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2013 Scarefest line-up revealed
Details on this year's Scarefest event have been revealed. Saturday 3rd August 2013 - Following the Scarefest hearse appearing in Towers Street earlier this week, Alton Towers have today updated their website to confirm some of the attractions returning for 2013's Scarefest event.

This year's event will run between 19th October and 3rd November 2013 with the park open until 9pm on most nights. Certain select dates have had their hours cut to 7pm.

All four of last years thrill attractions will be returning but with a slight change. Carnival of Screams (which until this point had not been mentioned by the park in connection with this year's event) will be returning as a free maze for all guests. The Sanctuary - the scaremaze prequel to 2013's new attraction The Smiler - will also return within the grounds of the Towers themselves with a fee for each run through.

The park's most famous scaremaze, Terror of the Towers, will also be returning but it is believed to be a paid for maze for the first time since it was created in 2002. The park's website suggests you will need to purchase separate tickets to enter Terror of the Towers in 2013. However, confusingly it also lists the attraction as 'included with your theme park entry ticket'. It is unknown whether this is an error by using text from last year's description or if the maze will indeed be free to the public.

Finishing off the thrill attractions line-up is Zombies! Scarezone, another returning Scarefest attraction.

There's also attractions for the not-so-brave with Patch's Trick or Treat party making a return providing younger ones with dancing, songs and spooky entertainment.

Franklyn's Freaky Farm ups sticks and moves to Fountain Square opposite Hex where it will become Franklyn's Freaky Fun Zone. The area will consist of several shows for the younger audience, including story time and creepy creatures, as well as chance to meet the Scarefest characters.

Finishing off the line-up, the park's website has confirmed the return of the popular Scare Rooms at the hotel. However, further information and pricing is yet to be finalised.

The 2013 line-up is strikingly similar to 2012 and may disappoint some fans who were hoping for new attractions this year with Carnival of Screams entering its fourth year on park and Terror of The Towers its fifth under the guise of 'what lies within'. It should be noted, however, that Alton Towers often add more details and attractions nearer the event itself.

You can read more about this year's line-up at Alton Towers' official website.

What are your thoughts on Scarefest 2013? Does it convince you to take a terrifying trek to the Resort? Let us know in our community.
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