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The Attic: Terror of the Towers

Alton Towers Scarefest

Venture high into the Attic rooms of the Towers to come face to face with the terrifying legendary Governess and her charges.

Theme ParkAlton Towers
Park AreaThe Towers
TypeScare Maze
AudienceThrillseekers
SeasonScarefest
Debuted2019 (replaced Terror of the Towers)
LocationThe Towers ruins
The Attic

The Attic

The Attic: Terror of the Towers takes visitors into the upper levels of the Towers for the first time, to explore the Edwardian legend of The Governess.

For many years, Terror of the Towers has been a staple Scarefest attraction, which made its non-appearance at the 2018 event a little sad. However, Alton brought back a "sequel" to the original in the form of The Attic, one of the new scare mazes for 2019.

Visitors enter through the Conservatory, before arriving at the beginning of the maze. The first scene takes place in a Drawing Room, where an actor explains the backstory of The Governess and the mysterious deaths of the children under her care.

Next, guests are sent up into the attic for the main part of the maze. This takes place on the upper floors of the Towers, so there are several sets of steps to climb which, since this takes some time, slightly breaks the mood. However, this is quickly forgotten as the group makes their way through the narrow corridors into the attic room, dolls and other children's toys coming to life as they pass.

The climax of the maze sees visitors passing through a fireplace full of heat and glowing coals, culminating in a horrific demon encounter. It was as intense as the Vampire filled What Lies Beneath finale, but more subtle than the strobes and chainlink fences of the previous maze.

Alton Towers has a reputation for pulling off story-led scare mazes, and The Attic is one of their best, more than living up to the reputation of its predecessor namesake. Its detailed and immerisve sets, together with Darkest Depths, the other new Alton maze for 2019, have set the bar for the next generation of Scarefest attraction. Both fascinating and terrifying, it is one of the most unmissable Scarefest mazes in years.

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