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It’s that point of yr once more once we carry you our ideas on Alton Towers newest Halloween providing and this yr there have been enhancements made to lastly step out of the staleness of the previous few seasons. Right here is our Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 assessment.

Scarefest has been a stagnating occasion for fairly a while now. The identical mazes coming again yr after yr after yr with zero effort or adjustments made to reinforce the expertise.

2023 has introduced a variety of adjustments added however with a number of of these stale mazes nonetheless lingering on the occasion.

Let’s take a deep dive into every particular person expertise at this years Halloween occasion as we carry you this Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 assessment.

Daz Video games Panic Overview – 3/5

Daz Video games Panic is actually an expertise that has had many curious and one of many extra shocking additions that you simply’ll see inside this Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 assessment.

That is premise that’s so out of Alton Towers consolation zone that it seems like an expertise that may have debuted at Thorpe Park as a substitute of Towers.

A primary of its variety gamers are given a wristband and two symbols to recollect earlier than being let right into a scare maze. Throughout the scare maze are symbols that it’s good to scan and when you’ve scanned your symbols you escape, the particular person with the quickest escape time is the winner however there’s a catch, you’re not alone within the scare maze.

Crammed filled with smoke and guard rails, to not point out creatures of the night time Daz Video games Panic was actually enjoyable when it comes to its tech execution. Going round looking for your image and even finishing duties to scan your band was one thing totally different however one couldn’t assist however discover negatives.

As a lot as I liked the premise of the maze we had been working round an empty constructing filled with guard rails and smoke. There was zero theming of word and for this explicit expertise it was totally wanted however there was zero effort made on the theming entrance.

The entire cash has clearly been spent on the wristband expertise and it labored superbly, there was no points with registering the band, discovering my symbols and registering my competitors time.

You’re given 7 minutes to flee and I managed to flee in 2 minutes and I used to be ranked in second place a mere 15 seconds behind the lad who received.

I’ve simply paid £10 for a maze I’ve been inside for two minutes. Subsequent time I ought to purposely take my time and get my moneys value.

Was it value £10?

Completely not.

It was quite simple in its execution however with how naked it was the worth felt extortionate. For £5 I’d have been nicely impressed with each value level and quirky expertise however £10 is totally ridiculous.

At this second in time, you may stroll by way of our Museum of Horrors for £10pp with a guided tour and a length of as much as 60 minutes throughout the constructing. 

Daz Video games actually made you panic by looking for the symbols however I discovered the pre-show scarier than something throughout the maze. It was a little bit little bit of a tacky pre present but it surely slowly descended into insanity and it had a chilling impact.

So chilling actually I used to be trying across the maze to see youthful children reactions because it was a little bit extra intense than I used to be anticipating for a maze collab with a gaming YouTuber.

Daz Video games Panic actually has the distinctive ingredient nailed down I simply really feel it wanted to be in a greater extra themed surroundings with extra actors who can contact you and many others.

Theming – 0/5

Appearing – 2/5

Scare Issue – 2/5

Darkest Depths Scarefest Overview – 2/5

Darkest Depths

While I liked this maze when it first opened I really feel as if now it’s time to go.

Dragging on and on with the identical mazes yearly is simply getting annoying and for some cause this maze had even much less actors than final yr.

Some actors had been half arsing their appearing (it was early within the day too so tiredness actually wasn’t an excuse) but it surely was a lacklustre run-through with us being in the midst of the road.

There have been a number of soar scares on the entrance of the conga line and as is the case with many scare mazes it’s very a lot location, location, location dependent in the case of your scares.

Aromaprime scents are nonetheless smashing it with creating the ambiance and its nonetheless a lovely maze to walkthrough however the ship has nicely and actually sunk on this explicit maze and they should strike this one off the Scarefest line-up for 2024.

Theming – 5/5

Appearing – 2/5

Scare Issue – 2/5

The Attic Scarefest Overview – 2/5

The Attic

It’s again once more…

Rumoured to be haunted by ‘the Governess’, native legend says she is eternally making an attempt to avenge the dying of her costs; taking the spirits of the dwelling as penance…however who can be her subsequent sufferer?

