Monday, 31 October 2016

Scarefest 2016


Happy Halloween folks!

Not going to lie, I'm getting so bored of blogging now. I don't really have much to say these days because I am 100% busy all of the time. And even that's a lie, because I've just had a week off but I still don't feel like I've really stopped.

However, I actually did something blog worthy yesterday, and that was going to Scarefest at Alton Towers!

If you haven't heard of Alton Towers, it's a major theme park in the UK and each year, hosts it's infamous Scarefest event for Halloween.


I've been to Alton Towers a few times because I live fairly close but never for Halloween, and so I had NO idea what to expect.

As well as the normal rides, Alton Towers puts on other scare events, decorates the park beautifully and hires actors/actresses to scare the living daylights out of you. I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so went on all of the 'thrill' rides first before heading to our slot in the Halloween mazes.


So, the mazes. There were quite a few but we only did two of them because I was freeeeezing. I don't know why, but we opted for the scariest one first, and actually I'm glad we did because I was terrified ha.

I perhaps wouldn't read ahead if you're going and don't want it ruining, but basically you have to be prepared to do it alone and I was alone from the start, which I hated. You enter the maze as a group and then an actress pushed me into a door labelled two (there were three doors). I then just started walking, praying to just get the f*ck out of there. The difference with this maze was that the actors could touch you and at one point, I was stuck in a pitch black corner with a woman hugging me. I wouldn't say I get scared easily but I really didn't enjoy it!

I did manage to find my way out, obviously, but at the end, you're chased out by a guy with a chainsaw. I laughed so much afterwards but I honestly hated the whole thing!


The second one wasn't as bad because you got to stay in your group and had to hold onto the person in front of you but as you walked through that maze, things just jumped out at you, people followed you around and come right up to your face. An experience I'll do without in future!


Overall though, it was a really good day, and despite being terrified, I think that's the whole point. Alton Towers definitely did a good job at hosting Halloween and I'd definitely recommend it!
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The Style Rawr said...

Omgosh, this sounds like so much fun!! I loved Alton Towers at Halloween when I was younger - going on the rides at night was so cool!

T x

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