Thorpe Park Resort has received three nominations for the ScareCON Scar awards, the annual event which champions and recognises all aspects of the scare industry – from year round scare attractions to Halloween events.

In the nominations for the 8th annual awards, the resort picked up nominations in the following categories:

• Best Scream Park
• Best Street Team
• Best Horror Themed Escape Adventure – CONTAINMENT

These latest nominations follow on from success in previous years which have seen The Cabin in The Woods win Best Halloween Scare Attraction/Maze in 2014 and three nominations in the 2015 awards, although the resort left empty handed when the results were announced.

A number of other Merlin Entertainments attractions also feature in the nominations, with Alton Towers Resort picking up seven nominations in six categories; London Dungeons and Scream at Madame Tussauds picking up nominations for Best Year Round Scare Attraction; and Warwick Castle picking up a nomination for Best Educationally Scary Attraction for the Castle Dungeon.

Now in its ninth year, the SCAR awards are held annually by ScareCON in association with ScareTOUR (a site dedicated to providing independent reviews of scare attractions all over the world) and VenueMagic Show control. Held at a well-known attraction each year, the 2016 ScareCON event is due to be held at Dreamland Margate on Friday 13th May, and will bring together professionals from across the scare industry, including designers, owners, fans and experts.

Do you agree with this year’s SCAR nominations? Which were your best scare attractions of 2015? Have you say over the TowersTimes and SouthParks forum. SouthParks wishes all the nominees good luck, and will be sure to bring you news of the winners when they are announced in May. UK Theme Parks from another point of view!

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