or Go Jetters and 1 ride on Numtums.

I believe hotel guests got a time-limited Fastrack for all four of the listed (non-CBeebies Land) attractions in previous year, so it seems there has been a further reduction in the offering there.


This is interesting, found under their T&C's in your link, there is not mention of the rapids closing due to low lighting, will we see the return of night time riding for the rapids? or is it just an oversight by Alton?

Please Note: Due to low lighting, the Skyride, Battle Galleons, Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure, Tree Fu Tom Training Camp and the Gardens will close earlier in the day at 3.30pm. Children's rides and attractions in CBeebies Land and Cloud Cuckoo Land will close from 7pm with the exception of Mr. Bloom's Allotment which will close from 6pm.
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:09 pm

I hope so, it is great to see the Rapids in operation under the coloured floodlights :) Please bring back the skeletons too!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 pm

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I hope so, it is great to see the Rapids in operation under the coloured floodlights :) Please bring back the skeletons too!

I really hope they bring night rides on rapids back to the park. I missed them so much last year and it was always a highlight seeing the skeletons on it too, so hope they come back too!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Eric and Ernie must come back! They were so cool!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:35 am

In 2016 the hotel fastrack had about 10 attractions on it and it was for big new rides like Smiler/ Galactica as well :/
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:15 pm

If anybody is interested, I took some pics of The Welcoming: Be Chosen construction today...

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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Thanks for sharing them. I can see a few changes already, compared to last year!

Excitement growing! :)
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:18 pm

With a few weeks still to go, it may be that things are still to be added, however it looks as though the layout of The Welcoming is somewhat reduced with the potential removal of the hooded section and reworking of the finale.
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 pm

It could be possible that the hooded section is at the end this year, leading guests out to face Wicker Man. The straight tunnel out is a little strange though!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:21 pm

Anyone else buzzed for new scare zones with the "Scaremosphere" ideas!
Whats your thoughts?
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 pm

The most intriguing zone for me is The Towers Projections. Also Galactica Airways sound quite chilling, if done right!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:30 am

Alton appear to be teasing the location of Project 42 (which is pretty much common knowledge anyway).
https://twitter.com/altontowers/status/1043228454685163520

Hopefully this means we'll get some more concrete info on the maze in the coming days.
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:23 pm

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook page; The exterior of Sub Species: The End Games has had a minor makeover this year, with the shipping containers which house the end of the maze being covered in graffiti.

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As much as I love Scarefest, this graffiti on the shipping containers is a BIG mistake! The exit door, fair enough, but I do think the rest should be painted over, especially being so close to The Towers!
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:38 pm

What in the world does it add? Just unnecessary, isn't it? :@
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:42 pm

As much as I'm not a fan of it, I can see why they have done; because in my opinion it makes the exterior look a lot more photogenic (than just plain black) and they may allow (don't know for sure yet) photographs in front of it for guests to post on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter... Which works as free marketing for Scarefest, much like the Wicker Man statue is very photogenic, and many people take pictures of it. This, however, is my thought process, but as much as I dislike it as I feel it takes away from the tone of the maze, I can see why they have done it. 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:45 pm

I would have preferred them to paint the containers grey and blend them into the Towers. The door looks good, the rest just makes it look dirty!!

With regards to photos, they usually clear people from that area as soon as possible as it is also the exit for Mine Tours.
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:53 pm

I have never been in Sub Species, so please no spoilers. It will be my first year doing all the mazes this year. But how does the graffiti link to the theme of the maze? A skeleton with a party hat? A smiley face? A crown? The plain black container suited it well, isn't it the darkest of the mazes?
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:38 pm

Whilst the graffiti makes sense thematically, it's not the prettiest look :lol
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:36 pm

Ismail wrote:
I have never been in Sub Species, so please no spoilers. It will be my first year doing all the mazes this year. But how does the graffiti link to the theme of the maze? A skeleton with a party hat? A smiley face? A crown? The plain black container suited it well, isn't it the darkest of the mazes?


No, in fact it spoils the theme!
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