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12 12, 2016

CBeebies Land Hotel Construction Update – December 2016

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

Whilst work is underway over on the site of SW8, back at the Resort Hotels construction is rapidly progressing on Alton Towers Resort’s new accommodation offering for 2017 – the CBeebies Land Hotel. The exterior skeleton of the hotel is now complete meaning the full scale of the development can clearly be

30 11, 2016

Additional SW8 Details Confirmed

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

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

16 11, 2016

Full Details Confirmed for CBeebies Land Hotel

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

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

12 11, 2016

Up to 70 Further Jobs to be Cut at Alton Towers Resort

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 November 12th, 2016|

Alton Towers Resort have announced that up to a further 70 salaried jobs could be cut across the Resort’s theme park and hotel operations as the Resort looks to continue to cut costs following the events of June 2015. Although business has started to recover, visitor numbers at the Resort are still

10 10, 2016

Scarefest Returns for Another Spooktacular Year

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 October 10th, 2016|

Scarefest returned to Alton Towers Resort this weekend promising a whole range of Halloween entertainment from family frights to extreme scares. With a brand new scare maze, new family maze, and a new scare zone joining this year’s line-up alongside the return of some Scarefest classics TowersTimes takes a look at all

3 10, 2016

CBeebies Land Hotel Construction Update – 3rd October 2016

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

Whilst the theme park prepares for Scarefest 2016 work has been rapidly progressing on the construction site for the CBeebies Land Hotel which is set to open in 2017. We take a look at all the latest work on the site. Vertical construction has now commenced with steel girders being erected to

27 09, 2016

Merlin Attractions Operations fined £5 Million for The Smiler Incident

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

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

26 09, 2016

Sentencing Hearing Commences for The Smiler Incident

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

Merlin Attractions Operations Limited, the company which operate Alton Towers Resort, have today been in court as the two day sentencing hearing for the incident on The Smiler, which occurred on 2nd June 2015, commenced at Stafford Crown Court. During the first day of the hearing Bernard Thorogood, prosecuting barrister for the

27 07, 2016

World’s First CBeebies Land Hotel to Open at Alton Towers Resort

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

The first ever CBeebies Land Hotel is set to open at Alton Towers Resort next year, as the Resort confirmed the theme of their new hotel in an announcement via their social media channels earlier today (27th July 2016). Currently under construction to the rear of the Alton Towers Hotel Gardens, the