Here's what happened when some mysterious folk escaped from the woods surrounding Alton Towers Resort, to entice unsuspecting London commuters into The Welcoming: Be Chosen, our terrifying new scare maze.

Have you been chosen? Join us this Scarefest:

Big Bang Ticket: Alton Towers Fireworks

Make this year's Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular extra special with our new Big Bang ticket! 🎆 Enjoy the display from your exclusive Golden Circle with a fabulous two-course buffet, glass of bubbly on arrival, priority access to rides during the day, and a whole host of luxury perks!

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When there's still a whole day to go until Scarefest...

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Visiting Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Crewe tomorrow? Keep your eyes peeled, there are some ghouls in town...

The Welcoming: Be Chosen - What did they think?

What did Kady McDermott, Fleur East, Chelsee Healey and Ramona Marquez think when they were chosen to experience our terrifying new Scare Maze - The Welcoming: Be Chosen? See for yourself!

BBC Radio 2

Did you catch Simon, one of our resident 'Scaresperts', on Radio 2 this morning? Tune in to find out more about his ghoulishly great job! 👻🎃

Scarefest returns from Friday 20th October. Got what it takes to brave our petrifying Scare Mazes? Book now:

A travelling circus has come to Alton Towers Resort this Scarefest. Dare you walk amongst the fascinating characters of the Freak Show? Be careful not to get too close...

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Don't forget, our Theme Park is closed tomorrow. The Waterpark, Spa and Extraordinary Golf remain open as normal.

Scarefest is back from Friday 20th, with the Theme Park open until 9pm every single day until 31st October - don't miss out!

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This year's Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular is set to be explosively popular, and the only way to guarantee entry to our dazzling display is by pre-booking online!

Tickets include our breathtaking display, as well as entry to the Theme Park with rides and attractions open until 9pm:

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Joining us for a fright this Scarefest? We want to see your sinister snaps! Comment below and post your best pics using the hashtag #AltonTowersScarefest, and a selection of our fiendish favourites will be awarded prizes.

Please note that by sharing your photo below, you give us permission to utilise it online and in promotional materials - you could be the next face of Scarefest!

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Looking for a must-do ghoulish getaway for your family? Scarefest returns this weekend, and every day from 20th to 31st October our Famous Freaky Four can't wait to meet you! PLUS, back for a second year, the House Of Monsters awaits brave visitors aged 8+, in a unique 20 minute actor-led adventure.

Pre-book now to secure your place at the UK's biggest and best Halloween event:

Not been lucky this Friday 13th? You can still enjoy over £20 off when you book online this Scarefest!

Be Lucky: Be Chosen this Friday 13th!

Be Lucky: Be Chosen this Friday 13th.

We're giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to our Theme Park, to experience Scarefest! To be in with a chance of winning, just comment below telling us all about your strangest superstition...

Entries close at 23:59 tonight - good luck!

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Coming to see us this Scarefest? Make sure you pre-book your Scare Maze tickets online, as they're selling fast! Don't get left out in the cold - you don't know what's lurking there...

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Looking for a spooktacular stayover this Halloween? We still have a few rooms available in Splash Landings Hotel for 29th, 30th and 31st October! PLUS, book before Sunday 15th October, and kids go free to the Theme Park.

Don't miss out:

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Get a FREE Theme Park ticket for 2018 when you visit Alton Towers Resort this October. Purchase a full priced on-the-day entry ticket and secure your place to be one of the first to experience SW8!

Visit October 12th – October 31st 2017 then return for FREE between 16th April – 30th April 2018. Excludes tickets purchased using promotional vouchers.

Full Terms and Conditions:

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Our Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular will be lighting up the skies above the Theme Park, in a display which is sure to dazzle and delight, on 4th and 5th November this year. It's an immensely popular event, so the only way to guarantee entry is to pre-book online!

Pre-booking is also essential for Annual Passholders, Disabled Parking and our Wheelchair Viewing Platform:

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Did you know CBeebies Land is open until 7pm during our Scarefest dates, meaning you can enjoy our fun-packed rides and attractions until dusk!

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Don't forget the park is closed tomorrow but will re-open Thursday. Plus, you can enjoy our spooktacular Scarefest on the days marked with pumpkins!

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With far too much spooktacular fun for just one day this Scarefest, there are just SIX days left to take advantage of our Kids Go Free offer. Book your hotel stay before 15th October, and kids enjoy free Theme Park entry for every paying adult!

The Welcoming: Be Chosen maze at Scarefest, Alton Towers Resort

Have you been chosen and experienced our brand new The Welcoming: Be Chosen scare maze yet? These celebs have been and this is their great reactions....
Be chosen today -

The Alton Ancestors have risen once more, bringing their ghoulishly groovy moves to Towers Street every morning this Scarefest!

It's here....

It's coming...

TWO NIGHTMARES TO GO! Take a look at our spooktacular new advert, appearing on your screens soon. Let us know if you spot it!

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THREE nightmares to go! Every year we've amazed by the fantastic range of spooktacular fancy dress at Scarefest, so make sure you bring your best costume along - we'll be picking some of our favourites across the event.

Please be aware that masks are not permitted, for the safety and comfort of our guests and ghouls.

