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Freak Show

Alton Towers Scarefest

The circus is in town, and the freaks are ready to put on a show for anybody brave enough to watch.

Theme ParkAlton Towers
Park AreaBetween X-Sector and Adventure Land
TypeScare Zone
AudienceTeenagers and Adults
SeasonScarefest
Debuted2016
Entrance to Freak Show

Freak Show entrance

Freak Show is a walkthrough scare zone which opens after dark on the path between Spinball Whizzer and the entrance to X-Sector. It is themed around a carnival freak show, with various circus freaks and other novelty acts ready to interact with guests.

While neither lengthy nor particularly scary, Freak Show is a fun distraction for a few minutes. Its position is rather unfortunate as it has to act as a major footpath as well as a dedicated scare zone. This means it never feels completely immersive or tightly packed, but rather empty in places. However, the actors do well and manage to have fun with guests without being over-the-top scary.

Just prior to the scare zone opening, the freaks come out to star in a short show with the Ring Master at the helm. Be warned though, he's looking for volunteers who might well reach a sticky end!

Photo Gallery

Freak Show

Beginning of the Freak Show

Freak Show

Scaring the visitors

Freak Show

The Knife Thrower

Freak Show

Circus Freak

Freak Show

Freak Show scare actor

Freak Show

Freak Show by day

Freak Show

An alternative route is available for those not brave enough to experience the Freak Show

Freak Show

The Ring Master begins proceedings

Freak Show

The Ring Master's victim awaits their fate

Freak Show

She was a 'volunteer'

Freak Show

The Knife Thrower

Freak Show

The Ring Master

Freak Show

Circus freak

Freak Show

The Strong Man