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Alton Towers Scare Maze Will Act as Preview of 2013 Attraction

Stafordshire, UK (August 21, 2012) — The Alton Towers Resort’s annual Scarefest is back for 2012 with a new attraction that is set to give guests a taste of its latest ride coming to the X Sector area of the theme park in 2013. The Sanctuary will be a new scare maze that invites guests to book an appointment at an abandoned facility, but a terrifying twist awaits.

New developments on the X Sector site have uncovered an area of the Towers where human experiments were rumoured to have taken place in the early 1900’s by a controlling force known only as The Ministry of Joy. What starts out as an innocent visit through The Sanctuary soon takes a turn for the worse.

Katherine Duckworth, head of consumer marketing at the Alton Towers Resort, comments, “Details of the new ride coming to the theme park in 2013 are still a closely guarded secret but we know that people are hugely excited about its arrival and want a hint of what is to come. The Sanctuary is set to make Scarefest more terrifying than ever, and give our guests the chance to experience a preview of our new ride before it opens to the public in March.”

Scarefest 2012 will also see the return of old favourites including Terror of the Towers and travelling circus, Carnival of Screams. With the theme park open until 9pm every night, guests can experience a host of adrenalin pumping rides and attractions in the dark.  Younger guests can visit Franklyn’s Freaky Farm, meet the special Halloween characters and join Patch in his Trick or Treat Party Live on Stage.

Scarefest runs from 13-14th and 19-31st October at the Alton Towers Resort. Visit for more information and to book. For more details on the Alton Towers Resort’s new ride launching in 2013 visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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