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FOUR NIGHTMARES TO GO - Scarefest begins 7th October! Today our Freaky Four have some ghoulish gags for you - vote for your favourite by reacting to this post.

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Here's our opening dates for October including our spooktacular Scarefest event days marked by the pumpkins!

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Too many frights for just one night? Turn your Scarefest visit into a spooktacular short break, in Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel, Enchanted Village or CBeebies Land Hotel!

5 nightmares to go until Scarefest 2017 begins! Will you be brave enough to join us? Here's what we got up to last year!

Scarefest takes place on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, and every day from 20th to 31st October!

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Freak Show is back in town, and they can't wait to meet you - are you brave enough? This spooktacular scare zone is included with your Scarefest entry ticket, but it's not for the faint hearted!

UNILAD Adventure

Scarefest begins in 9 days! Who's joining us? 🎃

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Coming to see us this Scarefest? Turn your visit into a spooktacular short break, with all hotels including Splash Landings open during the event! Enjoy a second day at the Theme Park, make a splash in our tropical Waterpark, or have a sinister swing through the trees on Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest!

Find the best package for you:

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This year's Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular is set to be our biggest event ever, and the only way to guarantee entry to this explosive night is to pre-book online. Our dazzling display will take place on 4th and 5th November this year, and includes rides in the dark until 9pm!

Pre-booking for Annual Passholders, our Wheelchair Viewing Platform and Disabled Car Park is also available now:

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Take on our biggest rides IN THE DARK this Scarefest! With rides and attractions open until 9pm throughout the event, it's a unique opportunity to experience your favourite ride as you've never seen it before.

Scarefest takes place on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and every day from 20th to 31st October:

Altonville Mine Tours are back in business for this year's Scarefest, with an extended tour reaching newly discovered depths of the Mine. Do you dare uncover the legend of the Skin Snatchers?

The End Games will begin once again on 7th October, as Sub Species: The End Games returns for this year's Scarefest. A post-apocalyptic, sewer dwelling community have been infested by a species from another world, and your demise is now their entertainment!

Just two weeks left until Scarefest 2017 begins! Are you ready for our BRAND NEW Scare Maze, The Welcoming: Be Chosen? Maze tickets are selling fast, so prebook to avoid disappointment:

Last year, we gave The Sentinel the exclusive opportunity to peek behind the curtain, and see just some of the work which goes into bringing our terrifying Scare Mazes to life, including the iconic Terror Of The Towers which returns for this year's Scarefest. Check out what they discovered!

House Of Monsters returns for this year's Scarefest!

House Of Monsters is BACK for Scarefest 2017! A quirky group of 21st Century ghouls await any intrepid adventurers who dare to explore this seemingly abandoned house. They've spent all year preparing for your visit, so there'll be surprises in store for returning guests too.

A spooktacular adventure recommended for families with children aged 8+, House Of Monsters can be prebooked here:

Alton Towers

Scarefest, the UK's biggest and best Halloween event with spooks, frights and thrills for everyone is back for 2017! Join us for a terrifying NEW Scare Maze - The Welcoming: Be Chosen.

Scarefest takes place on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 20th to 31st October this year. Book now:

Photos from Alton Towers's post

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the iconic photo, 'Lunch atop a Skyscraper'. Here's our tribute - atop The Smiler!

Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE at Alton Towers Resort

It's National Talk Like a Pirate Day! You can join Captain Black and the crew on a deep sea adventure whenever you visit Alton Towers Resort, thanks to our Sharkbait Reef by SEALIFE attraction, located in Mutiny Bay!
Brimming with with blacktip sharks and chocolate chip starfish, spotted rays and seahorses - plus our latest arrivals, baby bamboo sharks in the brand new Shark Nursery for you to discover!

Looking for a new and exctiting challenge? We are giving people the chance to join our Scarefest team!
We're looking for hordes of horrifying creatures, ghouls and zombies to make dreams and NIGHTMARES come true .
Scare and Character Actors - physical and improvisational performance experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.
Join us for auditions on September 14th, at 10am, in The Conference Centre at Alton Towers Resort!

Please be reminded that our theme park is closed on the following dates.

To check all the upcoming opening times over the next few weeks for Alton Towers Resort please visit:

atr-mmw on eBay

Huge thanks to everyone who has bid on the chance to own Flume memorabilia! We'd love to hear your ideas about what you would you do with your very own flume boat?

The auction is still going and will end on Wednesday, September 13th.

All money rasied by the auction will go to Merlin's Magic Wand Charity, which supports disadvantaged children across the World.
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atr-mmw on eBay

Don't miss the 'flume' boat - our auction to win your very own flume boat and ride nostalgia is now live!

There are nearly 40 lots to chose from, starting at just 99p! The money raised by the auction will go to Merlin's Magic Wand Charity, supporting disabled and disadvantaged children worldwide.

The Log Flume at Alton Towers Resort opened in 1981 and was the longest log flume attraction in the world at the time of opening.

Let the bidding commence -

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Only one day left to escape again and again, as our Alton Towers Annual Pass sale MUST end tomorrow. Passes are only £70 per person, and include entry throughout Scarefest as well as a whole bunch of incredible discounts and free parking. Don't miss out!

Buy now: