[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7855″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 1988/89

Take a look back at Alton Towers’ first Christmas Festival, which were held during the late 80s, including the special Festive Parade.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-1988-89%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7856″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2002/03

Both the Tweenies and Ribena Berry Bish Bash arrived at the park over this period, and the construction of Splash Landings Hotel continued.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2002-03%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7857″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2003/04

The iconic Swan Boat Ride made way for the Splash Kart Challenge, with Dynamo also being removed from the park during this closed season.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2003-04%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7858″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2004/05

This was the first closed season for the, what was then called, Flume Unplugged and there was also the addition of a Single Rider Queue for Nemesis.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2004-05%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7859″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2005/06

As one children’s ride left the park, another arrived in the form of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as the construction of new food outlets.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2005-06%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7860″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2006/07

This was a very busy closed season, with the addition of new restaurants, the revamp of rides and the arrival of the YourDay souvenir option.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2006-07%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”28540″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2007/08

Merrie England became Mutiny Bay with the construction of Battle Galleons, and the Skyride got some attention after the fire at the end of the season.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2007-08%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7862″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2008/09

Corkscrew was deconstructed in preparation for SW6, the 3D cinema made way for Sharkbait Reef and Cred Street became Cloud Cuckoo Land.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2008-09%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7863″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2009/10

The park opened to hotel guests on limited capacity, whilst Ug Land was turned into Dark Forest with the construction of TH13TEEN.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2009-10%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7864″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2010/11

This was one of the quietest closed seasons at the park, so our gallery mainly comprises of snowy pictures of the various rides and attractions.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2010-11%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”7865″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2011/12

In the 2011 season Phalanx uncovered a nest of Nemesis eggs which led to the construction of Nemesis: Sub Terra, and Ice Age 4D came to Cloud Cuckoo Land.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2011-12%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”54891″ img_size=”160×160″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2014/15

In January 2015, MI7 took to the skies to provide an update on the closed season developments across the theme park.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2014-15%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”34527″ img_size=”160×160″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Closed Season 2016/17

This closed season saw the construction of a new Monorail evacuation platform and a rerouted entrance for Alton Towers Waterpark.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Explore” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”blue” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-search” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.towerstimes.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fclosed-season-archive%2Fclosed-season-2016-17%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]