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Thrilling Frights

Get ready. Scarefest is coming – and it’s as spooktacular as ever! On selected dates in October and November, summon your courage and enter Alton Towers Resort, where terror awaits.

2021 Spooktacular Scarefest

We will be releasing more information about our 2021 Scarefest soon, tickets & short breaks can be booked now

Brave enough to ride our head-spinning, hair-raising coasters in total darkness? Bold enough to tiptoe through our Dungeon in the dark? Mad enough for our horrifying, terrifying mazes? Two have already won awards – and a third brand new outdoor maze beckons – can you escape?

  • 9th - 11th October, 16th October - 1st November 2020
  • Passes from £38 per person
  • Add our terrifying scare mazes or Alton Towers Dungeon onto your escape
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Rides in the dark

Dare you take on our world-class thrill rides in the dark? Will you hurtle towards a six-storey high Wicker Man effigy as it spectacularly bursts into flames?

  • Are you brave enough to take on our world-class thrill rides in the dark? 
  • Fly through the night sky on Galactica; or dive into Oblivion in the pitch black!
  • Master the theme park at night, on over 40 rides and attractions. 

Please be advised:
The Theme Park is required to be clear of all visitors by 10pm in line with Government instruction. Our attraction queue lines will begin to close from 8.30pm.  This time may change depending on demand for individual rides.  Latest information will be posted on the Alton Towers App and digital signage around the Park.

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New for 2020

Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls

This Scarefest come to Alton Towers Resort and enjoy the Gardens as never before and witness them come to life in a whole new spooktacular…LIGHT!

With luscious stretching lawns, vibrant beds and conservatory areas, Alton Towers Resort Gardens are well worth a visit in the daylight but wait till darkness falls and get ready to take the most otherworldly stroll of your life, but beware! A mysterious energy runs through the Gardens’ water; around here people say it brings lost souls back from the dead for all Hallows’ Eve… hear that whisper? Who knows you might have phant…astical company on the way!

Free attraction – This is not a live scare maze

The gardens have steep and rocky areas, please keep to the paths at all times. Some areas are unsuitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and those with reduced mobility.


Halloween Family Spooktacular

Looking for a more family friendly spooktacular visit? Tiptoe into Alton Towers Resort for all sorts of creepy scares, shocks and thrills. Families can brave our spook-tacular Halloween shows and enjoy the gardens at night like never before

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