So final yr The Attic suffered from a lighting challenge that plunged us into full darkness from begin to end throughout each single run-through. This yr we had the exact opposite, an excessive amount of mild.

Each set was brightly lit and you possibly can see completely all the things you had been strolling in the direction of. The steadiness actually hasn’t been struck however for me I loved seeing the small print of the maze greater than something making an attempt to leap out at me.

Scenes appeared scarce of actors and the maze nonetheless feels stale in its execution.

The massive satan finale has modified with the satan being significantly smaller in top this yr and that led to a way more dampened finale along with a hearth you crawl by way of that now has no heaters to simulate the fireplace.

The actors who had been in there have been greater than adequate however all the things simply felt drained.

It’s time to go.

Theming – 4/5

Appearing – 3/5

Scare Issue – 2/5

Altonville Mine Excursions: Tiny’s Revenge Overview – 3/5

Altonville Mine Tours Tiny's Revenge

For me, Altonville has at all times been the strongest Scarefest maze but it surely has been right here near a decade on the park and wanted a change-up.

That change up got here within the type of a brand new story, extra entrance theming and a barely totally different method to the inside of the maze.

Altonville nonetheless has a claustrophic walkthrough expertise however scenes from final yr have been chopped and altered round and it feels extra intimate than final yr particularly with actors coming very near you and cornering you off from different members of the group.

Gone are the times of going by way of with a helmet torch as your solely supply of sunshine this new model of the maze was pleasurable however wasn’t too far gone from the unique Altonville Mine Excursions.

Just a little tweak right here and there however nothing that warranted the identify change within the first place.

I like the doorway theming earlier than you enter the mines, there’s extra effort there and theming and I really feel as if the outside space ought to have some actors inside it interacting with folks within the queue line however that’s simply me.

Tiny’s Revenge was undoubtedly the perfect maze of the bunch (as is at all times the case) however there simply isn’t sufficient there to warrant the identify change for me.

It’s nonetheless Altonville Mine Excursions and it nonetheless wants altering up and changing in 2024.

Particulars – 4/5

Appearing – 4/5

Scare Issue – 3/5

The Invitation – 1/5

The Invitation Scarefest

I don’t assume this expertise even deserves phrases to explain it. Simply grunts and indignant emojis.

The Invitation was the worst Scarefest expertise I’ve ever witnessed final yr. Common suggestions was appalling and I don’t assume I do know of 1 one who loved it.

So guess what they did.

Introduced it again for 2023!

This audio-led expertise suffers from the worst scripting I’ve ever skilled, the premise and execution are woeful and this yr has the addition of a little bit scare maze closing which consisted of some tombstones and one actor.

This was appalling, in the event you pay for this, they’ve acquired you hook line and sinker. You absolute sucker (me included).

The very fact I paid for this once more within the hopes that it could be totally different… oh how flawed I used to be.

AVOID, this can be a shambolic expertise that completely doesn’t replicate the real high quality product that audio firm Darkfield often supply with their travelling delivery container exhibits.

Burial Grounds Scare Zone – 5/5

Burial Grounds Alton Towers

A themed space close to the Wicker Man welcomes Alton Towers again into the world of walkthrough scare zones.

It’s been a few years since Alton Towers did a walkthrough scare zone and with The Curse At Alton Manor experience opening this yr many thought that they might theme one round their newest experience.

Alas that wasn’t the case as Wicker Man acquired the scare zone therapy and it was great.

A sluggish starter that rapidly ramped up into one thing you need to do greater than as soon as.

It’s freed from cost and you may see the hassle they’ve put in to create it. It’s full immersion as all through the walkthrough you don’t really feel such as you’re in Alton Towers, that’s a uncommon factor to attain!

Across the time the rollercoaster opened they’d The Welcoming Scare Maze to advertise the rides opening.

For me, this walkthrough expertise was higher than that scare maze and I paid for the privilege of that maze many moons in the past.

Burial Grounds is an unbelievable addition to the Scarefest line-up and I hope the suggestions is optimistic sufficient to warrant extra scare zones being reintroduced to the park for future Scarefest occasions.

With a stale maze line-up this was a refreshing addition to fairly a drained line-up with a number of enhancements simply giving me sufficient hope for a brighter future.

Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 Overview by Sean Evans

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