It might only be June, but we’re already learning about changes to the 2019 Scarefest lineup. We’ve picked a few highlights from the changes announced.
Scarefest (& Fireworks) 2019 dates
The Resort’s annual spooktacular event is confirmed to take place on the following dates:
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 18th October – 3rd November
For the first time, 2019 will see Scarefest push through to what would traditionally have been the of season fireworks event. Instead the fireworks spectacular will take place on 3 nights during 8th, 9th and 10th November 2019.
Family Fun – The Darkest Depths
New for 2019 will be a family maze in Mutiny Bay named “The Darkest Depths”. With no mention of House of Monsters for 2019, this is likely to be the resort’s replacement family experience.
The official Alton Towers Resort website describes the maze as: “Take a ghostly voyage where you’ll come face to face with legendary creatures of the deep.” Could this maze be located within the courtyard? Tickets for The Darkest Depths will cost £5.
Family Fun – CBeebies Land Monster Ball
Cbeebies Land will once again host it’s spooky Monster Ball in 2019, with the Resort’s smallest guests invited to dress up and join the CBeebies stars for Big Fun Showtime.
Bing, Ubercorn, Hey Duggee and many more CBeebies friends will be around for singing, dancing and playing games!
Also returning for a second season, the Freaky Funk Squad will bring live music to the event as the human incarnations of the Freaky Five. This year the Freaky Fun Zone will return to the bottom of Towers Street, putting the Freaky Five and their four shows back at the heart of the action.
Thrilling Frights – The Attic: Terror of the Towers
The Attic: Terror of the Towers appears to be a new incarnation of a long standing Scarefest stalwart. The last version of Terror of the Towers ‘What Lies Within’ lasted from 2009 until its final year in 2017. Although the maze saw some route and scenery changes over the course of its run, the premise of urban explorers going missing in the ruins of the Towers was never refreshed.
This year sees guests invited to venture into the attic… but what will we find?
Thrilling Frights – General Overview
Now that Wickerman is bedded in, the Beornen are heading back into their lives of obscurity and The Welcoming has been removed from this year’s lineup. The Resort will of course have the year-round Alton Towers Dungeons to offer as an additional experience, but it is not yet known whether this will be given any changes or additions for the Halloween season.
Don’t forget we’ll be updating our dedicated Scarefest pages regularly as more news comes out over the course of the season. We’ll also be bringing you updates from the resort over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.