In this week's poll, we ask whether theme parks should host year-round horror mazes, or if they only belong at Halloween events.
With The Smiler roller coaster delayed until May, Alton Towers opted to bring back The Sanctuary horror maze for the start of the 2013 season. The attraction had originally debuted as part of the Scarefest 2012 Halloween events, and was seen as a useful stop-gap addition. However, rather than keep it open until May, the park has now opted to close it on April 14. Rumours suggest that a lack of popularity is to blame.
Other theme parks have experimented with hosting horror mazes during the regular season. Thorpe Park, for example, hosted the Saw Alive maze year-round in 2010 and 2011. And Universal Studios Hollywood's House of Horrors has been in place for years.
But do horror mazes belong as year-round attractions, or are they best suited to dedicated Halloween events? We'd love to know your views.
Do you wish there were more permament horror attractions at theme parks? Or do you look forward to the annual Halloween events due to their unique nature?
Should theme parks host year-round horror mazes?
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