Scarefest 2021

Poisson

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The Giant Squid
SSTEG was the only proper maze, so many routes, actors allowed to get physical etc. All stuff very COVID unfriendly. Towers must have designed these with one eye on restrictions returning.
 

Steve74

TS Member
SSTEG was the only proper maze, so many routes, actors allowed to get physical etc. All stuff very COVID unfriendly. Towers must have designed these with one eye on restrictions returning.
That's why I think the lineup is unchanged as far as mazes go this year. They worked successfully last year with greater restrictions in place so to me, makes sense to stick with them this year in case restrictions come back into force. Then, all being well next year they can change them when everything is next to normal again.
 

Batzy

TS Member
That's why I think the lineup is unchanged as far as mazes go this year. They worked successfully last year with greater restrictions in place so to me, makes sense to stick with them this year in case restrictions come back into force. Then, all being well next year they can change them when everything is next to normal again.
An absolutely fair point. But bear in mind we got two new outdoor attractions last year that were covid friendly, created under covid pressure. I think they should have replaced Altonville Mine Tours with a new outdoor maze.

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OButler

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That's why I think the lineup is unchanged as far as mazes go this year. They worked successfully last year with greater restrictions in place so to me, makes sense to stick with them this year in case restrictions come back into force. Then, all being well next year they can change them when everything is next to normal again.
It’s a very valid point indeed, however seeing other events and rival parks like Thorpe going all out this year makes me wonder why Alton couldn’t have planned to do the same?

At least one new maze/scare zone would have been ideal. Thorpe have got 3 scare zones and 3 mazes including a new one.
 

Steve74

TS Member
It’s a very valid point indeed, however seeing other events and rival parks like Thorpe going all out this year makes me wonder why Alton couldn’t have planned to do the same?

At least one new maze/scare zone would have been ideal. Thorpe have got 3 scare zones and 3 mazes including a new one.
The difference is though Thorpe hasn't had a Mardi Gras festival or the level of entertainment Towers has put on this year or doing a big Christmas event. When it came down to budgets, maybe it was decided to spread the budgets across the whole season rather than concentrating on one small part of it. Who knows, but I'd rather have Towers as it has been (and will be) this year with all the events rather than next to nothing and new mazes at Halloween that may or may not be any good.
 

Britford

TS Member
I hope the bring back food street, imagine sitting infront of the towers at night, eating while watching the window projections...I also hope they don't make it Freakshow themed as I think that would kill the atmosphere but bias aside, I think that would be nice!
 

OButler

TS Member
One question I have is why they never brought back Dark Apocalypse and Nos Infernus? They were so popular and very well done
 

Skyscraper

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Nemesis
Darkest Depths' audio has been testing and is completely different from it's original soundtrack! :)



Could the new audio compensate the upgrade to a thrill maze? :cool:

Also, this recent article advertising scare actor roles for Scarefest mentions zombies, but none of the mazes contain zombies right? Interesting...

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OButler

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Also, this recent article advertising scare actor roles for Scarefest mentions zombies, but none of the mazes contain zombies right? Interesting...

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Interesting. There’s also a new sign outside sub terra as well…. But surely too late for any other additions to the lineup
 

Batzy

TS Member
Interesting observation, but I think 'zombies' is probably just there as a generic Halloween word and/or referring to the Alton Ancestors.

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Britford

TS Member
Also, this recent article advertising scare actor roles for Scarefest mentions zombies, but none of the mazes contain zombies right? Interesting...
The zombies could be for TTT (Trick 'o Treat Town) or maybe Darkest Depths will have some Pirates of The Caribbean style zombie pirates?
 

Skyscraper

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Nemesis
Been waiting for this! :D



An interesting thing that Shawn mentined is that Trick o Treat Town is taking place in the section of the old Charlie bulding which contained the elevator simulators, so maybe they could be used as part of the attraction?

I'm not convinced as they haven't been used for years and would probably need a lot of work doing, but we'll wait and see.
 
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Steve74

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Been waiting for this! :D



An interesting thing that Shawn mentined is that Trick o Treat Town is taking place in the section of the old Charlie bulding which contained the elevator simulators, so maybe they coul be used as part of the attraction?

I'm not convinced as they haven't been used for years and would probably need a lot of work doing, but we'll wait and see.

They may use them for the space (like you walked around the ride in Sub Terra for Project 42) but I doubt they'll be working.

Clever place to put it too - next to the Dungeon, meaning more people will see them and potentially go in. May even see more Dungeon characters roaming the area
 

Skyscraper

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Nemesis
Here's a video on the updates;



On a side note, do we think the actors will be allowed to touch guests again this year?
 
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funstie161

TS Member
Hmmm, not sure I like this about Darkest Depths. My daughter (will be 13 this year) has loved it every year to date.....even if it got more extreme she would like it. As she is pretty tall she can get away with looking older but just a bit annoyed that they have taken the only 'starter' maze away.
 

Steve74

TS Member
Hmmm, not sure I like this about Darkest Depths. My daughter (will be 13 this year) has loved it every year to date.....even if it got more extreme she would like it. As she is pretty tall she can get away with looking older but just a bit annoyed that they have taken the only 'starter' maze away.
I'm under the impression that the new one - Trick or Treat Town - will be the replacement "starter" maze
 
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