Delve into the TowersTimes archives and uncover some of our best articles and features on some of the resort’s most significant developments, from both before and during Alton Towers’ time as a recreational destination.
A Park in Miniature
In the past, Alton Towers have comissioned the production of models of potential attractions in order to gain an understanding of what they will look like.
SW5Live documented the construction of Air, the world’s first flying rollercoaster, and is what the TowersTimes of today evolved from.
John Broome envisioned Battersea Power Station as an ideal location for a London theme park, but the idea never came to fruition due to financial restrictions.
The End of the Line
The Alton Towers Railway remained open at the resort for over 40 years, however it was closed in 1996 with the introduction of the Skyride.
Where the Merch Never Ends
Over the past 60 years, there has been a whole host of cuddly and quirky merchandise on sale at Alton Towers. Here’s our collection of souvenirs!