Alton Towers launches immersive new scare maze ‘The Welcoming: Be Chosen’ for Scarefest 2017

Unsuspecting London commuters were today chosen as the first test-subjects for what has been deemed one of the most horrifying Halloween scare maze experiences in history, launched by Alton Towers Resort.

The activity marked the launch of a brand new immersive scare maze, The Welcoming: Be Chosen, for the Staffordshire theme park’s 2017 Scarefest event.

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The brave individuals singled out will go on to be among the first to experience Alton Towers Resort’s brand-new secret attraction for 2018, known only by its codename ‘Secret Weapon 8’.

The commuters were enticed into a hand-crafted 6ft-by-7ft rickety wooden cage on wheels, giving them a glimpse of what guests can expect at the petrifying live-action maze.  The maze itself is a prelude to SW8, exposing visitors to the elemental forces that will feature in the new attraction.

The woods surrounding the village of Alton harbor a mysterious group, which until recent sightings were unseen by the modern world. Whispers around the village say that the group are angered by people abusing the world’s natural resources and the rapid advance of technology. Every year the secluded group host a festival to celebrate their own interpretation of Halloween – paying homage to the earth and celebrating the crossover between the living world and the dead. The group have recently infiltrated the Alton Towers Resort and for the first time are allowing outsiders to celebrate with them. But what part will you (‘the outsiders’) play in this ritual? You’ve been Chosen and are about to find out.

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For more information on The Welcoming, and to register for updates, please Click Here.

For more information on Scarefest, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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