Alton Towers has confirmed the return of its terrifying Halloween extravaganza for 2020.
The Resort, which reopened to thrill-seekers back on July 4, is draping its 500-acre Theme Park in spooky fancy dress for October – giving guests an entirely new way to experience Alton Towers.
Running from October 9 to November 1 on selected dates, the latest edition of ‘Scarefest’ will feature two new attractions.
These include the ‘Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard’ – an outdoor maze that dares guests to venture into the Freak Show hidden den to ‘discover the secret of the psycho clowns’ next big show.’
A new family-led attraction, ‘Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls’ , is another new experience which will be free to enjoy as part of the Halloween live entertainment – including the Freaky Five and CBeebies Land Monster Ball.
Scarefest 2020 also sees the return of old favourites including:
- The Attic: Terror of the Towers: A chilling experience set in the eaves of the Theme Park’s famous and historical Tower ruins.
- Darkest Depths; where guests board the infamous ghost ship ‘The Mutiny’ and journey into the darkest depths to earn their piece of eight.
- Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skin Snatchers; which sees ticket-holders explore a damp, disused mine believed to have once been home to a family of village outcasts.
Scarefest will also see extended opening hours – giving guests the chance to experience thrill rides and rollercoasters in pitch black darkness until 9pm.
James Walker, Marketing Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “We are really excited to be able to offer something brand new for our guests in 2020, as well as stage the return of our much-loved Halloween event.
“This year marks the theme park’s 40th anniversary and it was always the plan to make it a year of celebration for our guests.
“…the much-anticipated return of Scarefest will provide ongoing fun and thrills for thrill-seekers and families later into the year, with two brand new exciting attractions never seen before.”
Oktoberfest is also returning to Alton Towers for 2020 – with Bavarian entertainment dancing into the theme park from 11 September to 4 October.
Alton Towers Resort has implemented a wide range of new measures to keep people safe on site.
Capacity will remain at a level where social distancing can be maintained, including in entertainment spaces and scare mazes.
For tickets and more information about the events visit the Alton Towers website.