There’s always something exciting in the pipeline of future projects at Alton Towers Resort, whether it be a brand new theme park attraction, an addition to its range of accommodation or an expansion of its resort offering.


Facilities Buildings – 2024

In March 2024, Alton Towers submitted planning applications for two separate ‘facilities buildings’ to be located in back-of-house areas near to Gloomy Wood and Dark Forest. Whilst their exact use was left ambiguous by the planning documents, with these being of the same design to Survival Games, a scare maze at Thorpe Park’s FRIGHT NIGHTS, it seems that these could provide new venues for Scarefest attractions from 2024 onwards.


Forbidden Valley Attraction (Project Ocean) – TBC

In February 2024, Alton Towers submitted plans for the addition of a new attraction in Forbidden Valley. Referred to as Project Ocean, details about specifically what model of attraction is being proposed were not disclosed in plans. However, the attraction will sit outdoors atop a 4.8m tall building, measuring 11.5m in length and 14.5m in width, and standing at an approximate overall height of 18m from ground level. There will be an enclosed walkway underneath the attraction, providing guests with access along the path that the future attraction is set to be located above.


New Indoor Attraction (Project Horizon) – TBC

In September 2022, Alton Towers Resort held a public exhibition event for emerging proposals to add a new indoor attraction on the former site of Alton Mouse in Coaster Corner, referred to as Project Horizon. The submission of a full planning application followed a few weeks later, which went on to be approved in early 2023, although there remain few details about the nature of the attraction itself…

Heritage Tour

Alton Towers have future plans to establish an enhanced and slightly extended ‘Heritage Tour’ through the Towers Ruins. The proposal is for guests to still be able to freely navigate the route through the building, but with the addition of signage boards illustrating the history of each room and describing how the Talbot Family would have inhabited them. Guided tours by appointment will also be made available if there is the demand.

Swiss Cottage Repairs

Alton Towers have submitted an application seeking listed building consent for repair and making-good works to the rear elevation of The Swiss Cottage. Although there is currently no formal plan, the application notes that possible future uses for The Swiss Cottage include using it as an estate office, bringing it back into food and beverage use, or possibly opening it as a museum of memorabilia.