New frights revealed for Scarefest 2018 at Alton Towers

By Rebecca Stanley | Attractions | Published:

New frights and family-friendly delights have been unveiled for this year's Scarefest at Alton Towers.

Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort

This year will see the introduction of Project 42, a brand new action-packed scare maze that will be situated in Forbidden Valley and invite valiant volunteers to enter the underground Phalanx compound in a bid to outwit what awaits them inside.

Attendees will need to find a vaccination for the human test subjects, which have been infected by a mutant antidote and escaped. They will need to use every shred of courage and determination to get in and out without contracting the infection.

Project 42 will join the award-winning maze line-up including Sub Species: The End Games, Altonville Mine Tours, and The Welcoming: Be Chosen.

Altonville Mine Tours - Legend of the Skin Snatchers

In addition House of Monsters returns for 2018 with a new extended scene. Families can join a vlogger-turned-monster-hunter on a spooky walkthrough experience, set in a maze of seven live shows with laughs, frights, theatre and special effects, as they go on a modern day quest.

The Freaky Four

Scarefest 2018 will also see the launch of the CBeebies Land Monster Ball offering a fun-filled Halloween party for families as they join their favourite CBeebies Land friends Ubercorn, Bing and Hey Duggee, for spooktacular games, dancing and much more. They’ll also get to enjoy CBeebies Land’s many rides and attractions at dusk.


Alton Ancestors - Live entertainment at Scarefest

Pop-up shows and flashmobs will also be taking place across the theme park, including the arrival of the eerie Galatica Airways Crew and ghost pirates.

Thrillseekers looking for even more blood-pumping action will also get to experience latest attraction Wicker Man in the dark for the very first time, offering riders an intensified experience on-board the £16million wooden coaster as it spectacularly bursts into flames as riders pass through the six storey Wicker Man structure.

Rides in the Dark - Wicker Man

Scarefest 2018 will take place on October weekends 6 and 7, 13 and 14, then each day from October 19 to November 2 at Alton Towers Resort.

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me:


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