Full details of the Early Ride Time line-up for the 2017 season have been released by Alton Towers Resort.

In a change from the 2016 line-up, the 2017 Early Ride Time selection will see the following rides available to guests entering the park at 9am:

Forbidden Valley
• Nemesis
• The Blade

• Oblivion
• Enterprise

CBeebies Land
• All attractions with the exception of Mr Bloom’s Allotment; The Furchester Hotel Live; and Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride

This latest line-up sees the attractions available located across the park which will help spread the queues throughout the park at the start of the day. Whilst many enthusiasts will be glad to see the return of Nemesis and the addition of The Blade, some may be disappointed to see the removal of Spinball Whizzer, especially with the ride attracting some of the lengthiest queues in the Theme Park.

As well as certain attractions being available from 9am, others will open slightly later than the rest of the Theme Park with attractions in Dark Forest and Cloud Cuckoo Land, as well as Hex, not opening until 10:30am.

Early Ride Time is available to guests who either pre-book their tickets online, stay in the Resort Hotels, or who hold either a Merlin Annual Pass, or Alton Towers Annual pass and offers the opportunity for guests to ride available attractions up to an hour before the general opening of the Theme Park. Previous years have seen more family rides on offer as part of the line-up, including The Runaway Mine Train and Duel.

What are your thoughts on the 2017 Early Ride Time selection from Alton Towers Resort? Are there any attractions you would have liked to have seen included? Have your say on this and more over on the TowersTimes and SouthParks Forum. With the 2017 season getting ever closer, we’ll continue to bring you all the latest developments.

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