Thorpe Park Resort has received two 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 10th annual awards, the resort picked up nominations in the following categories:

• Best Original Concept and Design – Platform 15
• Award for Technical Excellence – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

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; three nominations in the 2015 awards; and three nominations in 2016 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 five nominations and London Dungeons picking up a nominations for Best Year Round Scare Attraction.

Now in its tenth 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 Fear FX. Held at a well-known attraction each year, the 2017 ScareCON event is due to be held at Alton Towers Resort on 23rd June, 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 2016? Have you say over the TowersTimes forum. TowersTimes wishes all the nominees good luck, and will be sure to bring you news of the winners when they are announced in June. UK Theme Parks from another point of view!

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