SOME unusual guests have taken over Alton Towers hoping to give visitors more than a bit of a fright as they bravely enter at their own risk.
Scarefest is back with a bang at the popular theme park until November 3 with rides closing at 9pm for those who dare to ride in the dark.
This year’s terrifying goings on will include The Smiler plunging riders into total darkness, casting advocates into the unknown alongside the return of the terrifying scare-mazes.
Returning for 2013 is The Sanctuary which will open its doors for appointments to offer its patients a refreshing check up, but a terrifying twist awaits.
Thrill-seekers will also be dared to enter the greatest show on earth, The Carnival of Screams as the circus reopens to disorientate and petrify guests who venture inside.
The old, frightening favourite, Terror of the Towers will once again reveal its dark and horrifying secret.
Katherine Duckworth, Alton Towers head of consumer marketing, said: “The Smiler provides an intense physical experience like no other ride and has already proved its extreme popularity amongst our guests.
“The chance to ride this mind-bending attraction in the dark will heighten the senses of our guests and give the ride a whole new terrifying dimension.
“Plus, we’ve got lots of old Scarefest favourites that are back for 2013 so there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.”
For brave young visitors there is a chance to learn how to spook with Phil and Franklyn’s Ghoul School, then meet up with the famous freaky four for more Halloween activities as well as silly spooky stories from Skelvin and a Patch talk about the creepy creatures that live in Franklyn’s Freaky Farm.
The Alton Towers Hotel is also joining with the Halloween fun with a scare room where nightmares may come true.