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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:15 pm

Thanks, I'll have to see what happens closer to the event and I won't book the maze tickets yet.

About The Attic - I'm happy that they are bringing ToTT back in a different form, it needed changes but I missed it last year. I wonder how similar it will be to the original maze - will it still have the slow descent through the towers and the intense finale, or perhaps a more theatrical approach to the attraction. I'm definitely looking forward to what they produce this year.
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:57 pm

A quick question - where can you get the air cannons used in scare mazes?
 
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:08 pm

Theme Park Guide have shared a photo update of various construction-y bits, and with it comes the interesting news of containers inside the Courtyard for Darkest Depths, and confirming that The Attic will be, uhh, in the top floor of the ruins. What's interesting about this, is that access to the top floor is a little tricky with only two staircases leading to it- so it'll likely use the floor below as well. This means that The Attic will be long- like, really long when compared to their other mazes. Less than a month to go now!
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm

The Alton Towers Holidays website has been updated with descriptions of The Attic and Darkest Depths which provide a little more insight into what these mazes will contain:

The Attic: Terror of the Towers
Dare you venture up to The Attic in this live action maze where you'll discover the ghost of 'The Governess'! According to local legend, she tries to avenge the death of her charges by taking the spirits of the living as penance – will you be her next victim?

Darkest Depths
Board the infamous ghost ship 'The Mutiny' and journey into the darkest depths to earn your piece of eight. The treacherous Sirens will try to lure you into the ocean as you dodge the swords of the mutinous ghost pirates and come face to face with the sea's meanest legend of all... the Kraken!
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm

On a speculative note thanks to this little tidbit on Darkest Depths, could we possibly see a big puppet for the "kraken"? And with some of the old Sub containers being sighted, maybe parts of the old alien puppet could be retrofitted?
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 pm

Alton Towers have posted a Scarefest teaser video on Twitter.

Captioned “Can you hear that?” and with water dripping in the background, I believe we have the first teaser for Darkest Depths.
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:41 pm

As reported on TowersTimes News, Alton Towers have revealed further details for the new additions to this year’s Scarefest line-up, including the promise that “The Attic: Terror of the Towers” will be their most chilling maze yet!

Also revealed were more details for Darkest Depths, alongside some additional spooks and scares coming to “The Alton Towers Dungeon”

Who can’t wait for Scarefest to get underway?

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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:15 am

How can they justify £60 to do all mazes and park entry for non MAP holders??
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:35 pm

O_Butler wrote:
How can they justify £60 to do all mazes and park entry for non MAP holders??


The maze and park entry ticket option works out £2 cheaper than booking park entry and the Scare Maze combi ticket separately. I personally think that the £52 entry & maze ticket is decent value, as you’re essentially only paying £32 to actually get in to the park.

Even with The Attic bolted on to make the £60 price you mentioned, it still represents good value, in my opinion. The pricing structure for this year’s event hasn’t changed when compared to the previous two, with The Attic being the £8 maze rather than The Welcoming, so for a non-MAP holder to do all 4 main mazes it works out at £28.

I think Towers have it right with how they operate their mazes. I’d much prefer to pay £7 per maze and hardly have to queue than get mazes included with park entry and have to queue for 2 hours.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 pm

£60 is also a lot less than many other operators will charge, where you'll find they will typically charge that or more just for evening only entry.

I also believe Towers have got their system for Halloween set up well. These events come with significant extra cost, which if you want to do it properly, simply can't be funded with regular gate pricing.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:36 pm

On the Alton Towers Instagram story, the attic was described to be something 'VERY special' when asked about the scare mazes this year.

Not long now!
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:48 pm

I've read that ERT does not exist during scarefest but Hotel guests get Fastrack to use instead.

I've booked a stay in the Enchanted Village - will I still get the complementary Fastrack?
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:49 pm

Scarecoaster wrote:
I've read that ERT does not exist during scarefest but Hotel guests get Fastrack to use instead.

I've booked a stay in the Enchanted Village - will I still get the complementary Fastrack?


You will. All guests staying in the Resort accommodation receive a complimentary Fastrack ticket to use as a substitute for ERT.
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:31 pm

Scarecoaster wrote:
I've read that ERT does not exist during scarefest but Hotel guests get Fastrack to use instead.

I've booked a stay in the Enchanted Village - will I still get the complementary Fastrack?

Yes you will, but make sure that they are given to you or that you ask for them when you check in, they sometimes overlook them
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:36 am

Scarecoaster wrote:
I've read that ERT does not exist during scarefest but Hotel guests get Fastrack to use instead.

I've booked a stay in the Enchanted Village - will I still get the complementary Fastrack?

Worth noting I messaged Alton Towers and they said they were currently undecided on if they were doing this, this year.

I am there this weekend though so will find out and update :) 
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:19 pm

Thanks, it will be helpful to know!
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:49 am

Anyone have any idea of the pumpkin ratings for the new mazes?
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:11 pm

First day of Scarefest tomorrow! and it'll be my first! will do my best to post a half decent trip report
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Please put any spoilers in a spoiler tag! I'd love to read your review but would not like any spoilers :D
 
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Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:15 pm

The Sun have published an article that provides a behind the scenes look at The Attic. Obviously it contains spoilers, so beware!
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