Behind the scenes of Alton Towers Resort is a plethora of technical secrets, hidden rooms and giant machines that bring the magic of 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.


Alton Towers Archives

Take a look at the collection of iconic memorabilia the Resort have compiled from a bygone era.


Black Hole

Stare into the Black Hole, in photos taken whilst the ride was SBNO before its removal in early 2012.


Driving School

Look behind the scenes at the attraction which gave a first opportunity to sit behind the steering wheel.



Enjoy a lights-on tour of one of the theme park’s oldest and most iconic attractions.



Find out what brings ‘The Legend of The Towers’ spookily to life, with access into areas usually off-limits.

Looking up the lift hill, featuring the red vein paintwork

Nemesis Reborn

See behind the scenes of the beast itself in its first season following its rebirth and 30th anniversary year.


Nickelodeon: Outta Control

Explore this short-lived TV-themed indoor play area without having to dodge any children running around.



The Lord of Darkness never said don’t look behind the scenes of the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster…



We found out what it takes to accelerate a rollercoaster from 0-61mph in just 2.5 seconds.



Have a look at some of the behind-the-scenes areas of the resort’s cable car system.


Storage Areas

You might be surprised at what Alton Towers has lying around in areas which are usually inaccessible…


The Towers

We ventured into areas that aren’t usually open to the public, to see The Towers from another point of view!