Behind all the magic that guests see on a daily basis at Alton Towers Resort is a plethora of technical secrets, hidden rooms and giant machines that bring the theme park and resort to life. An opportunity to see how the park works on the other side of the closed doors is very difficult to come by, but TowersTimes have been fortunate enough to have been able to on several occasions in the past.
During the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Alton Towers ran a series of Behind the Scenes tours. During the tours guests were allowed into maintenance and control areas of various rides, as well as being shown a variety of objects from the Alton Towers Archives and allowed to scale lift hills to get some spectacular views of the park.
Assume the position, now take a look behind the scenes at the world’s first B&M flying coaster.
Stare into the Black Hole, in photos taken whilst the ride was SBNO before its removal in early 2012.
Nickelodeon: Outta Control
Explore this short-lived Tindoor play area without having to dodge any children running around.
We found out what it takes to accelerate a rollercoaster from 0-61mph in just 2.5 seconds.