The winners of the 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards were unveiled last night, seeing a range of theme parks and scare attractions recognised for their 2020 offerings.

Amongst the winners were Thorpe Park Resort in the category of ‘Best original concept & design’ for its scare zones, and Chessington World of Adventures Resort in the ‘Best Halloween scare experience’ category for Creepy Caves Resurgence. Despite receiving a range of nominations over the last few years, these are the first awards won by the theme parks since 2018.

Alton Towers Resort took the title for ‘Best theme park event’, seeing off competition from M&D’s, Thorpe Park Resort, Pleasurewood Hills, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, and Fantasy Island. The Resort was also successful for the second year running in the ‘Best set and design’ category with Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard taking the mantle from Darkest Depths.

In light of the unique circumstances of 2020, this year’s awards had a new category for ‘Best adjustment to COVID’, which was won by The Walk at Over Farm.

The rest of the winners were:

  • Best costume and make-up – Scream Nights Germany
  • Best scene / set piece – Survivors Notice Board (Survival Zone)
  • Best drive thru – Road to Hell
  • Best virtual experience – Redemption Room by Secret Theatre
  • Best virtual room escape – Exorcist by Emergency Exit Games
  • Best scare zone and roaming characters – Fairground Frights (Great Yarmouth)
  • Best new event/attraction – Survival Zone
  • Best multi-part scream event – Scare Kingdom Scream Park

Now in its fourteenth 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. As a result of current government restrictions, this year’s event, due to take place at Thorpe Park Resort, has been postponed. Therefore, the 2021 SCAR Award winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 12th May.

Attraction Source would like to congratulate all the winners from last night’s awards. What are your thoughts on this year’s winners? Make sure you share your thoughts over on the Attraction Source Forum.
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