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Alton Towers Hotel to offer "Altonville Motel" Scare Rooms during Scarefest 2012Submitted by Nick Sim on Thursday, September 6, 2012 07:35
The Alton Towers Hotel will host a special "Scare Room" experience during the Scarefest 2012 Halloween events, with guests being invited to stay in the "Altonville Motel".
The Scare Rooms will only be available during the later part of the Scarefest events, from October 26-31. The themed suites will be based on a shuttered motel, which ceased operations following an incident at the nearby "Mclynn Farm" in 2006. The motel is said to have reopened under new management, who promise that the spooky stories relating to it are just "local folklore".
The new Scare Rooms appear to be a more in-depth experience than in previous years, with Alton Towers promising that they will offer an "extreme theatrical experience" until 2am. Performers will have access to guests' rooms, as well as a limited amount of personal data - presumably, so that they can refer to guests by name.
Some of the Altonville Motel experience will take place outdoors, in a throwback to previous Scarefest events when the park hosted the Field of Screams horror maze just outside the Alton Towers Hotel. This saw hordes of zombies terrorising guests as they made their way through a cornfield.
The Scare Room package includes an overnight stay in the Alton Towers Hotel, a 3-course evening meal, breakfast, free parking and the theatrical experience. It can be booked now by calling 08712221100, with further details available on the Alton Towers website.
Scarefest 2012 will run from October 13-31, excluding October 15-18. As in previous years, it will see Alton Towers stay open until 9pm every evening, giving guests a rare chance to experience the park's rides in near-darkness. A range of free Halloween-themed attractions will be on offer alongside the usual array of rides and shows, along with two upcharge horror mazes.