Each November, the theme park closes to allow extensive maintenance work to be carried out on all the resort’s rides and attractions. Join us as we take a look behind the scenes at the preparation work for the oncoming season each year at Alton Towers Resort.
Closed Season 1988/89
Take a look back at Alton Towers’ first Christmas Festivals, which were held during the late 1980s.
Closed Season 2003/04
The iconic Swan Boat Ride made way for Splash Kart Challenge, and Dynamo was also removed.
Closed Season 2005/06
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrived at the park, along with the construction of new food outlets.
Closed Season 2007/08
Merrie England became Mutiny Bay, and the Skyride got some TLC after the fire at the end of the season.
Closed Season 2009/10
The park opened to hotel guests on limited capacity, whilst Ug Land was turned into Dark Forest.
Closed Season 2011/12
This closed season saw the construction of Nemesis: Sub Terra and Ice Age 4D come to Cloud Cuckoo Land.