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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by MakoMania » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:44 pm

Yeah, I'd have no problem with the new style scare zones if it actually felt like one, it's not very good when you can walk through without being approached by a single actor.

I would like to see one free flow zone and one set route zone this year.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by S.J_O'Grady » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:47 pm

I put a little further up about how much I hate the new style of zone but actually I've been persuaded otherwise. I think if they can add some more theming and actors and possibly a third one then it could work really well. I now like the idea of having them just as a part of the Halloween atmosphere and I agree that thy will surely be looking to expand on what worked well last year.

If they were to add a third zone I think it'd been cool to have it in a section of the gardens.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Sawboss » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:08 pm

It's a shame about how the scarezones need to be limited in size since some people don't like the actors interacting with them.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by KoasterKraver » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:12 pm

The Sky Sailor wrote:I put a little further up about how much I hate the new style of zone but actually I've been persuaded otherwise. I think if they can add some more theming and actors and possibly a third one then it could work really well. I now like the idea of having them just as a part of the Halloween atmosphere and I agree that thy will surely be looking to expand on what worked well last year.

If they were to add a third zone I think it'd been cool to have it in a section of the gardens.


The new zones are nice, but a mixture would be preferred by me or just the rid of them and back to the old ones (which are 100x better than these tats). Ooo the gardens! I like that... but surely that would have to be a old type zone as they close the gardens off at night, seems useful to use the gardens for something at scarefest! Mazes were definitely up a notch compared to the year before (which is always a good thing to improve, but the zones were nothing at all). Keep Sub Species and at the old type zones (hopefully a garden one) and add whatever else they want, I'd be happy with that.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Count-Vonduel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:09 pm

I want to see better scarefest shows and halloween versions of the pirate show and the 4d show, and ask for the scare zones ...well last years was utter rubbish, with the only decent encounter being in Nox when a big goat thing on stilts jumped over me and screamed. With Dark Apocolypse being a waste of resource and space. That said, 'Gloomy Wood Alive' was by far the highlight of scarefest (I didn't do the mazes).
It was in fact, so good, that on the 3rd day I spent over 3 or 4 hours in Gloomy Wood and felt like it was 30 mins, so I think they should keep Gloomy Wood Alive. (possibly extending it into Haunted Hollow and making it longer) and revert to the old scarezones and add a third one.
They also need a free family maze like the ones at chessington.
Also could they not have a Haunted Hay ride in the gardens?
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by S.J_O'Grady » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:19 pm

I don't think this forum's ever going to agree on the best style of scare zone!

I'm sure they'll at least keep GW Alive as it lies right in the middle of the kids entertainment and the zones/mazes.

Haunted Hayride in the gardens is a cool idea! I definatly think there's potential for an attraction in the gardens. I know there was a cancelled attraction called Midnight in the Garden of Evil, but was that ever confirmed to have supposed to have been in the actual gardens??
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Count-Vonduel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:41 pm

Sorry to double post but they could have a Hex themed hayride or they could theme it to Altonvill or have it themed around a breakout of the Sanctury Asylum or the prison where the Hamble Twins are locked up or maybe have it themed the Scary Tales. There's even some really good paths for it around Mutiny Bay and the Towers. The point I'm trying to make is that the idea could have some real potential.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by KoasterKraver » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:55 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:Sorry to double post but they could have a Hex themed hayride or they could theme it to Altonvill or have it themed around a breakout of the Sanctury Asylum or the prison where the Hamble Twins are locked up or maybe have it themed the Scary Tales. There's even some really good paths for it around Mutiny Bay and the Towers. The point I'm trying to make is that the idea could have some real potential.


I hope the Hamble Twins return!
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Aidan Lowe » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:23 pm

xylyx wrote:Didn't they say somewhere that they already have plans for sub species 2? I doubt they'll be dropping the maze that got one of the best reactions they've had for a while.


