The Haunting of Molly Crowe

Alton Towers Scarefest

Explore the legend of Molly Crowe, but deprived of sight be prepared to enter into the gates of hell itself...

Theme ParkAlton Towers
Park AreaThe Towers
TypeScare Maze
Molly Crowe

The Haunting of Molly Crowe was Alton Towers' first venture into hooded multi-sensory scare mazes, and took guests into the heart of a local Staffordshire legend.

The maze required visitors to put a hood over their head before entering. They navigated their way through the maze by placing one hand on the shoulder of the person in front and feeling along a rope with the other.

Molly Crowe took visitors back to Victorian times and led them through key moments in the life of the character. From the relative innocence of her birth and childhood, the story took a darker twist as Molly begins to command demons and open the gates of hell, eventually flinging guests into the midsts of an exorcism.

The maze's climactic final scene had guests removing their hoods to find themselves inside an old Victorian room at the time of the exorcism. The room would go dark, and just as the lights came back on they would see Molly herself in front of them, flying up into the roof as the incantations reached their peak.

The Haunting of Molly Crowe was spectacular, and long time Scarefest fans seemed to love it. Being deprived of sight, guests' other senses were intensified - something the maze used really well with sound, heat and touches from actors inside. However, the general public seemed less enthused. The maze was a massively theatrical experience, and guests needed to really concentrate on the complex storyline to get the most out of it. Perhaps it was just too much of a departure from what most people expect from a "scare maze". Disappointingly it only lasted a single Scarefest season, although the story is now told within The Alton Towers Dungeon.

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