Yes.. We may not even be into the depths of Summer yet, however in my humble opinion Halloween cannot come early enough. Which is handy really, because the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up has just landed, and it’s looking VERY interesting indeed. There are some changes, some old favourites are returning, and some new things have been added to the roster…

Want to know more? Well step this way..

When can we go to the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019?

Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 takes place on October Weekends (5th, 6th, 12th and 13th) and then each day from 18th October to 3rd November 2019.




How do we book tickets for the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019?

You can get tickets for the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 right here.

So what’s on the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up Announcement?

The ‘Headliners’ are THREE new experiences –

The Alton Towers Dungeon gets scarier for the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019
The Alton Towers Dungeon gets scarier for the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019
Alton Towers Dungeon

Yep, unsurprisingly the Alton Towers Dungeon is a big part of the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up. It would seem that the experience will be altered and ramped up a little to suit Scarefest. The release says –
“The brand new Alton Towers Dungeon is promising less laughs and more screams with the arrival of Halloween. What better time of year to encounter the gruesome Plague Doctor, the twisted Torturer or the terrifying Witch of Burslem? If you dare to journey down the Black River this Scarefest prepare yourself for even more shocks and surprises.”

I had heard rumblings that this might be happening, I don’t forsee any additional scenes coming, but I wonder if there will be some live actors in the Black River section? Perhaps some scares in the dark corridors? A few of the jokes trimmed out of the scripts? Who knows? But I’m keen to find out!

There seems to be an up-cost of £8.50 per person for the Alton towers Dungeon during the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 instead of the usual £5 per person charge. It seems that holders of the Premium Alton Towers Season Pass can access this free of charge. Its recommended for those aged 10+, so it’s still classed as a ‘family scare’

Darkest Depths joins the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up

Darkest Depths

Now this was completely unexpected.
“A brand new family maze ‘Darkest Depths’ will take guests on a ghostly voyage into pirate folklore and come face to face with legendary creatures of the deep.”

Are they turning the Shark Bait Reef into a family scare attraction during the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019?! It certainly seems possible – I’m fascinated to see how that would work? Or could it be in the Courtyard area where ‘The Welcoming’ has been previously (more on that below!)? Darkest Depths is recommended for those aged 8 and over. Tickets for it will be £5 per person.

The Attic: Terror of the Towers

You read that correctly, Scare fan favourite ‘Terror of the Towers’ is BACK, and I’m over the blummin’ moon! This addition Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up excites me! ‘The Attic’ title fascinates me? Will we see tighter spaces, and more enclosed scares? That would be awesome! The official release doesn’t give much away, and there’s no artwork yet, this is all that’s been shared –
“A new chilling scare maze invites thrill-seekers to venture into the ‘The Attic: Terror of the Towers’. But who is lurking there and what terrible crimes are they seeking to avenge?”

If I hear any more on this development, I’ll let you know!

The Attic: Terror of the Towers is recommended for those aged 15+ and tickets will be £8 per person. It’s NOT part of the 3 maze Combi ticket.

So what’s returning on the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up?

Sub-Species – The End Games

This really doesn’t need much introduction, it’s been part of the roster for several years now, and feels like it’s getting darker an more intense each time! I do enjoy Sub-Species – The End Games, especially the fact you MAY get pulled away from your group!

Here’s the trailer for it –

Sub-Species – The End Games is recommended for those aged 15+ and tickets will be £8 per person or you can get a three maze combi ticket for £20.

Project 42

YES!!!! I’m overjoyed that Project 42 is back on the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up. It was CRAZY last year, and great use of the Nemesis – Sub Species building. Project 42 genuinely blew me away last year, and I can’t wait to do it again!

“The Phalanx team require your help – will you find the vaccination and cure those affected by a very nasty virus?”

Project 42 is recommended for those aged 15+ and tickets will be £8 per person or you can get a three maze combi ticket for £20.

I had heard rumblings that the Altonville Mine Towers wouldn’t be around this year, but that rumour seems unfounded because it’s on the press release…

Altonville Mine Tours - Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers is back to Alton Towers Scarefest 2019

Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers

I do love the Altonville Mine Tours and I’m happy it’s back at the Alton Towers Scarefest! It’s become a firm favourite of mine! The trailer for it is below.

Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers is recommended for those aged 15+ and tickets will be £8 per person or you can get a three maze combi ticket for £20.

Anything else on the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up Announcement?

Yes!! Alton Towers Scarefest is also a must-do Halloween event for families with younger children. Join the fabulous Freaky Five – Franklyn, Skelvin, Patch, Phil and Gretyl – in their colourful Halloween playland! With four shows full of fun and silliness, Patch’s Halloween Party is bigger and better than ever. Young families can also take part in the CBeebies Land Monster Ball, dance along with our dancing flashmob of Alton Ancestors plus ride over 20 attractions at dusk!

Open until 9pm daily, Scarefest also sees the much-anticipated return of ‘rides in the dark’. Experience the spectacular Wicker Man as it bursts into flames; an experience that is even more thrilling and intense by night.

Anything else?

It’s great to see the return of some favourites, however, it seems that the ‘House of Monsters’ WON’T be returning for the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019. Which is a shame, it looks like the ‘Darkest Depths’ is replacing it. House of Monsters was an incredibly entertaining family maze that has proved popular over the past two years. It will be missed, but I’m sure Darkest Depths will be a worthy replacement.

Also gone is ‘The Welcoming’ which I LOVED. I suppose we’re no longer welcoming the Wicker Man, so it makes sense to let it go. Never mind! If you want to get an idea what ‘The Welcoming’ was like, I did a full walkthrough in the opening year.

Final thoughts

The Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up is looking good. I’m excited to see how it all pans out. I’m a massive fan of the Alton Towers Dungeon, so I’m intrigued to see how that is made scarier. I’m also VERY VERY happy to see ‘Terror of the Towers’ back at Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 – it’s much loved, and was missed last year. It’s exciting to see that Project 42 is returning, it was one of the best mazes I did in the 2018 season and had a lot of fans.

It’s a shame that some of the other mazes have been retired, but I know these events need to change and evolve. The ‘Darkest Depths’ could be a very interesting proposition especially if it uses Shark Bait Reef. We will have to wait and see. No doubt I’ll be at the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 as soon as possible and vlogging it all, it’s one of my Halloween highlights!

Big thanks to Alton Towers for sharing the Alton Towers Scarefest 2019 Line Up Announcement, and stay tuned for more..

If you can’t wait, here’s my vlog from last year –

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