It was Pete Cliff who said this but obviously that's when he was still working for AT as creative entertainments manager and while Scarefest was running last year.

But from him saying that not 6 months later he's in a new job so maybe we'll never see that particular rendition of Sub Species come to light.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by rolicoli8 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:28 pm

The construction for the bridge exiting the Towers has started, looks like Sub Species is probably returning then! :D :D
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by rolicoli8 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:38 pm

The scaffolding bridge has now been removed...
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Liam.W » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:20 pm

I was so confused today when the bridge wasn't there :lol
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by S.J_O'Grady » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:46 pm

Oh? Anyone have any idea why? Seems a bit odd.
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Adam.W » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:40 am

It was most likely a temporary one, perhaps they were doing something inside in preparation ;)
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by tcw1993 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:58 pm

JonDoesTT wrote:
Arwen wrote:Anyway I hope, if the themes quite dark, they do something SW8 related. It would give us enthusiasts something to talk about over the closed season! ;) Also a good opportunity to establish it, hint.. Hint ;)


That's a good idea, but considering there's more non enthusiasts than there are enthusiasts, it might seem a bit odd for there to be a whole scarefest experience based on something that won't be around for another 2 years. It would confuse the non enthusiasts and probably a few enthusiasts, unless they hinted towards a link to SW8.

They did it with The Smiler on the Sanctuary though, and had SW7 blueprints on the que line videos
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Tom170499 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:02 pm

tcw1993 wrote:
JonDoesTT wrote:
Arwen wrote:Anyway I hope, if the themes quite dark, they do something SW8 related. It would give us enthusiasts something to talk about over the closed season! ;) Also a good opportunity to establish it, hint.. Hint ;)


That's a good idea, but considering there's more non enthusiasts than there are enthusiasts, it might seem a bit odd for there to be a whole scarefest experience based on something that won't be around for another 2 years. It would confuse the non enthusiasts and probably a few enthusiasts, unless they hinted towards a link to SW8.

They did it with The Smiler on the Sanctuary though, and had SW7 blueprints on the que line videos


And considering the area that SW8 will be in, it is unlikely that the ride will have a dark theme like The Smiler. A pirate/African village themed scare maze wouldn't be that great...
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by tcw1993 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:06 pm

Sawboss wrote:That's a shame. I'd love for them to bring the Sanctuary back, definitely looked like my kinda thing.

The sanctuary was incredible. But it was a build up for the smiler originally and because they will be wanting to slowly brings people's attention to SW8 within the coming months/year I can't see them bringing it back personally, unless they tie it in with SW8? God knows. But yes it was very very atmospheric and more of a "mess with your head" maze than just jump scares which was different but effective, and the Actor that played Dr. Kelman was absolutely fantastic!
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by tcw1993 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:09 pm

Adam.W wrote:It was most likely a temporary one, perhaps they were doing something inside in preparation ;)

The towers are closed for construction of the mazes. And I don't think it's fair to say sub species just because there's a bridge there. It could be anything :)
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Dan » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:23 pm

tcw1993 wrote:
Adam.W wrote:It was most likely a temporary one, perhaps they were doing something inside in preparation ;)

The towers are closed for construction of the mazes. And I don't think it's fair to say sub species just because there's a bridge there. It could be anything :)


Considering the part of Sub-Species that is inside the Towers never got taken down I think it's fair to say that's what it's for :)
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Re: The Future Of Scarefest

by Justin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:58 am

Alton Towers have updated their Scarefest page.
Currently it is only a holding page until the mazes are confirmed, although tickets are now available to purchase for the mazes.

Here are the facts so far...

[*] Scarefest operates on selected October dates: 8th - 9th, 15th - 16th, 21st - 31st.
[*] There are 3 mazes and 2 scare zones.
[*] Maze tickets cost £20 (£16 for Annual Passholders) / £50 Combo with admission.
[*] The Alton Ancestors are back.
[*] The Freaky Four are back.
[*] Rides close at 9pm.
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