I'm planning on going to Scarefest this year.
I know it is a busy time obviously but when would be best to go? On a weekend (preferably on the Sunday) or during the October half term week (mid week like Wednesday)?
From going to Scarefest for the last few year (been going since very young!) the first Sunday is definitely the least busy sunday of the entire event. With queues between 45-120 mins, mazes all about 35/60 mins. During the half term pretty much every weekday (exept Friday) queues are large, and most queue extensions are open (Big 6, River Rapids & Mike Train) with some queues approaching 180 mins. Look out for a 'meh' weather report as that MAY put a few people off coming, so queues may be shortER. So the queues will pretty much be the same every week day. The last saturday and sunday are always the most busy, for the event. So id definitely recommend you avoided those two dates, with pretty much everything over 60 mins. When I went in 2014, on those two dates, all of the Smiler's queue was full (with all the extensions open) and was overflowing. Nemesis was on a 120 min wait all day. Rita and 13 both averaging around 140 mins. Even Duel at one point was on 60 mins (yes, its hard to believe. But we did wait that!). River Rapids and Mine Train both between 75-90 mins. Most paths were shoulder to shoulder. And people were parking on the overflow fiekds. You get the jist!!. Id 100% recommended fastrack, its worth it. Have a great time, even if its super busy, beacuse Nothing beats the scarefest ambience. Hope this helps
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