Scarefest 2019

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  1. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Im sure the signs have been saying that since the start of season
     
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  2. RoyJess

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    There is no mention of the HOM on the official Alton tower site. I take it as someone is harassing Alton to bring it back.
     
  3. Britford

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    There was some new, weirdly maze final like music in Sharkbate Reef the other day. Strangely, yesterday, there was some still new but more peaceful music in it instead. I'm not saying that they were testing/teasing the Dark Depths audio but I'm not not saying that...just saying!

    Anyway I'm pretty sure that Dark Depths will be in Sharkbate Reef. The way I see it working is if they have it enter through the shop.
    If the first 3 or 4 scenes are in the shop and last room of Sharkbate Reef, then they could have the shark tunnel and shipwreck scene as a walkthrough, to set up the final scene (probably located in the old Thirteen room)
    With the rest of Sharkbate Reef being the ending maze section.

    This is, ofcourse, assuming that the maze work the same as HoM did.
     
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  4. Ben

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    Surely its going in the Courtyard again. Towers can recycle the structure from the welcoming and its pre made to fit.

    Just a different story, linked to fish or something. I can't see them closing Sharbait for a maze.
     
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    Britford TowersStreet Member

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    That was from last year
     
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  6. NachoBob

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    So what are peoples thoughts on a revamp of Terror of the Towers returning ?
    I can't wait as missed it last year!
     
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    I like it as a focal point for the event.
     
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    We are visiting this scarefest on the 21st and 22nd. I’m just wondering whether anyone has any experience of the park on or around these dates and would it be worth looking into a platinum fastrack - mainly for the night rides as my baby nephew is coming with us. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. RoyJess

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    Will be half term for most schools, so should be busy. You may benefit from fastrack, they usually save you around 10 mins of the main queueline. However if everyone has the same idea and purchase fastrack then you may find that the fastrack queue line will be just as long as the main one.
     
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    Ah okay Thankyou. I will just wait till closer to the time and check the waiting times on the app and go from there.
     
  11. NachoBob

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    I purchased platinum fastrack last year and it was the best thing I ever did.
    I will purchasing them again as I managed to get on everything in the dark because of it.
    The last 2 years I have been around the end of October and fastracks have completely sold out but the queues were still acceptable for fastrackers. However people without fastracks were queueing for ridiculous amounts of time.
     
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    Okay thank you, I will definitely be buying it then.
     
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    As Ben says, not a chance they will close Sharkbait for a scare maze even a family one. I would not be taking my family to Scarefest if this happened as the fishes are an essential visit with little ones on a cold day, nothing else for them to do indoors.
     
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    The Scarefest hurst is now on TS.
     
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    Would people rather have Scarefest in its current form (maxes etc running throughout the day, park open until 9pm for everyone and so on) or a system similar to Disney/Universal where the park shuts earlier (say 6pm) and there’s then a separately ticketed event?

    Charge around £45 a ticket, more mazes, more entertainment, event running until 11pm?

    Completely hypothetical because of budget and issues surrounding opening late but I was just wondering people’s thoughts on it.
     
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    No, No and No :eek:

    How do you kick out the daytime guest and stop them enjoying the evening within the park without a valid evening ticket?

    9pm close is late enough considering that I also value my sleep and a later opening time will mean that I will be driving home with a pair of match sticks stuck under my eyelids keeping my eyes open, stopping me from falling asleep.

    I feel the current form is just right in the way of the amount of entertainment and mazes. The only thing missing are the scare zones.

    Sometimes less is more
     
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  17. bluesonichd

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    Scarefest needs to change,
    Bring back a free maze. Bring back scare zones.
    What extra do punters get at Scarefest. Long queues for rides in the dark and nothing else unless they fork out more and more money to experience “Scarefest”
    Oh they my get to look at a few pumpkins and the odd coloured light dotted around park.
     
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  18. Jb85

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    We haven’t enjoyed scarefest since 2010 when thirteen opened - that was a good year
     
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    £45 for a separately ticketed event is too much, but I do agree with the sentiment that the Scarefest format needs a significant change.

    As is so often the case, inspiration could certainly be taken from the way Europa Park do things at Halloween. Minimum impact upon day visitors, a very late close for those experiencing the scare attractions (not to mention the drinks / ice show / nightclub) and a fantastic atmosphere both on park in the daytime and at the Traumatica event with its all-encompassing "scare zone".

    I think Scarefest could / should be adapted to a similar concept. Halloween isn't all about scare mazes, so something should still be going on around the park in the day though. That's important.

    I can't see the current format changing, but Scarefest has felt soulless for a few years now. Shame.
     
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  20. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Towers riding off the back of when Scarefest was good, till one day people will realise it’s now a pile of doggy doodoo and stop attending
    At which point the entire event will be scrapped.
    Towers will blame everyone but themselves
     

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