Twinlakes Xtreme Scream Park Review 2019 | 12 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Xtreme Scream Park | #AD


Xtreme Scream Park is one the UK's top scare attractions, winning multiple awards and top reviews from the public who continue to hold the park in high esteem year after year.

For those of you who haven't yet had the balls or chance to test your nerve at the attraction then i highly recommend you visit, there website is here: xtremescreampark.co.uk.

But before you do i recommend reading my 2019 review and 12 tips on how you can make the most out of your visit to Twin lakes Park In Melton Mowbray a spooktacular one.


1. Where is it and how do i find it?

For those of you travelling by car to visit Xtreme Scream Park then i recommend you use the following postcode to find the car park: LE13 1SQ.  

2. What is the parking like at Xtreme Scream Park

If you are driving in to the venue then you should be expecting to have to park your car in a field and drive along rough and uneven farm roads. So bring your wellies if it is wet and leave your porsche at home! I recommend you make note of where you have let your car as there is no lighting and there will be hundreds of other cars around you.


3. How much does it cost?

You can expect to pay £24.99 for an all haunts past online and £26.99 on the door. This extreme scream park pass gives you access to all six attractions. In busier periods and weekends the prices do increase to £36.99. I highly recommend you book online here, as the queues can get very big and the last thing you want to do is lose time waiting to get in when you could be immersing yourself in the award winning scares xtreme scare park has to offer.

They do also a chicken pass for those who want to come along for the ride, but not actually experience any of the scares. You should expect to pay £10 for this. For those who plan on visiting more than once then spending £99.99 on an unlimited pass will mean you get your own identity card and you can experience each ride at least once a day.

4. Are the fast tracks tickets worth the money?

You can expect to pay £30 online for a fast pass for all six attractions or £10 for one off passes for individual scare experiences. I used the fast pass this year and it enabled us to move through the experience far quicker than a standard pass. For a standard pass you should expect to queue for at least twenty minutes per attraction.

I feel that the pass is well worth the money and it will ensure you can get around of the scare experience at your own leisure and give you the peace of mind that you will get to experience every attraction before the night is through.

5. How scary is Xtreme Scream Park?

It is one of the UK's best scare park and the average person will find the six attractions very scary. I have been to scare parks around the UK and i jumped throughout every attraction.

For those people who are particularity scared of the dark, scary costumes and fake blood/injuries then you will find the experience a difficult, but fun one.

Air cannons, sirens, loud noises, strobe lighting, visual effect and live scare actors all work together to deliver a diverse range of scares.

The great thing about Xtreme Scream is the fact they have scares ratings on all their attractions so if you are not too sure or you are just getting in to scare parks then i would recommend testing your nerves on a lesser scary attraction.

6. How many attractions are at Xtreme Scream Park?

There are six attraction and they all have different themes and offer different scare experiences.
  1. Ash Hell Penitentiary 
  2. HOODOO VOODOO 
  3. Stilton Hall Hotel and Hell Spa 
  4. The Pie Factory 
  5. The Village 
  6. The Rocky Circus Big Top - NEW FOR 2019
Here is a brief overview of each of the attractions to give you an idea of what to expect, without giving you any spoilers of course!!

Stilton Hall Hotel and Hell Spa 


About
The old country mansion is the hotel of nightmares and houses a huge variety of scares. In my opinion the hotel one of my top attractions ever!

Verdict
The theme, actors, scenarios, sights, smells and scares are all on point, which makes for some of the best scares on the market. The one thing i think Xtreme Scream do better than many, is ensure that when you are in the attractions the entire group get scares throughout.

My Scare Score 5 / 5

You can get a taste of what you can expect in the video below:


Ash Hell Penitentiary 


About
In 1609 a prison was built like no other. It was specifically designed to house and rehabilitate the criminally insane in particular inmates with cannibal tendencies.

Verdict
For many Ash Hell is the stand-out maze at Xtreme, however whilst it is epic and makes other scare attractions look like a night in with your gran, it doesn't differ enough from what other scare grounds have to offer in terms of scares and theme.

My Scare Score 3.5 / 5 

The Pie Factory 


About
Melton Mowbray’s Pie Factory locally sources only the best, prime cuts of meat to produce 100% Manmade Pies.

Verdict
The attraction does exactly what it says on the tin and whilst it doesn't compete against the likes of Voodoo and Stilton, it is a scare-filled attraction and i challenge anyone to tackle it and not jump at least once!

