Well it’s the start of February and we’re already on the countdown to our first set of scares for 2012. A few years back it would have been unheard of that you could get scared so early in the season yet here we are on Valentine’s Day about to experience a brand new scare attraction!
St Valentines Day Massacre is already set to be our biggest trip yet with over 20 people registered to attend. The very kind people at Blackpool Tower Dungeon have actually offered us some complimentary tickets for ScareTOUR readers, which just shows how much they recognise the support we give to both them and the industry. We have tickets these left so it’s not too late to register!
In other news, we are just waiting to hear more details from Curious Village of their two upcoming attractions, Scary Tales live and their Alone style show in May, as well as waiting for a few other companies across the UK to finalise their spring plans (but from what we have heard so far – the year is stating to look very good))
Else where the planning for ScareCON is taking shape. Many people have been asking about ScareCON and whether the event is suitable for them. The main day event is a trade show and seminar/workshop programme which is aimed at owners and designers of attraction or for people looking to move into this business. The day is usually filled with interesting people and surprises and could be of interest to anyone but is specifically aimed at the business side. The evening and the Scare Ball is more a chance for people to relax, let their hair day and have fun. If you aren’t interested in the day events, you can still enjoy the evening party and entertainment.
The first batch of all night Scare Rooms sold out almost immediately and those who were able to get rooms are probably wishing they hadn’t as the ever faithful (but quite frankly quite creepy) Timothy the booking host, has been hounding them ever since! If you are brave enough – a waiting list is being run for the next set of rooms.
Going forward it’s going to be a really interesting year. The country is currently heading for a double dip recession and it will be interesting to see how this affects the scare industry. When an evening Halloween event can cost in excess of £35 for a few hours entertainment, will venues see a drop in attendance as people struggle to keep their money in their pockets? Or will people want to escape the bad news and face their fears in a dark maze somewhere?
Only time will tell, but rest assured that ScareTOUR will be with you all through the year keeping up to date with all the latest attractions and posting the best and most comprehensive reviews on the web.
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Many of you will know me already. My name is Michael Bolton and I am passionate about Scare Attractions and being scared. I have been visiting and reviewing attractions since 2002. Why not come along on one of our trips and have a scream?