Alton Towers has confirmed that a new zombie-themed scare zone will feature at Scarefest 2011, as well as releasing further plot details for the other attractions at the Halloween events.
The ZOMBIES! Scare Zone will see guests walking down an "abandoned road" that is rumoured to be swarming with the undead, with Alton Towers challenging visitors to "brave your way through this post-apocalyptic nightmare and pray you make it to the other side." Along with the Terror of the Towers horror maze, it will be included in the standard admission price for the park.
The scare zone looks set to replace Skelvin's Haunted Adventure, a makeover for the Duel haunted house attraction that was included in the Scarefest 2010 line-up. While it was not listed in the park's original press release, it appears that ZOMBIES! will be the main new addition for the 2011 events.
As in previous years, Terror of the Towers will be located in the gothic mansion that lends Alton Towers its name. Two further mazes, The Boiler House and Carnival of Screams, will be located outside the park in the grounds of the Alton Towers hotel. The park has confirmed that a combined admission ticket for the two external mazes will cost £12, as it did in 2011.
The plots for both The Boiler House and Carnival of Screams will be updated for this year's events. The Boiler House will now be set underground, with the plot still based around the escape of two psychopathic serial killers. Carnival of Screams, meanwhile, will still see guests trying to escape a circus that is run by a troupe of murderous clowns. However, the 2011 version of the maze will feature a "terrifying stranger who lurks in the shadows".
Scarefest 2011 will run from October 15-31, and as in previous years will see Alton Towers staying open until 9pm every evening. Details of the other attractions at the events can be found in Theme Park Tourist's recent news story.
Theme Park Tourist will be attending Scarefest 2011 and will feature a review on the site shortly afterwards. You can read what we thought of last year's event in our Scarefest 2010 review.