Alton Towers teases theme park fans with plans for spooky new attraction

Halloween is just around the corner, and Alton Towers have been teasing fans with news of their new spooky attraction.

Bosses at the Staffordshire theme park have revealed the Alton Towers Dungeon is to open next year. A spokesperson for Alton Towers Resort said: “We can confirm that a new attraction, the Alton Towers Dungeon, will be coming to the Resort for 2019. More details will follow soon.”

The Dungeons - a collection of tourist attractions of which there are now 10 worldwide - are based on the scary and often horrible history of the places in which they are located.

The Alton Towers Dungeon would be the sixth of its kind to open in the UK. There are already attractions based in London, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Warwick and York.

The Dungeon logo has recently appeared on the theme park's website and it's sparked a number of theories among fans of the resort. Speculation on fan forum Tower Times has seen enthusiasts putting forward their own ideas for what kind of features the new attraction will include. One user, who went by the screen name Justin, based his theory on his experience at the Warwick Castle Dungeon.

He wrote: "The Warwick one takes about 45 minutes to one hour. I can see something similar. There may be four shows, a labyrinth maze and boat ride experience. At the end of the day, The Dungeons will add another dimension to the park."

And others are trying to work out whether the Alton Towers Dungeon will be a free or paid-for attraction. A user, who went by the screen name Dan, wrote: "It’ll be on the theme park, likely following a similar operational method as the Dungeons at Warwick Castle. VIP and premium pass holders will go through it for free but will have to reserve a time slot, whereas standard pass holders and day ticket guests will have to pay a small upcharge."

Earlier this year Alton Towers unveiled its newest attraction - a wooden rollercoaster based on 1970s horror film The Wicker Man.

Pictured bottom: The Wicker Man rollercoaster at Alton Towers

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