Behind all the magic that guests see on a daily basis at the 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 able to grasp several of these occasions in the past.
During 2006 and 2007 season, Alton Towers ran a series of Behind the Scenes tours of the park, allowing guests to get a unique view of the park. 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 Towers Archives and allowed to scale lift hills to get some spectacular views of the park.
Many thanks to Dave and Nick for taking the following pictures for TowersTimes.
Assume the position, now take a look behind the scenes at the world’s first flying coaster, which immediately places riders in the prone position.
With the final remnants of this Alton Towers favourite being removed in early 2012, you are still able to stare into the Black Hole.
See one of the theme park’s oldest and most iconic attractions from an entirely new perspective, in a lights on tour of a ride enjoyed by guests for years.
Nickelodeon: Outta Control
Explore this shortlived Tindoor play area without having to worry about avoiding any children running around.
Back when she was the ‘Queen of Speed’, we found out what it takes to accelerate a rollercoaster from 0-61mph in just 2.5 seconds.
You might be surprised at what Alton Towers has lying around in areas which are usually inaccessible; there’s Scarefest theming to components of past attractions.