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Smells like trouble... latest alton towers dungeon attraction proves to be a feast for all your senses.

Byline: PAUL COLE Print Editor

THRILLSEEKERS may turn their nose up at a Midland theme park's latest scary attraction.

Because experts have carefully cultivated SMELLS to permeate the Alton Towers Dungeon. S

Among the aromas brewed up in the lab for the frightening foray into the old cells are: | Rotten Corpse | | Burned Flesh | | Putrefying Bodies | | Stale Ale, and | | Eau de Ghost Each of the smells is contained in a pod, and triggered by movement through the corridors.

The Alton Towers Dungeon is a live interactive show boasting a cast of creepy characters.

Sneak preview pictures show the likes of the Dungeon Judge, The Gatekeeper and The Torturer. Special effects wizards have also created various rats, skeletons and turkeys.

The theme park is already recognised for its annual Scarefest horror mazes but the new attraction will terrify all year round.

Five different shows have been created, each based on what park bosses describe as "the UK's most controversial deviants".

"More than 200 people have worked on the project since last September, and 23 actors have been recruited," says park PR Bert Austin.

"There will be, on average, 240 shows a day, with eight groups an hour going through and five shows per visit."

The Dungeon opens its doors when the park opens for the new season on March 23.

Other new attractions include Stargazing Pods for families who want to stay over in glamping accommodation.

"They will offer families the chance to spend more time outdoors and experience a unique overnight stay on the doorstep of the Alton Towers Resort," said Bert.

"Each of the 102 pods is made from sustainably sourced timber and comes complete with a telescope for gazing at the magic of the night sky."

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Author:PAUL COLE Print Editor
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 14, 2019
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