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 Festival, which were held during the late 80s, including the special Festive Parade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.