My Scare Score 3.5 / 5


Hoo Doo Voo Doo

About 
The Voodooists have advertised an event to the public promoting cleansing, enrichment and purity of the mind to those attending their ritual. Those entering the HooDoo attraction are promised eternal enlightenment and epiphany, with all negativity removed from their lives, leaving them in an eternal bliss with new perspectives on life. However all is not as it seems…

Verdict
For me the scare-maze is better than last year and that is a bold statement considering it was in my top three scare attractions last scare season. I haven't yet experienced any other maze like it. You feel controlled, alone and violated walking through. One thing i think that is worth mentioning is that i have been split up from my group twice in this experience, which has resulted in me having to walk through the second half of the maze alone with another group.

My Scare Score 5 / 5

The Village


About
Throughout the land there has been an increase of farmland pests threatening the crops. In order to sustain the human race, an agency backed Professor Crow, granting him large sums of money in order to create genetically modified scarecrows to effectively deal with the problem. These crows were to be designed with the ability to scare off any unwanted visitors. Professor Crow conducted research into mixing scarecrows with human living tissue and embryos and eventually reached his success. His creation, the perfect scarecrow, had been born…

Verdict 
One of my personal favourite themed mazes the UK has to offer. The class room regularly haunts my nightmares and throw in the Church for good measure and you have something very indeed. I have had two of the best scares in this attraction.

My Scare Score 5 / 5


The Rock Circus Big Top - NEW FOR 2019

So this year they have ditched the circus scare attraction and have instead erected a circus tent in which they now put on a horror themed show titled "The Rock Circus Big Top". Personally i was a huge fan of the change as i feel that it offer something different from other scare attractions operating in the UK. As well as it providing a good place to rest in-between attractions. The show is a 30 minute seated experience, with shows starting at 8, 9 and 10 and entry is included with entry tickets

In terms of the entertainment i don't want to go in to too much detail as i could spoil it. So i will tell you that their is a good amount of heart-stopping stunts and acrobatics, paired with a little bit a magic and a dark sense of humour. Which all results in a good watch for those entering the attraction and it only lasts for 30 minutes.



7. What are the facilities like?

They have plenty of parking, have good access to toilets throughout the park, a good amount of food vans and a well sized bar with lots of seating. There are also a couple of shops dotted around the park selling various foods and gifts. 


To get a beer or two you can visit the bar at the centre attraction, where you will also find fire breathers, a mechanical pumpkin, a camp fire so you can sit and chill and a stage in which they have live bands playing. So if you fancy a rest then i recommend heading to the centre of the attractions.




8. What age is Xtreme Scream suitable for?

No children are allowed to enter Xtreme Scream Park and the Minimum age of entry is 16 years. For those between 16 and 17 years of age require an adult to enter.


9. Tips for ensuring you get the best scares and experience

To ensure you get around all of the scare experiences at Xtreme Scream if you have a standard admission tickets then get in as soon as the gates open at seven, so ensure you arrive at six thirty. When you get in head to one of the bigger experiences like Voodoo or the Stilton Hotel. Quickly move on to the other smaller experiences and by the time you get around to the larger and better attractions the queues would have died down.

If you want to get the best scares then it all comes down to timing within the attractions. So don't rush take your time and go in smaller groups whenever possible.

10. What should you wear?

I would recommend wearing warm clothing; thick coat, wellies, gloves and a hat. You are in the middle of empty fields so it can be windy and it is cold.  Most of your time will be spent queuing for the attractions so dress for cold weather.

Some of the experience use fake blog and smells so your clothing might brush up against some of it. I had to wash my jacket after the night so please don't wear anything fancy.

11. Can the actors touch me?

The actors can touch you, however you do not touch the actors! Some will even stamp(with ink, don't worry!) you on the head and arm on some of the attractions. On the  Xtreme Scream Park wesbite they say that by purchasing a ticket and entering their attractions you agree to comply with all rules in full. Anyone showing violent or verbal behaviour towards any actor or member of staff will be ejected from the night and no refund given.

12. Other things you need to know before visiting

New Animatronics for 2019

Significant invest has been made in to animatronics in all of their mazes. I can honestly see the difference between this year and last. I do have to confess that animatronics don't usually do much for me scare wise and that is based on my experience of visiting 8 scare parks in my time. Especially when parks rely on them to look real and authentic, i feel that it cheapens the experience. However, at Xtreme i got three good scares from well placed animatronics!

 Here is list of other things you should know before entering the scare experiences:
  • Lighting is in use within this area
  • Xtreme Scream Park recommends all loose items such as cameras, mobile phones, coins ect are removed before entering all our attractions
  • Bags are not permitted inside this attraction 
  •  Live actors can and will touch you
  • Please do not touch the actors
  • Sensible footwear is strongly advised on all our attractions, no heels
  • No photography or filming 
  • Expectant mothers should not visit 
  • Follow all safety instructions listed at the entrance of all attractions


Xtreme Scream Park Reviews

I am not the only one who has reviewed the scare park this year so you don't just have to take my word for it:





Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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