The Alton Towers Water Park is usually closed for several days in early January, so it can have its annual maintenance. However, January 2011 will see the Water Park closed for an extended period, presumably for a more intensive programme of maintenance.
The Water Park will be unavailable from Monday, 3rd until Thursday, 20th January 2011 inclusive. It will then re-open from Friday, 21st January. This means that the park will be unavailable for the last day of the Staffordshire schools christmas holiday period, with most schools resuming on Tuesday, 4th or Wednesday, 5th January.
The Water Park have now also published detailed opening hours for the 2011 calendar year, but please note that the Outdoor pools are not always available for use. For detailed information, please see the official Alton Towers Website.