How to get Alton Towers Scarefest tickets for this year's Halloween event
Howl will you spend Halloween this year? Scarefest at Alton Towers is back and spookier than ever for 2023, and tickets are on sale now.
Like when Mariah Carey warms up for Christmas once the temperature starts to drop, Alton Towers starts its spooky transformation when the nights get longer and the leaves on the trees turn golden. The Scarefest Halloween event at Alton Towers promises thrills, chills, and shocks for the bravest of souls who dare enter the theme park during the most terrifying month of the year…
The award-winning Scarefest at Alton Towers has scare experiences that thrill-seekers of every age will find spooktacular, such as Scare Mazes, live shows, and, of course, The Alton Towers Dungeon. With the theme park staying open until 9pm during Scarefest, there’s also the opportunity to ride Alton Towers attractions like Wicker Man and The Smiler after night falls — but, be warned, although you can see the upcoming twists, turns, and drops in the daylight, riding these pulse-raising rides in the dark is a whole new ballgame.
Plus, with Scarefest activities running throughout the park’s opening hours, there is plenty of time to enjoy the spooky attractions as well as themed areas like CBeebies Land and Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life.
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What is Alton Towers Scarefest?
Scarefest at Alton Towers is an award-winning annual event which sees the Stoke-on-Trent theme park transformed into a labyrinth of Scare Mazes, spine-tingling live shows, and more. During Scarefest, you can take on the rides in the dark — will you be brave enough to tackle the six-storey high Wicker Man which bursts into flames as you descend? Or how about plummeting into the pitch black while riding Oblivion? There’s also family-friendly Halloween events, such as Halloween characters’ live performances at a playground.
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Perhaps one of the most exciting places to be at this year’s Scarefest is The Alton Towers Dungeon. The 45-minute experience takes you through five shows, including The Haunting, where you’ll take refuge in an abandoned cottage, and The Highwayman, where you’ll meet the most cunning highwaymen who are taking refuge in the dungeon, as well as a boat ride. The Black River Boat Ride takes you beneath Alton Towers to experience the terrifying dungeon residents and the less-than-lovely smells.
When is Scarefest 2023?
Scarefest at Alton Towers will take place on Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October, then it will run from Friday 13th October until Tuesday 31st October. If you’re superstitious, like some of the RadioTimes.com team are, Friday 13th October could be an interesting day to test your nerve at Scarefest…
How long is Alton Towers open during Scarefest?
Unlike Thorpe Park’s Fright Night which begins its spooky activities from 3pm, Scarefest will take place during Alton Towers’ opening times, from 10am until 9pm, giving you a whole 11-hours of terrifying treats.
If you’d like to visit Alton Towers but wouldn’t like to take part in Scarefest, you can still enjoy the 40 rides and attractions, as well as 10 themed areas, such as The World of David Walliams, and rides for little ones like the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride.
How to get Alton Towers Scarefest 2023 tickets
If you’re anything like the RadioTimes.com team, at the first sight of rain, you’ll already begin planning your autumnal activities. Luckily, Scarefest at Alton Towers tickets are on sale now.
You can buy a day pass ticket for £44 if you book in advance or £68 if you purchase on the day, and this will get you access to all Scarefest activities, including the rides.
The Alton Towers Dungeon is an additional attraction, and this will set you back £9 if you pre-book online or £11 on the day. If you’re keen to make the most of your spooky day out, we would recommend adding the dungeon to your list.
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