Alton Towers launches its Halloween Scarefest Season

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Theme park Alton Towers is all set for its biggest event of the year as Halloween extravaganza Scarefest begins this weekend (October 19 and 20).

One of the hundreds of actors performing at Scarefest

One of the hundreds of actors performing at Scarefest

Attractions at the Staffordshire park include a series of horror themed mazes including Terror of the Towers, The Sanctuary, Carnival of Screams and Zombie Scarezone.

The new, record-breaking rollercoaster The Smiler will also be opened on Scarefest nights allowing visitors to experience the thrills of the 14-loop ride in total darkness.

Katherine Duckworth, head of consumer marketing at the Alton Towers Resort,said: “The Smiler provides an intense physical experience like no other ride and has already proved its extreme popularity amongst our guests.

“The chance to ride this mind-bending attraction in the dark will heighten the senses of our guests and give the ride a whole new terrifying dimension.

“Plus, we’ve got lots of old Scarefest favourites that are back for 2013 so there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.”

The event will run until November 3 and tickets are still available from the official website.

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