Alton Towers has finally released its Scarefest 2021 line up, and to be honest we're quite disappointed.
There is only 1 new attraction this year at Scarefest the others announced are just a repeat as what we have seen the last 2 years. Come on Alton you had the Retro Squad this year, you had the perfect opportunity to bring back The Sanctuary ;)
Trick O’ Treat Town is the only NEW addition to the Theme Park’s line-up of terrifyingly good scare mazes which will be completed with the return of:
Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard: Set outside in what appears to be an abandoned junkyard, daring thrillseekers will discover the dark and disturbing secret it hides in a truly chilling experience. After being hunted and cast out of the community, the last of the Freak Show psycho clowns have gone into hiding, plotting in secret their next “BIG SHOW”. Will dare devils entering the junkyard be able to help stop their evil plan or will they become the main attraction of the next performance?
The Attic: Terror of the Towers: An unforgettable and truly chilling experience set in the eaves of the Theme Park’s famous and historical Tower ruins. Rumoured to be haunted by ‘the Governess’, local legend says she is eternally trying to avenge the death of her charges; taking the spirits of the living as penance…but who will be her next victim?
Darkest Depths: Get ready for a terrifying new adventure aboard ‘The Mutiny’, a notoriously spine-chilling ghost ship. You’ll truly earn your golden piece of eight by venturing into the darkest depths, avoiding the hazardous calls of the treacherous Sirens, dodging the swords of terrifyingly ghoulish pirate mutineers and coming face to face with the Kraken – the legendary monster of the seas!
Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers offering a tale with a not-so-beautiful twist. Those brave enough can also head to ‘Altonville’, a recently re-opened mine at the Resort, which holds a deep dark secret. Enter the damp, disused mine, which is believed to have once been home to a family of village outcasts. Nicknamed the ‘Skin Snatchers’ by local residents, their spine-chilling secret is about to be unearthed. Remember ‘Beauty is only skin deep’.
Also returning for 2021 is the opportunity to experience the Alton Towers Gardens as it comes to spooktacular life. ‘Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls’ is free for guests to enjoy as part of the event’s family-friendly frights line-up of live entertainment including the Freaky Five and CBeebies Land Monster Ball.
Open until 9pm each day, daring guests can also face the head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in darkness including the Alton Towers Dungeon.
The maze/event information was taken from the latest official press release.
Really fun mazes but if you've experienced Scarefest the last couple of years then you already know what to expect. With the likes of Xtreme Scream gaining in popularity we're certainly hoping this kick starts the Merlin creative team in 2022.