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Hex to Return as Alton Towers Resort Confirm 2017 Line-Up

Alton Towers Resort have today announced the rides and attractions line-up for the 2017 theme park season and confirmed that Hex: The Legend of the Towers will be returning following its closure for the 2016 season. After being closed as part of the Towers Loving Care programme, a decision which disappointed many

2017-02-26T15:47:40+00:00 January 16th, 2017|

2017 Opening Hours Announced

Alton Towers Resort have today announced their theme park opening hours for the 2017 season, confirming some significant changes to the operational times of the theme park. Opening for the new season on 25th March, the most significant change made has been to the opening time, with the theme park now not

2017-02-26T15:47:40+00:00 January 9th, 2017|

2016 Year in Review

2016 marked a new start for Alton Towers Resort following a difficult 2015. With the promise of a transformation for Air, an exciting new food and beverage offering, a programme of refreshes across the Resort in the form of Towers Loving Care, plus the unveiling of plans for Secret Weapon 8 it

2017-02-26T15:47:40+00:00 December 30th, 2016|

Additional SW8 Details Confirmed

Further details have today come to light surrounding Secret Weapon 8, Alton Towers Resort’s wooden rollercoaster development set to open in 2018. In plans submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council as part of the requirements of the planning permission granted earlier this year, details surrounding the manufacturer, timescale, and cost of the

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

Full Details Confirmed for CBeebies Land Hotel

Full details about Alton Towers Resort’s newest accommodation offering, the CBeebies Land Hotel, have today been revealed as booking opened for Merlin Annual Passholders. Set to open on July 8th 2017, the CBeebies Land Hotel will feature a range of themed bedrooms alongside a full programme of entertainment – including live shows

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

Merlin Attractions Operations fined £5 Million for The Smiler Incident

The operating company of Alton Towers Resort, Merlin Attractions Operations Limited, have today been given a £5 million fine in relation to the incident on The Smiler which occurred on 2nd June 2016. Following a two day hearing at Stafford Crown Court, Judge Michael Chambers QC described how there was a “catastrophic

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 September 27th, 2016|