The 2015 theme park season ended with a bang, as Alton Towers Resort held its fantastical 3-day firework event, this year overseen by Sir Algenon. Guests could enjoy rides in the dark, before being enchanted by a wonderous firework display.
Dates: 6th – 8th November 2015
Opening Times: 10am to 9pm
Preshow Time: 6:45pm
Display Time: 7pm, lasting for around 25 minutes
For the first time in recent years, the show included a new live performance element featuring six musicians and the eccentric inventor Sir Algenon which combined illuminated dance, acting and striking special effects. Plus an incredible surprise showpiece, Sir Algenon’s ‘Sonic Visualiser’, brought lights, lasers and sound together in a new and memorable way!
With the famous Towers as the backdrop, the spectacular was no ordinary show – telling a unique story with an astonishing amount of fireworks, amazing music and incredible lasers that lit up the night sky. With the finale music specially composed by IMAscore and recorded by the theatrical 56 piece Budapest Symphony Orchestra to include soundtracks from many of the Resort’s most popular attractions from Hex to Nemesis, the fireworks spectacular lasted for over 20 minutes and was guaranteed to take your breath away!
A standard theme park admission ticket allowed guests to watch the display.
After 4pm tickets were also available on Friday 6th November only, allowing entry to the theme park, including the fireworks display, at the discounted price of £24 on-the-day or £18 if booked in advance.
Rides opening at 11am
The following rides and attractions opened at 11am:
- Rides in Cloud Cuckoo Land
- Hex – The Legend of the Towers
- Congo River Rapids
- Battle Galleons
Rides Closing Early
For safety reasons, the following attractions closed approximately at dusk at 3.30pm:
- Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure
- Tree Fu Tom Training Camp
- Battle Galleons
The following attractions closed at 6pm:
- Ice Age: The 4D Experience (Last show at 5pm)
- Mr Bloom’s Allotment
- Big Fun Show Time
Rides closing before and during the fireworks show
Some areas of the park were within the fireworks firing zone, and so had to be clear of guests by 6pm, meaning that queue lines closed at 5pm (or even earlier if the rides were very busy). The rides reopened from 8pm until park close. These areas and rides were as follows:
- Dark Forest
- X Sector
- Cloud Cuckoo Land
- The Towers
- Adventure Land
- Mutiny Bay – Heave Ho
- CBeebies Land – Something Special: Sensory Garden, Postman Pat Parcel Post, Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure