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New Plans for Secret Weapon 8 Revealed

Plans for what appear to be Secret Weapon 8 at Alton Towers Resort have been added to the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website, giving us fresh clues about the new attraction which is set to replace The Flume which closed at the end of last season. Documents submitted to the local planning

April 23rd, 2016|

Merlin Attractions Operations Plead Guilty to Health and Safety Breaches

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, the company responsible for operating Alton Towers Resort, have today pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety Act in relation to The Smiler incident which occurred in June last year (2015). During a hearing at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described how,

April 22nd, 2016|

Virtual Reality to be Added to Nemesis for 2017

TowersTimes has learned that, after the successful launch of Galactica this March at Alton Towers Resort, a second iconic attraction, Nemesis, is to receive a virtual reality makeover for 2017. In plans due to be submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands Council within a matter of weeks, Nemesis will receive a number of changes

April 1st, 2016|

Galactica Blasts Off at Alton Towers Resort

Galactica officially launched to the public this morning, offering guests the first opportunity to blast into space with Galactica Tours at Alton Towers Resort. Opening with the theme park at 10am, the Resort’s newest attraction opened to eager guests who were keen to experience the intergalactic ride for the first time. Throughout

March 24th, 2016|

Opening Weekend Round-Up

Alton Towers Resort opened for the 2016 season this weekend giving guests the first opportunity to visit the full theme park this year. It also offered the first chance to see the many changes which the Resort have made, including progress on the theme park’s new additions – Galactica and the Rollercoaster

March 21st, 2016|

Ride Line-Up Confirmed for 2016 Theme Park Season

Alton Towers Resort have today confirmed via their website which rides and attractions will be a part of their line-up for the 2016 theme park season. Hex, Driving School, Wobble World and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are all stated on the Resort’s official website as being closed with their descriptions stating

March 11th, 2016|

The Flume to be Retired for 2016

Alton Towers Resort have today confirmed that after 34 years of soaking guests The Flume is to be retired from the Theme Park's ride line-up. Announcing the news in their official blog, the Resort confirmed that the ride will not open for the 2016 Theme Park Season, meaning it will become the

February 26th, 2016|

MI7 Exclusive Closed Season Aerial Update

MI7 has taken to the skies over the Alton Towers Resort once again to spy the latest changes across the Resort. With a number of developments anticipated for the 2016 season, including the transformation of Air into Galactica, and the addition of the Rollercoaster Restaurant, we take a look at MI7’s latest

February 12th, 2016|

Enchanted Village Set for Expansion

Alton Towers Resort have submitted plans for the second phase of their Enchanted Village accommodation which will see 35 double lodges, tipis, play areas and a new reception building added to the first phase of the development which opened in April last year (2015). The proposed expansion will be located to the

February 2nd, 2016|

Early Ride Time Details Confirmed for 2016

Details of the rides and attractions which will be included on Early Ride Time for the 2016 season have been confirmed on the Alton Towers Resort website. In a change from previous seasons, 2016 will see the following available to guests entering the park at 9am: • Oblivion • Enterprise • Spinball

January 16th, 2016|